We all love Disney characters in animated and live action movies, but have you ever wondered who are some of the best Disney characters that start with J?
No? Yikes, well maybe it’s just me! Still, if you have the same bump of curiosity like I do, then I hope you enjoy my personal picks for my favorite Disney characters whose names begin with the letter J!
Disney Characters That Start with J
Let’s begin with one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite Disney films.
I’d argue that Princess Jasmine kind of re-wrote the expectation of what a Disney Princess could be. Now granted, she fit into the typical expectation of what we think of when it comes to a princess (a girl that who need saving or desires to be in love with a prince).
But Jasmine was also feisty, and she stood up for herself (even against her own father). And of course, she had one heck of a singing voice (thanks Lea Salonga!).
Now come on—I can’t be expected to bring up Princess Jasmine and not mention the villain that tried to ruin her life. Jafar is easily one of the best Disney villains we’ve seen on screen, and you almost gotta respect how much he commits to his villainy (and doesn’t give a crap about being redeemed).
Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
I recently re-watched “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” the other day, and while it’s of course a classic, it’s amazing how convincing this movie is at making you believe a sultry, voluptuous character like Jessica not only is actually interacting with real human beings, but that they go more crazy over her than a real human woman!
I guess that’s a testament to the talent and (ahem) well drawn curves of Roger’s gal!
Julio (from Coco)
Anytime you’re ready for a good cry, you can turn on Coco. And anytime you’re ready for some memorable, heartwarming characters, you can turn on Coco. In my opinion, the husband of Mama Coco, Julio, definitely fits the bill here. So if you haven’t already seen this modern day Disney animated classic, you need to rectify that immediately!
Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
How about we begin injecting some live action Disney characters into this list? And there’s probably none better to start off with than Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp), who somehow turned a bizarre drunk Keith Richards-meets-Pepe Le Pew impersonation into box office gold.
Pirates of the Caribbean is a beloved Disney ride, so it was great to see a movie live up to the wonder and pure joy of the classic attraction (well, at least the first movie did!).
Jane (Mary Poppins)
Let’s stay a little longer in the live action world and heap a little praise on Jane form the movie Mary Poppins. Sure, perhaps Jane is one of the less “exciting” or “fun” characters, but let’s be honest—if you watched Mary Poppins when you were a kid, you were probably Jane’s age. That meant you could absolutely relate to her feelings and emotions.
Ultimately, Jane was a sweet character that helped drive home the compassion-focused moral of the film’s story.
Jack Jack (The Incredibles)
Okay, it’s time to transition into cute Disney characters that also just so happen to be the youngest on this list. This title of course goes to Jack Jack, a character that really doesn’t speak too much (for obvious age-related reasons), but is no doubt the biggest handful of the entire family-led crime fighting team.
Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)
When I think about Disney characters that start with J, I would be remiss if I left out the legendary Jiminy Cricket! This sage cricket also serves as the narrator of the 1940 film Pinocchio.
He’s such a timeless character (with such a memorable voice) that he also served as a narrator Disney’s Magic Kingdom nighttime fireworks spectacular Wishes (which ran in Disney World from 2005 all the way to 2017). I absolutely loved that fireworks show, and Jiminy’s voice was a big reason why.
Judy Hopps (Zootopia)
All Judy Hopps wanted was to join the Zootopia police department and be a proud officer. So as the audience, who would’ve expected a bright, colorful animated movie to be so fun and entertaining—and also so deep and thought-provoking?
With deeper messages about racism and bigotry laced throughout this film, I’d argue Judy Hopes is one of the more memorable Disney characters in some time because she’s tied to such a “deep” kids movie.
Okay, how about I throw in another “Jane” for good measure onto this list? It makes too much, because if there’s going to be a Tarzan, there always must be a Jane. And while this wasn’t Disney’s most popular animated movie ever, I still think it holds up pretty well if you go back and re-watch it.
Jessie (Toy Story 2)
It was virtually an impossible task to create Toy Story 2 and have it eclipse the greatness of the original Toy Story. Well, it can be argued that Pixar did exactly that with this sequel. And a big part of its success was the character of Jessie, an over-excited, happy cowgirl that absolutely loved her horse Bullseye.
Once we learn about Jessie’s deeply sad backstory (of how she became an abandoned toy), you can’t help but love her even more.
Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
There’s not a lot of movie characters that are perfect for two holidays, but Jack Skellington pulls it off beautifully. Whether you want to dress up as Jack for Halloween, or you only watch him on Christmas Eve, this is the only character on this list to come from a stop-motion animated film!
Wrapping It Up
So as I look back on this list, I realize that I have not only two characters whose names are “Jane,” and three characters whose names are “Jack.” Crazy how that happened!
Well, I hope you had as much fun reading this article as I did writing it. Hope to see you real soon!
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