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"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?'"

  • 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.
  • Antz: The protagonist Z is very quirky and neurotic, but still loveable nonetheless.
  • 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.
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Milo Thatch. 115 pounds of weapons-grade adorkable. He's so clumsy-cute, even a princess falls for him. He's voiced by Michael J. Fox, which helps. Early on, Helga lampshades it.
    Helga: Cartographer, linguist, plumber... Hard to believe he's still single.
  • Balto: Star is 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.
  • Bambi:
    • Bambi is portrayed as an eternally wide eyed fawn enchanted by the world around him, as well as adorably clumsy, meek and awkward, especially around Faline. He's also a quiet natured Nice Guy that bulks up into one of Disney's very first Dork Knights as a buck. Even more prominent in the midquel.
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    • Flower is an even bigger Shrinking Violet than Bambi and takes the form of a precious little skunk. He's also the first of the main cast to fall head over heels in love.
  • Beauty and the Beast: Belle's father. Specifically his face after a hunk of wood clonks him when it's thrown from his chopping machine.
  • 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".
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    • 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.
    • Even Aunt Cass qualifies, with her childlike excitement and energy with pretty much everything.
  • The Book of Life:
    • Manolo Luis Sanchez. Either when he's serenading Maria or whatever humorous catastrophe befalls him
    • Joaquin Emilio Mondragon Jr. crosses into this territory when he's thinking about Maria or talking about his cool mustache.
  • A Bug's Life: Flik, of the 'socially awkward and yet adorably sweet'-inventor variety.
  • Cats Don't Dance: Danny. His optimism and energetic dancing and singing make him quite adorable. Also, when he becomes a couple with Sawyer after he realizes what she meant about the new item on his list "Get the girl".
  • Chicken Little:
    • The titular fowl is a geeky, innocent, and creative Ridiculously Cute Critter with Nerd Glasses. Being voiced by Zach Braff adds to the dorky cuteness.
    • Runt, thanks to his large build and scaredy-cat tendencies.
    • Abby Mallard. Besides the buck teeth, her crush on Chicken Little turns her into a puddle of adorable awkwardness.
  • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time has stepsister Anastasia become into one of these. She acts awkward when speaking to Prince Charming, occasionally gets excited, and is a bit of a klutz.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs:
    • Sam Sparks, once she dons her glasses and embraces her love of meteorology.
    • Flint Lockwood, especially when it comes to science and Sam. He's the stereotypical socially-awkward geek who wants to be accepted.
  • Coraline: Wyborne "Wybie" Lovat stutters while speaking, is friends with a cat, and is a nice guy in general.
  • The Croods: Guy. He does wild mannerisms with his body, he's endearingly clumsy (mostly due to the Croods man-handling him), and his crush on Eep is endearingly sweet.
  • Despicable Me:
    • The Minions are 10,400 cuddly, accident-prone, small, and yellow humanoids that you want to hug all day, to the point they became Breakout Characters.
    • 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.
    • Gru becomes this when he uses some youth lingo or when he's around Lucy.
    • The sequel gives this trope in Lucy Wilde. She's an energetic, fast-talking nice girl.
  • The Emperor's New Groove:
  • Epic:
    • Bomba and Grub have traces of this.
    • Nod, and even Ronin as well, when mocking Bomba in his and MK's house.
  • The Fox and the Hound: Tod 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!
  • 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's 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 revealed his true nature.
    • Elsa when she's excited about Anna's birthday celebration in Frozen Fever and she squeals with excitement at several points.
    • Kristoff goofily subs the words for his reindeer friend Sven, and gets adorably awkward when he falls for Anna. This is to show that he's generally this in private as well as around humans.
    • Sven is this when you mix in his clumsiness, love for carrots, and his goofy facial expressions.
  • A Goofy Movie:
    • Max and Roxanne, the Birds of a Feather who stutter and stammer and behave awkwardly around each other. Being Goofy's son, Max has definitely inherited Goofy's clumsiness and "Ah-hyuck" laugh, making him even more endearing.
    • Goofy. Thanks to his ditzy, clumsy and awkward, but well meaning and good natured personality and love for his son, Max. Also, he loves everything from the 70s.
    • 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.
    • Sylvia Marpole, Goofy's Love Interest from An Extremely Goofy Movie. She's a Closet Geek of The '70s and tries to hide it, but the slightest prodding at her nerdier side brings it out full force.
  • 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.
    • Dawson. Slightly clumsy and awkward, but very friendly.
  • Happy Feet: Mumble dances whenever he's excited, and you can never forget his obvious love for Gloria.
  • Hercules: Hercules, Especially as a kid. His awkwardness is the contrast between his earnest desire to help and his clumsiness. Even as an adult, he's still sorta awkward. This is more prominent in the animated series, which shows him as a well-meaning teenager making a mess of things rather often as he tries to manage becoming a hero.
  • 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.
