A Complete List of Disney Characters in Spanish
Disney characters are iconic, and this article will present you with a list of Disney characters in Spanish so you can talk about your favorites with your friends and family in another language!
Disney characters are recognized worldwide. Some regions have different names for the characters thanks to older translations. For example, in Latin American and Spain, older generations may still refer to Mickey Mouse as el Ratón Miguelito (in Mexico) or Miguelín (in Spain). These were the official names for Mickey Mouse during the 50s and 60s in Spanish-speaking countries.
As you explore the list of Disney characters below, it’s organized in chronological order, with Disney feature films divided into the following ages and eras:
- Mickey Mouse and His Friends
- The Golden Age (1937-1942)
- The Wartime Era (1943-1949)
- The Silver Age (1950-1959)
- The Bronze Age (1970-1988)
- The Disney Renaissance (1989-1999)
- Post Renaissance Era (2000-2009)
- The Revival Era (2010-Present)
In this article, I will try to give you the most complete list of Disney character names in Spanish—but some movies are overlooked in which the names of the characters are the same in English and Spanish.
The Complete List of Disney Characters in Spanish
Mickey Mouse And His Friends
The first Disney movie dubbed in Spanish was “The Three Little Pigs,” a Silly Symphony short that premiered in the 1930s and dubbed to Spanish in France in 1933. Since then, Walt Disney Company shorts, movies, and cartoons were Spanish dubbed in different places like Mexico and Argentina, and later in Burbank, California, where most of the oldest Disney cartoons were translated and dubbed for Latin America and Spain.
Thanks to these Spanish dubs, Mickey Mouse and company became really popular outside the United States, and in Latin America and Spain, certain characters’ names were “translated” to Spanish, to make them easier to remember.
Here are the names of Mickey Mouse and his friends and how they were known in Latin America and Spain for a while:
|El ratón Miguelito/Miguelín||Mickey Mouse|
|La ratoncita Mimi||Minnie Mouse|
|El pato Donald||Donald Duck|
|El ratón Mortimer||Mortimer Mouse|
The Golden Age
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Known as Blancanieves y los siete enanos in Latin America and Blancanieves y los siete enanitos in Spain, this was the first feature film by Walt Disney Pictures. Premiered in 1937, it was based on a German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. Snow White was traditionally animated and it was a critical and commercial success, both in the United States as internationally.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed this film as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it as one of the 25 first films for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Here is the list of Disney characters in Spanish of this movie:
|Blanca Nieves||Snow White|
|La Reina Malvada||The Evil Queen|
|El Príncipe||The Prince|
|El Espejo Mágico||The Magic Mirror|
|El Cazador||The Huntsman|
And here are some fun words to add to your vocabulary that have relation with this movie:
|La manzana envenenada||The Poisoned Apple|
|Un beso del verdadero amor||A true love kiss|
Called Pinocho in Spanish, this movie is the second feature film by Walt Disney Pictures. Premiered in 1940, this movie was a “box office bomb” due to World War II cutting off the European and Asian markets overseas. Still, it was the first animated feature to win a competitive Academy Award.
In 1994 Pinocchio was also added to the United States National Film Registry. Here is the list of its movie characters:
|Pepito Grillo||Jiminy Cricket|
|El Honrado Juan||“Honest” John Worthington Foulfellow|
|Gedeón||“Giddy” Gideon the Cat|
|El Hada Azul||The Blue Fairy|
And here are some words from this move to add to your vocabulary!
Known also as Dumbo in Spanish, this feature film premiered in 1941 by Walt Disney Pictures. It’s one of the shortest Disney movies with only 64 minutes in duration, and it was produced to recover the financial losses from Fantasia. This movie was simple and cost-effective to produce, and still it became an animated classic.
In 2017, Dumbo was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress of the United States.
Here is the list of Dumbo’s characters in Spanish:
|Señora Dumbo||Mrs. Jumbo|
|Timoteo Q. Mouse||Timothy Q. Mouse|
|Elefanta Mayor||Elephant Matriarch|
|Cuervo Jim||Dandy Crow|
|El Maestro de Ceremonias||The Ringmaster|
|Casey Junior||Casey Junior|
|El Sr. Cigueña||Mr. Stork|
And here are some Dumbo-related words to add to your vocabulary!
|Un acto circense||A circus act|
|Los animales de circo||Circus animals|
Known in Spain and Latin America as Bambi as well, this 1942 Walt Disney Pictures movie is the last of the Golden Age. Bambi was nominated for three categories by the Academy Awards and in 2011 was added to the National Film Registry.
