Home / Cartoons / Star Spangled Sidekicks. You can’t have one without the other. The "Pokemon Shock" incident never really damaged Pikachu's popularity, as he's one if not the most famous of the Pokemon characters. He can’t talk, but he’s a reindeer that acts like a dog. April was often captured by Shredder and used as bait to trap the Turtles when they tried to rescue her, but she was more than just your classic damsel in distress. When your partner wants to take over the world, you're not going to just sit there and do nothing... you're going to help them! See more ideas about Disney sidekicks, Disney, Disney art. They are funny though, points for that. You'll recognize her by her red hair and yellow jumpsuit. Dexter and Dee Dee enter tryouts to become Major Glory’s sidekick. Let us know who we missed! Adding his cute little cousin, Godzooky into the mix, of course! He grants wishes, does a great Jack Nicholson impression and you ain’t never had a friend like him. Earthworm Jim! Gargoyles was a cartoon that aired October 1994 and although it was produced by Disney, the dark tone and look was clearly targeting an older demographic. So why does he stick around? She gravitates most to Bobby, who arguably needs the most comfort since he's the youngest of the group at age 8. The Tick's sidekick is named Arthur and intended on looking like a moth but when his wings fold up he looks like a rabbit. Emma Peel from The Avengers gets a nod for sexiest sidekick, to be sure. Cartoons; Dexter's Laboratory; ... Fights Nazis? Did Godzilla really have a sidekick? Friday (Robinson Crusoe) Sidekick to: Robinson Crusoe. We rank the top 10 sidekicks in literature based on loyalty, friendship, and overall awesomeness. In 2014, Chris conducted a TEDx Talk, titled “Modern Mavericks”. Jerry Lee, K-9 ; Go to slide; 5. Being a sidekick used to … Darkwing Duck was not a direct spoof of Batman, but of the pulp hero The Shadow. We've made a list and ranked the 25 most radical cartoon sidekicks from the 1980s and 1990s. He-Man had allies like Man-At-Arms and Man-E-Faces that were equally as buff, but He-Man's true ace in the hole was not a fellow strong man. Many of the voice actors on the show were former actors that appeared in the Star Trek franchise such as Kate Mulgrew, Michael Dorn, and Jonathan Frakes. A Ranking Of All The Disney Sidekicks 1. The 1994 video game followed the misadventures of an earthworm who comes across an Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit. This guy is always super stressed and is never on time. 1) Kato, The Green Hornet Let’s begin with the sidekick who best epitomizes this list, Kato. Although there have been a number of people to take on the Robin mantle, does it really get any better than the Boy Wonder Dick Grayson? What makes Penfold a good sidekick? He's saved He-Man's butt on numerous occasions and proves that sometimes brain can be more powerful than brawn! His real name is Osbert! He’s down to explore and be adventurous, even when he’s nervous and he’s there when you get in trouble standing by your side. Godzilla is one of the most famous creatures ever, notorious for destroying whole cities either with a swing of his giant tail or from a blast of his fiery nuclear breath. Penfold falls into the latter category. Kind of like bacon and eggs, or beer and pretzels, the primary and the sidekick just belong together. Darkwing Duck premiered in 1991 as a spinoff of the popular animated series DuckTales, even though the show's creator, Tad Stones, claims that the two shows don't share the same timeline even though they clearly share characters. While Disney has some of our favorite cinematic sidekick characters, they also have a few we'd like to dropkick into the sun.So with that in mind, here are the 10 most annoying Disney sidekicks. It's not like the Batman can't handle any situation, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have Robin watching your back. I consider Venellope to be Ralph’s sidekick and considering she turns out to be a queen at the end, she is definitely someone you want on your side. Props to you Zazu! At first glance, Dungeons & Dragons was a cartoon about kids given magical powers fighting demons and monsters. Self-explanatory. The little wings under his arm allowed him to fly, he adorably spits out puffs of smoke, and he can summon Godzilla if he or his human friends got into trouble. He's a cowardly hamster who hates being in the field with Danger Mouse and would rather be anywhere else. It's only natural for people to root for the underdog, but how about rooting for the little dog? When Dumbo need a friend Timothy Q. "Let's get DANGEROUS!" The Godzilla cartoon that ran in the early 1980s featured Godzilla, human scientists on a research vessel, and Godzooky. 