Did you know that some of the most iconic Disney characters start with the letter ‘I’?
Whether you are a diehard Disney fan, a hardcore trivia enthusiast, or both, anybody interested in Disney character lore should know the historical importance behind the letter I.
In this complete guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about Disney characters that start with I. We’ll provide essential details, share tons of fun facts, and take you on a wonderful journey through the following:
- Significance of the letter ‘I’ in the Disney universe
- Comprehensive list of Disney characters starting with I
- Disney I characters in real life
Ready to dive into our Disney characters list for the letter I? Let’s get into it!
The Magic of ‘I’ in Disney
There’s something inherently magical about the lineup of Disney characters that start with I. Even the Disney villains that start with the letter I are somehow likable and still able to capture our imaginations and hearts.
Each of these characters is memorable in their own ways, and there’s a good chance that you grew up watching them on the screen. Nostalgia aside, they still manage to bring a distinct uniqueness, richness, and diversity to the Disney universe.
Iconic Disney Characters Starting with ‘I’
To help you remember some of them more easily, here is our compiled list of the most notable Disney characters that start with the letter I –ranging from legendary status to the more obscure:
Mainstream and Popular Characters
Mr. Incredible (from “The Incredibles”)
The father of the Incredibles family who also goes by the name Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible is here to save the day with his incredible (pun intended) superhuman strength, speed, and invulnerability. He might sometimes complain about having to save the world often, but behind his huge and intimidating appearance lies a softhearted man who will do everything for his family.
Ian Lightfoot (from “Onward”)
Indore “Ian” Lightfoot is a 16-year-old elf and the main character of the Disney Pixar animated feature ‘Onward’. The character is voiced by Tom Holland and was designed by Matt Nolte. Ian is a sweet and determined elf but is highly nervous and lacks confidence.
Isabela Madrigal (from “Encanto”)
Isabela Madrigal is one of the central characters in Disney’s 2021 animated feature film ‘Encanto’. She is the golden child of the Madrigal family and is labeled as “Señorita Perfecta” by her youngest sister. Her power is to conjure beautiful plants and flowers.
Imperator Furiosa (from “Mad Max: Fury Road”, included as Disney acquired 20th Century Fox)
Imperator Furiosa is one of the lead protagonists in the film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. Charlize Theron magnificently plays her character as an exceptionally talented warrior, a veteran in wasteland survival, and an incredible driver.
Ichabod Crane (from “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”)
Ichabod Crane made his debut as the main character in the Disney 1949 short ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ before appearing in the film ‘The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. He was unforgettably voiced by the late great Bing Crosby and is based on the same character from the original Sleepy Hollow novel.
Villains and Antagonists
Iago (from “Aladdin”)
Iago is the sarcastic and loud-mouthed secondary antagonist of the 1992 animated classic ‘Aladdin’. He is primarily known as Jafar’s sidekick but later reforms and joins Aladdin as an antihero in the 1994 direct-to-video sequel ‘The Return of Jafar’. He is voiced by the legendary Gilbert Gottfried.
Injun Joe (from “Tom and Huck”)
Injun Joe is the major antagonist of the live-action movie ‘Tom and Huck’ which came out in 1995. He is a half-white and half-Native American character inspired by The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Eric Shweig’s performance is effective in showing cruelty and remorselessness.
Ivan (from “Cars 2”)
Ivan is a tow truck who works for Victor Hugo and is one of the central antagonists of Cars 2. He is voiced by Stanley Townsend and is designed after a 1983 Hookov H9. Aside from being Victor’s bodyguard, Ivan provides him with personal transportation by towing him from place to place.
Ice Titan (from “Hercules”)
Ice Titan, also known as Hydros or The Lurker, is one of the supporting antagonists imprisoned by Zeus in the 1997 Disney animated feature ‘Hercules’. His entire body is composed of ice and he seeks revenge on the Gods of Olympus.
