Disney was originally known for its princesses and princes, but over the decades has created hundreds of interesting characters.
Can you name some of the most popular Disney characters starting with P?
Disney characters that start with P include Pluto, Pinocchio, Pocahontas, Peter Pan, and Piglet.
There are the dalmatians Pongo and Perdita, the Peruvian Pacha, Pegasus, and Phil.
Prince Philip, Prince Charming, and Snow White’s unnamed Prince also start with P.
Read on for a complete list of Disney characters beginning with P.
Pacha (The Emperor’s New Groove)
Pacha is a villager who lives in the kingdom of Emperor Kuzco.
As a local leader, he must appeal to the emperor when he wants to level the village to make a new summer palace.
Despite Kuzco dismissing Pacha with his complaint, Pacha still helps Kuzco when a witch turns him into a llama.
He helps the selfish young leader survive, regain his human form, and regain his throne, all while teaching him to be a bit more empathetic and caring.
Pain and Panic (Hercules)
Pain and Panic are a pair of demonic minions that work for Hades, the god of the Underworld who is out to take over Mount Olympus, for which he needs Hercules out of the way.
They have shapeshifting abilities, which they use for various purposes, but especially to keep an eye on Megara and ensure she is completing her task.
They initially kidnap the baby Hercules from Mount Olympus and feed him a potion to make him mortal.
But the pair fail to actually kill Hercules.
Panchito Pistoles (The Three Caballeros)
Panchito Pistoles is a Mexican rooster who teams up with Donald Duck and Jose Carioca as they explore Mexico.
He is an impulsive gunslinger who loves parties and dancing.
He shares much about Mexican history and tradition with his two friends.
Pascal is a chameleon lizard who belongs to princess Rapunzel.
He trusts him with her secrets, and he does his best to protect her.
He initially tries to protect Rapunzel from Eugene but eventually develops a friendship with him.
When they discover that Mother Gothel is the true threat, he also tries to protect his princess from her.
Patch (101 Dalmatians)
Patch is one of the 15 dalmatian puppies born to Perdita and Pongo that are later kidnapped by Cruella De Vil.
During the kidnapping, Patch is the only puppy who tries to fight.
He has a bit of rivalry with Lucky, but still steps in to protect him against De Vil’s henchmen.
Peach (Finding Nemo)
Peach is a pink starfish who lives in the aquarium in the dentist’s office where Nemo finds himself after being caught by a scuba diver.
She is always watching the dentist and knows his habits.
The fish even counts his cups of coffee to know when he will need the bathroom.
She looks out for Nemo when he arrives at the tank and worries when he is sent on the dangerous mission to jam the tank fan.
But this is integral to their escape plan.
Pearl (Finding Nemo)
Pearl is a small pink flapjack octopus who lives with her family and attends the same underwater school as Nemo.
She is among the students who try to swim close to the passing boat, which results in Nemo getting caught and taken away by a scuba diver.
Pearl Gesner (Home on the Range)
Pearl Gesner is the kindly owner of the Little Patch of Heaven Ranch.
She takes in Maggie when she must leave her old farm due to cattle rustlers.
Pearl is also losing money due to cattle rustler and the bank is threatening to seize her property.
She refuses to sell any of her animals because she considers them family.
Peas-in-a-Pod (Toy Story 3)
Peatey, Peatrice, and Peanelope are three plush peas that live in a zip-up pod.
They are one of Bonnie’s toys that Woody meets when he arrives.
Pedro (Lady and the Tramp)
Pedro is a chihuahua that lives at the dog pound and has made himself a comfortable straw nest there.
He is a Mexican dog who sings and howls along with the other pound dogs.
Peg (Lady and the Tramp)
Peg is a Tibetan Spaniel mix dog who is at the pound and sings and howls with the other pound dogs.
When the other pound dogs start to bully Lady, Peg steps in to help her.
Pegasus is a winged horse created by Zeus for his son Hercules.
He only finds the kidnapped and now mortal Hercules when he is a teenager.
The two become fast friends and Pegasus helps Hercules on his quest to become a hero.
Sir Pellinore (The Sword in the Stone)
Sir Pellinore is one of Uther Pendragon’s knights and a friend to Sir Ector, the adoptive father of young Arthur.
He is aware that Ector does not treat Arthur well and notes that Ector’s son Kay would make a terrible king due to his bullying nature.
Penny (101 Dalmatians)
Penny is one of the 15 dalmatian puppies born to Perdita and Pongo.
She and her siblings are later kidnapped by Cruella De Vil.
