You know that feeling you have right before you fall down? We’re talking about the very second where you simultaneously realize that gravity has won, and there is no avoiding the fact that you are about to hit the ground. Disney characters seem to experience that feeling a lot. Luckily for us, witnessing that feeling second hand is a lot more fun than going through it first hand.
Zazu seems to take a lot of tumbles in The Lion King.
He’s always about to fall, it must be exhausting.
Timon is okay with his controlled fall, because Hakuna Matata.
Pumbaa is totally zen.
Simba, not so much.
This is how we would react if we were in your shoes, goldfish from Lady and the Tramp.
The old man in this scene isn’t experiencing the exact second before he falls, but you can tell from his face that he knows what is going to happen as soon as he throws off the Emperor’s groove.
Kronk is not quite as quick to see the inevitable future; he’s still excited about the snack Kuzco threw to him.
Yzma doesn’t know she’s about to fall, but we do, and that’s fun. It’s called dramatic irony.
PUN ALERT! Prince Charming isn’t about to literally fall, but he is about to fall in love! Get it?!
Alice falls a lot in Alice in Wonderland, but this fall is extra effective because of the domino effect with the cards.
These rude elephants from Dumbo are freaking out!
These guys jumped out of a window to catch a kid sailing away on a carpet. Oldest trick in the book.
Bambi learning how to walk. Classic.
Bunnies frightened by Bambi learning how to walk. So fluffy.
If you’ve ever tried to climb something you knew you weren’t going to be able to climb, you know this face.
Mulan’s brain hasn’t yet registered that her legs are almost at the level of her eyes.
Two-fer! They are falling into the lake AND falling in love!
Poor Nana! And she’s actually more horrified that George Darling is about to crash.
George Darling, have you met floor?
Look at them! Look at their faces! Meeko actually thought jumping onto a hummingbird would slow his fall!
That look of resignation when your gravity-induced fate has been sealed.