Here is its list of Disney characters:
|Mamá de Bambi||Bambi’s Mother|
|Señora Conejo||Mrs. Rabbit|
|El Gran Príncipe del Bosque||Great Prince of the Forest|
Here are a few words to keep expanding your vocabulary:
|El bosque||The woods|
The Wartime Era
Los Tres Caballeros
Titled by Disney in English as “The Three Caballeros,” this feature film premiered in 1944 and was the first of its kind to be set in Latin America, combining real images and animations.
This film marks the 10th anniversary of Donald Duck and was produced as a “goodwill message” from Disney Animation Studios toward Latin America during World War II.
Here is the list of Disney characters in Spanish:
|El Pato Donald||Donald Duck|
|José Carioca||José Carioca|
|Pancho Pistolas||Panchito Pistoles|
And here are some new words for your vocabulary related to Los tres caballeros:
|La posada||Advent Celebration|
The Silver Age
Premiered in 1950, La Cenicienta (in Spanish) marks the beginning of the Walt Disney Pictures “silver age.” This movie is based on the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault, and it became the greatest critical and commercial hit for the studio since Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Due to its financial success, Cinderella practically saved Walt Disney from bankruptcy.
Cinderella received three Academy Award nominations and two sequels many years later.
Most Cinderella characters are the same in English and Spanish, but those that change are:
|El Hada Madrina||Fairy Godmother|
|El Principe Encantador||Prince Charming|
And here are some new words for your vocabulary:
|La varíta mágica||Magic Wand|
|La zapatilla de cristal||Glass Slipper|
Alice in Wonderland
Alicia en el País de las Maravillas in Spanish is the 13th movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Released in 1951, the animated film is based on the Alice in Wonderland Collection by Lewis Carroll.
Alice in Wonderland was considered a disappointment on it’s initial release, spurring Walt Disney to show it as one of the first episodes of the Disneyland TV show. It was successful in television, leading Disney to re-release it in theaters, after which it attracted massive crowds.
Here is a list of Disney characters in the movie Alice in Wonderland:
|El Sombrerero Loco||Mad Hatter|
|La Liebre de Marzo||March Hare|
|El Gato Risón||Cheshire Cat|
|La Reina de Corazones||Queen of Hearts|
|El Conejo Blanco||White Rabbit|
Here are some vocabulary words:
Known in Spain and Latin America also as Peter Pan, this movie came out in 1953 and is the 14th Disney animated feature.
Here are some Peter Pan characters that actually have a name in Spanish! Those characters that aren’t on the list have the same name in English and Spanish:
|Capitan Garfio||Captain Hook|
|Jefe Indio||Indian Chief|
|Los Niños Perdidos||The Lost Boys|
And here are some magical, never ageing words, to add to your Spanish vocabulary:
|los polvos de hada||Fairy Dust|
Lady and the Tramp
Known as La Dama y el Vagabundo in Spanish, this was the first movie produced in the newly-founded Walt Disney Animation Studios. It premiered in 1955 and was the first animation feature to be presented on “Cinemascope,” a widescreen presentation available at the time in theaters.
Lady and the Tramp was a success and now is considered one of the best Disney animated films.
Here is the list of Disney characters in Spanish for this film!
And here are some vocabulary related to this movie:
|La perrera||Dog Pound|
|El perro callejero||Stray dog|
The Sleeping Beauty
La Bella Durmiente in Spanish premiered in 1959 and is the 16th feature film by Walt Disney Pictures. This film is based on several iterations of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. This was the last “Princess movie” until the Little Mermaid in 1989.
In 2019 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Here is a list of the Sleeping Beauty Characters with names in Spanish:
|Príncipe Felipe||Prince Philip|
|Rey Estéfano||King Stephan|
|Rey Humberto||King Hubert|
Here is some vocabulary so you don’t fall asleep!
|El huso de hilar||Spindel|
|Las ruecas||Spinning Wheel|
|El campesino / La campesina||Peasants|
|El prometido / La prometida||Betrothed|
The Bronze Age
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Lo mejor de Winnie the Pooh in Spain and Las aventuras de Winnie the Pooh in Latin America is the 22nd feature film animated by Walt Disney Pictures. This movie features three Winnie the Pooh shorts previously screened in theaters and for this reason is one of the last movies supervised directly by Walt Disney, because he was alive when two of the three segments were screened for the first time during the late 60s early 70s.
