Here's the first article for the Best Disney Princess sidekick countdown. It covers the places from 41 to 50. Enjoy!
[I'm clearly copying BelleAnastasia article style, but I hope she will forgive me and you will pretend that's not happening =) . Again, I'm brazilian, so forgive/notice me about grammar mistakes]
50. Mama Odie
I didn't completely understand why this "girl" was the first one to leave. She doesn't bother me (even if I disliked her, her appearence is a little fast). Maybe that's the problem... During all her screentime she's trying to explain things to Naveen and Tiana, and by the end, we know very little about her. Some people found her kiss with her snake to be disgusting, and her song "Dig a Little Deeper" is considered overall as boring. However, she is clearly a wise person and very helpful to Naveen and Tiana.
"something about her kissing that snake makes my skin curl" - tiagih
"extremly strange and not likeable" - lizzy_bennett
"that ugly bitch needs to leave!" - diluka96
49. Animals (lobster, starfishes, dolphins, birds, seals, etc.)
These were the first to go in the category "Random animals". I thought they deserved to stay a little more, they provided maybe the movie's funniest scene, and annoyed Vanessa even knowing that she could take revenge after she turned into Ursula again. However, it's dificult to consider them as a "character" and they lack screen time. Some people disagree with they being in the countdown.
"just not very memorable" - Pink_Love
"i don't consider them sidekicks" - opalrose
"Do dolphins, fish, birds, etc. really count as a sidekick?" - heathersvan
I think this place suits Louis very well. He helps his movie to go back when animated movies were only for children and the parents were mostly annoyed. I think having him and Ray together was such a bad thing because both just talk TOO MUCH. And his purpose about wanting to be human was very pointless - by the end we are not sure about what the whole "digging deeper" thing had to do with Louis. However, I think he has one of the best animation/drawing among characters of PatF.
"He's so annoying! " - BelleAnastasia
"arghh go away" - pretty_angel92
"Such an annoyance" - ArielandEric
This horse is lovely and he actually helps Cinderella twice: When he becames the coacher and when he wakes Bruno up to chase Lucifer. He provides a funny scene when the Fairy Godmother turns the mice into horses. But that's all. He lacks screen time and most people (including me) didn't even know his name (I learned it in a comment made by princessforlife).
"he doesn't do much but i do see his sentimental values to cinderella " - starlight77
"He's not memorable. Why he is still here ? " - Vooltage
"I'm still waiting for this useless horse to go. He's not seen so much in the movie didn't do so much" - sweetie-94
Though I didn't have the chance of voting this out (I was busy picking Ray), I really dislike Nakoma. I agree with some fans that blame her for Kocoum's death - That's the only thing she does in that movie. OK, she was trying to help, but she really shoud have trusted her friend. Other than that, she's plain and ugly.
"I blame her for Kocoum's death (in that case she should have told Pocahonta's father, not him)" - CodyVenusTrent
"She is so annoying. Everything would've worked out if this b*tch hadn't butted in... " - hisblueeyes
"She tells Kocum where Pocahontas went, and I HATE her. Beacuse of her, Pocahontas have her sad ending. Pocahontas can't trust her anymore." - PrincessLD
I think people would like him more if he had less screentime. People seemed to agree with me that he's annoying and only likeable for children. Just like @Swanpride said, his purpose was to bring a romantic mood for Tiana and Naveen, but mixed with butt jokes, that didn't work at all. I sincerely think he would had been even lower if [SPOILER] he didn't die in the end.
"Don't get me wrong, I love Ray, but not as much as the others." - sweetie94
"He is so annoying!" - BelleAnastasia
"I really dislike him." - VGFan30
44. Animals (Turtle, rabbits, deer, etc...)
The category "animals" wasn't very sucessful in this countdown. Some people said that they shouldn't be included, others find them to be plain and it's hard to analyze them as a whole. I particulary like these animals, specially the funny turtle. I also think they're brave for helping the dwarfes in the end and it's very cute to see them crying about Snowy's death in the end.
"they aren't even really sidekicks to me... they're just... there. " - DamianLUVR
"c'mon the animals help snow find shelter and they are hilarious! espicially the turtle!" - starlight77
"These Animals, they are not real sidekicks" - PrincessLD
43. Animals (Owl, birds, squirrel, rabbits, etc...)
These were the last Animals to go and they're personally my least favorite ones. They aren't nearly as helpful as Snowy' or funny as Ariel's. No one really explained why they picked those out first, the commens just say that the animals aren't really sidekicks.
"..." - Pink_Love
"don't consider them even sidekicks" - opalrose
"agree with opalrose. i just dont think they're side kicks... i love them... they're just not really sidekicks" - DamianLUVR
42. Little Brother
This dog is cute and I'd like to have it at home, but he doesn't have enough screen time to prove being a good sidekick. However, I think Mulan's family is really attached to him, because he is called "Little Brother" after Fa Zu's "missing" son.
"he is hardly in there and doesn't really help her" - opalrose
"I love Little Brother but we only get to see him at the beginning and at the end. We don´t really get to see much of him." - CodyVenusTrent
"He's not memorable... " - Vooltage
This horse is definitively one of my least favorite sidekicks. He is coward, ugly, coward... Other than that, he's plain. He left Maurice with the wolfes! OK, he came back, but not necessarily to warn Belle. Was he going to starve in that creepy forest? I'm pretty sure he would leave sooner if he wasn't from Beauty and the Beast.
"i want this horse out! he does nothing and is very cowardly." - starlight77
"Just leave, he is useless." - sweetie-94
"I like him but not as much as all the other sidekicks." - CodyVenusTrent