Top 10 Most Famous Disney Characters

The Top Ten
1 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928. The first cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse was the iconic "Steamboat Willie" released in the year 1928.

No other cartoon can give you the same feelings of a good old Mickey Mouse short. I saw almost everything animated born between 1910 and 2000, and Mickey Mouse tops any character out there. He may not be the funniest or craziest in terms of hard laughs, but as Walt himself said, he's SO human that you can't not love him. His facial and body expression are unmatched in the whole cartoon history: that's why is funny to see his laid back, humanly heroic, sometimes forgetful, but always committed actions and adventures. He may seems a simple character, but he's one of the most unique cartoon personality of all time: as I said, no other cartoon can give you the same feelings of a good old Mickey Mouse short. Simple as that.

I think Mickey is the one we have to thank for all the other Disney characters. He is the one that made Walt Disney believe in himself once again right before almost giving it all up. I think Mickey deserves being the best Disney character forever! Maybe there will be other very cool, helpful, funny, and cute Disney characters but after all he is the one who started it all, so he is going to be the most unique character in Disney's history forever.

Mickey is the heart and soul of Disney, Disney would not be near as big as it is today if it wasn't for mickey, he started everything! He's been around longer than basically any cartoon character ever, and he's gonna stay around longer than any cartoon character. He's the God of Disney and basically Walt Disney's unofficial son along with Oswald the lucky rabbit. He will always bring you up no matter how sad you are, and that's why he is by far the greatesy character of any genre to ever be created.

Mickey is the most beloved cartoon character in history! Although Mickey mouse is never really in cartoons anymore he spreads joy to even adults. Mickey is the symbol of laughter and joy. Ask any kid, they will know who Mickey mouse is. It's a fact. Every time I watched a Mickey cartoon I always laughed. I can not see anyone better to be a mascot for a corporation that wants to spread joy to everyone.

2 Donald Duck Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.

Donald is just the coolest and cutest Disney character in the whole Disney world. He is so funny, friendly, unique and has a way to act in all kind of personalities so that everybody loves him! Also in Kingdom Hearts he was great! I loved having him as my ally cause he's my favourite and after I saw that he is a wizard in the game, I loved him even more (I love magic staff and spells)!

A duck that has more personality than any other Disney character combined. He's the fella that we can relate to in his adventures. He's the one that has faced the war than any other cartoon character. And he has a one of a kind voice that we have adored for so many years. So as you can see, this is what made him a legend.

I don't get all the Hype for Mickey. He is too happy and cheerful for me and not as interesting as Donald. Donald Duck has a bad Anger Management, he has to deal with all sorts of Problems and he goes through many hardships. I can really relate to him and can you not love Donald and his temper tantrums?

He's my favorite. Totally underrated and underappreciated Disney character though :(. Donald is the character who most closely relates to true human behavior and emotion. He keeps it real. He has the best friends ever to keep him level headed and calm too. That voice...unmatched. Completely unique. Disney did an amazing job creating that 'duck' voice.

3 Goofy Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic black dog with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora . Goofy is a close friend of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and is one of Disney's most recognizable characters. He is normally characterized as extremely clumsy and dimwitted, yet this interpretation is not always definitive; occasionally Goofy is shown as intuitive, and clever, albeit in his own unique, eccentric way.

Goofy is one of my favorite Disney character and he is number one on my list. How can anyone hate this goofy fellow. With his goofy laugh and funny voice he is sure to make kids of all ages laugh.

How in the world is stitch above him! Goofy is one of the most hilarious Disney characters out there! I vote for him for all the time I laughed, and had a memory with this fantastic character! If you do not like goofy, you should get laughacation. Is that right? Laughacation?

I think Elsa and Anna from FROZEN should be the most popular Disney characters. Can whoevers in charge of this website make Elsa number one and Anna number two?

I share the same concern, why is Stitch above Goofy?! He is funny and his chuckle is just amazing!

4 Minnie Mouse Minerva "Minnie" Mouse is a cartoon character created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. She was first drawn by Iwerks in 1928, as was Mickey Mouse. Her former voice actor Russi Taylor (1944 - 2019) voiced her for 30 years & also married Wayne Allwine (1947 - 2009), the former voice of Mickey Mouse. Minnie more.