Iracebeth, the Red Queen (from “Alice in Wonderland”)
Iracebeth of Crims is the major antagonist of the 2010 feature film ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and returns in its sequel ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’. She is known as the Red Queen and tyrant of Underland. Iracebeth is most known for her bloodthirsty personality and as the sister of Mirana the White Queen.
Sidekicks and Supporting Characters
Iduna (from “Frozen”)
Queen Iduna is one of the minor and supporting characters in the Disney animated feature ‘Frozen’ and its sequel that came out in 2019. She was amazingly voiced by Jennifer Lee in Frozen and followed up by Evan Rachel Wood in Frozen II. Iduna was born as a member of the Northuldra in the Enchanted Forest.
Imelda (from “Coco”)
Imelda Rivera is a supporting character in the 2017 Disney Pixar animated feature ‘Coco’. She became a spirit in the Land of the Dead and left behind a ban on music in the Rivera family. Her great-grandson Miguel would eventually uncover why.
Ivy Sundew (from “Amphibia”)
Ivy Hibiscus Matcha Sundew is one of the most recognizable sidekicks in the 2019 television show ‘Amphibia’. She is voiced by Katie Crown as an eager, confident, and friendly tomboy. Ivy is a tough character but clings to her mother when things get scary.
Ian the Gator (from “The Princess and the Frog”)
Ian the Gator is a minor antagonist in the 2009 Disney animated film ‘The Princess and the Frog’. Ian and the other swamp gators attempt to eat Tiana and Naveen when they arrive in the bayou after being transformed into frogs.
Iridessa (from “Tinker Bell”)
Iridessa is a light fairy and one of the primary characters in the Disney Fairies franchise. In the 2008 animated film ‘Tinker Bell’, She is first seen with her light-talent fairy friends as they quickly befriend Tinker Bell upon her first day in Pixie Hollow.
Indian Chief (from “Peter Pan”)
The Indian Chief is the leader of the Neverland Indian Tribe and is Tiger Lily’s dad in the 1953 Disney animated film ‘Peter Pan’. The character is named Great Big Little Panther in the original novel by James Matthew Barrie.
Ivy De Vil (from “101 Dalmatians: The Series”)
Ivana or Ivy De Vil is Malevola De Vil’s granddaughter and Cruella De Vil’s niece in ‘101 Dalmatians: The Series’. The character is voiced by Rachel Crane, and initially pretends to be kind and caring before the Dalmatians discover that it is just a ploy.
Ignacio Alonzo Julio Federico de Tito (from “Oliver & Company”)
Ignacio Alonzo Julio Federico de Tito, or Tito or short, is one of the supporting characters in the 1988 Disney animated classic ‘Oliver & Company’. Tito is a proud and wisecracking Chihuahua hilariously voiced by the great Cheech Marin.
Icarus (from “Hercules: The Animated Series”)
Icarus is one of the central characters in the Disney animated television series ‘Hercules’ that came out in 1997. He is Hercules’ best friend during their time as students of Prometheus Academy. The character is voiced by French Stewart and has a romantic obsession with their friend Cassandra.
Inspector Bouchet (from “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo”)
Inspector Bouchet, also known as Double X, is the major antagonist in the 1977 Disney feature ‘Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo’. The character is a French inspector in Paris who is investigating the case of the stolen diamond and is brilliantly portrayed by Jacques Marin.
Characters Beyond the Screen
It’s important to note that many of the Disney characters mentioned above have gained a presence that extends beyond their movies or TV shows.
Characters such as Iago, Iridessa, and Isabela Madrigal have made many appearances in various Disney theme parks. Not to mention the sea of merchandise and miscellaneous media with The Incredible Hulk featured on it!
Going through a list of Disney characters starting with the letter I gives you a sense of joy and nostalgia from revisiting the movies and shows that were a big part of our childhoods.
If you don’t recognize all of the characters on this list, don’t sweat it! It just means that it’s the perfect opportunity for you to have a Disney movie marathon with your friends and family.
Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.