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

UWu I ship with Mary from wreck it Ralph don’t ship him with Wildstyle ripoff no

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

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 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.

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

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

4 Davey Stone - Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

Duck you, Davey!

He always suffer people for no reason.

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

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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 ugly hearted dumbass.

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

Surly sucks and is a jerk - TheNutJobSuxxBad

7 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.

8 Boss Baby - The Boss Baby Boss Baby - The Boss Baby

What if Stewie Griffin met the Boss Baby.

9 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.
10 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...

The Contenders

11 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.

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 Spark - Spark: A Space Tail
14 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).

I hated him when he grew up, and hate him even more in the sequel.

How is Simba bad...?

TLK hater was here - Phillip873

15 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

16 Stanley - A Troll in Central Park Stanley - A Troll in Central Park
17 Bodi - Rock Dog
18 Vanellope von Schweetz - Wreck-it Ralph Vanellope von Schweetz - Wreck-it Ralph

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

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

That steering wheel song was CRINGEY

19 Oh - Home Oh - Home
20 Branch - Trolls
21 Doogal - Doogal

Doogal more like Poogal, get it,

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

22 Maggie - Home on the Range Maggie - Home on the Range
23 Kevin - Minions
24 Max - The Secret Life of Pets
25 Sparky - A Car's Life
26 Nemo - Finding Nemo Nemo - Finding Nemo
27 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.

28 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, he did nothing at all, but 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 the villain and not Martin, I wish Rasco from the 2nd book would be the hero instead of him.

29 Edmond - Rock a Doodle

Edmond is so annoying with his voice acting. The movie should've had Chanticleer as the protagonist. Like Chanticleer said to the Grand duke of owls: Its me you want not him. Yeah that doesn't only go for the duke, but also for the whole audience.

30 Kuzco - Emperor's New Groove

I would not understand why anybody would like this guy. He is a terrible emperor who thinks everything is about him(Heck he even names things after him). He says he is the victim that didn't do anything, when the truth is he fired Yzma for no reason and wants to destroy the village just so he build his summer house just for himself(Pacha and Yzma are the true victims Kuzco not you). Like I said he is a terrible emperor doesn't care about anyone but himself.

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List StatsCreated 4 Dec 2017
Updated 23 Aug 2019

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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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