I LOVE her and so does my granddaughter. We both have stuffed Minnie Mouse. And I got her a blanket with Minnie all over it. I have a 1930's book of all Disney character. Sure looked different then.

Minnie is a very sweet character. She has appeared in over 3,000 comics, several animated shorts and television series, and is a live presence at all Disney theme parks around the world. Minnie's style has evolved with the cultural changes and it's estimated that she has over 200 outfits, but some of her looks stand out more than others. (information from google) -disneygirl

She's okay, she's just too bossy and controlling sometimes (specifically to Mickey). Usually it's funny and Mickey does screw up a lot, but it gets to a point where it needs to end for a while

Minnie Mouse is sweet, stylish, and enjoys dancing and singing. She especially loves to spend time with her lifelong sweetheart, Mickey.

5 Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh is a character based on A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. The Disney media franchise commenced in 1966 with the theatrical release of the short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.

Winnie the Pooh is awesome! Not only is he cute, he means so much to me. When I was a baby, my nursery was decorated with Winnie the Pooh stickers and decorations. I had many onesies that had Winnie the Pooh on them, and even my mobile over my crib had Winnie the Pooh characters on it! I love you, Pooh!

I always felt like I was in a magical world when I watched pooh movies and the 90s show. With Mickey Mouse cartoons... not so much. It felt like an everyday world, and I didn't feel like a kid.

He is so cute and funny and sweet. Just looks like a pot bellied bear. Always excited and helpful in nature. Just love his dressing style. Winnie the Pooh rocks!

6 Stitch

Stitch is an adorable little character. I never thought he'd be this far up and spot number 2 would be taken by Minnie mouse or someone like that. He should be number 1 though so stitch lovers all over the world, vote stitch. If you don't vote, you should no longer call yourself a stitch lover. Vote team stitch NOW!

I love him so much. I just find him so adorable and his story is even more cute. I love how he started of as a clueless alien but turned into a caring and loveable creature. Its amazing how Lilo didn't give up on him and she helped him turn into a better person... well alien.

Stitch should be NUMBER ONE becausehe is blue, which is many peoples favorite color. Also he is from outer space which makes him even cooler then he loos. He can become a dog, human and a alien as well. So this leads me to the conclusion that he should at least be ranked 3rd place for his outstanding smile and energy.

Stich is beautifully thought-out with such an adorable yet unconventional design and a personality to make your heart melt. He's not old enough to be called a classic but he was one of the last characters to be created with the "Original Disney" vibe.

7 Snow White Snow White is a fictional character from Disney's first ever film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves . She is Disney's first ever Disney Princess and is the only Disney Princess to have her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame .

She is my favorite disney character hate how she doesn't get enough credit at all she is the first disney character a child should ever see and she was the first full animated disney movie ever!

Snow White is BY FAR! My most favorite princess of just about ALL time! She needs to be placed way better than 9th place! (She doesn't get enough credit! )

The first Disney Character not from Mickey Mouse. But from a fairy tale made into a movie.

8 Pluto Pluto, also called Pluto the Pup, is a cartoon character created in 1930 at Walt Disney Productions. He is a yellow-orange color, medium-sized, short-haired dog with black ears.

He is the cutest Disney character ever created! Plus he is the sweetest/ smartest dog! He has many my top 1 favorite since I was a child

Pluto the best character by far! He's loyal, adventurous, funny, and Mickey's best friend.

He's just as good as Tom from Tom and Jerry! Cute, playful, and just wants to have a good time!

It's Micky's dog! If you do not like Pluto... You do not like Disney!

9 Baymax Baymax is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Baymax was the one thing that made big hero 6 even better. Some characters are funny, but he made me cry with laughter the first time I saw him. Plus he has a selfless side. All he cares about in the film is his friends. He was willing to sacrifice himself for hiro and a stranger! That proves how selfless he is! To conclude, baymax is a caring, loveable, funny character. GO TEAM BAYMAX!

Baymax is adorable, in a way I can't explain. He is selfless and cares nothing about himself. Of course that is programing, but I don't really care!

The movie is very average for me. However, Baymax was the best thing about the movie. If he wasn't in it, the movie would've been terrible.

