8. Abu – ALADDIN
Who wouldn’t want a mischievous monkey with a knack for “borrowing” things to be on your side? When Abu steals a magic lamp from the evil Jafar, he inadvertently introduces Aladdin to a useful ally — the Genie
7. Mater – CARS
When flashy racecar, Lightning McQueen, finds himself in the rundown town of Radiator Springs, he thinks he’s better than everyone else. Enter Mater, the tow truck with aw-shucks charm, who becomes McQueen’s friend and teaches him some valuable lessons.
6. Timon and Pumbaa – THE LION KING
Though they were best known for their funny antics and carefree rendition of “Hakuna Matata”, this meerkat and warthog team was essential in saving Simba from the desert and helping him become the true Lion King of the Pride Lands.
5. Buzz Lightyear- TOY STORY
Though he started out as a rival to Woody, this space ranger, action figure proved to be a worthy friend. Whether it was surviving Sid’s house or escaping Al Whiggin’s clutches, things were always better for Woody with Buzz by his side.
4. Sulley – MONSTERS, INC.
Monsters, Inc.’s “top scarer” really isn’t scary at all: it turns out that this big, blue fellow has a soft spot for saving kids and making them laugh. Just call him every child’s best sidekick.
3. Flounder – THE LITTLE MERMAID
While Ariel had many friends who helped her, no one was as loyal as her best friend, Flounder! This shy fish may not have been the coolest under pressure, but he could always be counted on to help Ariel no matter what.
2. Russell – UP
This plucky Wilderness Explorer was the perfect complement to grumpy, 78-year-old Carl in this year’s hit, UP. Unfailingly positive, Russell was the partner in adventure that Carl never knew he needed.
1. Rhino – BOLT
Don’t underestimate the hamster! While he idolizes Bolt, Rhino also becomes his fearless partner who helps him in his quest to save Penny. And honestly, who could compete with a cute hamster who tells you that he can “eat danger for breakfast”?