Classic as well as new Disney character pictures are included in this slideshow.
Mickey and the Gang
Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their first animated appearances in the cartoon Plane Crazy in 1928. Pluto, Mickey's pet dog, came on the scene a few years later in 1930 and Goofy debuted as a Disney character in 1932.
One of the most well known, newer Disney character pictures is the monster James P. Sullivan, better known as Sulley. This lovable monster made his Disney debut in 2001's Monsters Inc. Sulley was voiced by actor John Goodman and his partner, the monster named Mike Wozowski, was voiced by Billy Crystal. Monsters Inc. was a huge success for Disney, garnering over $525 million in revenue worldwide.
Beauty and the Beast
This classic Disney tale has been told and retold time and again. Disney's 1991 film adaptation of the fairy tale went on to win a number of Academy Awards, including Best Song and Best Original Score. The animated classic was also nominated for a Best Picture, but lost to The Silence of the Lambs.
Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase of "To infinity…and beyond!" is forever ingrained in people's memories. A third installment of this Disney favorite is set for release in 2010.
This 2008 Disney-Pixar film WALL-E was a huge undertaking, requiring 125,000 story boards, where most animated films average around 75,000. WALL-E was a huge success for Disney-Pixar, earning over $520 million worldwide.
Finding Nemo is one of Disney's most successful animated films, earning nearly $865 million. The film featured the voices of well known actors such as:
- Albert Brooks - Marlin
- Ellen DeGeneres - Dory
- Willem Dafoe - Gill
The story of Cinderella is a fairy tale classic. The oldest version of the story dates back to the 1st Century B.C. The first Cinderella film released by Disney was in 1950.
The 2007 film Ratatouille featured a rat named Remy who had big dreams of becoming a famous Parisian chef. The film features Brad Garret, pictured here along with Remyh and his brother Emile, as Auguste Gasteau. Ratatouille won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
The 2008 film Bolt featured the voices of:
- John Travolta - Bolt
- Miley Cyrus - Penny
- Malcolm McDowell - Dr. Calico
Lead characters John Travolta and Miley Cyrus also contributed to the film's soundtrack with the song I Thought I Lost You.
Mr. Fredricksen and Russell
Two of the newest members on the long list of Disney character pictures are from the film UP. Mr. Fredricksen is voiced by Ed Asner and eight year old Jordan Nagai was the voice of Russell. Russell was Disney's first Asian lead character on film.
The Growing List of Disney Character Pictures
Disney is constantly coming out with new and inventive films that are enjoyable for both children and adults. No matter what characters the creators come up with, Mickey, Minne and the gang, who have been leading the helm since 1928 will always anchor Disney.