If you don't love Baymax, then who do you? Baymax is great. He teaches kids about their bodies and he has a great love able and not to mention huggable design

10 Tinkerbell Tinker Bell, is a fictional character from J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and its 1911 novelization Peter and Wendy.

Tinkerbell is an amazing Disney character. I loved those Disney shorts on Disney Channel, and I love her movies. She teaches young kids that it's okay to be different and have different talents.

She's cool now but was just terrible in the original Peter Pan movie. Why did they have to make her such a envious prick in that movie?

Whenever I watch a tinker bell movie I feel like I should be 5agin! She is so cute and adorable and I am so exited that she is 4th place! Go Tink!

Tinkerbell is just amazing! She's so energetic and loves helping her friends! Having a friend like Tink would be amazing!

The Contenders
11 Captain Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series. more.

Only Johnny Depp can master the art of walking like a drunkard when he portrays Captain Jack Sparrow. He never goes anywhere without his hat, it constantly getting people into dangerous situations to get what he wants (and then miraculously gets himself out of the danger), and is a complete womanizer (or tries to be one). He is an amazing character and it's a great portrayal, after all Captain Jack Sparrow only ever forgot to hide the rum once.

He is so entertaining and you can't not love him. Johnny Depp made a good job at making him famous and he should be in top 10! He is a badass drunk pirate with a weirdness around him. He has his compass that never works because he does not know what he wants and he somehow avoids death, even with an entire army trying to kill this guy! He must be immortal or the luckiest guy in the entire planet. I just do not know.

I love Captain Jack Sparrow, because he is hilarious if you see him in different ways, and Jhonny Depp is pretty funny! He always brings all movies together and forms one funny movie!

Can you ever measure the amount of swag he's got? Not to mention constantly succeeding despite the fact the he comes off as a complete idiot.

12 Ariel Princess Ariel is a fictional character and the title character of Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated film The Little Mermaid.

I just always deeply sincerely love and adore her so very much for how she is always just such a super rare sparkling dazzling blue-eyed glossy vivid vibrant redhead for within the world's population of 0.17%. I'd tell her myself like her ethnicity and genetic combo/combination, "Roses are red, violets are blue".

Ariel is such a good character, she represents Disney's overall character. She is a sweet mermaid who longs to be human. What else could a young child want to watch on T.V.! Ariel is definitely worthy of being a top disney character! Go team Ariel!

Ariel will always be my favourite because she wants to explore and have an adventure somewhere no one she knows has ever been before.
The most accurate representation of a teenager for sure, she's reckless and romantic and smart.

Ariel is like my favorite Disney princess and the little mermaid is one of my most favorite movies. Its just so adorable...her and Eric! I think she should be higher on the list!

13 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

He was created before Mickey was created on 1928 but not as a Disney character. Not many fans have heard of him when his shorts were released or when his comics were published. He became more famous when he first appeared in the Epic Mickey games and he also became an "official" Disney character after the Epic Mickey games were released.

Oswald is my favourite classic Disney character, although not known well he should be recognized

This guy is legendary!

The first character

14 Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is a toy space ranger hero according to the movies and action figure in the Toy Story franchise. In 2022, Buzz served as the central character of the film Lightyear. He is voiced by Tim Allen in the Toy Story films, and is voiced by Chris Evans in Lightyear.

To infinity and beyond I will love Buzz!

Needs to be higher

Buzz in the Bomb!

Very amazing toy

15 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.

Mulan saved her comrades, all people in China, the emperor and fought Shan Yu. She joined the army and managed to hide her true gender and fought in war. And why did she do that? Because she wanted to protect her father! Cinderella, Ariel and Snow White are iconic princesses, but they didn't do anything by themselves instead of letting themselves being saved by the prince. Mulan is probably the strongest and bravest of all. And she is also very smart because she managed to kill off the enemy with one single canon and managed to hide her true gender until she was badly wounded. Mulan will always be my greatest Disney heroine. Screw Frozen, Mulan was an independent strong woman before it was cool

Let's see: Why is Mulan great? Well let's see...Hm... she saved China! She entered the army when "women can't" so that she could save her father. She is the Disney Katniss Everdeen. She takes action! She is not your typical Disney princess: " Oh, I wish life would happen to me." Mulan is really an example of what all girls should do (not risk their lives) but they should: fight for what's right, take action, it's great to be a girl because the whole of China will end up respecting you!

