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Top 10 Funniest Disney Insults & Comebacks


Ouch! What a burn! We’ll be counting down our picks for the top ten insults and comebacks in Disney movies. For this list, we’ll be choosing the funniest or most biting remarks from any feature-length Disney animation. As we’ll be talking about some key plot points, a spoiler warning is in effect from this point on. We’ve included insults like “You Are A Sad, Strange Little Man, And You Have My Pity” from “Toy Story” , “Gaston, You Are Positively Primeval” from “Beauty And The Beast”, “Rather Dangerous To Use One’s Entire Vocabulary In A Single Sentence” from “Oliver & Company” and more!
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Top 10 Insults and Comebacks in Disney Movies


Ouch! What a burn! Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Insults and Comebacks in Disney Movies.


For this list, we’ll be choosing the funniest and/or most biting remarks from any feature-length Disney animated film. As we’ll be talking about some key plot points, a spoiler warning is in effect from this point on.



#10: “You Are a Sad, Strange Little Man...”

“Toy Story” (1995)




Pixar’s “Toy Story” is a beloved part of the company’s canon, as is this classic put-down. In the world of “Toy Story,” toys are sentient beings that come to life whenever our backs are turned. They have conversations, adventures, friendships, and sometimes rivalries with one another just like humans do. When vintage cowboy toy Woody becomes paranoid that his owner, Andy has swapped him for astronaut toy, Buzz Lightyear, his jealousy causes him to lash out at the space hero. It later becomes clear that Buzz also doesn’t know the truth about what he is. But, Woody’s revelation falls on a deaf dome.



#9: “Gaston, You Are Positively Primeval”

“Beauty and the Beast” (1991)




She’s a lonely bookworm sick of her “provincial” life and he’s a cocky, muscle-man sick of being rejected. Gaston clearly thought that he was supposed to be Belle’s love interest in “Beauty and the Beast,” but, through her rolling eyes all we could see was a French meathead who was far too in love with himself to love anyone else.Despite her clear distaste for him, Gaston is relentless in his pursuit of Belle at the start of the movie, putting on a full-on charm offensive to try and turn her around… but, to no avail. Luckily for his massive ego, Belle’s snide comments are far too intellectual for him to appreciate.



#8: “The Only Frozen Heart Around Here Is Yours”

“Frozen” (2014)




Poor Princess Anna had a rough time to begin with in “Frozen.” First, both her parents died at sea, then her superpowered sister, Elsa shut herself away in their castle. Things started looking up for Anna when Elsa ascended to the throne, but once the Queen’s ice powers became public knowledge, she fled into the tundra, leaving Anna alone again. Thank goodness Anna still had her new beau, Prince Hans. Especially when a stray blast of Elsa’s magic left Anna’s heart threatening to freeze over. Sadly for Anna, it was soon after this that Hans showed his villainous side. Thanks to the power of sisterhood, though, Anna powered through to scold her traitorous ex with this burn: [“The only frozen heart around here is yours.”]





#7: “Rather Dangerous to Use One’s Entire Vocabulary in a Single Sentence”

“Oliver & Company” (1988)




Loosely based on the classic Dickens novel, “Oliver Twist,” “Oliver & Company” swaps streetwise humans for canine strays and the streets of Victorian London for the streets of modern-day New York. Oliver is an orphaned kitty in a dog’s world.To survive, he joins Fagin’s street gang of wayward pooches. Fagin is a desperate thief with a good heart who owes a considerable debt to the slimy loan-shark, Sykes. Sykes’ Dobermans, Roscoe and DeSoto, are far less loveable than Fagin’s ragtag gang, but they’re much more formidable. What they have in viciousness though, they lack in wits. It’s all too easy for intellectual bulldog, Francis, to verbally bite back when they get too close.




