ByRyann Whelan, writer at Creators.co
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Disney owns Marvel, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there are a number of parallels between classic Disney characters and the Avengers. Based on what we've seen so far, we need not look farther than the Disney archives for what to expect from new Marvel characters like Black Panther and Doctor Strange. But for now, here's the ones we know:

Thor = Tarzan

Son of man/Son of Odin.
Son of man/Son of Odin.

A muscular fish-out-of-water raised in the ruling family of a very different civilization encounters human scientists. After connecting with a smart but frazzled researcher named Jane, he's torn between the world he knew and the interesting but untrustworthy world of the humans.

Iron Man = Simba

I just can't wait to be king.
I just can't wait to be king.

A traumatic event makes the arrogant heir to a kingdom with the world at his feet change his perspective on life and learn humility and adaptability. He has an intelligent and ambitious love interest and a British advisor. He receives a message from his father beyond the grave that helps propel him towards his destiny, but first he must face a betrayal from someone close to him.

Ant-Man = Aladdin

One step ahead.
One step ahead.

A thief with a heart of gold is plucked out of prison to steal something for a powerful man and ends up possessing incredible power himself. Together he and his new friends, including with his fierce, independent love interest, defend the world from a brilliant and megalomaniacal villain who threatens to ruin everything.

Captain America = Cinderella


So this is freedom.
So this is freedom.

An underestimated and disadvantaged kid is chosen to receive a "magical" boost due to the pureness of their heart. Though this gives them power, status, and admiration, it is their kindness, courage, integrity, and persistence of optimism that define them and make them a hero.

Hulk = Stitch

An experiment gone wrong with brilliant technical skill, incredible strength, and a penchant for tropical island getaways, wreaks havoc. Although destructive, he's sweet and is ultimately accepted into a surrogate family.

Black Widow = Mulan

A girl who's got a brain and always speaks her mind
A girl who's got a brain and always speaks her mind

The only woman dominating in a field of men, who regularly saves the day with innovative and resourceful ideas. Escaping the life her society had bound her to, she resiliently fights for a greater cause, and eventually learns to fight for herself and her own personal happiness.

Hawkeye = Rapunzel

At last I see the light.
At last I see the light.

Brainwashed into submission by a mischievous narcissist, an isolated, but bright talent escapes and returns to family. They've got experience with secret hideaways and relatively unconventional weapons.

Steve and Bucky = The Fox and the Hound

If only HYDRA wouldn't get in the way.
If only HYDRA wouldn't get in the way.

A sweet orphan must face his childhood best friend, who has been conditioned to hunt him. In the end, the hunter defies his orders and spares his old friend next to a body of water.

Check out Cinderel... I mean Captain America in 'Civil War'!

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