Adorkable: Animated Films

"Phffft! No, come on, Dad, he's so weird and awkward, it's like 'are you an idiot or do you know you're adorable?'"
Mavis, Hotel Transylvania

  • Beauty and the Beast:
    • The Beast at times during his more awkward moments. Belle spells out what Adorkable is in her song "Something There".
      Belle: There's something sweet, and almost kind ... but now he's dear, and so unsure.
    • Belle's father. Just look at that face after a hunk of wood clonks him when it's thrown from his chopping machine.
  • Mulan:
    • Li Shang, despite his undeniable masculinity, briefly qualifies.. His interaction with Mulan after defeating Shan-Yu has him stammering and not knowing what to say to her.
    • Mulan herself is adorable and she's quite clumsy.
  • The Emperor's New Groove:
  • Tangled:
    • Flynn Rider (or Eugene Fitzherbert) is a Deadpan Snarker, Butt Monkey, gets pushed around by a hot girl half his size? An orphan who reinvented himself after his favourite literary character? That's weapons-grade adorkable right there.
    • Rapunzel has a bit of an overbite, she lisps when she talks at times, hides in her hair during the song "Mother Knows Best" when afraid, Genki Girl, she's overall naive, very pretty and downright adorably Moe.
  • Toy Story:
    • Buzz Lightyear is Adorkable anytime he's around Affirmative Action Girl Jessie. Except when he goes Latin Lover in Toy Story 3.
    • Woody; he has long, gangly limbs, he's awkward around his girlfriend, and he's something of a wimp in his early days. All signs point to this trope.
  • A Bug's Life's Flik, of the 'socially awkward and yet adorably sweet'-inventor variety.
  • Tarzan: Tarzan acts like a cute dork whenever he's confronted with something from the human world.
    • Jane, too. She's nerdy, bookish, and awkward, but that just serves to make her more endearing.
  • The title character of Disney's Chicken Little. Being voiced by Zach Braff adds to the dorky cuteness.
  • Dr. Delbert Doppler of Treasure Planet. This certain loan exasperation quote says it all:
    "Dangit Jim, I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! Well, I am a doctor, but I'm not that kind of doctor, I have a doctorate, but it's not the same thing, you can't help people with a doctorate, you just sit there and you're useless!"
  • Hercules. Especially as a kid. His awkwardness is the contrast between his earnest desire to help and his clumsiness.
  • The Little Mermaid:
    • Ariel when she's human and on dry land for the first time. She takes in everything with an almost contagious amount of childish curiosity and wonderment. And who could forget the scene when she tried to comb her hair with a fork?
    • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea features Ariel's daughter Melody, mainly due to her awkwardness as a teenager.
    • Flounder, the cowardly talking fish. He's cute and beautifully coloured in blue and yellow.
  • A Goofy Movie: Max and Roxanne, the Birds of a Feather who stutter and stammer and behave awkwardly around each other. Max is Goofy's son and this shows up in his clumsiness and laugh as well.
    • But lineage is not the end-all be-all: Max's Fat Best Friend PJ (aka Pete's son) has a baby face, a shy and anxious personality that's even more awkward than Max's, and a voice that hasn't changed—and, as is revealed in the sequel, never did.
  • Megamind's Megamind, notable especially when he's disguised as Bernard and one of his most relatable, lovable traits. Just watch one scene and you'll see.
  • The Thief and the Cobbler: Tack, the titular cobbler, with his awkward pose, muteness and ridiculously pale skin.
  • The titular Rango. Or as appealing as his character design would allow, anyway. Appearance aside, he is ditzy, awkward, nervous, adorable, cuddly sunshine in a bag.
  • Rio: Blu is obvious(and given that he's voiced by Jesse Eisenberg, that is to be expected). He's awkward, polite, and quite clumsly. The best ways to describe this trope all in one package.
    • Both Linda and Tulio prove to be very much adorkable too, specially in the sequel.
  • Wyborne "Wybie" Lovat from Coraline. He stutters while speaking, is friends with a cat, and is a nice guy in general
  • Corpse Bride: Victor Van Dort. He's extremely clumsy and socially awkward during the wedding rehearsal as he can't speak up or put a ring on Victoria's finger without embarrassing himself. Victor Van Dort? More like Victor Van Dork. However, both Victoria and Emily find him irresistible and fall for him immediately.
  • Arthur Christmas:
    • Bryony sometimes, like when she's getting excited about gift wrap.
    • The titular character Arthur is by no means elegant and worries about almost everything in a hysterical manner, but is an eternally cheery Nice Guy who wholeheartedly believes in the magic of Christmas.
  • The Great Mouse Detective: Could briefly be used to describe Basil after Olivia's My Parents Are Dead moment. He gets very awkward and tongue-tied before snapping back to his usual self. There's also the scene where he's awkwardly trying to cheer up Dawson. "I say...Dawson, old chap?" with a nervous smile.
  • The Iron Giant: Hogarth Hughes. Best proven when he gushes over "having his own giant".
  • One of Manny's main traits in the Ice Age films, primarily in the secondnote  and thirdnote  movies.
