Butt Monkey / Animated Films

You would not believe what I've been through tonight!
Mr. Potato Head, Toy Story 3 note 

  • Beauty and the Beast:
    • Maurice, Belle's father. His inventions misfire, he gets lost in the woods, he gets captured by a beast, his daughter takes his place, when he tries to get Gaston and the villagers to help him, they throw him out in the snow and later they even try to lock him up in the nuthouse.
    • Cogsworth regularly suffers comic incidents. This is especially evident in the Updated Re-release, where his entire role in the added musical number seems to consist of nothing but him being picked on.
    • Gaston's loyal sidekick Lefou. Gaston uses him as a punching bag ever so often. Lefou even means "the daft," "the crazy", "the demented" or "the fool", so it's even lampshaded.
  • Ice Age:
    • Sid. The Majority of his problems are self-imposed, either through not being properly careful, or through having delusions of grandeur.
    • Scrat. Nothing ever goes the poor guy's way. He exists only for the purpose of being a butt-monkey — er, squirrel. Thing. Butt-Saber-Toothed-Squirrel.
    • Louis isn't given a lot of respect by the Herd.
  • The Jungle Book: Kaa. Especially in the sequel where every time he tries to eat Mowgli he suffers countless Amusing Injuries. Later on, he's brutally beaten up again when he tries to eat Shanti and his last appearance has him being threatened by Shere Khan.
  • Kung Fu Panda: Deconstructs this trope. For most of the film, Po is always getting slapped around by fate and other characters. And sure, it's funny, but since he's the protagonist, we get to see what it's like form his point of view, even before he says this: "I stayed because every time you threw a brick at my head, or said I smelled, it hurt — but it could never hurt more than every day of my life just being me!" Then it's subverted in the sense that fate has actually been guiding him just in the right direction.
  • Lilo & Stitch: Ice Cream Man. Doesn't possess the luck to get through his ice cream without losing it.
  • The Lion King movies:
    • The Lion King:
      • Banzai, who gets claw-marks and thorns in his butt.
      • Zazu who starts out as Mufasa's PR guy and constantly finds himself at the butt of Simba's antics. After Scar takes over, he is reduced to being in a cage and is almost eaten by the hyenas on several occasions.
    • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: Nuka arguably qualifies. Scrawny, neurotic, and high-strung, with barely any mane on his neck, he's The Unfavorite of Zira's children. As a result, he is subject to constant abuse from his mother, both physical and emotional, and his siblings make no effort to stand up for him. Despite this, (or perhaps because of this) he constantly tries to gain his mother's approval, and it ends up killing him. Only then does she come to her senses.
  • 101 Dalmatians: Cruella often treats Horace and Jasper this way. Also, Jasper treats Horace like this, too.
  • Pocahontas:
    • Percy the pug. He's quite frequently tripping, falling from high heights, or smashing into things, all because he happens to be the villain's dog at least before he switches owners. However, no one likes torturing him more than Meeko the raccoon. Whenever Percy has the chance to eat something, Meeko is always there to snatch it away from him. On one occasion, after he hordes a pile of bones intended for the two of them to share, Meeko offers a single bone to Percy. Then he breaks it and offers him a smaller piece, before finally eating it just as Percy was about to grab it.
    • Flit, who despite his caution and practical edge. He is often comically abused by Meeko, almost drowns, and John Smith later catches him in a cookie, which was virtually inescapable for him.
    • Thomas throughout 3/4 of the movie—he nearly drowns, is clumsy, can't shoot and is manipulated by Ratcliffe. Even when he thinks he's doing right by shooting Kocoum to save John's life, he only manages to make things worse.
  • Rodney Dangerfield. He says so himself: "I get no respect. No respect at all." It's even the tagline of the Rover Dangerfield movie poster. "The dog who gets no respect."
  • Robin Hood: Sir Hiss. He is always the target of Prince John's temper tantrums.
  • The Secret of NIMH: Jeremy Even sweet Mrs Brisby wants a restraining order from him.
  • The Snow Queen (2012): Orm is this. When he tries to reject his duty to the Snow Queen and save Gerda, she calls him a coward.
  • Son of the White Horse: If someone's to be humiliated, it'll be Kőmorzsoló.
  • South Park: Six words: "Oh my g-d! They killed Kenny!"
  • Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo: Beast Boy, he's constantly punched and beaten. Most of it comes from Raven, from beginning to end.
  • WALL•E:
    • M-O, unintentionally caused by WALL•E.
    • WALL•E gets blasted at, crashed into, broken, and tossed into walls regularly.
    • BURN-E. He's just trying to do his job and fix the ship, but the events of the film keep causing chaos for him.
  • The Wild: The slightly oddball koala Nigel (voiced by Eddie Izzard). Nigel never gets any respect and gets made fun by some of the animals at the zoo because he's a cute, furry koala bear. This is mainly because of a doll of him that is sold in the zoo shop and says "I'm so cuddly I like you!" when someone pulls his string.