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 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. - egnomac

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

God awful character - codydoestuff

Gene is meh and meh is boring - ikerevievs

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2 Dex Dogtective - Foodfight! 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. - egnomac

Nah, he's the best. - PeeledBanana

Thank god this list has forgotten what Doogal was. (A crappy American version of The Magic Roundabout movie, changing the name of the dog. Its Dougal not Doogal.)

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

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

3 Norm - Norm of the North Norm - Norm of the North

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.

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

I fail to see why this one is not #1, since he pretty much HELPS THE BAD GUY *THE ENTIRE FILM*. - mattstat716

He’s the pilot bear version of Niki Manaj

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4 Davey Stone - Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

I've already talked about this character before here's a recap Davey's a selfish jerk who's mean to everyone for real no reason is placed under the watchful guidance of a super annoying old man as he attempts to reform him with no success even after we get a flashback of him learning his parents died and turns into the person he is today he's still too unlikable for anyone to sympathies with. - egnomac

He's the ass hole protagonist out there though! - SoldierOfFortune

He's such an ass hole it made the movie so unenjoyable! - Phillip873

5 Taran - The Black Cauldron 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. - egnomac

6 Surly - The Nut Job 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. - egnomac

An ugly hearted dumbass.

Surly sucks and is a jerk - TheNutJobSuxxBad

7 Mater - Cars 2 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. - egnomac

The only character here I like...

8 Ariel - The Little Mermaid 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 Boss Baby - The Boss Baby Boss Baby - The Boss Baby

What if Stewie Griffin met the Boss Baby.

10 Pico The Woodworm - The Magic Voyage 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.

The Contenders

11 Aurora - Sleeping Beauty 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 more.
12 Pip - FernGully 2 The Magical Rescue

The guy who was barely in the first movie is put in charge of rescuing a bunch of baby animals who were captured by poachers and Pip along with his bug gang have to go rescue them the only problem they're too easily distracted and end up at a carnival and are too busy having fun that they completely forgot why they even went out in the first place not only that but Batty Koda literally tells him strait up that he's suppose to be saving the baby animals but he completely remains oblivious, next time you need someone to rescue your baby animals don't ask this guy. - egnomac

13 Bodi - Rock Dog
14 Spark - Spark: A Space Tail
15 Stanley - A Troll in Central Park Stanley - A Troll in Central Park
16 Simba - The Lion King Simba - The Lion King 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).

How is Simba bad...?

Hater payed a visit - PeeledBanana

TLK hater was here - Phillip873

17 Oh - Home Oh - Home
18 Branch - Trolls
19 Doogal - Doogal

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

Doogal more like Poogal, get it,

20 Maggie - Home on the Range Maggie - Home on the Range
21 Kevin - Minions
22 Oscar - Shark Tale Oscar - Shark Tale

Oscar Is Stupid Annoying And Retarded He Looks Like A Sea Cucumber Version Of Will Smith (Her Voice Actor) I Don't Even Know What Type Of Fish Is Oscar

23 Max - The Secret Life of Pets
24 Sparky - A Car's Life
25 Nemo - Finding Nemo Nemo - Finding Nemo
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Top Remixes

1. Gene - The Emoji Movie
2. Aurora - Sleeping Beauty
3. Ariel - The Little Mermaid
1. Dex Dogtective - Foodfight!
2. Gene - The Emoji Movie
3. Taran - The Black Cauldron


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