By Megan Deppe
Even the most thrilling adventures benefit from a little good fortune, and Disney movies abound with good luck charms that have given our heroes an extra boost on their journeys. With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, you may want to seek out one of these talismans (to pair with your green shirt) as you celebrate the festive day!
1. Cri-Kee (Mulan)
Crickets have been regarded as a symbol of luck throughout Chinese history, and Mulan’s grandmother thought the young heroine needed all the help she could get while she met with the matchmaker. Cri-Kee may have caused a bit of a mess in the matchmaker’s home, but he helped Mulan and Mushu as they traveled across China and took on the Huns, so clearly he’s got a little bit of a lucky streak in him!
2. Dumbo’s Magic Feather (Dumbo)
Have you ever seen an elephant fly? Of course you have – all thanks to the “magic” feather presented to Dumbo by Timothy Q. Mouse. The feather was originally meant just to boost Dumbo’s confidence and make him believe that he could fly, but the talisman inspired the pachyderm’s spirits to soar, as well.
3. Shoe, aka Experiment 113 (Lilo & Stitch, the Series)
With all of Jumba’s experiments running around, it was only a matter of time before we found one that influenced luck! Experiment 113’s powers mirror the superstitious qualities of a horsehoe. If “Shoe,” as Experiment 113 is also known, turns his horns down, bad luck is soon to follow. But when the adorable alien turns his horns right-side up, he brings good fortune to his o’hana instead!
4. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
It was all started by a mouse, but let’s not underestimate the power of a rabbit. You can’t talk about a lucky token without mentioning Walt Disney’s first creation, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and, of course, his four feet.
5. Han’s Dice (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Han Solo was a gambler, so it was only natural to see a pair of lucky dice hanging in his cockpit! They saw him through many scrapes and near-catastrophes, so we would say they were, indeed, a force of good fortune.
6. Scrooge McDuck’s Number One Dime (DuckTales)
For a billionaire duck, what’s a more kismet-inducing keepsake than the first dime you ever earned for yourself? That is exactly the case with Scrooge McDuck’s Number One dime, which he keeps under lock and key as a reminder of how far he has come. No wonder Magica De Spell wants to steal it—a lucky coin like that would be great to have around!
7. Kyle Johnson’s Gold Coin (Luck of the Irish)
Kyle Johnson was pretty lucky throughout his life—imagine his surprise when he found out that a charmed gold coin and his Irish roots were the cause! As it turns out, Kyle and his family are descended from leprechauns; the coin was imbued with magic, and as long as the youngest family member was holding it, the entire clan would have good luck. Um, any idea where we can find one of these?!
8. Lucky (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
Fate was on the side of this little scrapper when Pongo and Perdita had their puppies. Nanny originally thought that Lucky hadn’t made it, but Roger and Pongo kept him warm and safe and soon Lucky was watching Thunderbolt cartoons just like the rest of his siblings.
9. Lucky Star Cab Door (Captain America: The First Avenger)
Before Captain America began slinging around a shield of Vibranium, Steve Rogers was using a car door from the Lucky Star Cab company. Right after Steve was injected with the Super Soldier Serum, he was chasing down a Hydra mole, and found himself with nothing to defend himself beyond a metal door with a very prophetic name.