10. He overcomes his fears to help Danger Mouse save the day. Linus showed us we all need our comfort “thing” in some way, shape or form. Naruto: 5 Anime Villains That Should Be Able To Beat Him (& Why They Can't), Miraculous Ladybug: 10 Best Villain Costumes, Ranked, 10 Things You Never Noticed About Rick And Morty's Garage, 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills. Thundarr the Barbarian remembers! Since Oliver and Dodger were considered the main characters, I’ve decided to group the gang together. Also, he will melt to save your life because that’s the type of snowman he is. In 1994, a runaway planet cracked the moon in half and sucked away most of Earth's atmosphere, leaving an apocalyptic wasteland. In any way, shape or form, they're an integral part of the show. Enough said. Superman has enjoyed a long life, appearing in countless TV shows, films, and animated shows, … Mouse was there. I was always more fond of Gus because he was tiny, fat and just wanted to eat all the time. That broom knows how to clean things pretty well. Scooter isn't a good fighter like his fellow Guardian Turbo but he does have the ability to make realistic holographic projections. Can you name the famous sidekicks? Lex has done such feats as built a motorcycle as well as using a computer to disarm security protocols. Any cat that can help 98 puppies escape Cruella deserves a metal. Sebastian - The Little Mermaid (1989) The Sidekick: Both a foil and a friend to little mermaid Ariel, Sebastian's a crab whose main loyalties lie with King Triton - … Friend and unusually smart sidekick to Charlie Brown. They may act as the life guide to the main character; be there to join in the adventures or sit on the sideline and make comments about the hero. 2021 Bustle Digital Group. As of Jan 20 21. Trusted sidekicks in a famous film franchise also become some of the most beloved characters of all time because the audience identifies with them more than the hero. One could argue that people tuned in to SpongeBob SquarePants to see SpongeBob but stayed to watch his friend, neighbor and sidekick Patrick Star. He’s a solid bear friend. Darkwing Duck fought crime in the city of St. Canard with the help of DuckTales' Launchpad McQuack. I’m pretty sure Thumper taught every single one of us that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all. He signed on to be the babysitter for a young Lion-O. Okay, Zazu was kind of annoying, but he was just trying to follow the rules and do the right things. He’s a giant inflatable nurse that acts like a drunk person when his batteries are low. Dear internet trolls, take note. He doesn't even need to speak to get his point across because he is a badass. Probably the most important character in Robin Hood. Leader-1 was a GoBot that transformed from a robot into a jet. Kaldur'ahm is not only Aquaman’s sidekick, but he … That's Danger Mouse, protecting the world from the evil Baron Silas Greenback with the help of his sidekick Ernest Penfold. If you like your superheroes indestructible, silly, and blue, then we have just the right person for you: The Tick! Alright so Piglet has a bit of neurosis, but Piglet is still kind and sweet and the best friend to Pooh. In this article, I want to spend some time talking about the Disney sidekicks, specifically my top 10. #truefriendship. Chris Chan Roberson is a 15-year veteran editor, digital content strategist, cinematographer, college professor and project manager. The Tick was a cartoon that premiered in 1994 and featured a 6 foot tall hero who's incredibly strong and virtually indestructible. Snarf also has great resistance to mind control and magic. In the 2011 reboot, Snarf was shamefully reduced from sidekick to pet. On a planet where you have to deal with apecats, solacows, and an ancient demonic broncosaur, you're going to need all the help you can get. If you're telling us the future consists of bionic families with robotic ape sidekicks, we're all for it! The 1999 animated series Batman Beyond gave audiences a new and interesting premise: Bruce Wayne, now too old to act as Batman, had passed the mantle onto Terry McGinnis, who wears an advanced suit of