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Top 10 Cutest Disney Animal Couples

VO: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Savannah Sher
As a kid, you watched Disney movies on repeat, but it wasn't until you got older that you realized what heartwarming relationship lessons could be learned from them. Welcome to MsMojo and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Disney Animal Couples. For this list, we're looking at the most adorable and devoted animal couples from Disney's animated movies.
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Top 10 Disney Animal Couples


As a kid, you watched Disney movies on repeat, but it wasn't until you got older that you realized what heartwarming relationship lessons could be learned from them. Welcome to MsMojo and today we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Disney Animal Couples.

For this list, we're looking at the most adorable and devoted animal couples from Disney's animated movies.

#10: Tod & Vixey
“The Fox and the Hound” (1981)


This underrated and totally devastating story of unlikely friendships centers on Tod, an orphaned fox who is taken in by a kind widow. Tod befriends the neighbor’s new puppy, Copper, but unfortunately Copper’s owner doesn’t approve of their relationship. The widow decides that in order to do what is best for Tod, she should release him back into the forest. Vixey is the first fellow fox Tod meets. He’s instantly infatuated with her and tries some hilarious tactics to impress his potential mate. When she realizes that he can’t survive on his own, she takes him under her wing. In the end, the two make a perfect pairing.

#9: Bambi & Faline
“Bambi” (1942)


You might not remember this classic Disney tearjerker for its romantic moments, but the relationship between Bambi and Faline is an enviable one. Like all the most memorable relationships, they met when they were just kids (or in this case, fawns) and developed feelings for one another as they entered their awkward teenage years. Most people think of Bambi in his innocent earlier years, but as an adult he’s courageous and willing to fight for the woman (or doe) that he loves. They’re not the only cute couple in this movie - Thumper and Miss Bunny are pretty darn adorable as well.

#8: Jenny & Charlie
“Finding Dory” (2016)


Like “Finding Nemo” before it, “Finding Dory” is a tale about parents and children who have been separated and are doing everything in their power to find one another. The added complication here is that due to Dory’s signature short-term memory loss, she can hardly remember anything about her parents at all. When we finally meet them, they turn out to be one of the sweetest couples in Disney history and they keep their chins up even in the face of ultimate tragedy. There wasn’t a dry eye in the theatre when the audience saw the many shell paths Jenny and Charlie built to lead Dory home.

#7: Duchess & Thomas O'Malley
“The Aristocats” (1970)


Duchess is facing the biggest challenge of her lifetime when she and her kittens are abandoned in the French countryside. In her moment of need, she meets Thomas O’Malley, a street-smart alley cat who offers to help them get back home. Though it was love at first sight for O’Malley, Duchess took a little longer to warm to the idea of a relationship. After he saved one of her kittens and she saw how far he was willing to go to protect her family, she knew they could never be parted.

#6: Bernard & Miss Bianca
“The Rescuers” franchise (1977-90)


Once you get past the somewhat absurd initial concept and accept that there is a secret society of mice who are assigned to aid humans in need, you’ll realize that “The Rescuers” is quite a charming story. Miss Bianca and Bernard are an unlikely pair, with her being beautiful and glamorous and him being bumbling and pudgy. They clearly have a connection, though, and after serving on several dangerous missions together, their relationship is cemented when Bianca accepts Bernard’s proposal for her hand in marriage in the sequel.

#5: Pongo & Perdita
“One Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)


Pongo’s attraction to Perdita not only brought them together, but also fostered a relationship for their owners, Anita and Roger. These two have to go through a lot of tough times together, from the birth of a puppy who appears to be stillborn (don’t worry, he survives), to having all of their children kidnapped by the evil Cruella De Vil. Only a couple who really had it together would agree to adopt an extra 84 kids on top of the 15 they already have. This pair does exactly that and lives happily ever after.

#4: Robin Hood & Maid Marian
“Robin Hood” (1973)


These childhood sweethearts have been separated for some time when we first meet them, but their time apart has only made them long for one another more. Robin Hood thinks that someone of Marian’s class and status would never fall for an outlaw like himself and Marian thinks that he must have forgotten all about her while she was away in London. Of course, they both want to be together despite their differences and the two are finally allowed to marry when Robin Hood is pardoned by King Richard.

#3: Lady & Tramp
“Lady and the Tramp” (1955)


Featuring what is undeniably the most romantic spaghetti eating scene in all of cinema, Lady and the Tramp is a love story anyone can appreciate. The tale is a well-worn one - a lady from the upper-class falls for a guy of a much lower status. It’s pretty much “Titanic,” but with more dogs and fewer shipwrecks. The movie features a strangely adult section where Lady confronts Tramp over his many previous “girlfriends,” but luckily the two get past their spat in order to save a baby from a murderous rat. Tramp is eventually adopted by Lady’s family and they have a perfectly mixed litter of puppies.

#2: Simba & Nala
“The Lion King” (1994)


These two are best friends when they’re cubs and have the typical dynamic of thinking the other is gross until they’re all grown up. Nala is one of the most compelling ladies on this list, going on her own to find Simba in order to bring peace back to the pride. Her courage and confidence make her a perfect match for the equally brave Simba. Since Mufasa and Scar are the pride’s only male lions, there have been some uncomfortable debates regarding whether Simba and Nala are actually related. But we’ll try not to dwell on that while listening to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

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

Bonnie & Stu Hopps
“Zootopia” (2016)

Kerchak & Kala
“Tarzan” (1999)

#1: Mickey & Minnie


While it was tempting to go with Donald and Daisy, Disney’s signature couple had to be number one on our list. First appearing in 1928’s “Steamboat Willie” and “Plane Crazy,” their romance has spanned nearly a century. Having appeared in countless projects together, their relationship has outlasted all others. This animated couple was initially voiced by Walt Disney himself and later voiced by a real-life couple. Russi Taylor, who still voices Minnie, and Wayne Allwine, who voiced Mickey, were married in 1991. Mickey and Minnie have never actually been married on-screen, although Walt Disney once said that he imagines that the two are married in their private life.
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