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* ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'': Kate the alpha wolf.
* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'': Audrey Ramirez, the mechanic.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'': Jenna is willing to fight a furious bear far larger than she is and has no qualms with standing up to [[GloryHound Steel]], something many of the male dogs in the film are too afraid to do. Sadly, she ends up fading into the background in the other two films. Her daughter Aleu in the second movie also gets to be badass, but unfortunately she quickly falls into FauxActionGirl territory.
* ''Disney/BigHero6'': [=GoGo=] Tomago and Honey Lemon are just as integral to the eponymous team as the other male members, and prove to be skilled combatants with their abilities (super speed and chemical explosions, respectively) in battle.
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' has Penny (the onscreen version, anyway), particularly in the opening. Mittens has her moments as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'':
** Maria Posada. When Manolo and Joaquin start a swordfight over her, she picks up a sword and disarms them both in a single move. And that's before the bandits show up. During her travels, she has learned fencing and kung-fu.
** The Adelita Twins. Both of them due to having fought in the revolution as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldaderas soldaderas]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Merida, who is awesome with a bow and arrow.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'': Holly Shiftwell
* ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'': In the sequel we have Boadicea - a penguin chick who can do LeParkour.
* ''DragonsFireAndIce'': Princess Kyra, who is an exceptional hand-to-hand fighter, is very skilled with a staff and kali sticks, and can wield '''[[TookALevelinBadass friggin' fire]]'''.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Elsa and Anna both have moments of this, with Elsa fighting off a pair of guards trying to kill her and Anna taking down a pack of wolves with a lute and a burning sleeping bag.
* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'': Red Puckett is a freaking BEAST in a hand-to-hand fight.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'': Astrid and Ruffnut.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Esmeralda, who, during the Festival of Fools, successfully fights off several of Frollo's guards, and [[spoiler: is the one to rescue a wounded Phoebus from drowning the river after he's shot by said guards in a later scene]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Elastigirl is of the ActionMom variety.
** Her daughter, Violet also qualifies.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': Tigress and Viper.
* WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie: Wyldstyle. Hell yeah. Three words: The melting room.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Nala is a very strong fighter, and a fierce hunter. Even as a cub she's shown to have considerable skill, always trumping Simba during their bouts of playful roughousing. ("Pinned ya!")
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel was actually the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess to be proactive. She outwits a shark, rescues her Prince, and destroys two of Ursula's minions. While Eric does save her in the end, there's no denying that this girl was the one who set the stage for more strong female leads in Disney.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'': Susan, a.k.a. Ginormica, [[CharacterDevelopment eventually becomes one of these]] after starting out as a ReluctantMonster.
* Fa Disney/{{Mulan}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'': 7 is the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only girl]] out of the group , and makes her entrance by [[spoiler:decapitating the Cat Beast in one swing.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'': Abigail, a tomboyish woodmouse.
* ''OpenSeason'': Giselle.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'': Jewel, right up until Nigel injures her wing.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': Peepers, the [[{{Meganekko}} bespectacled]] teenage mouse.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': Princess Fiona has a {{Badass}} ActionGirl moment in the first movie, but kind of stays behind in the second and third movies. Then the fourth movie rolls around, and the trope makes a [[UpToEleven glorious]] comeback.
* ''Film/SpaceJam'': Lola Bunny, a basketball player so talented that even MichaelJordan notes that "the girl's got some skills".
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Rapunzel. For a WaltDisneyPictures FairyTale adaptation of a Princess tale, she may be bubbly. But she is the toughest human female character since ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': [[AffirmativeActionGirl Jessie]].
** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3:'' [[spoiler:Barbie]]
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': Captain Amelia is a fabulous example, voiced by the lovely Creator/EmmaThompson.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': EVE, with built-in nuclear cannon.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Sergeant Calhoun. Vanellope also counts, in a BadassAdorable kind of way.