disney minor characters

I can’t believe nobody’s given a shout out to Père Robert yet. I know it was an incredibly minor role but he was one of my favourite characters. He let Belle borrow his small collection of books because he knew the village didn’t approve of her reading and it was the only way she could access books. During the ‘Mob Song’ scene, he was basically the only person who didn’t flinch with fear when Belle revealed the Beast in the mirror. He very clearly wanted to stop the mob but couldn’t because, well it’s a mob, what can ya do?

Good on yer,  Père Robert!

Family movies & shows of 2017
  • Power Rangers: Ok, so we'll give you a gay character, but it'll only be talked about in one scene. This is a franchise for kids!
  • Disney: We'll make a minor character canonically gay, but making his queerness obvious enough in our family movie that children could figure it out? Nah.
  • Doctor Who: So, our new companion is queer and our first episode revolves around her (reciprocated) crush on another girl.
If Riverdale’s lack of representation makes you want to scream,

Watch Andi Mack, I know it’s Disney, but Disney has come a LONG way. We have a gay 13-year-old character, and they are doing EVERYTHING right all thanks to an INCREDIBLE cast that could act circles around the majority of the Riverdale kids. 

The first season just ended, only 12 30 min episodes, so, WATCH NOW!

Beauty and the Beast - Thoughts

Okie so this is going to be a long post, just a heads-up. There may be unintentional spoilers, and if anything I’ve said is offensive I’m really sorry, the last thing I want to do is to offend anyone… But basically here is everything I loved about this movie after seeing it yesterday.

- All the backstory was great! Things that didn’t make sense in the original were explained, like how the village totally forgot about this castle, and why the Beast had emotional issues, and the whole age thing under the spell.

- Some minor characters got their own backstories and personalities fleshed out - Cadenza the harpsichord and Madame Garderobe, Mrs Potts’ husband, Cogsworth’s wife…

- Maurice was really well developed. He wasn’t just a bumbling inventor, he was an artist, a genius, a caring father, and I really loved the relationship between him and Belle. ‘How Does A Moment Last Forever’ was beautiful, it said so much in so little time; and getting some backstory on Belle’s mother was also great.

- Philippe the horse has officially earned his awesomeness ranking among the Maximuses and Samsons of Disney horsedom (I mean he already had in the original, but having a real horse made it even better)

- Belle’s girl power vibe was great - the way she stood up to Gaston, and how sassy her reprise was

- The librarian (he’s a librarian right? There were about four books but I guess it’s still a library…) - I won’t call him “the black librarian” or anything, that’s like saying “the female politician” - but I liked his character, how he defended Maurice, and that yes, he was a person of colour, which was awesomesauce.

- Also in general the ethnic diversity in the movie was well done, I thought. There were several mixed-race couples toward the end and everyone was chill with it, so I think that was great.

- Gaston’s character arc was excellent! I loved how he wasn’t really evil at the beginning, just extremely narcissistic, but then took a darker path later on…

- The enchantress got her own story too! No spoilers but she was a cool character

- Belle and Adam bonding over books was beautiful - I loved the Shakespeare references and the poetry, even if it was borderline cheesy at times

- Adam’s reaction when Belle says her favourite play is Romeo and Juliet - hahahahaha

- But then how he reads Guinevere and Lancelot in secret - aahhh <3

- Oh and Belle’s squeal when she sees the library - I would so do the same…

- Dan Stevens’ acting rocked in general. Obviously I was expecting that because Downton Abbey, but he really added new depth to the Beast.

- I’ll admit it, I thought Emma Watson was a bit overhyped as an actress, but she was amazing. I was proven totally wrong and it was great.

- By the way, about Gaston’s Macbeth reference (“screw your courage to the sticking place”) - I know this was in the original, but does that mean he does read books upon occasion? Not the sappy romances, but the dark and gory ones?

- The new songs were great - the part with young Adam gave me goosebumps, as did, like, the whole of Evermore

- Also the Beast got really emo toward the end there, haha

- I was a bit sad that one of my favourite lines was cut - “Lefou, I’m afraid I’ve been thinking”, “a dangerous pastime -” “I know” - but it was okay.