She is SO brave, and she was willing to risk her life for her father! Also, her voice was really beautiful when she sang reflection!

"So underrated? " She's way *overrated*! Everyone overlooks that she was a whiny emo brat in the beginning, only did something about her situation due to serendipity, and actually spent much of the movie * out* over her cover being blown. Some role model!

16 Lightning McQueen Lightning McQueen, typically referred to by his surname McQueen, is a anthropomorphic stock car in the animated Pixar film Cars, its sequels Cars 2, Cars 3, and TV shorts known as Cars Toons.

I choose Lightning Mcqueen because he taught us that without friends, life is just an empty cup. He got it from doc. That's what makes Lightning special.

My favorite Disney character and movie! I've loved cars since it came out 10 years ago when I was only 3

Lightning is the best character there is.

He's ok. But should not be this high

17 Woody Sheriff Woody Pride is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is voiced by Tom Hanks in all of the feature-length and short films and by Jim Hanks in video games and shorts. He is a stuffed cowboy character that leads the other toys in adventures in the movies. His facial features are based on Tone Thyne, an animator for Disney at the time.

Definitely my favorite Disney character. Loved him since I saw Toy Story 4 a few weeks ago. Next time I go to Disneyland, I'm bringing my money and looking for a Woody toy.

Woody has always been special to me, and he is a great and funny character to watch.

Woody should be at least number 5... come on!

Fun, likable and smart!

18 Rapunzel Rapunzel is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 50th animated feature film Tangled, and its short sequel Tangled Ever After. She is the tenth Disney Princess, the first Disney Princess to be CGI-animated, and the first Disney Princess to have freckles or green eyes.

Rapunzel is the best! How can you top a blonde chick with a frying pan! She has an adorable pet frog and her chemistry with Flynn Ryder is perfection. I'm happy that she's higher than the highly overrated Elsa. However, I rate her as the best Disney character of all time! She is smart, beautiful (she can rock two hair colors), and totally bosses with that pan (did I mention). Try to name one other Disney character, or any characte at that, who displays femininity and strength to such a degree and in such harmony! She knows when to stand up for herself and makes some of the toughest decisions imaginable. She is basically a walking fountain of youth but gives all that up to something much greater.

Rapunzel is probably one of the most underrated characters ever and deserves your vote more than any other character on this list! (Except maybe Pocahontas if she's here.)

Bring Rapunzel to the top!

Best princess in the whole world. I don't get why everyone is so mad about Elsa. Rapunzel is the best. Yeah, so she only has one outfit but she suits it perfectly and her long hair is so amazing. It's as golden as the sun and as long as... I can't think of anything as long as that. Also, my favourite colour is purple so I love her dress. I know I've mentioned that twice but oh well. So people, it doesn't matter if you look more like another princess, if you like Rapunzel more ( You totally should ) then vote. She can also take care of herself very well, she doesn't need someone to defend her. Thank you for reading this comment and don't forget to vote. We need to get Rapunzel into at least the top ten, if not the top three and if not that number 1! TEAM RAPUNZEL GO VOTE NOW!

Rapunzel is the best! She's tough and can defend herself (with a frying pan --how cool is that! ) and she does it all in a remarkably beautiful and feminine way. She goes above and beyond anything you could ask for in a Disney character and she can pull off blonde look and brunette. She's simple, innocent, and humble! That is what DEFINES her as the most amazing character in Disney and arguably ever!
I said that twice because Rapunzel just deserves it!

Rapunzel is the best she always makes me wanting go on an adventure outside or inside she makes me look up to her she makes me feel young and always believe in your dreams.

19 Cinderella Princess Cinderella is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 12th animated feature film Cinderella and its sequels Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.

Cinderella reflects the truth of what is happening in today's society. Stepmothers, people who is always envious and try to put you down, I give Cinderella a full 100 percent top cartoon. This warns people out there especially itchy old men to think of their kids instead of thinking of other women to scratch their itchiness.

She is just amazing as she is a classic and her story is well made and tells about some morals and values too. Cinderella is so pretty and totally deserves to be in the list of the bests

Cinderella is THE princess who gets to marry THE Prince Charming. The original Disney Land Castle is her castle. I would rank her #2, after Mickey.