bat-armor. A great Disney sidekick often outshines the hero, and so, in honor of these awesome characters, we've taken on the task of ranking the top 10 Disney sidekicks… The 25 best sidekicks from the last 25 years Robin – The LEGO Batman Movie. Drawing by ScottDalrymple. One of the secondary characters helping Chip and Dale is Monterey Jack, an Australian mouse Rescue Ranger who acts as the muscle for the group. If you disagree with me, well, Hakuna Matata because I literally don’t care. Sidekick to: Pete ''Maverick'' Mitchell Top Gun (1986) He's smart and honest and has a wit that travels at Mach 1. When Pokemon burst on the scene in 1995 it took the world by storm. Mighty Mouse. He does have some redeeming qualities: for a starfish Patrick is super strong, is an excellent driver, and can regenerate any lost limbs. We're referring to Philip J. Fry's best friend, Bender. How many on our list were robots? Simply the beast: 18 of the greatest dog sidekicks in pop culture; 1. Batman: The Animated Series retitled itself to The Adventures of Batman and Robin in 1995 (its last season) to fully embrace Batman's partnership. Isn't it a little odd that the Ghostbusters would have a sidekick that was an actual ghost? Godzooky was nowhere as intimidating as Godzilla but had a lot of character. And he’s a monkey that wears a hat and a vest and is super loyal. Ray, Egon, Winston and even Peter eventually grow to respect Slimer, and he becomes a full member of the team. Also pretty self-explanatory, but if you don’t want a fly horse that was made by Zeus out of clouds, well then I don’t know what to tell you. Uni serves as a small security blanket for all of the kids. Futurama's Bender is a robot that loves to drink, but that's due to the fact that he's literally fueled by the stuff. Peter Mountain/Disney. Sometimes a sidekick's role is to make the hero look good, and if a sweet, funny, childlike Pinky can look up to a guy like Brain, that makes him at least a little bit likeable, no? A TV programming strategy with a shared time slot in which two cartoon shows took turns: Atom Ant (a superhero ant) and Secret Squirrel (a super detective squirrel with Morocco Mole as his sidekick) Stars: Don Messick, Howard Morris, Janet Waldo, Henry Corden. Some sidekicks act like they're twice the size that they really are and ready to fight at the drop of a hat, other sidekicks are afraid of their own shadow. It turns out Brain had retired because after all those years of adventures, he had gained a fear of gadgets! Not to get political, but we guarantee that April Harriet O'Neil, broadcaster for Channel 6, delivers fake news. This quiz is about the sidekicks of famous Disney movie characters. See more ideas about disney sidekicks, disney, disney love. All I’m saying is that it would be pretty sweet if a cricket wearing a top hat and carried an umbrella could give me some solid life advice. Pikachu was the first Pokemon that Ash Ketchum tried to capture. He’s just nervous…all the time. The crew called it Onionhead because of the odor and the film's co-writer Dan Aykroyd referred to it as "The Ghost of John Belushi." In honor of Channing Tatum, who recently said he’s a big fan of the Broom from Fantasia, we had to add him. Everyone wants a monkey for a pet. That's what a good sidekick does for their hero, even if the hero is actually a villain in the form of a lab mouse named The Brain. Besides having an eye patch that makes him ultra cool, he's got the letters DM emblazoned onto his turtleneck. Tibbs is very underrated if you ask me. the Lone Ranger, in 'The Lone Ranger'. Scrappy-Doo's character was added to boost Scooby-Doo's sinking ratings, and although he did provide the show with a boost and receive his own spinoff show, many felt adding Scrappy made the show "jump the shark" so to speak. A right-hand man or woman offers support, gives advice, loyal to the protagonist and just plain awesome. That’s just the type of sidekick Pacha is. Wait, when was a giant gorilla helping Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston bust ghosts in New York City? He's a cowardly hamster who hates being in the field with Danger Mouse and would rather be anywhere else. Sure the hero gets all the credit, but we know that behind the scenes, if not for the help of the sidekick, the mission would fail and the world wouldn't be saved. First of all. Chris also edits professionally and has worked with such talents as Sting, Billy Eichner, Nick Kroll and