- LEFOU!!! Okay, I’ve been building up to this, I could make an entire separate post about it so bear with me here. I was amongst those getting mad about an LGBT Disney character, for a whole bunch of reasons. The fact that his name literally means the Fool; that he’s your classic imbecilic sidekick; that he’s in love with a self-obsessed straight guy who does nothing but abuse him in return; that Disney is using him as some kind of marketing scheme and token “representation” (gee thanks Disney); that he’s pretty much just a joke, and that his sexuality is therefore made into a joke as well. But… I was proven really wrong about, like, all of this. Disclaimer, I’m not part of the LGBT community, so I realise I have no authority to speak on this… but I thought he was portrayed really well. He was so much more than just a stupid sidekick, so much more than the comic relief, so much MORE than the “token gay character”. He had real personality, his own values and character arc and everything… And the relationship between him and Gaston wasn’t really abusive, not at the beginning. They actually had a nice bond toward the start, Lefou wasn’t just some hopeless obedient guy following him around… And the best part was that when Gaston went from being narcissistic to being plain evil, Lefou had real integrity, he saw Gaston’s true colours and stepped right out of it. He stood up for what he believed in, and got his own happy ending. As for him being nothing more than a joke - I think it depends on the audience. People /could/ take him as just the comic relief, I heard plenty of people laughing at the beautiful moment where he dances with Stanley… But that was up to the viewer. Josh Gad acted him excellently, I thought. Lefou wasn’t a serious character - he was never meant to be - but the actor took the role seriously, so that if audiences looked past the humour, they could see the depth he’d added to him. Tl;dr - Josh Gad exceeded my expectations as Lefou and it was wonderful. 

- Not only that, Lefou got some of the best lines in the movie - the part where he tries to spell Gaston but realises he’s illiterate; the part where he calms Gaston by reminding him of “happy things, like war, and widows”; and how he tells those girls fawning over Gaston “It’s not gonna happen, ladies” (we were all thinking it)

- Which reminds me - STANLEY!! My new favourite minor Disney character… His face when Lefou sings “whose team they’d prefer to be on” and doffs him on the head; the way he grins when Madame Garderobe dresses him in girls’ clothing; and of course the part where he and Lefou dance - how they stare into each other’s eyes… Aahhh I ship it

- The whole symbolism about being a beast was super deep

- Oh and Stephen Chbosky wrote the screenplay! I didn’t realise until the end, but I thought that was pretty cool.

Anyway, overall I loved this movie, it was amazing and beautiful, and really did justice to the original… I’d recommend very muchly if you haven’t already seen it! :D

  • disney: here's a story on how a young girl is basically taken by a hairy and short tempered beast with no control at all and falls in love with him because of Stockholm Syndrome
  • people: yes!! kids get in the car now!
  • disney: oh and a minor character is barely gay btw
  • people: gAY????? EXCusE me?!? KidS get BaCK IN the HOuSe
Bts as Disney Minor Characters.
  • jin: nana from peter pan
  • yoongi: the loud neighbours in zootopia
  • namjoon: beret girl from the goofy movie
  • hoseok: town person #43 that says bonjour in beauty and the beast really excitedly.
  • jimin: the squirrel in emperors new groove.
  • taehyung: drunk old man from tangled
  • jungkook: reuben from lilo and stitch

I saw some Big Hero 6 character posters and am now unreasonably attached to this sidekick because

Oh no he’s hot

The Signs as Forgotten Disney Characters
  • Aries: Jaq (Cinderella)
  • Taurus: Flick (A Bug's Life)
  • Gemini: King Croc (All Dogs go to Heaven)
  • Cancer: Mooch (Lady and the Tramp 2)
  • Leo: Crush (Finding Nemo)
  • Virgo: Big Mama (Fox and the Hound)
  • Libra: Nakoma (Pocahontas)
  • Scorpio: Hamm (Toy Story)
  • Sagittarius: Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
  • Capricorn: Archimedes (The Sword in the Stone)
  • Aquarius: EVE (Wall-e)
  • Pisces: Timothy Q. Mouse (Dumbo)

Kai and Gerda: From Major Characters to Minor Characters

In the original fairy tale The Snow Queen, the main characters are two children named Kai and Gerda. Frozen is only a loose adaptation of said fairy tale, but the filmmakers still acknowledged these original characters characters by naming the two main servants of the royal family of Arendelle after them.

