They’re a pair, a unit, you can’t imagine one without the other! I’m talking about Disney’s dynamic duos! These BFF’s are so important to Disney movies, they teach us friendship, trust, and understanding. Here are my Top 10 Best Buddies!
10. Robin Hood and Little John from Robin Hood
You know you started singing the song as you read the title. Robin Hood and Little John walking through the forest…I digress. Historically, every vigilante needs his proper sidekick. And who better to accompany the slick fox Robin Hood then the clever bear, Little John! These two watch out for each other while travelling across the land, saving those in need. Nothing is too much for these two, they’ll even disguise themselves as women if it will help take down the treacherous “Phony King of England” Prince John. Watch out Batman and Robin, these boys are good!
9. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum from Alice in Wonderland
You can’t have one without the other! These offbeat storytellers are so in tune with one another. They move in rhythm, finish each others sentences, and help recreate one of the creepiest stories while narrating in sync. Could you imagine a world where only one Tweedle existed? That would be crazy, even in a Wonderland.
8. Todd and Copper from Fox and the Hound
They are the best of friends, hence their tribute song. Yes, Todd and Copper tipped the balance scale of nature when they became the unlikeliest of friends. They went through a lot together; growing from pups into adults, falling in love, and finding a family. And through it all, even when they couldn’t visit each other, Todd and Copper had a connection of friendship that made our hearts melt. If only the world wouldn’t get in the way…
7. Baloo and Mowgli from The Jungle Book
Sometimes friends are only in each others lives for a small time, but the effect they have on each other lasts a lifetime. Another unlikely duo, a bear and a young boy come together to form such a classic friendship, that it would be impossible to think of one without the other! Baloo steps in as a Papa Bear for little Mowgli, who enjoys learning all the laid-back bear has to offer. They each learn something from each other, but more important, their friendship is tested when Mowgli decided he needs to join his people. Leaving a friendship like that behind, but staying connected for all time, makes Baloo and Mowgli one of the strongest buddies in Disney history.
6. Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio
Where would we be without our conscious guiding us? For a newly alive wooden puppet, his conscious was going to need to be extra attentive. The dedication that Jiminy Cricket shows to Pinocchio at his lowest moments saves him, and helps him become a real boy. And Jiminy, who once had no place to call his own, finds a home with Pinocchio. A string-less puppet and a homeless cricket don’t naturally fit in many groups, and so throughout their incredible journey, Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket carve out their own place to belong, and forge a friendship as big and powerful as a whale.
5. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet too! from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Just one quote will sum up why Pooh Bear and Piglet are the cutest buddies of all time: If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. So many sweet moments have been shared with these two, and the caring they have for one another is timeless, representing the most sentimental and pure form of friendship. Pooh and Piglet go together like bees and honey. Perfect!
4. Aladdin and Genie from Aladdin
I ain’t never had a friend like him 😦 Who didn’t grow up wishing that they could be best buddies with the Genie? I spent a good deal of my pre-teen years thinking about how I would spend my three wishes. One wish always involved Leonard DiCaprio being my husband – and that wish has stood the test of time! I know that some people think Aladdin and Apu are best buddies – and they are. But what an awesome combo Aladdin and Genie make! The Genie helps Aladdin win Jasmine’s heart – and become a better person, too – while Aladdin lends his final wish to freeing the Genie. The two started off a little shaky, but when they came into each other’s lives, destiny took over and they both got what they truly desired and deserved – happiness! Way to go, best friends!
3. Lilo and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch
They’re so close, they named the movie simply after each other. Lilo and Stitch are friends that became family, a truly special and rare thing to happen to people. The two were lost before they found one another, and their friendship created one of the cutest Disney movies of all time! A lonely little girl who just wanted her “angel”, and a mischievous alien from another planet – who knew that they would become such an adorable pair! They will always care for one another and teach each other what it is to be a family. Ohana!
2. Peter Pan and Tinkerbell from Peter Pan
When you think of best friends, how can you not envision this spritely duo? Not only are Peter Pan and Tinkerbell best friends, but they prove their dedication for each other time and time again. Tinkerbell risks her life to save her beloved Peter, and he stays behind to make sure she is okay before returning to his group, including Wendy! And even if Tink’s jealousy sometimes gets in the way, deep down, her connection with Peter is unbreakable. They are in tune with one another, they have made a lifetime of memories flying through Neverland, and never again will a fairy and a boy have a connection like these two.
1. Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King
Bowling for Buzzards? Dressing in Drag and Doing the Hula? Possibly Standing Downwind to Boost Your Buddies Confidence? Okay, maybe the last one went too far, but you know as well as I that there has never been a more fun, goofy, and intriguing best buddy pair in any Disney movie as awesome and iconic as Timon and Pumbaa! They are the definition of best friends; trekking off down their own path, watching out for one another, and just having a good time! Take one from the other, and nothing makes sense! Timon and Pumbaa are the best buddies ever to dance and sing across my TV, and they should receive a standing ovation! Love you guys!