Not to mention “Colors of The Wind” is the best Disney song ever. Brother of Lucy. He can’t talk, but he’s a reindeer that acts like a dog. In 2014, Chris conducted a TEDx Talk, titled “Modern Mavericks”. Everyone needs one. Other sidekicks offered emotional support or comedic relief, but Ookla just made noises and hit stuff, making him the perfect sidekick for a barbarian. First of all. I’m pretty sure Thumper taught every single one of us that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all. Still don't know who we're talking about? However, if everyone is fighting crime and saving the world from the evil Dr. Scarab and his henchmen, who's going to clean the dishes? ), but Launchpad after a number of adventures gets upgraded to full sidekick! Like a few other cartoon characters on this list, Superman began life in comic books in 1933 and first appeared in animated cartoons the following decade. We're talking about Trollan named Orko. Gargoyles was a cartoon that aired October 1994 and although it was produced by Disney, the dark tone and look was clearly targeting an older demographic. Read to find out! Flounder is the best friend you have always wanted. Average score for this quiz is 8 / 10.Difficulty: Easy.Played 15,693 times. Scrappy-Doo's character was added to boost Scooby-Doo's sinking ratings, and although he did provide the show with a boost and receive his own spinoff show, many felt adding Scrappy made the show "jump the shark" so to speak. Like most cartoon dogs, Brain can walk like a person, wear disguises and pass for a human. He’s hysterical, but also smart and protects you at all costs. That’s a fact. No one can hate a talking snowman with his own flurry. The Tick was a cartoon that premiered in 1994 and featured a 6 foot tall hero who's incredibly strong and virtually indestructible. Any cat that can help 98 puppies escape Cruella deserves a metal. Although he did on occasion help the Bionic 6 on missions, he spent a good amount of time back at the house eating the family's pots and pans (he had a thing for aluminum). He works with Penny to make sure Gadget completes his missions without dying. A right-hand man or woman offers support, gives advice, loyal to the protagonist and just plain awesome. Sure the hero gets all the credit, but we know that behind the scenes, if not for the help of the sidekick, the mission would fail and the world wouldn't be saved. To prevent his transformation, Peter says a mantra that is a modified monologue said by Paul Atreides from the Dune series. Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as John Reid, a.k.a. He could talk, stand upright like a person and fire an energy rifle that he named "Sara Jane." I wasn’t always a huge fan of Tinkerbell, but I know most people in the world are fans. Patrick has a poor memory, often shows strange common sense, and has no sense of smell (since he has no nose), but perhaps all of these bad traits were put in place to make SpongeBob look that much better? We had so much in common, but these two were pretty much the essence of Cinderella. I was always more fond of Gus because he was tiny, fat and just wanted to eat all the time. The animated series Dick Grayson is not as hokey as depicted by Burt Ward in the television show from 1966. Bionic 6 was a cartoon that premiered in 1987 and featured the Bennetts, a family of bionically enhanced crime-fighters. Whereas the hero is the big personality you can look up to, the sidekick is sometimes a little more accessible, smaller, and down to Earth. You don't remember that runaway planet incident from the 1990s? Drawing by ScottDalrymple. When Pokemon burst on the scene in 1995 it took the world by storm. Here we list 10 of history’s most famous sidekicks. Also, flying on a carpet? He's a cowardly hamster who hates being in the field with Danger Mouse and would rather be anywhere else. Filmation's Ghostbusters followed Jake Kong, Jr. and Eddie Spencer, Jr. whose fathers were Ghost Busters in a live action show made in 1975. In any way, shape or form, they're an integral part of the show. That's Danger Mouse, protecting the world from the evil Baron Silas Greenback with the help of his sidekick Ernest Penfold. Uni serves as a small security blanket for all of the kids. She doesn't really talk and her powers aren't too profound (she can teleport but only once a day), but Uni serves as a small security blanket for all of the kids. Orko was not as muscular as his friends; he would skip leg day at the gym because he technically didn't have legs. His real name is Osbert! And he’s a monkey that wears a hat and a vest and is super loyal. That’s just the type of sidekick