Penny (The Rescuers)
Penny is a young orphan girl who is kidnapped by Madame Medusa.
She wants to use Penny to enter a small cave to retrieve a diamond that she desires.
Penny is not afraid of Madame Medusa or her crocodiles and stands up to them, but she wants to go back to the orphanage for the chance to be adopted.
Luckily Bernard and Miss Bianca arrive to help.
Pepa Madrigal (Encanto)
Pepa is one of the children of Alma Madrigal and has the gift to control the weather, which often causes chaos as she has volatile emotions.
Her husband Felix has a talent for helping her stay calm, and together they have three children, Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio.
Learn more about the Encanto characters and all the songs in Encanto!
Pepper (101 Dalmatians)
Pepper is one of the 15 dalmatian puppies of Perdita and Pongo who is kidnapped by Cruella De Vil.
Percy is a pampered pug dog who belongs to Governor Ratcliffe.
He meets Meeko when he finds the raccoon stealing his biscuits.
While the two are initially antagonists, they soon form a friendship when Percy is separated from his owner and passes some time with Pocahontas and her animal friends.
When peace between the natives and the settlers is finally reached, Percy decides to stay with Pocahontas, Meeko, and Flik.
Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
Perdita is the dalmatian dog of Anita, who meets her mate Pongo when Anita meets his owner Roger Ratcliffe.
Pongo and Perdita have 15 puppies, which are kidnapped by Cruella De Vil.
They set out to retrieve the puppies, but end up bringing home 84 more dalmatian puppies that Cruella has kidnapped as well.
Perla is one of the female mice that is a friend of Cinderella.
When Cinderella is kept occupied all day so that she can’t work on her dress, Perla and the other mice take over as seamstresses.
They are excited to show Cinderella the dress that they have made and devastated when it is destroyed by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Peter Pan (Peter Pan)
Peter Pan is a boy who lives in Neverland, which means that he will never grow up.
His family is the fairy Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys, other boys living in Neverland that have forgotten their families.
He often flies to London to hear Wendy tell tales about his adventures to her two younger brothers.
One day, he takes the three to Neverland with him.
Petunia (Meet the Robinsons)
Petunia is a wooden hand puppet controlled by Fritz.
She is probably a manifestation of Fritz’s split personality.
Phil is an old Satyr who spent the prime of his life training heroes, the likes of the grand Achilles.
By the time Hercules comes along he is retired, convinced he will never find anyone with true Hero potential.
But Hercules convinces him to give it a go.
Philippe (Beauty and the Beast)
Philippe is a Belgian draft horse that belongs to Belle and her father Maurice.
The horse is with Maurice when he takes the cursed path to the Beast’s castle but runs off in fear.
He later leads Belle to where she can find her father.
Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)
Philip is the son of King Hubert and has been betrothed to Aurora, the daughter of King Stefan since they were young.
But he never met her since she did not live at the castle with her parents. She lived with three fairies in disguise for her own protection.
Phillip causes problems for his father when he is reluctant to marry the princess he has never met when he falls for a peasant girl, who just happens to be Aurora.
He then gets caught up in Maleficent’s plan to kill Aurora and must save her with love’s true kiss.
Phoebus (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Phoebus is a war veteran initially called on by Judge Frollo to help him get rid of all the gypsies in Paris.
But the captain meets and falls in love with the gypsy woman Esmeralda.
This causes him to see that what Frollo is doing is wrong, and he turns against them to help save Esmeralda and her people.
Pico is a toucan and a friend and companion to Antonio Madrigal, who has the ability to speak to animals.
Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)
Piglet is one of the toys of Christopher Robin who lives as an animal in the imaginary Hundred Acre Woods.
The small pig is timid and scared of most things.
But he usually finds the courage to help his best friend Winnie the Pooh and the other inhabitants of the wood.
Pinocchio is a wooden puppet made by Geppetto.
The toy maker has always wanted a son, so the Blue Fairy brings him to life, telling him that he must learn to be a good person to become a real boy.
With his conscience Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio sets out to learn about the world and himself.
He eventually sacrifices himself to have his beloved Geppetto, enabling the Blue Fairy to bring him back as a real boy.
Pleakly (Lilo and Stitch)
Pleakly was a member of the Galactic Federation but now finds himself aligned with Jumba Jookiba as he tries to capture the escaped Experiment 626.
When he gets to Earth, he loves everything about it and finds it fascinating.
He eventually becomes a part of Lilo and Nani’s family as well.
