Not many big cats will make it onto this list, but Rajah certainly deserves the spot. Set in the fictional kingdom of Agrabah, “Aladdin” had Princess Jasmine, and Princess Jasmine had her pet tiger Rajah. Of course, even if people do own tigers, they wouldn’t be kept in bedrooms, but in a Disney movie, all bets are off.
Rajah protects Jasmine from both violent enemies and unwanted suitors, and while he doesn’t do a great deal to help the plot of any of the movies, he does get a few chances during the animated TV show. But he doesn’t really need to – sometimes a palace-bound princess just needs a friendly, furry face to talk to.
Dino from “The Flintstones”
Dino was part of the Flintstones right from the very start since he appeared in the 1960 debut as part of the opening credits. He's a friendly purple Snorkasaurus who loves to knock Fred Flintstone down and give him a good licking – all the traits of a lovable household dog.
He's most reminiscent of a yapping Jack Russell terrier and got his voice from the man of a thousand voices, Mel Blanc. In a world where dinosaurs do everything from garbage disposal to playing rudimentary records, having a home where you're a cherished pet seems pretty good for Dino.
Santa's Little Helper from “The Simpsons”
Ever wondered why this greyhound has that interesting name? It was all the way back in 1989, when “The Simpsons” was still just getting its start when the family visited the Christmas greyhound race. This little dog lost the race, and the owner abandoned him. The dog joins the police, goes through surgery, father's puppies, and even becomes the new mascot of the show's Duff beer.
Unlike many of the other animals or pets that have appeared on the show, Santa's Little Helper continues to make appearances even after so much time has passed. He can be destructive, but he loves the family and they love him back.
Bitzer from “Shaun the Sheep”
As part of a British stop-motion claymation show by the creator behind Wallace and Gromit, Bitzer is a bit of an odd duck. Dog. Bitzer is a farmer's loyal dog, and though he is strict about his work as a working dog should, he often needs Shaun the sheep's help getting his duties done.
He wants a quiet life, but with Shaun around, that isn't likely to happen. Though he's close friends with Shaun and the rest of the flock, he's devoted to his farmer. He works hard to keep the flock's true nature a secret from the farmer, believing it would lead him to think he's gone insane.
Iago from “Aladdin”
There are plenty of animal characters from this famous series of Disney movies, and Iago is without a doubt the mouthiest. Since Gilbert Gottfried provides the colorful bird's voice, it was always going to be that way.
Iago began as the bird on villainous Vizier Jafar's shoulder, but he quickly branches out and flies away from Jafar, joining the side of the good guys and gals as Jafar became eviler and eviler. He's mostly out for himself, but he does find the time to help out Aladdin, Jasmine, and the genie every once in a while. His allegiances keep switching, but he remains a fun, memorable character no matter what.