Pacha is. Being a sidekick used to … If you're telling us the future consists of bionic families with robotic ape sidekicks, we're all for it! You have a watch. They are perfect when they are together. Dear internet trolls, take note. Genie — Aladdin He grants wishes, does a great Jack Nicholson impression and you … His costume resembled that of Tim Drake's but with the classic non-italicized "R" symbol on his chest. His buddy was a Mok named Ookla that was reminiscent of Chewbacca. He went from sidekick to antagonist in the 2002 live action Scooby-Doo. He's saved He-Man's butt on numerous occasions and proves that sometimes brain can be more powerful than brawn! The "Pokemon Shock" incident never really damaged Pikachu's popularity, as he's one if not the most famous of the Pokemon characters. Weird times call for weird partners, and BraveStarr's sidekick was a cybernetic horse named Thirty/Thirty. April was the first to report about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, four gigantic turtles that lived in the sewers, ate pizza and knew martial arts. Despite his flaws, he's an important sidekick to Chip n' Dale, who during the Rescue Rangers cartoon are respectively dressed like Indiana Jones and Tom Selleck's character from Magnum, P.I. by LeichhaTiger Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle . The 1999 animated series Batman Beyond gave audiences a new and interesting premise: Bruce Wayne, now too old to act as Batman, had passed the mantle onto Terry McGinnis, who wears an advanced suit of bat-armor. Even though we love Pocahontas, a lot of credit needs to go to Meeko and Flit because without Pocahontas’ two sidekicks in the movie, it would have been a tad bit boring. Childhood friend of the hero? In the sequel, Brain was replaced by a mini-robotic version of Inspector Gadget. One comforting creature that the group of kids meet early on is a unicorn that they eventually name Uni. Disney: The 18 Best Animated Sidekicks, Ranked 18 Zootopia - Nick (2016) 17 Cinderella - Jaq and Gus (1950) 16 Moana - Maui and Hei Hei (2016) 15 Tangled - Maximus (2010) 14 Big Hero 6 - Baymax (2014) 13 Bambi - Thumper (1942) 12 The Little Mermaid - Flounder … Penfold falls into the latter category. I'm here to honor all the sidekicks that Disney has given us over many, many years. Since Oliver and Dodger were considered the main characters, I’ve decided to group the gang together. They always have Oliver’s back too. They may act as the life guide to the main character; be there to join in the adventures or sit on the sideline and make comments about the hero. Thousands of years later, the planet was covered in monsters and we see the return of magic. It's absolutely normal for a sidekick to get in over their heads, and that's exactly what happened to Snarf. Alright so Piglet has a bit of neurosis, but Piglet is still kind and sweet and the best friend to Pooh. Even though Kuzco is a spoiled brat, Pacha is still an awesome dude. He grants wishes, does a great Jack Nicholson impression and you ain’t never had a friend like him. April was often captured by Shredder and used as bait to trap the Turtles when they tried to rescue her, but she was more than just your classic damsel in distress. Earthworm Jim! 1 Depicts a Vibrant Past... and an Already-Dated Future? Darkwing Duck was not a direct spoof of Batman, but of the pulp hero The Shadow. That’s the dream right? Aqualad, aka Kaldur'ahm, first appeared in the cartoon series Young Justice. Dexter and Dee Dee enter tryouts to become Major Glory’s sidekick. F.L.U.F.F.I. He has been teaching cinematography and editing at New York University Tisch School of the Arts since 1999, and served as NYU’s Executive Director of Post Production for over two years. What would make The King of Monsters even more formidable? What makes him such a good sidekick is that his look was based off of rocker David Lee Roth! That broom knows how to clean things pretty well. He was a floating magical dude who constantly had his face covered by a giant hat and purple scarf. He doesn't even need to speak to get his point across because he is a badass. Thank you for becoming a member. 