For almost a century, the Walt Disney Company has been entertaining the world with a multitude of movies, television shows and short films that they have created. Apart from catchy tunes and cool animations, some of the best things about these movies are the characters, and like the villains, princesses, and heroes in every movie, the sidekicks also have an integral role to play.
They are often seen accompanying the main characters and giving advice, getting into and out of trouble, providing comedic relief and singing some of our favorite songs. With that being said, not all of them can speak, but some of them are still able to dish out the sass without saying a word.
Some of the most well-known sidekicks include Mushu and Cri-Kee from "Mulan," Olaf and Sven from "Frozen," Flounder and Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid," Lumiere and Cogworth from "Beauty and the Beast" and Timon and Pumbaa from "The Lion King."
There are Disney fans and then there are Disney fanatics. Will this quiz tell you which of the two you are based on how many questions you get right? Take it to test how much you know about some of the most well-liked Disney characters!
Dopey is one of the dwarfs from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and unlike the others, he stands out not only because he does not speak, but also because of his sweet, charming and goofy personality.
The Gargoyles (Victor, Hugo, and Laverne) are three characters from the 1996 movie, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and its 2002 sequel. The trio is often seen with Quasimodo, often talking to him about, and helping him with, different issues.
Scuttle is a character which was first seen in the 1989 animated film, "The Little Mermaid." The eccentric seagull shares a love of human objects with his dear friend Ariel and is often heard wrongfully explaining to her what they are used for.
Maximus is a horse who was first seen in the movie, "Tangled," then in the animated series. Although he doesn’t speak, his emotive facial expressions and body movements let you know that he is a no-nonsense type of horse.
Mushu is a red dragon who was one of the main characters from the 1998 movie and sequel, "Mulan." In the movie, he serves as the guardian and guide to the title character, Mulan, in order to restore his reputation.
Sebastian is a red Jamaican crab who first appeared in the 1989 film, "The Little Mermaid." As the guardian of Ariel, he was tasked with making sure that she did not go near the surface. He is also known for singing the songs “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl.”
Zazu is a red-billed hornbill who was first seen in the 1994 animated film, "The Lion King." He served the role of majordomo (a person who speaks and makes arrangements for another person) for Mufasa, Scar, and Simba.
Pua is a character from the 2016 animated film, "Moana." The adorable little pig and Hei-Hei the chicken are the island princess’s best friends and are often seen accompanying her on adventures. Neither of the characters can speak.
The White Rabbit is a character from the animated film, "Alice in Wonderland," which was based on the Lewis Carroll book with the same name. He is best known for saying “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” right before jumping down the rabbit hole.
Ray is a character from the 2009 Disney animated film, "The Princess and the Frog." The Cajun firefly was seen helping Naveen and Tiana to find Mama Odie in order to help them cure the curse. He is also known for singing the song, “Ma Belle Evangeline."
Thumper is one of the main characters from Disney’s 1942 animated film, "Bambi." He is the young fawn’s closest friend and is best known for the phrase “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all."
Abu is a character from the animated film, "Aladdin," and the sequel, "The Return of Jafar." On the scale of one to cheeky, Abu has certainly surpassed it as his facial expressions tell you everything that you need to know and more.
Dory is a character who was first seen in the movie, "Finding Nemo," then in her own film, "Finding Dory." She is a blue-tang fish who suffers from short-term memory loss but is often heard saying the phrase, “Just keep swimming."
Sven the Reindeer is a character from the 2013 animated film, "Frozen." He is the loyal pet and companion of Kristoff and although he does not speak, his facial expressions and body movements let you know exactly how he’s feeling.
Gus and Jaq are a pair of talking mice who were first seen in the 1950 animated film, "Cinderella." They are the princess’s dearest friends and are often seen strategizing and helping Cinderella with everything from making her ball gown to unlocking her from her room.
Cri-Kee is the lucky cricket who was first seen in the movie, "Mulan," and also appeared in the sequel, "Mulan 2." He may not have been able to speak, but without him, the villain, Shan-Yu, would not have been defeated.
Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather are three of the main characters from the 1959 animated film, "Sleeping Beauty." The trio of talking fairies is best known for bestowing three gifts on Aurora, one of which was sending her into a deep sleep rather than dying.
Terk is a character from the 1999 animated film, "Tarzan." The outgoing gorilla is one of Tarzan’s dearest friends, as the two grew up together. The talking ape is often seen bossing Tarzan around and taking advantage of Tantor the elephant.
