Some Disney animals are joyous little bundles of well-adjusted sunshine. Most of them are, in fact. But let’s be real: There are some who are seriously in need of some professional help. Here are 10 Disney animals who really need to seek therapy, ASAP.
1. Abu from Aladdin — Kleptomania
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Aladdin’s gotta eat to live and gotta steal to eat (he’ll tell you all about it when he has the time), but Abu just likes to steal things. He doesn’t just steal food. He steals jewels, gold, large, conspicuous items in magical death caves. Basically anything he can get his hands on — even when it means certain doom to give into the urge. That’s a pathological problem, for sure.
2. Kuzco from The Emperor’s New Groove — Narcissism
Disney Kuzco isn’t an animal for all of The Emperor’s New Groove, but he is for enough to put him on this list. He’s also a classic narcissist. He thinks the world revolves around him, that he’s the most important in all the land, and he constantly fails to empathize with (or even consider) the feelings of others. Classic. Narcissist.
3. Flounder from The Little Mermaid — Paranoia
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Flounder is one anxious little fish. He’s constantly paranoid that the worst is going to happen. He is a pretty small, vulnerable fish, so it’s not always unjustified, but we’d love Flounder to talk to someone and try to work through these issues.
4. The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland — General Anxiety Disorder
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With a boss like his, it’s no wonder the White Rabbit has high anxiety about being on time for work (lest he be on the wrong end of an “off with his head” order), but this little furball is anxious about everything. He’s constantly on edge, even on the verge of a panic attack. The White Rabbit needs to ditch the pocket watch, get an iPhone to tell time, and then download some guided breathing apps to try while he waits for his first therapy session.
5. Tramp from Lady and the Tramp — Love Addiction
Sure, the Tramp changes his ways when he meets (and fall head over paws for) Lady, but we definitely get the impression that he got AROUND in his pre-Lady days, potentially to an unhealthy degree.
6. Pooh from Winnie the Pooh — Binge Eating Disorder
Pooh loves honey, but he just can’t seem to help himself when it comes to overindulging. Even if it means sticking his face in a beehive or getting stuck in his own house, Pooh just keeps bingeing.
7. Pip from Enchanted — Communication Disorder
Communication Disorder is characterized by an inability to engage in discourse effectively with others, and that’s Pip from Enchanted in a nutshell. This poor little guy spends the entire movie (/presumably his entire life) trying to communicate with Gisele to absolutely no avail.
8. Tigger from Winnie the Pooh — ADHD
The Hundred Acre Wood is full of creatures with diagnosable mental health issues. Tigger, with his constant bouncing around and inability to follow through on basic tasks or stay engaged in lengthy conversations, appears to be suffering from a bad case of ADHD.
9. Scar from The Lion King — Antisocial Personality Disorder
The hallmarks of Antisocial Personality Disorder include disregard for the rights of others and a history of aggressive behavior. Sound like anyone we all know? Maybe someone who made a generation of kids cry their first movie-induced tears when he killed his big brother to become king? Maybe if Scar had gotten the help that he needs years ago, Mufasa would still be alive.
10. Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh — Depression
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Eeyore lives in a beautiful forest with all of his friends, so his chronic depression doesn’t appear to be situational. He suffers from persistent, clinical depression, with a dash of low self-esteem. We always notice you, Eeyore. We love you.
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