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Disney Characters That Deserve Their Own Spinoffs
After she made her celebrated debut in 2003's Finding Nemo, Dory, the regal blue tang, is getting her own spin-off Friday. In honor of the release of Finding Dory, see 12 other Disney characters who deserve their own films, ahead.
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Cinderella: The Mice
Upgraded to a fabulous life in the palace with Cinderella, Gus and Jaq -- well-trained from their days of outsmarting Lucifer -- are taking on royal challenges in their roles as spies to the Prince. Charming's life remains charming thanks to them "ratting on the enemies." Their first espionage mission: keeping tabs on Lady Tremaine, Drizella, and Anastasia — no rest for the wicked.
Tagline: Don't miss this summer's cheesiest
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Alice in Wonderland: The Doorknob
As this key character points out, "One good turn deserves another." So of course, Doorknob deserves his moment to shine — maybe after a good polish — and why shouldn't a supporting role in Alice in Wonderland open doors to a spin-off? Maybe he could star in a comedy show — though we admit, one too many knock-knock jokes and you'd eventually get bored.
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Peter Pan: Nana the Dog
A movie revolving aroud a lovelable pup caring for kids? It's box-office gold. Whatever Nana's spin-off entails, seeing her attempt physically demanding tasks whilst keeping her bonnet properly secured on her mane would be a treat!
Tagline: Nobody puts Nana in the doghouse.
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The Little Mermaid: Sebastian
Sebastian and Quest for The Super Star(fish) would feature the crab as the
choral coral director on a reality singing competition, born from his expertise with Ariel's sisters in The Little Mermaid. Welcoming mermaids for the ultimate under-the-sea showdown as they compete in the first Atlantis A Capella Competition, Sebastian's training sessions would also double as therapy, since he's such a good counselor.
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Beauty and the Beast: Chip
Chip's curiosity and eye for adventure makes him a prime candidate for a spin-off. In this sequel, Belle and The Beast have some new dinnerware shipped in from — we'll name it — Pottsbarn (Gaston-Sonoma?), and there's a clash or two between the new immaculate china tea cups and the original, charmingly-chipped antiques. We're re-envisioning "Be Our Guest" as a flamboyant battle of the tableware. Cameos by Mrs Potts, Lumiere, and Cogsworth are a must.
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Mischievous Meeko returns for a rom-com romp to remember. Can't you just see the love blossoming between the thieving raccoon and Ratcliffe's pompous dog, Percy? Just think back to that bathtub-sharing, cherry-eating scene if you need convincing.
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Hercules: The Muses
With such on-point hair, vocals, and attitudes, these goddesses (literally) are totally a-MUSE-ing enough for their own feature film. The spin-off would see The Muses stepping out from the divine shadow of Hercules to share their gospel truth with the world through the power of song and acrobatic dance moves. Plus, these ladies are immortal so there's really no telling how long this franchise could go on.
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Mulan: Mushu and Cri-Kee
Welcome to Mushu's Bootcamp. This sequels sees the anthropomorphic red dragon whip spirit guardians into shape to help the future heroes of China, with accompanying inspirational chirps from Cri-Kee. Now recruiting all ambitious incense burners and gong-ringers!
Tagline: Top advice from a top-shelf guardian.
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In the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2009 Pixar picture, Russell takes his role as a Wilderness Explorer to new, soaring heights. He and Mr. Fredricksen staff the world's newest travel agency. Their most popular package? Day tours of Paradise Falls, specifically targeted for young adventurers, complete with hugs from Dug, a ride on Kevin's back, and one free balloon.
Tagline: Adventure is out there!
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Inside Out: Bing Bong
Forgotten forever, no more! Such a selfless character deserves his time in the lead role. This prequel would explore the happy times between Riley and her purple imaginary friend. Think rockets that run on song power, candy tears, and questionable spelling skills. Altogether now, "Who's your friend who likes to play? Bing Bong, Bing Bong. His rocket makes you yell 'Hooray!'"
Tagline: Imagination Land: Where imaginary friends bring real fun.
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If Taylor Swift can dress up as Olaf for Halloween, there's no way his story doesn't warrant a spin-off. Accompanied by Elsa's ever-present snowstorm cloud, the snowman is able to venture out on the summer vacation of his dreams. After all, he's "always loved the idea of summer. And sun, and all things hot.”
Tagline: Some dreams will never melt
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The Incredibles: Frozone
Why does Frozone deserve a spinoff? Three words: Samuel L. Jackson.