Since 1937 when “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was first released, Walt Disney Studios have captured the hearts of so many people with beloved heroes and heroines from all different backgrounds, places, and walks of life – places like: China (Mulan), Norway (Frozen), Scotland (Brave), Arabia (Aladdin), Peru (Emperor’s New Groove), Kenya (The Lion King) and so many more, and though they are few and far between, every once in a while, Disney includes a down to earth, country character. And though I may be biased, I’d dare to say that they are some of Disney’s best and most beloved characters.
10 Disney characters that are country:
Belle // “Beauty and the Beast”
Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” may be my all time favorite Disney character. Sure, she’s French country, but it still counts. Belle feeds chickens and goats and rides horses, and what’s more she broke the mold of Disney heroines with her strong and independent personality and desire for adventure. Yep, she’s definitely country!
Mater // “Cars”
When a character is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and says things like “Git-R-Done,” then there’s no doubt he’s country! Maybe “redneck” would be a better term for him, but either way the tow-truck character Mater from “Cars” has a hillbilly accent and nearly steals the show with his hilarious commentary and one-liners. At one point, Mater takes Lightning McQueen tractor-tippin (you know like cow tippin’ except with tractors), which proves he’s got deep country roots.
Copper and Tod // “Fox and the Hound”
I can still feel the emotion tugging on my heart strings just thinking of this 1981 Disney classic about two unlikely friends, Copper, a hound dog and Tod, a red fox. Fox and the Hound is set in the countryside, and the fact that Copper is a hunting dog further proves that these pals are both born and raised country animals. I guess you could say all the characters in this movie are country, but we’ll just stick to the main two.
Sheriff Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete the Prospector // “Toy Story 2”
Yes, it seems even toys can be country. Sheriff Woody and Jessie are your classic cowboy toys with their cowboy hats, boots, and chaps, and let’s not leave out Bullseye, Woody’s faithful horse, or Stinky Pete, the prospector turned villain.
Louis and Ray // “The Princess and the Frog”
Set in 1920s New Orleans, Louisiana, “The Princess and the Frog” follows the story of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who kisses a prince (Naveen) who has been turned into a frog. Instead of him turning back into a prince, Tiana turns into a frog too. The two of them end up getting chased into the Louisiana bayou where they meet Louis, a trumpet-playing alligator, and a Cajun firefly named, Ray. Ray and Louis help Tiana and Prince Naveen on their quest to turn back into humans, and Ray has one of the most hilarious dialogues with Prince Naveen about his Cajun accent.
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