Much has been made of the romantic love stories of the Disney characters, but today we’re going to focus on the actual Disney friendships. Here are 12 of Disney’s most inspiring friendships as a thank you for teaching us how to be wonderful friends:
Timon and Pumbaa
“The Lion King,” The fact that these two have a friendship for the ages isn’t exactly groundbreaking. The two of them are so connected that just thinking about one brings to mind the other. We admire their willingness to accept one another for who they are, warts and all.
Dory and Marlin
Nemo’s Journey When an anxious clownfish dad and a happy blue tang with short-term memory loss form an odd friendship, the phrase “unlikely” scarcely begins to do them justice. Dory, on the other hand, can charm everyone, and she and Marlin develop together in beautiful ways.
Lilo and Stitch
Stitch and Lilo It’s a certain that your friendship is on this list if your movie is named after you. In the end, Lilo and Stitch are able to offer each other the ‘ohana they were looking for, and we know that they will never be forgotten.
Lumiere and Cogsworth
“Beautiful and the Beast” Lumiere and Cogsworth’s friendship was meant to be, no matter how much they jokingly bicker. Cogsworth keeps Lumiere’s fiery energy in control, whereas Lumiere keeps Cogsworth from becoming too tightly wound.
Rapunzel and Pascal
Tangled Words aren’t necessary when you’re close with someone. Rapunzel and Pascal are the best example of this. Here are some facts: When they were confined to Rapunzel’s tower for years, they kept each other company by playing games of hide and seek and keeping an eye on each other’s backs. A friendship like this would be irresistible to everyone.
Sven and Kristoff
Frozen Before the trolls adopted them, these two were each other’s oldest and only pals, having been closest friends since they were toddling ice-harvester-in-trainings. It’s heartwarming to watch Kristoff and Sven’s interactions because we know that no matter how silly they are, nothing will ever separate them.
Aladdin, Genie, and Abu
In the company of Aladdin’s Genie and Abu When Genie saves the lives of Abu and Aladdin as well as their buddies Abu and Aladdin wear matching clothing, it’s clear that he’s a good buddy to both of them. True, they’ve never had a friend like Genie before, but we’ve never witnessed a friendship like this before either.
Buzz and Woody
Toy Story 2 There are few things that a sheriff and a space ranger have in common, except from a strong regard for the law (and, you know, being toys). Seeing Buzz and Woody reconcile their disagreements and become best friends is inspiring in so many ways, the most important of which is that it reminds us that our closest friends can come from the places we least anticipate.
Flounder and Ariel
There are bigger and braver fish in the sea, but The Little Mermaid Flounder will do anything to support Ariel, even if it involves near encounters with sharks or seeing her depart and be a part of another world. We wanted a pet Flounder as children watching The Little Mermaid three times a day, and we still want one today.
Jack Sparrow and Will Turner, Pirates of the Caribbean:
Pearl of Great Price Jack and Will’s friendship is the real treasure in Pirates of the Caribbean, as we’ve already examined in great depth. In the end, Will defends Jack’s dignity as “a pirate and a good man,” despite the fact that no one knows what Jack is up to except Jack himself. The value of that moment much exceeds the value of all the Aztec gold ever discovered.
Pooh and Piglet, Winnie the Pooh One of them’s a silly old bear.
This one is an introverted, somewhat stammering porker. They have the most beautiful and supportive friendship we could have ever wished for. It’s just the two of them, and they don’t demand anything from each other.
Mushu and Mulan, Mulan
Even though they didn’t ask to be paired up, the remark “My little baby’s all grown up and saving China” made us incredibly thankful that fate brought these buddies together. For us, it’s wonderful that Mushu is respected and supported by Mulan, despite his diminutive stature.