    • Louis the little molehog from Continental Drift. He's a shy little hedgehog with Puppy-Dog Eyes who everyone calls a weiner.
  • Melman from Madagascar is the lovable scatterbrain of the foursome. This becomes a main subplot point in Escape 2 Africa.
  • Wreck-It Ralph:
    • Vanellope von Schweetz, who smiles cheekily as she shows off her homemade racing car to the competition.
    • Fix-It Felix Jr. He's sweet to a fault, even when annoyed, and speaks the most quaintly of anyone in the film.
    • Ralph has his moments as well, as he tries to be accepted by others.
  • Monsters University:
    • Randall Boggs. He's cheerful but nervous, wears huge purple Nerd Glasses, and thinks baked goods are the way to win over the cool kids.
    • Squishy. He still lives with his mother and wishes on ladybugs.
    • Mike Wazowski. His eager and peppy attitude during his first days at university really makes you love the little guy.
  • Frozen:
    • Anna is very clumsy and says awkward things, but she is so nice and plucky that these traits only add to her charm.
    • The majority of humor provided by Olaf is dorky antics. Singing a song about summer and how he can't wait to see it while not knowing he'll melt, saying awkwardly silly things pretty much every time he talks, and his catchphrase "I like warm hugs" that he says every time he meets someone. Is there anymore that needs to be said?
    • Hans was essentially just as plucky, awkward, and goofy as Anna whenever he was around her. Then he reveals his true nature.
  • Emmet from The LEGO Movie; he's a cheery guy who's most original thought is of a "double-decker couch" (So that way everyone can hang out together and be buddies!), acts like a stool when told to be silent like a stool, and he totally geeks out when he meets Batman.
  • As the above page quote suggests, Johnny from Hotel Transylvania qualifies. He's an American surfer-dude backpacker klutz who tends to ramble about random anecdotes from his travels, geeks out over the monsters (once he's through being terrified of them), is quite considerate of the feelings of others, and is a hopeless romantic.
  • Big Hero 6:
    • Hiro Hamada. Clumsy, awkward, messy haired and loves to build robots. Instant out-of-universe fangirling. The slight gap in his teeth only adds to his charm.
    • Baymax behaves rather goofily sometimes, such as the famous soccer ball scene. He also has a tendency to state the obvious, and also things Hiro would rather be kept secret.
    Hiro: If my aunt asks, we were at school all day. Got it?
    Baymax: We jumped out a window!
    Hiro: No! Quiet! Shhh!
    Baymax: (whispering) Shhh! We jumped out a window!
    • Wasabi is a lovable, muscular, Science Hero who's also a complete neatnik.
    • Honey Lemon. Her character descriptions describe her as "peppy" and "goofy". Then there's her geeky physique, and the almost childlike glee with which she demonstrates her "chemical metal embrittlement".
    • Fred is self-proclaimed "science enthusiast" and has an obsession with comic book heroes and villains.
    • Tadashi Hamada. Best proven when seen on Baymax's screen of how happy he is after finally activating Baymax (after 84 tries), prompting him to run around and kiss Baymax.
  • Alpha and Omega:
    • Humphrey. Especially during his interactions with Kate and his omega chums.
    • Humphrey's two omega buddies Shakey and Salty. Shakey for his cute appearance and tendency to trip up, and Salty whenever he attempts to flirt.
  • Despicable Me:
    • The Minions, to the point they became BreakoutCharacters
    • Margo gains some tendencies in the sequel when she gets her first crush. Much of her behavior around him is so awkward it's impossible not to love.
  • Star from Balto. Oh so very much. He's a small, meek, timid Butt Monkey with an adorably awkward personality who gets kicked around by Nikki and Kaltag, and whacked in some shape or form anytime he says one thing.
  • Tod from The Fox and the Hound whenever he's around Vixey. When the two first meet, he goes up to her not having a clue what to say. All he does is smile sheepishly and ask her for her name. He also tries to impress her by saying he can catch a fish. What does he end up doing? Failing of course in the most hilarious way. He also makes up with her over a small argument by giving her a flower. And he doesn't understand what she means when she says six would be just perfect. Talk about socially awkward.
  • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure gives us the two protagonists from the first movie's son, Scamp. He's a troublemaker, wants a "better" life, and is a big dork whenever he's around Angel. He tries to impress her and be like one of the junkyard dogs but always ends up embarrassing himself.
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Sherman is perhaps one of the best examples as his nerdy appearance, innocence, and clumsiness really take the cake.
  • Sadness in Inside Out struggles to be understood by the other emotions and she can get quite sweet when she becomes recognized.
  • Home:
    • Tip. She’s a big nerd. The whole "teaching Oh jokes" solidifies her as one. She also proudly tells Oh that she got an A in geometry.
    • Oh is goofy, clumsy, and has weird speech patterns.

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