An Appreciation Post for Some of My Favorite Under Appreciated Disney Movie Characters

An Appreciation Post for Some of My Favorite Under Appreciated Disney Movie Characters

Because everybody deserves some love, right?

So we all love our Disney right? Of course we do! There are so many good movies out there that we love, and were such a huge part of our childhood. I thought about how much we love the characters, and we often get such a good laugh out of those who have smaller roles in the movies. If you love Disney movies as much as I do, you get a laugh from every little part in all of the movies! So this is an appreciation post for a some of my favorite under appreciated Disney movie characters!


He's cute, he's funny, and he's Rapunzel's ultimate sidekick! He knows how to try and keep her safe! (and he takes her dress-up nonsense from time to time)


Abu is Aladdin's main monkey. He helps him on his missions in the marketplace, and you can definitely relate to his grumpy/jealous side.

3. Cricket and Mushu

This dynamic duo was with Mulan the entire time she was saving China! Cricket actually did end up being lucky, and Mushu's advice was helpful (well, sometimes!).

4. Sadness

Sadness is that emotion we all tend to get mad at and want to ignore, and that's kind of what happened in Inside Out until we all realized how important it was. Also I'm sure on some days we can all relate to Sadness on a personal level, and really feel too sad to walk.

5. Hamish, Hubert, and Harris

For not talking throughout the movie, these redheaded little brothers of Merida in Brave bring quite a bit of humor to the movie! Also, they make adorable little bear cubs!


Pegasus has been with Hercules ever since he was born, and he is definitely a trusty sidekick. He helps defeat all of the mythological monsters that Hades throws their way!

7. Meeko and Flit

These two are the two animals who protect Pocahontas and are always at her side! I think we could all also occasionally relate to Meeko's tendency to eat too much, too often.

8. Terk and Tantor

Terk and Tantor are Tarzan's best friends, and they have that love/hate relationship that we all have with at least one person in our lives. But it's mostly love here!

9. Kronk

Ahhh, Kronk. He's Yzma's slave, Kuzco's entertainment, and the one we really get the most laughs out of in The Emperor's New Groove! Who wouldn't love someone who makes up their own theme music?

10. Kevin

Let's be honest, we've all got to love Kevin the bird! And we know that our favorite and most quotable line in all of Up was when Russell yelled "KEVIN'S A GIRL?!" when her little baby Kevin's hatched and we were just as surprised as he was. She's definitely a colorful bird to be loved!

We all have our appreciation for the main guys in our favorite Disney movies, and if I really wanted to appreciate all of the underdogs, the list would go on and on! So here's ten of my favorites! I hope they are more appreciated now! Because we love every part of Disney movies!

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.

Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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