I love her ever since I was little. Cinderella is a classic, an icon, a Disney legend, and the Queen of all
Disney Princesses. She should be #2 on the list after Mickey Mouse.

20 Simba Simba is a fictional character who appears in Disney's The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Walt Disney Animation's 32nd animated feature film The Lion King (1994), the character subsequently appears in its sequels The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½ (2004).

I remember when I took a personality quiz to see what Disney Character I was. I was about 13 or 14, and somehow I happened to get Simba! Since then, I have watched the Lion King a thousand times and I've never gotten bored! Thank you Disney for creating this amazing feline! You have all my respect! GRRR

So adorable and great, with just the perfect amount of attitude... Amazing character development. How can anyone not love Simba? The Lion King is definitely, hands down, the best Disney movie I've ever seen.

His father Died when he was young and he has lived with guilt but he is headstrong and confident especially when he returns to Pride Rock to re-claim the throne and overthrow his own uncle Scar.

The fact he's not higher is sad! He's brave he lives with guilt and fear for his entire life, before returning to save everyone on Pride Rock!

21 Alice Kingsleigh Alice Kingsleigh is a character in Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and its sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. She is a curious and imaginative young woman, who cannot conform to the values of the society in which she lives.

Many are overpraising Frozen saying that it's the start of the strong female role models from Disney we've encountered recently. I beg to differ as I think it started with 2010's Alice in Wonderland.

This Alice, portrayed by the beautiful Mia Wasikowska, is arguably what gave birth to Angelina Jolie's Maleficent, Lily James' Ella, Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Vanellope and Queen Elsa.

Alice Kingsleigh has a lot of "Muchness". She can believe in as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast. Certainly more of a role model than Elsa and dare I say it Baymax.

Alice in wonderland is my favorite movie. I mint dress up like Alice for Halloween.
I'm so glad that Tim Burton piked Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. I saw Alice in wonderland in 3D!

22 Daisy

This is why I named my beloved pet duck after her. She's one of my favourite Disney cartoon characters. Daisy is adorably cute.

She's one of the sensational six, but strangely, it doesn't change the fact that she is pretty underrated.

This is why I've named my beloved duck (my pets) after this iconic female duck. Daisy is adorably cute.

She is an iconic Disney Character she should be in top 10!

23 Chip 'n' Dale

They're great characters and they're also very famous by the fans who watched the shorts or Rescue Rangers. Those two chipmunks needs more love and should get more votes.

They are better than micky goofy Pluto daisy and mini combined! Also they are always causing trouble with donald!

I love them!
They are just so adorable!
I had tons of chip 'n' dale stuffed animals ever since I was 3!

They always make me laugh! They are so cute

24 Mike Wazowski Michael Wazowski also known as Mike, is a main character in Monsters, Inc. and the main character of its prequel Monsters University. He is a lime green spherical monster with one large green eye, two small horns on his head, and thin arms and legs attached to either side of his torso. He is voiced more.

Mike wazowski is quite possibly the greatest Disney creation ever. Mickey Mouse doesn't deserve to stand next to the mike wazowski. He's probably the most powerful character in the world the presidents aren't even equal to the Michael wazowski. My only problem is that sully isn't on here. Where is the phrase you're GREEN WITH IT I'm really mad that sully isn't on here and I might even sue the top tens list. I think it's just a serious case of fascism and everything else. Mike and sully are classic American heros they should be number one. This is a horrible world cause I'm seriously mad, where is SULLY where is he! I'll sue ya.

Mike is cool. I think he's probably too nice to be a monster though. Monster University is one of my favourite animated movies.

Mike Wazowski is the best Disney character because funny and has a great relationship with Sully and Boo!

Mike Wazowski is the best character in the history of Disney characters! Nobody can stand up next to him!

25 Hiro Hamada Hiro Hamada is a fictional character who appears as the main character in the 2014 movie Big Hero 6 and is in the Big Hero 6 comics named Hiro Takachino

As I said with Baymax, if "Frozen' characters are "too new" for this list, characters from a movie that came out *after* "Frozen" are also "too new".

I can't believe this. Hiro's at the 20th rank on this list, but I see no reason why he shouldn't be at the top!

He's a genius boy with a heart for sweet, huggable Baymax. You gotta love him.

Hiro is awesomely amazingly smart. You can not deny that.

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