11 Disney and Disney Pixar Character Role Models We Can All Look Up To

When we were kids, we always looked up to Disney characters. There are heroes that inspire us to follow our dreams, villains that are evil yet charming, and sidekicks that teach us about friendship. In fact, we still look up to these characters for guidance, even as adults. Below are some of our favorite exceptional Disney role models. Take note—they can teach you a thing or two!

  1. Remy, Ratatouille
    Remy, Ratatouille

    Remy is absolutely fearless when it comes to achieving his goals. Nothing stops him from following his seemingly impossible dream of being a chef. We can all learn from Remy and go after our dreams with everything we’ve got!

  2. Winnie the Pooh, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh shows us that the simplest things in life make us the happiest. He’s a kind and lovable bear who is positive and always has a great outlook on life. Not to mention he is always thinking of innovative ways to find “hunny”, and never backs down from an adventure!

  3. Tigger, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Tigger is a ball of energy. He’s proud to be his unique self and he encourages others to follow his example. He embraces who he is and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood do too!

  4. Rapunzel, Tangled
    Rapunzel looking out window in Tangled

    Rapunzel teaches us to venture outside of our comfort zone. The whole world is out there to experience, and her journey outside the tower demonstrates that the rewards are worth the risk when it comes to following your dreams.

  5. Merida, Brave
    Merida hits bullseye

    Merida takes total control of her destiny. She reminds us that there are no magical shortcuts to solving our problems.

  6. Hercules, Hercules
    Hercules and Meg hug on Mount Olympus

    Hercules shows us that it’s not always an easy journey to get to where we want to be. And sometimes what we think we want is not always what will make us the happiest. When Hercules chooses Meg over going back to Olympus, we are reminded that sometimes we must simply follow our heart.

  7. Tiana, The Princess and the Frog

    Tiana takes her dreams into her own hands. She believes in herself and knows that if she takes action, her hard work will lead to accomplishing her goals. We can all do the same if we dig a little deeper!

  8. Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio

    Jiminy Cricket believes that anyone can wish upon a star and their dreams will come true. This optimistic cricket, and sharp dresser, is a great role model for being a friend and confidant. Who doesn’t want to be just like him?

  9. Mufasa, The Lion King

    Mufasa is a great leader, and gives some seriously good advice to Simba about becoming a king. Mufasa reminds Simba to always remember who he is. We’ll never forget that life lesson!

  10. Mulan, Mulan

    Mulan is brave and driven. Though she doesn’t always fit in, through her determination she ends up saving her entire country. She reminds us that the flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.

  11. Dory, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory
    Dory tells Marlin to just keep swimming in Finding Nemo

    Dory teaches us to just keep swimming! Life gets tough, and still she has a positive outlook on life, no matter what. Everyone should strive to be like Dory!

These are just a few of the amazing Disney character role models that we know and love. Which Disney character is your role model? Tell us in the comments!

Posted 5 years Ago
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