Just for a little fun on this St. Paddy’s Day, let’s talk about some Disney characters that hail from Ye Olde Eire.
Bootstrap Bill Turner
Portrayed by Stellan Skarsgaard, this character debuted in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and is the father of our hero, Will Turner. Because he was cursed and left suffering on the ocean floor, he’s now covered in some rather unattractive sea flora. Not the best look.
There are lots of foreign types in Arendelle for Queen Elsa’s coronation, including one from Ireland. He’s the one at the end who says “Wonderful!” after Anna gives Hans his well-deserved sucker punch.
Dr. Robin Doyle
Remember The Legend of Tarzan? Dr. Doyle was a lovely Irish anthropologist that captured the eye of Professor Porter. Sheena Easton lent her voice to this character. Both the show and the singer are blasts from the past.
I know the Irish policeman is kind of a trope, but this guy from Lady and the Tramp inadvertently helps Tramp and Lady in their adventures by arguing with a professor for bringing a dog into the park. He’s worth a mention in the canine love affair.
Maybe you have some favorite Irish Disney characters? Share them in the comments and may you have the luck of the Irish today!