Top 10 Disney Characters

Over the years there have been many Disney characters that have made us laugh and cry. Disney is well known for a number of different staples, and selecting the list of the ten best can be difficult. Whether you agree or disagree the following characters have stolen hearts for a long time, and are among the best animated characters of all time.

# 10 Ariel

This classic character wanted to breakout from the world she was trapped in and explore what was beyond the sea. Brilliantly drawn and well voiced, we grew to love the misfit mermaid that would end up becoming a queen. She also proved to be an important character as she reignited the Disney powerhouse during a time when they were cooling off to other animated films.

# 9 Donald Duck

He's angry and has a bad attitude, but his heart is genuine gold. Over the years people have had a difficult relationship with the most loved talking duck.

He has adorned many cartoons from the early days and is still a popular cast character at all the Disney locations. With his blue shirt and yellow beak there is no doubt he is among the best.

# 8 Belle

This character was the daughter of a scientist that chose to give her place to save her father when he was captured. Her true heart and good nature won over the heart of a beast, and taught the world that true love comes from somewhere deeper than the skins.

# 7 Tinkerbelle

A feisty fairy that isn't scared to cause a little mischief, and she quickly grew into one of the most popular Disney characters today. With her golden shine, she circles the castle at the start of every Disney movie and remains a true friend to Peter Pan.

# 6 Cinderella

After her father died, Cinderella found herself trapped among her evil stepmother and stepsisters.

Doing the laundry list of chores daily, she couldn't imagine what fate had in store for her. With some friendly mice and a pumpkin loving Fairy Godmother, she instantly became a beloved character from all Disney fans.

# 5 Peter Pan

The boy that never grew up took the hearts of children all over the world when he came out. In his green tights he flies through the sky giving children a lesson about how we can try and stay the same always, but even the young at heart will grow in kindness one day.

# 4 Alice in Wonderland

Going through mad tea parties and facing a Red Queen, you would think her tale was one of madness. But this little girl that fell down the rabbit hole into Wonderland quickly learned that we are all heroes even in our dreams. With a little faith and the friendship of others no task is impossible. Not even when it comes to facing the Jabberwocky.

# 3 Minnie Mouse

The female version of Mickey, Minnie Mouse gave us our first beloved female cartoon character. In the early days she played the girl needing rescuing, but as time progressed she changed along with it, and became an important part of Mickey's life along with the millions of Disney fans as well.

# 2 Winnie the Pooh

This cuddly honey lover has captured the hearts of millions with his timeless story and gentle nature. When you visit the Disney theme parks he is all over their merchandise and there are rides that have been dedicated to him. He is easily among the most recognizable characters and one that people have grown to love more as time goes on.

# 1 Mickey Mouse

Without Mickey, there would be no Disney. He was the first and most beloved cartoon character that was created, and was voiced by Walt Disney himself. For decades he has given children something to laugh and cheer about, while touching hearts and making us young again each time we see him. This easily makes Mickey Mouse number one for many people.

Disney has created some of the most brilliant and beloved characters of all time. Because there are so many, having just ten to choose from it is a difficult task. But these are certainly among the best that Disney has to offer.