The 18 Most Attractive Disney Men

So, I was writing my review of Tangled and thinking about a report I heard that Flynn Rider’s good looks were created by female focus group in an attempt to create the handsomest Disney hero ever. This (naturally) led to me contemplating where he falls in my own hierarchy of Disney animated hotness, and I decided that clearly just thinking about it wasn’t enough and I needed to go track down supporting evidence. You know, for science. And as long as I was finding all these pictures, I figured I may as well go ahead and post about it.

So here we go, my choices for the 18 most attractive Disney men:

18. Prince Florian

Snow White (1937)

Snow White’s prince is so bland and generic, he’s never even given a name in the movie. He’s sort of pretty, but too pretty, if anything. He looks practically pre-pubescent, which is just creepy. (Of course, so does Snow White, so I guess it could be worse.)

My rating:1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)

17. Prince Charming

Cinderella (1950)

Another bland and generic early Disney prince. At least he has a little more personality than Snow White’s prince, if being really into tiny feet counts as “personality.” He also looks older than 14, which is a pretty huge plus as well.

On the downside:

My rating:2 Stars (2 / 5)

16. Gaston

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Our first villain! I really don’t go for the types of guys you see on the cover of Flex Magazine, but at least he’s a step above Their Royal Genericnesses up there. On the downside, he’s a willfully ignorant, violent, sexist pig. Hmmm.

My rating:2 Stars (2 / 5)

15. Tarzan

Tarzan (1999)

A lot more character in his face than the two princes above (and much more personality!), but the super pointy nose and chin are kind of weird looking. Also, does he smell like a gorilla?

My rating:2 Stars (2 / 5)

14. Phoebus

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

I dunno, I’m probably biased on account of what a colossal douchebag Phoebus is in the novel, but Disney’s much nicer Phoebus doesn’t do much for me either. (Esmeralda’s pretty smoking, though.)

My rating:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

13. John Smith

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Pocahontas (1995)

Blondly bland? Blandly blond? Whatever it is, meh.

My rating:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

12. Hercules

Hercules (1997)

Blandly blond AND a bodybuilder? I’ve mostly ranked him higher than John, Phoebus, and Gaston because I like his nose better. All that art history gave me a bit of a thing for Greek noses. Plus, whatever the flaws of the mythological Hercules in that regard, the Disney Hercules does have great taste in ladies.

My rating:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

11. The Beast/Adam

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

This one is a little awkward because I (like most of the known universe) preferred the Beast when he was, well, a Beast. Which feels a little strange to admit, being neither a furry nor a zoophile. But seriously Disney animators… why is Adam so fug?

 

Nailed it, John Su.

Also there’s the whole Stockholm Syndrome thing, though it might be worth it to get your hands on that library…

Adam rating:2 Stars (2 / 5)

Beast rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)

Average rating:2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

10. Kocoum

Pocahontas (1995)

Yeah, Pocahontas’s original intended was kind of a stick-in-the-mud, but at least he was hotter than John Smith.

My rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)

9. David Kawena

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

I have a hard time picturing what that nose would look like in real life, but aside from the lumpy nose, David is a pretty nice looking guy, with a great boy-next-door vibe. He comes across as a real sweetie in the film, and I like how he takes the whole alien invasion thing in stride and stands by Nani and Lilo through everything that happens.

My rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)

8. Prince Hans of the Southern Isles

Frozen (2013)

Being attractive opens all kinds of doors, so I guess it’s a pretty helpful trait for a sociopath to have. Beware, ladies!

Why don’t I rank Hans higher? Well, his otherwise delightfully freckled and gorgeously green-eyed face is marred by one of the bizarre concave Frozen noses. (Kristoff is one of the only characters with a normal looking nose in the whole darn movie.) Plus: sociopath. Duh.

My rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)

7. Aladdin

Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin’s a little tough to place, because he tends to look kind of derpy from some angles and super attractive from others. He’s got a great smile, though, and overall, I’d have to say the attractive wins out.

He acts a little derpy sometimes, too, but he’s fundamentally a kind, loyal guy, and he’s got great friends!

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)

6. Kristoff

Frozen (2013)

Finally, a blond Disney hero that’s not totally generic and bland looking! Even though he’s not as classically handsome as some of the other Disney men, I love Kristoff’s rosy cheeks, his freckles, and his great hair.

And of course, the initial gruffness and social awkwardness disguise a heart as open and honest as his face.

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)

5. Prince Naveen

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Too bad he spends most of the movie as a frog. Naveen really is quite the hottie, and he has a super sexy accent, too. On the downside, he’s a “no-count, philandering, lazy bump on a log,” but if anyone can whip him into shape, it’s Tiana.

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)

4. Prince Philip

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

The best of the early Disney princes by far. He’s not only the most handsome, he even shows signs of a personality! He’s quite progressive for the 14th century, and also brave enough to take on Malificent, the scariest Disney villain of all time, so you know he’s got your back for anything.

My rating:4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

3. Prince Eric

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Prince Philip reigned for decades, but was finally overthrown by Prince Eric’s black haired, blue eyed dreaminess. Totally swoon-worthy, plus he dances, sings, and loves dogs!

On the downside, he doesn’t come across as the sharpest tool in the shed, but do any of the princes, really?

My rating:5 Stars (5 / 5)

2. Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert

Tangled (2010)

Flynn’s gorgeous, funny, and a heck of a lot smarter than almost anyone else in this post. Smart is sexy, so Flynn racks up tons of bonus points for that alone.

On the downside, there’s the whole thief thing, but at least he’s willing to clean up his act and go straight for love.

Thanks, ladies of Disney. The results of your focus group were excellent!

My rating:5 Stars (5 / 5)

Much as I love Flynn, though, my top spot still goes to my teenage favorite:

1. Li Shang

Mulan (1998)

Shang has a much more angular face than most of Disney’s men and it always puzzles me why I find it so attractive. If you just traced the outline, I think it would be kind of funny looking, but somehow with the features added in, it works.

Also, he’s got a great body, a nice voice (both speaking and singing), and he’s a hell of an athlete.

His personality is pretty serious and rigid at the start of the movie, but you can see his feelings for Mulan start to break that down, even before he realizes she’s actually a girl. (Which is another mark in his favor, really – willing to question own sexuality without freaking out about it.) By the end of the movie, he’s smiling and everything!

Yes, so far Shang has successfully held off all challengers. Are you surprised?

My rating:5 Stars (5 / 5)

Do you agree with my choices? Disagree? Please comment below and share your ranking!

Other People’s Lists and Nominations:

If you enjoy these lists, you’ll probably also like fan artist David Kawena’s Disney Heroes series. As a sample, here’s Eric:

Oh, and by the way, lest any guys think they want to make fun of us ladies for conducting multiple lengthy discussions of the relative attractiveness and dateability of a bunch of animated characters, I have two words for you:

  1. Jessica
  2. Rabbit

Comments

  1. okay definelty prince phebus, david kawena, and hans and kristoff have to be ranked lowest. My favorite is definelty Eric, black-haired guys rule!!!

  2. OK, i do not get it if this is supposed to be the best looking Disney men why do the have to pick out every flaw in the comments they put? you would think they were trying to convince you that they were bad looking don’t you think? It gets kind of annoying, just saying.

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