#6: “It’s Not Every Day That You See a Horse with 2 Rear-Ends”

“Aladdin” (1992)




Aladdin might have to steal to live, but Disney doesn’t want you to think he’s a bad person. Early on in the film, we see him give up a hunk of bread he worked hard to swipe to a pair of starving, homeless kids. Aww! Aladdin dreams of one day having the finer things in life and is frustrated that people who are morally inferior to him seem to have it all, like Princess Jasmine’s snooty suitor. [Jasmine’s suitor arrives] After helping those kids again, Aladdin can't let the rude Prince go without delivering this stinging blow: [“It’s not every day you see a horse with TWO rear ends”] You can take the diamond out of the rough but you can’t get the rough off of the diamond!







#5: “You Fight Almost as Well as a Man...”

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)




Out of all of Disney’s heroines, none are quite as unconventional as Esmeralda. The Gypsy dancer gives as good as she gets in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” even in the face of widespread prejudice against her people in the film’s historic Parisian setting. At the Festival of Fools, she attracts the attention of Judge Frollo, a religious extremist who can’t decide if he wants her at his side or burned at the stake. While sheltering from Frollo’s guards in the cathedral, Esmeralda bumps into one of them inside. Phoebus is charmed by her and her fighting skills, but she was quick with a comeback for his backhanded compliment towards her.



#4: “Living Proof That Dinosaurs Once Roamed the Earth”

“The Emperor’s New Groove” (2000)




Most of the time, we root for a Disney protagonist, even when they’re delivering a crushing smack-down. Emperor Kuzco, though? Not so much. The young South American ruler is selfish, rude, and… just a real jerk.He has no problem with demolishing a poor farmer’s village or telling a line-up of female suitors exactly what he thinks of them. And although we know all that his most senior advisor, Yzma, harbors a barely concealed plot to snatch the throne, Kuzco certainly doesn’t when he introduces her to us as: [“Living proof that dinosaurs once roamed the Earth”] Ooof. Don’t worry, Yzma gets her own back, while Kuzco gets taught a valuable lesson about respect. That sharp tongue never loses its edge, though.





#3: “Dishonor on You! Dishonor on Your Cow!”

“Mulan” (1998)




A cricket that may or may not be lucky, a horse, a cross-dressing young woman and a tiny, talking red dragon. What could possibly go wrong for this rag-tag group in “Mulan?” Well, a lot, but things could have been a little easier if Mushu had been able to keep his mouth shut for a hot minute. Mulan barely spends five minutes in Captain Shang’s camp before her so-called Guardian riles up the short-tempered soldier, Yao: [“Say that to my face, ya limp noodle!”] Even on their first meeting, Mushu clashes with Mulan, who is skeptical of how much help he can be to her. This leads to this hilarious rant - our pick for this entry - which is made all the funnier by his confusion between horses and cows.



#2: “It Looks Awful...” “That’s Because It’s on You, Dear”

“Sleeping Beauty” (1959)




After Princess Aurora is cursed as a child by the evil Maleficent, her parents agree to hide their daughter away in the woods to be raised by her three “aunts”: Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. Unbeknownst to Aurora - or Briar Rose, as she’s renamed - her trio of guardians are really the three Good Fairies. They give up their identities and magic to protect the princess, but they still can’t stop bickering - just like typical siblings. When Flora and Merryweather butt heads over a dress they’re making for Briar Rose’s birthday, their sewing frustrations end up getting taken out on each other. [“It looks awful…”] Even after Aurora gets her happy ending, their arguing does not. [Flora and Merryweather keep changing the color of the dress]







Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.



“If You Don’t Think, You Shouldn’t Talk.”

“Alice in Wonderland” (1951)





“A Ludicrous Parcel of Driveling Galoots”

“Treasure Planet” (2002)






“Ladies Do Not Start Fights, But They Can Finish Them”

“The Aristocats” (1998)






#1: “I’m Surrounded by Idiots”

“The Lion King” (1994)




Scar might not be the true King of the Pride Lands, but he’ll always be the king of sass to us. Mufasa’s brother has it made as part of the lion royal family, but he still longs for more. The problem is, he just can’t get any respect from anyone - even his little nephew, Simba,or his pack of loyal hyena followers: For Scar, the strain of being the smartest person he knows is just too much to bear, which is how this classic insult was born. The line is greatly enhanced by the character’s major eye-roll and English thespian, Jeremy Irons’ deadpan delivery, making it one of Disney’s most memorable quotes.
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