Well it’s Valentine’s Day. For many it’s a day about love. So to celebrate love this year we have a list of Disney romantic couples.
But not just any romantic couples, that would be boring, these couples are ones that ranking lists forget about. The underrated ones. The ones you would typically not see on a top ten list. Sorry Belle & Beast, sorry Aladdin & Jasmine, sorry Rapunzel and Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert, you guys are just too popular and beloved for this list.
For this list the couples had to be in some kind of romantic relationship whether it’s flirty, established or youthful. Some form of perceived romance or maybe just commitment is needed. Also this just theatrical animated Disney movies, no live-action, shows or Pixar.
These are in no order but there are 10 of them so that’s something. The numbers don’t matter there is no order.
Enjoy or don’t. You do you.
10. Pacha and Chicha from The Emperor’s New Groove
While the real highlight of The Emperor’s New Groove is Yzma and Kronk, Pacha and Chicha have such a great dynamic. Their love is wonderfully communicated in any second of screen time they have together, which is not a lot. I believe them as a married couple who loves and respect each other.
9. Roger and Anita from 101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians is about the dogs but Roger and Anita are very cute. They do fight a little but they never linger on it for long. Plus their meeting in the park orchestrated by Pongo is iconic.
8. Mufasa and Sarabi from The Lion King
Another couple with a woefully low amount of screen time but you can feel the love. Also they had cute banter when their son was trying to wake them up. Classic
7. The Pegasus from Fantasia
Ok, this is a cheat, I know. These are not character but child-me loved them and loved this part Fantasia. So what is so great about this duo with their babies? Right off they are cute family unit. Second they are beautifully in sync with each other as they soar through the clouds. Lastly given how they fold their wings when they are in water, they resemble swans so they most likely mate for life which is very romantic.
Fun fact – Their son with the black and white coloration is named Peter.
6. Esmeralda and Phoebus from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Let’s face in the Disney version of Hunchback Phoebus and Esmeralda were made for each. From their joint introductory scene there was an obvious flirtation that turned into mutual respect and love. Maybe if the film had given them their love song they would be more popular.
5. Jim Dear and Darling from Lady and the Tramp
You’re not watching Lady and the Tramp for the humans, you’re watching for the dogs and that is fine. Dogs are better than people, it’s just a fact. However as far as humans go, Jim Dear and Darling are sweet together. I mean he gives her a cute little puppy, that is a good human right there.
4. Pepa and Felix from Encanto
Ok, ok, ok this is probably a cheat since I doubt these two are actually underrated even at this point. But they are not on any Buzzfeed top Disney couple lists so it counts. Right?
Anyway Pepa and Felix are so great together. She is an emotional basket-case (relatable) and Felix is a calming influence without ever trying to tell her to calm down or dismiss her negative emotions. Which is very healthy for mental health. I love these two.
3. Robin and Maid Marian from Robin Hood
Are these two not just the cutest? They were childhood sweethearts who are still into each other. They have great flirty banter during a fight with some pesky guards. They are just all around lovely together.
2. The Queen of Hearts and the King from Alice in Wonderland
The Queen of Hearts is mad like everyone else in Wonderland, it’s their thing. Yelling and demanding that heads will roll but The Queen is surprising chill with the King. And the King knows how to deal with her. All in all it’s a good working relationship though he does seems more like her puppy than her husband but he doesn’t seem to have much of an ego so it’s all good.
1.Hyacinth Hippo and Ben Ali Gator from Fantasia
Did you know these two had names? Because they do.
Their love story is more one of infatuation, of flirtation. Hyacinth Hippo is more coquettish while Ben Ali Gator is more lovestruck. Together they are adorable and iconic as they bring down the house, to end that segment. of the movie
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