12 Characters Perfect for Dancing with the Stars

When it comes to dancing, being animated never hurts.¬†Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars premieres tonights at 8/7c on ABC. While we are totally pumped about the field of two-stepping stars (go Cody Simpson!), we got to thinking… what if some of our favorite Disney and Pixar characters could enter the competition? Here are some of our picks for perfect 30s on the dance floor.


Belle and Beast

Dancing Stars Belle and Beast

Sure, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella were the first to perfect the ballroom dance, but Belle and Beast would sweep the dance floor with their tale as old as time. Odds of winning the waltz competition: certain as the sun rising in the east.



Dancing 2

It takes a special skill to turn penguins into good dance partners. Plus, Bert’s whole English chap persona will go a long way with judge, and fellow Brit, Len Goodman.


Spanish Buzz Lightyear

Dancing 3

Flip his switch to ‘Spanish mode’ and stand back. As judge Bruno Tonioli would say, “if hips could talk, we’d be censored.”



Dancing 4

What Dash lacks in variety, he makes up for in speed. He’s our pick for the quickstep competition.



Dancing 6

Esmeralda can dance like it’s her job… mostly because it is a main part of her job.


King Louie

King Louie

Anyone (or any primate) that can jump rope over their own hands continuously is a lock for the winners circle.



Dancing 9

Snowmen and dancing are both so intense, put them together it just make sense.



Dancing 11

What Pinocchio lacks in strings, he gains in range of motion.



Dancing Rapunzel

Spending most of your life locked up in a tower allows for plenty of time to practice your whole twirling around a room routine. Rapunzel also wins extra points for hair accessories.


Timon and Pumbaa

Dancing Stars Timon Pumbaa

“What do you want us to do, dress in drag and do the hula?” Why yes, yes we do.


Judges (and readers), it’s time to reveal your scores. Who do you think would take home the coveted mirror ball trophy?

Posted 8 years Ago
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