Christian McBride. In the mid 1980s there were actually two Ghostbuster cartoons running at the same time that had nothing to do with each other: The Real Ghostbusters and what would later be known as Filmation's Ghostbusters. Star Spangled Sidekicks. From 2012 through July 2014, Chris worked at YouTube, helping emerging partners devise channel strategy, increase production value, and develop their brand. The ThunderCats are forced to flee their homeworld and Lion-O's suspended animation pod didn't stop him from aging physically, so although the leader of the ThunderCats has the body of an adult, he still has somewhat the mind of an impulsive kid, meaning Snarf has to continue to babysit him. The 20 Best TV And Film 'Sidekicks' Of The Last Seven Decades 06/03/2015 06:57 am ET Updated Jun 03, 2016 When you're driving down the highway, set one of your presets to SiriusXM, #6 on your radio dial (60s on 6), where you'll find the incomparable and always entertaining DJ Phlash Phelps. You have a watch. This Robin is the agent of emotional growth for his bat-padre, an accidental ward who... Bucky Barnes – Captain America. I also decided to save the villainous sidekicks for another time and place (because The Lion King hyenas and Iago are perfect in a very different way). Images: Disney (10); Wifflegif (22); Giphy (4); Passing-in-the-knight/Tumblr. The idea of a western in space is not a new concept. Penny, Inspector Gadget's niece, uses her computer skills to help solve the crimes, but their dog, Brain, is the one that does all the hard work in the field. Weird times call for weird partners, and BraveStarr's sidekick was a cybernetic horse named Thirty/Thirty. Launchpad is an awesome pilot and unlike most sidekicks on our list, is very mellow and cool even under pressure. Arthur doesn't have super powers and was dismissed from his accounting firm due to mental health issues. No matter what the misadventure that SpongeBob goes on, Patrick is there with him. During the era popularly referred to as the Golden Age of comics, nearly all of DC's most popular superheroes had a teenage sidekick. Other sidekicks offered emotional support or comedic relief, but Ookla just made noises and hit stuff, making him the perfect sidekick for a barbarian. It’s just not possible. Television Quiz / Famous Cartoon Sidekicks (Minefield) Random Television or Clickable Quiz Can you name match the famous cartoon character to their lovable sidekick? Due to a curse put upon him by a cat, Peter, when stressed, changes into a brutish monster in a similar way to Bruce Banner becoming the Hulk. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers premiered August 1988 and instead of the two chipmunks bothering Pluto or Donald Duck, the two are now running a detective agency with several other animals. However, if everyone is fighting crime and saving the world from the evil Dr. Scarab and his henchmen, who's going to clean the dishes? Bonus: she lives in a world made out of candy. He may have lived long enough to become the villain, but for a time he was the hero and sidekick that Scooby-Doo deserved. Even though we love Pocahontas, a lot of credit needs to go to Meeko and Flit because without Pocahontas’ two sidekicks in the movie, it would have been a tad bit boring. Because he’s a freaking chameleon and so cute! She was always pretty jealous of Wendy, which is crazy because she’s a fairy. Whereas the hero is the big personality you can look up to, the sidekick is sometimes a little more accessible, smaller, and down to Earth. When Dee Dee wins, Dexter realizes that fancy costumes are not the only criterion to become a superhero. If you're worried that in the future robots will rise up and destroy their human oppressors, then you may want to cower in fear at Bending Unit 22, unit number 1,729, serial number 2716057, but you might know him better as Bender Bending Rodriguez? Better yet, his sidekick is often mistaken for a bunny. You might be thinking, what exactly qualifies as a sidekick? The most underrated Disney cartoon sidekicks By Juliet Kahn / Nov. 5, 2020 3:16 pm EST When you think of Disney, you think of brave princesses, plucky kids, and grandstanding villains. You don't remember that runaway planet incident from the 1990s? It's always sad when you look at a cartoon you loved from your childhood, only to realize in retrospect that the show was kind of messed up. Like any good sidekick, he spends just as much time getting Fry out of trouble as