We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; Disney is life. Sure, we kinda need food and water to survive, but we would be pretty darn happy if we never had to go to work again (#sorrynotsorry to our boss), didn’t have to talk to anyone for the rest of our lives, built ourselves an impressive pillow fort, had a lifetime supply of snacks, and watched Disney movies forevermore. I mean, it’s not like we have a short supply. With new and improved Disney movies making their way into our lives every single year, we have a feeling it would be totally chill to watch one of these movies every day. The best part? They’re all so different! With animated and live-action Disney movies in existence, we really are spoiled for choice. Do you go for your classic fairytale and watch Cinderella? Do you go super modern and watch the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast? (Emma Watson for the win). Do you go for something futuristic and watch Big Hero 6? Or do you go back in time and re-watch Mulan for the 16,587th time? It’s a tough decision, y’all. Luckily we’re Disney experts, so we know how to deal with the Disney sweats when you’re faced with movie upon movie. Wanna know the best way to combat these Disney sweats? Instead of getting your Lilo & Stitch pajamas drenched, you just need to think about something happy. You know, like the fact that you have a crush on an animated character! Come on, you don’t need to deny it. If you don’t have at least one (or ten) crushes on your favorite Disney characters, are you really a true fan? It turns out that a lot of the characters the Walt Disney Company created were initially based on the actors and actresses who voiced them. This means it’s totally acceptable to have a crush on these characters. The fact that they’re based on real people is basically your get-out-of-jail-free card. You’re so welcome.
Tom Hanks – Woody
Tom Hanks’ voice is iconic. Whether he’s playing Forrest Gump, Captain Phillips, Robert Langdon, or Woody from Toy Story… you just know it’s him. Especially when he says, “THERE’S A SNAKE IN MY BOOOOOOT.” Although Tom Hanks has numerous acting credits to his name, children and adults alike recognize him for playing Woody in the Toy Story franchise. Wanna know what’s cool? He looks uncannily like Woody. With his strong jawline, swooshed hair and cheeky grin, the only difference is that he isn’t made of plastic. Tom Hanks, that is.
MAngela Lansbury – Mrs. Potts
Beauty and the Beast is one of our all-time favorite movies, and although we totally loved the live-action adaptation, sometimes you just can’t beat OG Disney, especially when Angela Lansbury is in the mix. Not only did Angela Lansbury play the incredibly hospitable Mrs. Potts, but she also sang in the Oscar-winning theme tune (you know the one). It seems as though creators used Lansbury as a basis when developing the character of Mrs. Potts, as her motherly tones are definitely there. You can’t miss them.
Mel Gibson – John Smith
Okay, now this is one character we definitely won’t be ashamed to admit we have a crush on. How could we not? He was the apple of Pocahontas’s eye, and he stood up to the evil guy with the weird outfits. Yuh-huh, we’re talking about Governor Ratcliffe. And his pug. This amazing character was played by Mel Gibson, but you already know that, right? If you weren’t in love with this actor already, you’ll be happy to not that Mel not only sang his own songs, but he also looks just like John Smith in real life. Wishes really do come true.