Top 10 Worst Animated Movie Protagonists

The worst excuses for main protagonists in animated movies. They may be the main characters of their movies, but their characters really leave a lot to be desired.
The Top Ten
1 Gene - The Emoji Movie

As far as movie protagonists go Gene is a bland, boring, unoriginal and forgettable character just like the main human character who's name I can't remember nor care about.

Thank you Gene for becoming a mass murder for our sake.

This is why they didn't make The Smiley Central Movie.

2 Dex Dogtective - Foodfight!

Dex looks like Ace Hart from Dog City, he's yet another boring and bland character who can't stop blurting out bad puns.

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a spam."

That has got to be one of the worst movie quotes of all time.

3 Norm - Norm of the North Norm is the protagonist of 2016 animated film Norm of the North. He is a polar bear who comes to New York in an attempt to save his home from the hands of a wealthy businessman.

He looks a little bit like Noah from Noah's Island, if you remember that, but it would be if Noah's Island was rebooted and became cgi.

I would like to share something about this movie but... I don't want you guys to hear it.

Have Cruella Deville to skin the lemmings and that annoying polar bear and make them into a smelt

4 Oscar - Shark Tale

Nothing about Oscar is redeemable he's a horrible friend and a horrible employee who constantly borrows money from his boss for his crazy schemes which never work and only gets him even further into debt, he literally sells his friend Angie's pearl which she gave to him to repay his debt to Sykes and he gambles it away on a horse race and loses.

He is the worst will smith role ever!

5 Surly - The Nut Job

An unlikable character who's only out for himself and cares nothing about helping the animals in the park gather food.

This guy deserves to have his soul crushed more than that one female redhead squirrel from The Sword in the Stone.

The mere existence of this terrible movie makes me appreciate Over the Hedge so much more.

6 Davey Stone - Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

how is he not number 1? Gene might be a bland and boring character, but Davey is just plain rude and learns no lesson in the end of the movie. It doesn't matter how tragic you make his backstory, the way he treats everyone in the movie is just cruel, and at least Gene is trying to grow as a character, where as Davey openly and actively pushes others away, and yet were supposed to sympathize with this character, and understand the emotions he's going through

He always suffer people for no reason.

7 Pico The Woodworm - The Magic Voyage

I agree that he is one of the worst animated protagonists next to Simba and Kion from The Lion King and The Lion Guard respectively. Pico is annoying and needs to be squished and stepped on.

If you took Jiminy Cricket and made him as annoying as the Minions, you would end up with this guy.

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

I always hated this chick. Her moral is "If you're attracted to a guy you never spoke to, make terrible and selfish decisions, but don't worry, your love interest and daddy will save you with no real lasting consquences and you will get everything you want." Bull. Crap.

9 Mater - Cars 2 Tow Mater, or simply Mater, is a character in Cars and its sequels, Cars 2 and Cars 3 as well as Cars Toons. He is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and inspired by a 1951 International Harvester tow truck.

I always hated Mater just by the fact that he's voiced by Larry The Cable Guy who just plays himself it's even more confusing that they would make him the main protagonist in the sequel Cars 2.

10 Stanley - A Troll in Central Park

He's mainly attracted to little girls because no woman his age would ever dream of having sex with him.

This guy is an even bigger and more useless waste of oxygen than Buck Cluck from Chicken Little.

Even a tick is more likable than this chubby, toddler-brained waste of fictional beast cells.

The Contenders
11 Taran - The Black Cauldron

I liked the Black Cauldron however I really hated the main character Taran, he just comes off as that typical character who's cocky, arrogant, and thinks as himself as a hero and not afraid of anything until he comes face to face with the horned king, later he becomes so overconfident after finding a magical sword and suddenly thinks he's a warrior.

12 Spark - Spark: A Space Tail
13 Doogal - Doogal

Its Dougal who was better, and in the original magic roundabout, he liked sugar cubes.

14 Boss Baby - The Boss Baby

If Donald Trump was a DreamWorks character. Actually, I take that back, since this character still has a lot more likability than Trump will ever have.

15 Elsa - Frozen Queen Elsa of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.
16 Pip - FernGully 2 The Magical Rescue
17 Maggie - Home on the Range

The fact that she's voiced by Roseanne Barr makes this an even worse movie than Chicken Little.

I'm having Burger King tonight!

18 Sparky - A Car's Life
19 Aurora - Sleeping Beauty Aurora is a fictional character from the popular Disney Film, Sleeping Beauty and the 2015 Live Action Release, Maleficent. She is commonly known as Sleeping Beauty and is one of the group Disney Princesses. She is a unique Disney Princess as in her film, Sleeping Beauty, she has a total of 18 minutes... read more
20 Loofah - The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends

The only reasons why these two characters were created and voiced by Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sandra Oh for two reasons.
One, for paychecks and two, so they can make younger kids laugh.
They are heroes you just wish would get eaten by Sharpteeth alive. They made the movie more intona comedy and were the one reasons why The Wisdom of Friends is the worst Land Before Time movie ever made.
Yep yep yep.

Every single character in this movie makes Jar Jar Binks seem as charming and funny as Rocket Raccoon.

21 Vanellope von Schweetz - Wreck-it Ralph

Not in her original movie; the recent sequel where she went all selfish psycho radfem.

She was okay in the first movie, but she became such a selfish little brat in "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

22 Bodi - Rock Dog

The one-dimensional furry counterpart of Miguel, or at least that's the impression I get from him.

A horrible knockoff of Max from The Secret Life of Pets.

23 Max - The Secret Life of Pets
24 Timmy Brisby - The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue.

Timmy did absolutely nothing. He's not a hero. His mother had to take so many risks to save him and her children, but Timmy did nothing at all. Yet, he was still honored as a hero. He's a disgrace to his family, Thorn Valley, The Rats of NIMH, his friends, and most importantly, his father. Timmy should have been the villain like Don Bluth said he'd make him, instead of Martin. I wish Rasco from the 2nd book would be the hero instead of him.

Has done absolutely nothing to earn all the fame and fortune that he apparently got throughout the entire movie. Even Aurora from Sleeping Beauty has performed more acts of true heroism than he ever has!

25 Frank - Sausage Party
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