8. Rafiki (The Lion King)
Disney has had a lot of monkeys and apes starring in their animated features over the years, which made deciding which one to honor all the more complicated. Narrowing it down to Aladdin’s Abu and The Lion King’s Rafiki, the shamanistic mandrill definitely took it home! Because last we checked, Aladdin’s lickspittle didn’t take down a pack of hyenas utilizing kung-fu.