Flit and Meeko are a hummingbird and raccoon duo who are two characters from the 1995 animated film, "Pocahontas." They do not speak but you know exactly what they mean based on their body language.
Baymax is a character from the 2014 animated feature film, "Big Hero 6." He is an inflatable robot who was built to serve as a personal healthcare companion. In the movie, the talking robot came into the possession of Hiro Hamada, soon after his older brother died.
Sergeant Tibbs is a tabby cat who first appeared in the animated movie, "101 Dalmatians." He is often seen with the Colonel, but he is also a close friend to Pongo and Perdita. The talking animal is great at following instructions and was also responsible for rescuing the puppies.
Archimedes is a character from the animated movie, "The Sword in the Stone." He is the pet owl of the powerful wizard, Merlin, and is often seen talking to him, specifically pointing out his shortcomings.
Carpet is a character from the movie, "Aladdin," and is often seen accompanying the hero on his different adventures throughout the movie. He does not speak, but with the help of his tassels, you can tell what a cool character it is.
Lumiere, whose name is French for light, is a character who was first seen in the 1991 feature film, "Beauty and the Beast." He was once a man, who like many of the other people working at the castle, were turned into objects because of a curse. He is best known for arguing with his best friend, Cogsworth, and for singing “Be Our Guest."
Piglet is a character from the "Winnie the Pooh" animated movies, which were based on a character created by author A.A. Milne. The shy animal is Pooh’s dear friend and he is best known for the saying, “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
Tinkerbell first appeared in the "Peter Pan" movies, then later in the Disney Fairies movies and series. Although she does not speak, she has been called one the sassiest Disney character to have ever been created.
Jiminy Cricket is a character from the 1940 Disney classic, "Pinocchio." In the movie, the small cricket was tasked with serving as the conscience of the wooden boy, and was often seen telling and teaching him the difference between good and bad.
Lucifer (rightfully named) is the housecat seen in the animated movie, "Cinderella." Much like his owners, this cat had a false sense of entitlement and although he could not speak, he was always seen smiling when Cinderella was picked on.
Baloo is a sloth bear from the 1967 movie, "The Jungle Book," which is based on a book written by Joseph Rudyard Kipling. This fun-loving animal is known for being the best friend of Mowgli the man-cub, and for singing the song, “The Bare Necessities."
Pascal is a chameleon from the movie, "Tangled," who has been watching over Rapunzel ever since she saved him as an infant. He may not speak, but he isn’t afraid to dish out the sass when he feels the need to.
Djali is a stylish little goat seen in the 1996 animated film, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," often at the side of his owner, Esmeralda. He is unable to speak but you can tell that he is a feisty and troublesome little animal.
Timon and Pumbaa are two characters from the animated movie, "The Lion King." The inseparable meerkat and warthog pair are known for their fun-loving and go-with-the-flow attitude as well as for singing the song, “Hakuna Matata.'
Louis is a character from the 2009 animated feature film, "The Princess and the Frog." Besides being known as the trumpet-playing alligator, he is also known for singing the song, “When We’re Human."
Pegasus is a winged horse from the 1997 animated film, "Hercules." He is not the smartest steed in the Disney universe, but he is one of the most loyal. He is not able to talk but knows how to get his point across.
Olaf is a character from the 2013 animated film, "Frozen." He is known for his upbeat and optimistic attitude and for wanting nothing more than to experience the summer heat. He is also known for his sassy remarks and his bravery.
Khan is a horse from the 1998 animated movie, "Mulan." Although the loyal and courageous steed is incapable of speaking, he is very expressive and is often seen snorting and whining as a form of communication.
Timothy Q. Mouse is a character which was first seen in the 1941 animated film, "Dumbo." In the movie, he is shown to be a fearless and bold little talking mouse, whose main goal was to help Dumbo rescue his mother.
The Cheshire Cat is a character from the 1951 Disney animated film, "Alice in Wonderland," and the live-action film with the same name. He is shown to be a mischievous and mysterious little cat who is known for giving riddles and playing pranks on people.
Rajah is Princess Jasmine’s pet tiger from the 1992 Disney animated film, "Aladdin." He found his way to the princess after escaping a touring circus and since then, has been her protector. He is unable to speak, but you can decipher exactly what he means when he roars.
Dante is a character from the Disney/Pixar animated movie, "Coco." In the movie, he is a stray Xoloitzcuintle who happens to be the spirit guide of the lead character, Miguel. He doesn’t say a word, but you can tell that he is a playful and energetic dog.