Disney animated films are filled with heroes of all sorts. Some of these heroes are alluded to by the title of the film, as in “The Rescuers”, “The Great Mouse Detective”, or “The Lion King”. Others are the title characters, such as “Robin Hood”, “Pocahontas”, or “Mulan”. Regardless of their mention in the title or not, many Disney characters turn out to be unlikely heroes, which is one of the countless reasons Disney films are incredibly inspiring.
Within this list are ten of these unlikely heroes that find it within themselves to overcome whatever odds that may be stacked against them and triumph. Dictionary.com defines a hero as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” The common thread that connects all of these heroes is that none of them sought these brave deeds and often did not imagine themselves as courageous or brave. But when the circumstances arose, their determination to simply do what was right prevailed, and their inherent courage emerged. Their actions thereafter exposed their gallant spirit, denominating them true heroes.