When you settle into your favorite Disney classic, chances are you're looking for some emotional comfort food: something saccharine and sweet that's guaranteed a happily every after. For years, the company delivered that ad nauseum, and while it's certainly nice when you're feeling down, other times, all that sugar is a bit much. That's why I'm really grateful for a sassy sidekick or evil villain popping up in a Disney film to perk up the film with something fun and sarcastic.
Of course, there's a huge spectrum of sass and many ways to execute it. There are certain clownfishes that might send out a one-liner out of panic, and there are very animated llama emperors that constantly snark as if they were a cartoon David Spade (wait...). There can be sass in the way one carries themselves, there can be sass that comes out of skepticism, and there can be sass in the way a character dances in a show-stopping musical number.
Thes characters can be cruel, absentminded, overconfident, and wittily dismissive, and they're always fun to watch. I've rounded up some of the sassiest Disney characters (animated only, fam) and collected said sass for you to look back on and enjoy.
"You'll have your looks! Your pretty face! And don't underestimate the importance of body language"
"The word I'm searching for I can't say because there are preschool toys present."
"Let's take a look-see. Hate your hair. Not likely. Yikes. Yikes. Yikes. And, let me guess, you have a great personality."
"Really let that seep in. What are you getting? Because to me, that's part man-smell, and the other part is really bad man-smell. I don't know why, but overall it just smells like the color brown. Your thoughts? "
"I want to do something for her. But what?"
"Well, there's the usual things. Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep."
"Oh, Al. I'm getting kinda fond of you, kid. Not that I wanna pick out curtains or anything."
"I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day."
Zazu: [about Scar] "There's one in every family sire. Two in mine actually."
Mufasa: "What am I going to do with him?"
Zazu: "He'd make a very handsome throw rug."
Zazu: "And just think. Whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him!"
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, put your feet down. This is fresh lacquer. Seriously, were you raised in a barn?"
"Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. Come on, scare me, girl!"
"Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you."
Scar: "Well, I was first in line, until the little hairball was born."
Mufasa: "That hairball is my son. And *your* future king."
Scar: "Oh, I shall have to practice my curtsy."
"How sentimental. You know, I haven't been this choked up since I got a hunk of moussaka caught in my throat."
"This is a hobo suit, dahling! You can't be seen in this!"
"Yes please, but be a dear and skip to the part about Simba. Not that your childhood wasn't fascinating."
"Oh, Father. Rajah was just playing with him. Weren't you, Rajah? You were just playing with that overdressed, self-absorbed Prince Achmed, weren't you?"
Laverne: "We always said you were the cute one."
Hugo: "I thought *I* was the cute one!"
Laverne: "No, you're the fat, stupid one with the big mouth."
"Listen here, mister. This stick in the mud has had to work two jobs her whole life while you've been sucking on a silver spoon chasing chambermaids around your ivory tower! "
"I don't want to play the gender card right now. You want to play a card, let's play the 'let's not die' card."
OK, she doesn't really talk in Peter Pan but seriously look at the fierce pixie lady. Amazing.
"Sweet, simple Anita! I know, I know! This horrid little house is your dream castle! And poor Roger is your bold and fearless Sir Galahad!"
"OK, everybody, move aside, out of my way, best friend coming through. That would be me."
23./24. Flora And Merryweather (Fauna Kind Of Stays Out Of This)
Merryweather: [after Flora makes the first version of Aurora's dress] "It looks awful."
Flora: "That's because it's on you, dear."
Frollo: "I was just imagining a rope around that beautiful neck."
Esmeralda: "I know what you were 'imagining.'"
Uh, this is a dog version of Peggy Lee, I don't need to explain any further.
27Mr. Potato Head
Woody: "Oh, you should have seen it. There was a record player. And a yo-yo. Buzz, I was a yo-yo!"
Mr. Potato Head: "Was?"
"The cold never bothered me anyway."