Pluto is one of the original Disney characters created to appear alongside Mickey Mouse as his pet dog.
He is one of the few Disney characters that is not anthropomorphic and cannot speak.
Pocahontas is the daughter of the chief of the Powhatan tribe, but she is a free spirit and wants more for herself than just marrying the warrior Kocoum.
Things change for Pocahontas when she meets and falls in love with the settler John Smith.
She teaches him to appreciate the natural world and not treat it as a commodity.
But a conflict between Pocahontas’ people and the new settlers seems inevitable unless she can help them see what unites them.
Pompidou is the pastry chef at Gusteau’s restaurant with a talent for making delicious desserts.
Before working at the restaurant, staffed by misfits, he was a compulsive gambler.
Pongo (101 Dalmatians)
Pongo is the dalmatian pet of Roger Ratcliffe.
He helps his master find love with Anita, while he himself falls for her dalmatian Perdita.
Pongo and Perdita have 15 puppies, which are kidnapped by Cruella De Vil.
The parents set out to retrieve their puppies but find that Cruella has accumulated 101 dalmatian puppies.
They become determined to save them all.
Mr. Potato Head (Toy Story)
Mr Potato Head is one of Andy’s toys.
He has developed a cynical attitude since Andy often uses him as the villain in his imaginary games.
Despite his bad attitude, he is dedicated to his friends and is willing to take great risks to help them.
His mood improves significantly when Mrs Potato Head shows up in Toy Story 2.
Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast)
Mrs Potts was the head housekeeper.
But when her master was turned into a beast by the enchantress, she was turned into a teapot, and the rest of the staff turned into other household objects.
She is a motherly figure and does her best to care for Belle when she arrives to live with the Beast.
Mrs Potts is also one of the few people who can talk to the Beast about his behavior.
Powhatan is the Chief of the Native American Powhattan tribe and the father of Pocahontas.
He is understandably suspicious of the white settlers at first and determined to protect his people against the threat that they pose.
But his daughter helps him see that there is another possibility.
In the end, he spares John Smith’s life and makes peace with the settlers, not wanting to be responsible for so much bloodshed.
Preston B. Whitmore (Atlantis)
Preston B. Whitmore is an old friend of Milo’s grandfather and agrees to finance Milo’s mission to fulfill his grandfather’s dream and find Atlantis.
He does not go on the expedition himself, but hears what happened from those who did return, and helps them to cover up the existence of Atlantis.
The Prince (Snow White)
The Prince comes from a faraway kingdom and falls for Snow White when he hears her singing.
The evil queen sees their love and becomes jealous, prompting her to do away with Snow White.
He searches for her following her mysterious disappearance from the castle and finds her apparently dead with the seven dwarves.
But he restores her with love’s true kiss.
Prince Charming (Cinderella)
Prince charming is the prince of the kingdom in which Cinderella lives.
His father is very keen for him to marry, but he wants to wait to meet the right woman.
Prince Charming’s father throws a grand ball in the hope that he will meet someone, and he does indeed meet Cinderella.
When she runs off before midnight leaving behind only a glass slipper, he begins to search the kingdom to find her.
Mr. Pricklepants (Toy Story 3)
Mr Pricklepants is a stuffed hedgehog toy that belongs to Bonnie.
He is one of the toys who explains to Woody how terrible things are at Sunnyside Daycare.
Priya (Turning Red)
Priya is one of the group of four best friends that include Mei Li.
She is interested in all things macabre, including werewolves and vampires.
She is supportive of Mei as she struggles with her transformations but is upset when Mei doesn’t support them against her mother’s criticisms.
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P. T. Flea (A Bug’s Life)
P.T. Flea is the ringmaster of the circus and seems only to be interested in making money.
But he fires the entire troupe after a performance where he almost dies in a fire.
But this show turned out to be their most popular yet, so he heads to Ant Island to find the troupe.
To get them back, he assists Hopper, before realizing that this is a mistake and trying to help the ant colony.
Pua is a little pig and the best friend of the titular Moana.
He joins her when she decides to break her father’s rules and go beyond the island’s barrier reef.
When their boat is almost capsized by a wave, Pua runs back to the village.
Moana must go on this adventure alone.
Pumbaa (The Lion King)
Pumbaa is a wild warthog who lives in the jungle with his best friend Timon.
The two have a happy-go-lucky attitude to life.
When Simba shows up following the death of his father, they take him under their wing and help him build a new life for himself.
Pyro (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
Pyro is a character from the Slaughter Race game in the Wreck-it ralph universe.