he does getting him into trouble. Borrowing a similar idea, the 1987 cartoon BraveStarr had a Marshal with shamanic powers come to maintain law and order on the planet New Texas in the 23rd century. Get it right, because Eddie Murphy is not messing around and Mushu is... 3. She doesn't really talk and her powers aren't too profound (she can teleport but only once a day), but Uni serves as a small security blanket for all of the kids. Because every film should have a wise owl. Filmation's Ghostbusters followed Jake Kong, Jr. and Eddie Spencer, Jr. whose fathers were Ghost Busters in a live action show made in 1975. A one-stop shop for all things video games. Like in any Sherlock Holmes remakes, the Watson character is super important and a crucial sidekick in the story, even when it’s remade with mice. Aqualad, aka Kaldur'ahm, first appeared in the cartoon series Young Justice. The animated sequel Gadget and the Gadgetinis premiered in September 2001. EW has detailed the best in movies, TV, music, and books for 25 years with the Must List, and in … In 2006, Chris won a Telly Award for his editing work with Robert Small Entertainment, where he edited for Comedy Central, Nick at Nite and The Biography Channel. Inspector Gadget may seem like he's the hero that saves the day, it's actually the work of two important people behind the scenes that help him do his job and prevent him from getting killed. April was the first to report about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, four gigantic turtles that lived in the sewers, ate pizza and knew martial arts. This week marks the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Pocahontas, and while the real story of Pocahontas played out differently than the Disney version, we still appreciate the beautiful love story between our Disney protagonist and John Smith — at least in the movie they made her 18, instead of 12 like she actually was in real life. Clone Wars: 10 Easter Eggs Only Hardcore Fans Caught In Season 7, Avatar: The Last Airbender - Every Main Character's Age, 10 Billy & Mandy Monsters Nicer Than The Main Characters, Avatar: 10 Strongest Characters At The End Of The Series, Ranked, Batman: 10 Things That Happened To Bruce Wayne Between TAS & Beyond, DCAU: 10 Voice Actors Who Have Live Acting Jobs, Big Bang Theory: 15 Storylines That Were Never Resolved. This sidekick duo is probably one of the most memorable. He could talk, stand upright like a person and fire an energy rifle that he named "Sara Jane." He’s a dragon, not a lizard. He’s an alligator that plays the trumpet. He hands down wins the contest for cutest sidekick, but Thumper is everything that is adorable and right in the world. One comforting creature that the group of kids meet early on is a unicorn that they eventually name Uni. The show depicted a group of gargoyles that came to life after being frozen in stone for close to a millennium. Victor, Hugo, and Laverne were Quasimodo’s friends and stone statues, because when you’re kind of a shut-in, you talk to statues. I wasn’t always a huge fan of Tinkerbell, but I know most people in the world are fans. Tracey was also in the live action television show and worked with the dads of Jake and Eddie, but in the live action version he wore a beanie instead of a stylish yellow fedora. Meaning you will not see the Pixar movies on this list. When you think of the word sidekick, who else but Robin appears in your mind? Cartoon Network As if constantly kicking evil's ass isn't inspiration enough, the Powerpuff Girls proved girls are not to be underestimated and female superheroes should be … Brother of Lucy. Like most cartoon dogs, Brain can walk like a person, wear disguises and pass for a human. The popularity of the show and the character allowed Aqualad to be introduced into the DC comic book universe. The episode was banned and Pikachu doesn't like talking about it. He-Man fought villains with such silly names as Stinkor and Trap Jaw, but for the most part they were covered head-to-toe in intimidating layers of muscles upon muscles. In the animated series The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer is almost like a pet dog to the team. If you’re going to be raised by apes, you better make sure you have a best friend like Terk. Use it, bro. That’s a fact. Even though Kuzco is a spoiled brat, Pacha is still an awesome dude. Tracy the Gorilla was a member of the Ghostbusters. 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