Kai is the male servant, the one who has red hair and is rather portly. Of the two, he has more speaking lines and actions within the film. He wakes up Anna on the morning of the coronation, announces and presents Anna and Elsa at the party, presents the Duke of Weselton to them (and accidentally mispronounces the name of his kingdom! XD), is informed of Hans’s fate by the French dignitary, whom he then thanks, and tells the Duke that Arendelle will no longer do business with Weselton (which he mispronounces again, this time on purpose XD). Scenes in which Kai has no spoken dialogue include when he closes a palace window under the king’s orders, helps the king and queen with their luggage in the palace and as they board their ship, when he presents Anna with her horse and a cloak before she sets off to find Elsa, and he is shown applauding with other people before Elsa makes the ice rink.

However, when it comes to Gerda, who is supposed to be the female servant, I am very confused as to which woman is actually her. According to the script, when Kristoff brings Anna back and the gates open, both Kai and Gerda come to help her (Kai also thanks Kristoff and says they will get Anna to Hans), then take her inside.

Then once they bring her into the library, Anna demands a kiss from Hans, and again, by the script, Gerda is the one who says that they will give the couple privacy before she, Kai, the Duke, and the dignitaries leave the room.

So it seems that these spots in the script should make it clear that this woman here is Gerda. If so, she appears earlier in the film, where she closes another window after Kai does, and she is also the woman whom Anna spins around when the latter expresses her excitement about the coronation. The appearance of this woman also matches one in the book A New Reindeer Friend, and the text even says that it is Gerda.

But what really confuses me about Gerda’s true identity is that many fans seem to think that Gerda is the shorter, plump handmaid who skates with Kai at the end, as shown here.

And while her back is turned, it appears to be the same woman with Kai in the scene in which they pull the black cloth over the portrait of the king and queen and mourn for them.

I think most fans get the impression that the woman in these two scenes is Gerda because we see her alongside Kai (although she is not the handmaid who helps bring Anna into the castle). In being the two main servants, it would make sense that they would do certain tasks together. The credits also say Edie McClurg is the voice of Gerda. I have heard her voice many times before, and to me, her voice sounds like it belongs to the aforementioned woman.

So for reasons given above, I am unsure about which woman is actually Gerda. But based on her apparent identification in the script, I am more willing to believe that Gerda is the slender, elderly woman rather than the plump woman seen those couple of times with Kai.

anonymous asked:

I think Dreamworks beats disney by a little based on movies with POC characters...Dreamworks has Spirit, El Dorado, ROTG (the group of kids had poc), Sinbad, Prince of Egypt. I'm sure theres more people based movies but yeah this is just my 2 cents

Discounting ROTG because it was just the group of kids, we’ll say four, actually FIVE, I’ll go ahead and give you Home since it’s an upcoming release. 

Now Disney movies with main POC characters:

  1. The Jungle Book
  2. Aladdin
  3. Pocahontas
  4. Mulan
  5. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  6. The Emperor’s New Groove
  7. Lilo and Stitch
  8. Brother Bear
  9. Atlantis
  10. The Princess and the Frog
  11. Big Hero 6
  12. Moana

That’s twleve. More than twice as many. And since you were counting ROTG for those brief moments, that’s not even counting, say, the Disney movies with minor characters like Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, for example. There’s also the muses from Hercules, some of the racers in Wreck-It Ralph, and I’m sure there are more examples I just can’t think of right now.

Not to mention Disney even did a live action version of Cinderella with a POC cast. I know it’s not animated, but it’s worth noting.

Again, I’m not trying to cause strife between the two studios and their fans, but I keep getting these anonymous asks and I apologize.