  • Hotel Transylvania:
    • Mavis gets quite giddy at the prospect of traveling the world or thinking about Jonathan. She even shows more of this trait in the sequel. When she is on a trip with Johnny, she is so perky and excitable about seeing things she's never seen before. She even thinks she's on national television when she's standing in front of a security camera in a corner store right after trying every single slurpy flavor!
    • Dracula is a huge utterly sweet dork as a father, and later as a grandfather. In the second film he is completely clueless to the human lifestyle, can barely figure out how to use a cell phone, and tries in vain to to teach Dennis how to be a "real vampire".
  • How to Train Your Dragon:
    • Hiccup. In contrast to Testosterone Poisoned fellow Vikings, he's a scrawny snarky young teen who tries so hard to be tough like them but can't.
    • Toothless, especially by third film and his hilarious but adorable courtship of the Light Fury.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Quasimodo's glee and following awkwardness at the Festival of Fools is comparable to a 20th century teenager at a school dance.
  • Ice Age:
    • Manny, primarily in the second note  and thirdnote  movies.
    • Louis the little molehog from Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. He's a shy little hedgehog with Puppy-Dog Eyes who everyone calls a wiener.
  • The Incredibles:
    • Violet. Her crush shyness earns her this status. She even uses finger guns in an awkward situation.
    • Tony Rydinger. He seems pretty cool-headed in his introductory scene, but when it comes to asking Violet out for a date, he near-immediately starts fumbling over his words.
    • Voyd from the second film. She trips over her words while talking to Elastigirl.
    • Winston Deavor from the second film. His love of superheroes makes him fall into this. He’s even memorized Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone's theme songs.
  • Inside Out:
    • Sadness resembles a shy girl in a sweater and she struggles to be understood by the other emotions. She can get quite sweet when she becomes recognized.
    • Fear is adorably dorky and cute when he's scared, which is often.
  • The Iron Giant: Hogarth Hughes. Best proven when he gushes over "having his own giant".
  • Kubo and the Two Strings: Kubo, absolutely. From walking through a field with his paper Hanzo doll above his head to freaking out over obtaining the Sword Unbreakable, he is just great to watch.
  • Kung Fu Panda: Po may be the Dragon Warrior, but he's still a walking dictionary when it comes to kung-fu and he gushes over meeting the Fearsome Five in person.
  • Madagascar: Melman is the lovable scatterbrain of the foursome. This becomes a main subplot point in Escape 2 Africa
  • Megamind: 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.
  • Moana: The titular Moana. She's headstrong and competent, but also acts awkwardly goofy at times.
  • 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, wishes on ladybugs, and gushes about never having stayed up this late before when he's invited to a party for the top scare teams.
    • Mike Wazowski. His eager and peppy attitude during his first days at university really makes you love the little guy.
  • 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 mainly averts this, but she is definitely so when she's trying to fit in with the guys and the charm of her goofier moments.
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Sherman is perhaps one of the best examples as his nerdy appearance, innocence, and clumsiness really take the cake.
  • Rango: The title character. Or as appealing as his character design would allow, anyway. Appearance aside, he is ditzy, awkward, nervous, adorable, cuddly sunshine in a bag.
  • Ratatouille: Linguini. He has clumsy mannerisms, gets distracted around Colette, and is a master of buffy speak.
  • Rio: Blu is obvious (and given that he's voiced by Jesse Eisenberg, that is to be expected). He's awkward, polite, and quite clumsy. The best ways to describe this trope all in one package.
  • Sausage Party: Barry is a slightly awkward little sausage who wants to get inside a bun just like all the other sausages and shows such adorable enthusiasm at the thought of doing so. He still maintains his adorkableness when he helps lead the revolt against the humans. Plus, being played by Michael Cera doesn't hurt.
  • Storks: Tulip has an excitable nature and curiosity that makes her all the more endearing.
  • 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. He is voiced by Zachary Levi.
    • 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.
  • Tarzan:
    • Tarzan acts like a cute dork whenever he's confronted with something from the human world.
    • Jane is nerdy, bookish, and awkward, but that just serves to make her more endearing.
    • Tantor is a huge, sweet elephant who's scared of almost everything.
  • The Thief and the Cobbler: Tack, the titular cobbler, with his awkward pose, muteness and ridiculously pale skin.
  • Zootopia:
    • Judy Hopps. She thumps her foot very quickly when she's highly excited or upset, and when she chases after Weaselton who has just robbed the florist she cheers at the chance of getting to apprehend a criminal.
    • Nick Wilde. For how smug and suave he might be at first glance, Nick can be surprisingly goofy and childish at times, such as when he excitedly starts touching Bellwether's wool or when he gives the "victory toot-toot" after he and Judy have commandeered the Subway car.
    • Benjamin Clawhauser. He's a sweet, chubby, exuberant, campy fanboy, who also happens to be a feline, giving him an appealing face and expressive friendly tail behavior.
    • Gideon Grey, as an adult, is very meek and humble around Judy, and also stutters a bit. He also wears a charming pink apron while delivering his baked goods.

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