Top 10 Animated Movie Underdogs

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Surprising this list wasn't made already, as the title suggest this list will be looking at the biggest individual underdogs from animated movies basically characters who no one believed in but surprised their doubters and accomplished the impossible.

The Top Ten

1 Emmet Brickowski - The LEGO Movie Emmet Brickowski - The LEGO Movie

Emmet is basically just a regular everyday construction worker who is thrown into the adventure of a lifetime to save the Lego world as he is mistaken for the special and even though his inferior compared to the rest of the other Lego characters Emmet eventually is able to save the day after possessing the power of a master builder and confronts Lord Business to get him to stop his master plan. - egnomac

Personally not a big fan of the Disney underdog - MRRANDOM

Aw, I love Emmet.

Loved both Lego movies and isn't emmet most likeable character in animated movies right now? - MRRANDOM

2 Mulan - Mulan Mulan - Mulan Fa Mulan, a character inspired by an actual historic figure is a character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 36th animated feature film Mulan, as well as its sequel Mulan II.

Taking the top spot is none other then Fa Mulan who wants nothing more then to make her family proud and bring them honor which is not easy especially when her society wants her to be this idea of a perfect maiden which is not what she wants, not soon after war breaks out after the Huns invade China she takes her father's place in the army and fights an uphill battle as she struggles to keep up with the training and despite the fact that she almost single handily wipes out the Hun army by burying them in snow due to causing an avalanche once her true identity is revealed she is almost executed before being spared as she is left behind while the army goes off without her, she proves herself once again by helping them save the emperor after Shan Yu and his remaining Hun soldier survive the avalanche and Mulan is honored as hero to China. - egnomac

3 Chihiro Ogino - Spirited Away Chihiro Ogino - Spirited Away

At the start of the movie Chihiro comes off as cowardly and whiny until her parents get turned into pigs and Chihiro is forced to get a job at a bathhouse for spirits run by the witch Yubaba giving up her own name in the process as Chihiro is forced to put aside her fears and worries in order to free her parents from the spell and return them home as she overcomes every challenge that is presented to her as she gains the courage to help free her parents and return home. - egnomac

This is by far one of the best animated movies ever made. little weird but that's what makes it so enjoyable.

4 Hiccup - How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup - How to Train Your Dragon

First seen as nothing more then a nuisance not fitting the idea of what a viking is suppose to be and seen as too weak and scrawny to fight dragons, however Hiccup discovers after his work with Toothless a Night Fury who he crippled he learns about dragon's behavior and becomes some what of an dragon whisperer and and helps bring a new way of life to Berk where vikings and dragons live together in peace. - egnomac

From the town laughingstock to the town savior. - phillysports

5 Rudolph - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Rudolph - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

An outcast ridiculed and ostracized just for having a red glowing nose pretty much everyone shuns him even his own father though he does love him even he knows how much people will resent him for being different, but in the end Rudolph's shiny red nose actually becomes a saving grace in helping Santa deliver presents on Christmas Eve. - egnomac

What's he doing below that overrated Tumblr/Buzzfeed darling? Oh, right, he's male so we're not supposed to care about him.

A classic and deserves to be higher than the protagonist of an artsy-fartsy foreign movie.

He's a T.V. outcast, not a movie one. - clusium

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6 Po - Kung Fu Panda Po - Kung Fu Panda

Unlikely hero who goes from zero to hero who is chosen to be the dragon warrior despite Master Shifu and the rest of the awesome five's objection. - egnomac

7 Miles Morales - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

How did this one get placed on here twice especially when it is right next to each other - germshep24

8 SpongeBob - The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
9 Jim Hawkins - Treasure Planet Jim Hawkins - Treasure Planet

Underrated character from an even more underrated Disney movie Jim is basically a rebellious teenager constantly getting in and out of trouble who wants to embark on the voyage to Treasure Planet in order to prove to his mother that he's not a screw up and get the money to help repair the inn that was destroyed earlier, and with the guidance of Mr. Silver Jim is able to prove himself. - egnomac

He’s more realistic than most animated characters.

10 Flik - A Bug's Life Flik - A Bug's Life

The Contenders

11 Norman - Paranorman Norman - Paranorman

Like many characters on this list Norman is an outcast ridiculed by the whole town for his ability to talk to ghosts even his own family thinks he's a freak, he gets tasked with stopping a witches ghost's curse from wrecking havoc on the town eventually having to confront the witches ghost by himself. - egnomac

After rewatching it, he is looked down upon by EVERYONE! - buster

12 Milo James Thatch - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
13 Judy Hopps - Zootopia Judy Hopps - Zootopia Officer Judy Hopps is the protagonist in Disney's 2016 animated feature film Zootopia. The first rabbit to be in Zootopia's police force, Judy is determined to make the world a better place while breaking preconceptions about other species. Teaming up with a fox named Nick Wilde, she sets off on her ...read more.

She overcomes racial differences

14 Quasimodo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Not much left to say other then Quasimodo being an outcast who lives a solitary life locked away in the bell tower as its bell ringer, and the one time he does decide to step out during the festival of fools he is cheered on as the new King of Fools before everyone quickly turned on him and proceeded to humiliate him though one person does show him kindness Esmeralda, and even though he doesn't get the girl in the end Quasimodo still rises to the occasion and breaks free from his chains to rescue Esmeralda from execution and fend off his master Frollo and the guards. - egnomac

RIP Notre Dame - Maddox121

15 Danny - Cat's Don't Dance Danny - Cat's Don't Dance

A dreamer who dreams of making it big in Hollywood only to find a massive road block standing in his way as the politics there say that only humans get the good roles and all the animals are only given the minor roles, Danny does anything he can to change the people of Hollywood into allowing him and all the animals to do more then juts be bit players but no matter how hard he tries nobody is willing to listen he even goes to Darla Dimple which ends up being a huge mistake as she sabotages their audition and gets them all kicked out of Hollywood, at one point Danny gives into defeat and heads back home but gives it one more shot and gets the other animal actors to perform on stage and despite Darla's attempt to sabotage their performance again they wow the audience and make them take notice of their talent. - egnomac

16 Jack - Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart Jack - Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart
17 Miles Morales - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
18 Ben - Song of The Sea Ben - Song of The Sea
19 Arthur Pendragon - The Sword in the Stone
20 Homer Simpson - The Simpsons Movie Homer Simpson - The Simpsons Movie Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.
21 Saoirse - Song of the Sea Saoirse - Song of the Sea
22 BoBoiBoy - BoBoiBoy: The Movie
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Top Remixes

1. Emmet Brickowski - The LEGO Movie
2. Mulan - Mulan
3. Hiccup - How to Train Your Dragon
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1. SpongeBob - The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
2. Miles Morales - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
3. Flik - A Bug's Life
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1. Mulan - Mulan
2. Emmet Brickowski - The LEGO Movie
3. Chihiro Ogino - Spirited Away
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