To make this movie more cohesive, the endings of the shorts were changed.
Here is the list of the Winnie the Pooh characters and their names in Spanish:
|Winnie Pooh/Pooh||Winnie the Pooh|
And here is a short list of words to add to your vocabulary!
|El oso de felpa||Teddy Bear|
|El amigo Imaginario||Imaginary Friends|
The Disney Renaissance Era
The Little Mermaid
Known as La Sirenita in Spanish, this is the 28th animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the Little Mermaid is an animated musical fantasy, released in 1989 to critical acclaim for the animation, music, and characters. It was also a commercial success, despite the speculation that it would appeal only to females, thus earning less than other Disney releases.
The Little Mermaid is considered the beginning of the “Renaissance Era” of the Disney movies.
Remember that those names that aren’t on the list are the same in Spanish and English! Here is the list of Disney characters in Spanish:
|La Princesa Ariel||Princess Ariel|
|El Principe Eric||Prince Eric|
|El Rey Tritón||King Triton|
Here is some vocabulary to practice under the sea:
The Beauty And The Beast
La Bella y la Bestia in Spanish, this feature film is an animated musical romantic fantasy based on a French fairy tale of the same name by Jeane-Marie Leprince de Beumont. This was the third movie released during the “Disney Renaissance” period, and was the 30th movie released by Walt Disney Pictures.
The Beauty and the Beast premiered in 1991 and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, and won several Academy Awards, while being nominated for Best Picture.
Here are some characters of the Beauty and The Beast and how are named in Spanish:
|La Señora Potts||Mrs. Potts|
And here are some magical words for your vocabulary:
Known as Aladdín or Aladdino in Spanish, this is the 31st movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Premiered in theaters in 1992, it was acclaimed for the music, visual effects, and Robin Williams voice-acting as the Genie.
The song “A Whole New World” won a Grammy and was the first Disney song to get to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The movie won several Academy Awards as well as some Golden Globe Awards.
Here are a list of the Disney characters on this movie that have a translated name in Spanish:
|La Alfombra Mágica||The Magic Carpet|
Here are some words related to Aladdin to expand your vocabulary:
|Un diamante en bruto||A diamond on the rough|
|Mil y una noches||One Thousand and One Nights|
Disney Characters in Spanish with Slight Difference in Spelling
From this point and beyond, the Disney movies characters have the same names in English and Spanish, but the names in Spanish have accents.
The following list is from the Renaissance Era of Disney movies:
|El Rey León||The Lion King|
|El Jorobado de Notre Dame||The Hunchback of Notre Dame|
|Fantasía 2000||Fantasia 2000|
|Las Locuras del Emperador / El Emperador y sus Locuras||The Emperor’s New Groove|
|Atlantis: El imperio Perdido||Atlantis: The Lost Empire|
|Lilo & Stitch||Lilo & Stitch|
|El Planeta del Tesoro||Treasure Planet|
|Tierra de Osos/ Hermano Oso||Brother Bear|
|Vacas Vaqueras/ Zafarrancho en el Rancho||Home on the Range|
|Chicken Little||Chicken Little|
|La Familia del Futuro/ Descubriendo a los Robinsons||Meet the Robinsons|
|Bolt: Un perro fuera de serie||Bolt|
|La Princesa y el Sapo/ Tiana y el Sapo||The Princess and the Frog|
|Winnie the Pooh||Winnie the Pooh|
|Ralph el Demoledor/ ¡Rompe Ralph!||Wreck-it Ralph|
|Frozen: Una aventura congelada/ Frozen: El reino del hielo||Frozen|
|Grandes Héroes||Big Hero 6|
|Moana: Un mar de aventuras/ Vaiana||Moana|
|Wifi Ralph/ Ralph rompe el Internet||Ralph Breaks the Internet|
|Frozen II||Frozen II|
|Raya y el Último Dragón||Raya and the Last Dragon|
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