2021 Bustle Digital Group. Self-explanatory. Mouse was there. Such a jarring role reversal made for compelling drama and fans marveled at what could be described now as Old Man Bruce. It can be their ability to remain calm during a crisis, or it could be their uncontrollable temper, either way the sidekick serves as an important factor in the success in the daily adventures of the hero. How many gave viewers seizures? Ironically Tracey was the brains of the operation and was responsible for making most of the ghost-fighting gadgets and weapons that the main characters employed. When your partner wants to take over the world, you're not going to just sit there and do nothing... you're going to help them! was a giant robot shaped like a gorilla that did housekeeping for the Bennett family. Ash went on to collect additional creatures, but Ash had a special relationship with Pikachu, with Pikachu becoming a sidekick to Ash. When it comes to Scrappy Cornelius Doo, it doesn't get much tinier than that. Also pretty self-explanatory, but if you don’t want a fly horse that was made by Zeus out of clouds, well then I don’t know what to tell you. Pikachu was the first Pokemon that Ash Ketchum tried to capture. Launchpad is an awesome pilot and unlike most sidekicks on our list, is very mellow and cool even under pressure. Cleaning up after several dudes with extreme characteristics is not my idea of fun. Godzooky was nowhere as intimidating as Godzilla but had a lot of character. Victor, Hugo, and Laverne were Quasimodo’s friends and stone statues, because when you’re kind of a shut-in, you talk to statues. It's only natural for people to root for the underdog, but how about rooting for the little dog? Bender has profound issue towards non-robots, but he legitimately considers Fry his friend and like any good sidekick will make sure he survives their adventures, unless it gets in the way of Bender getting beer. He may have lived long enough to become the villain, but for a time he was the hero and sidekick that Scooby-Doo deserved. Pit bull in John Wick franchise; 2. Because heroes don't quit and sidekicks stay with their partners until the very end! It's always sad when you look at a cartoon you loved from your childhood, only to realize in retrospect that the show was kind of messed up. See more ideas about disney sidekicks, disney, disney love. The ThunderCats are forced to flee their homeworld and Lion-O's suspended animation pod didn't stop him from aging physically, so although the leader of the ThunderCats has the body of an adult, he still has somewhat the mind of an impulsive kid, meaning Snarf has to continue to babysit him. Use it, bro. Timon & Pumba — The Lion King 2. A great Disney sidekick often outshines the hero, and so, in honor of these awesome characters, we've taken on the task of ranking the top 10 Disney sidekicks… Plus he’s not super responsible, something most of us can relate to. It's not like the Batman can't handle any situation, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have Robin watching your back. In the 2011 reboot, Snarf was shamefully reduced from sidekick to pet. The show is both reminiscent of the Six Million Dollar Man, as well as The Fantastic Four, since it depicted a super-powered family. She gravitates most to Bobby, who arguably needs the most comfort since he's the youngest of the group at age 8. Needless to say the general populace was wary of the Ninja Turtles at first, but April was an advocate for the Turtles and their ability to do good for the people of New York. Godzooky was the cute reminder of the potential all sidekicks have: that one day they can mature and be as powerful as Godzilla! Okay, Zazu was kind of annoying, but he was just trying to follow the rules and do the right things. The idea of Bruce Wayne being anyone's sidekick is almost inconceivable, which is what makes Batman Beyond so bold and daring. Snarf also has great resistance to mind control and magic. TV sidekicks may be bumbling fools, or suffer at the hands of the nominal hero who's the fool. Who knew being an animal detective would be such an intense job? Rocked up in the 1940’s and was one of the original cartoon super stars. So in order to keep my sanity during this, I have limited it to Disney animated features only. In the mid 1980s there were actually two Ghostbuster cartoons running at the same time that had nothing to do with each other: The Real Ghostbusters and what would later be known as Filmation's Ghostbusters. Because every film should have a wise owl. Vol. How many sidekicks were once the actual heroes themselves? Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers premiered August 1988 and instead of the two chipmunks bothering Pluto or Donald Duck, the two are now running a detective agency with several other animals. From 2012 through July 2014, Chris worked at YouTube, helping emerging partners devise channel strategy, increase production value, and develop their brand. She's served as a default public relations person for the turtles and on numerous occasions helped publicly expose criminals that were endangering the city. Everyone wants a monkey for a pet. He signed on to be the babysitter for a young Lion-O. Thundarr was a futuristic warrior who wielded a lightsaber-like weapon called the Sun Sword. Batman: The Animated Series retitled itself to The Adventures of Batman and Robin in 1995 (its last season) to fully embrace Batman's partnership. ... Fights Nazis? Images: Disney (10); Wifflegif (22); Giphy (4); Passing-in-the-knight/Tumblr. The rightful owners want the suit back, but Earthworm Jim has other plans for it, namely to kick butt and take his story from a video game to an animated series. Friend and unusually smart sidekick to Charlie Brown. Sebastian - The Little Mermaid (1989) The Sidekick: Both a foil and a friend to little mermaid Ariel, Sebastian's a crab whose main loyalties lie with King Triton - … Batman and Robin go together like peanut butter and jelly. During the era popularly referred to as the Golden Age of comics, nearly all of DC's most popular superheroes had a teenage sidekick. The show depicted a group of gargoyles that came to life after being frozen in stone for close to a millennium. Many of the voice actors on the show were former actors that appeared in the Star Trek franchise such as Kate Mulgrew, Michael Dorn, and Jonathan Frakes. You can’t have one without the other. This week marks the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Pocahontas, and while the real story of Pocahontas played out differently than the Disney version, we still appreciate the beautiful love story between our Disney protagonist and John Smith — at least in the movie they made her 18, instead of 12 like she actually was in real life. EW has detailed the best in movies, TV, music, and books for 25 years with the Must List, and in … Tibbs is very underrated if you ask me. Also, he will melt to save your life because that’s the type of snowman he is. 10. He’s just nervous…all the time. So here we go, 35 Disney sidekicks ranked by awesomeness. Ray and Egon would classify it as a Class 5 ghost. Inspector Gadget may seem like he's the hero that saves the day, it's actually the work of two important people behind the scenes that help him do his job and prevent him from getting killed. Leader-1 was a GoBot that transformed from a robot into a jet. Pinky, his loyal sidekick, is loyal and sweet and kind, the exact opposite of what Brain is. Even when Peter Venkman gains superpowers and becomes Venk-Man, Slimer became his sidekick Super-Spud. Not to get political, but we guarantee that April Harriet O'Neil, broadcaster for Channel 6, delivers fake news. Jul 13, 2016 - Explore Laura Powell's board "Disney sidekicks", followed by 888 people on Pinterest. How do you know Danger Mouse is a secret agent that doesn't mess around? Timon & Pumba are quite literally the best sidekicks that have ever happened in any movie ever. Jerry Lee, K-9 ; Go to slide; 5. If you like your superheroes indestructible, silly, and blue, then we have just the right person for you: The Tick! 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You'll recognize her by her red hair and yellow jumpsuit. Heroes can't do it all by themselves; sidekicks need to do the necessary research and find information to relay to the hero so they can save the day. This is weird considering that they're both ducks (can't ducks fly? The idea of a western in space is not a new concept. He does have some redeeming qualities: for a starfish Patrick is super strong, is an excellent driver, and can regenerate any lost limbs. Because he’s a freaking chameleon and so cute! Besides having an eye patch that makes him ultra cool, he's got the letters DM emblazoned onto his turtleneck. Without him though we wouldn’t have "Under the Sea" or "Kiss the Girl," which is super important. Cartoons in the 1980s and 1990s gave us some amazing heroes on the small screen, such as Batman, Thundarr The Barbarian and the Ghostbusters (both the "Real" ones and the ones by Filmation), but what about their amazing sidekicks that helped them be the heroes they were destined to become? It’s just not possible. No matter what the misadventure that SpongeBob goes on, Patrick is there with him. Through soil he did crawl. the Lone Ranger, in 'The Lone Ranger'. Due to a curse put upon him by a cat, Peter, when stressed, changes into a brutish monster in a similar way to Bruce Banner becoming the Hulk. Naruto: 5 Anime Villains That Should Be Able To Beat Him (& Why They Can't), Miraculous Ladybug: 10 Best Villain Costumes, Ranked, 10 Things You Never Noticed About Rick And Morty's Garage, 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills. Star Spangled Sidekicks. 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