With the release of Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast and LeFou’s stint in the news, we rank our top five favorite Disney sidekicks in our first impromptu episode of Rankophiles. Along the way, we honor some fantastic voice talent, sing some of the iconic sidekick melodies, and lament the lack of female sidekick options. There are so many great choices here, so please share yours in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

Episode 15 – Best Oscar Characters

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is now less than two weeks away, so we’re continuing our month of focus on some Oscar-themed lists. This week, for the second installment of our Oscar-related rankings, we examine best characters with Oscar-winning performances. Who are the most memorable characters from the best performance Oscar archive? We’ve got our lists, but how about yours? Which Oscar-winning characters left a lasting impact on you? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.

Halloween is upon us, and that means it’s time for something spooky in Episode 9. We look at ranking our top five scariest characters…from non-horror movies. Sure, it’d be more Halloween-ish to talk horror films, but that’s not our thing, so we’ll leave that one to the experts. On this list, we discuss some of our childhood movie fears and also how most scary characters are born from really great performances. Let us know what you think of our list! Which characters freak you out the most? Post in the comments section or find us on Twitter at @rankophiles.

Episode three! On the heels of the release of Finding Dory, we discuss our top five favorite Pixar movie characters. Michael is a Pixar fan for life, but lets slip which films he’s not a huge fan of. His top picks are surprising, while Bryan’s list has a recurring theme of voice talent types. Which Pixar characters do you love? Let us know in the comments section or tweet us at @rankophiles.