Disney Animated Movies - Round 1D


Disney Animated Movies

Is there anything more iconic than Disney animated movies? These are the stories that defined our childhoods. These are the characters that we love more than any others. These are our memories, our histories, and our favorite things. 

1 The Little Mermaid v 16 Dinosaur

The movie that kickstarted the Disney Renaissance, it taught kids many important words, like "Dinglehopper," and we all got to explore what life is like "Under the Sea."

The 39th animated Disney film has a reputation for being forgettable, but it grossed $350 million worldwide. This story of a young iguanodon encountering the harsh realities of the world was also the most expensive computer-animated film ever made.

8 Wreck-it Ralph v 9 The Three Caballeros

An unlikely duo proves what had long been thought impossible: It IS possible to make good movies about video games. They did not, in fact, wreck it. And the voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman were perfect casting.

Regarded as the best of the "package films," this collection of loosely strung together shorts sees Donald Duck make new friends all over Latin America. It was one of the first feature-length films to incorporate live action with animation.

5 Encanto v 12 Strange World

Disney's 50th animated film introduced an unforgettable family! Just don't talk about Bruno. Encanto was a megahit for Disney, and the soundtrack hit number one in the US and UK.

Strange World bombed at the box office, but it ruled streaming, where it was a huge hit for Disney+. It's also notable for featuring Disney's first lead LGBTQ+ character.

4 Fantasia v 13 Oliver and Company

In some ways Silly Symphonies brought to the big screen, Fantasia is probably best known for the Sorcerer's Apprentice, featuring Mickey as an apprentice to a wizard who misuses spells to get out of chores. But Fantasia is regarded as a masterwork of animation, music, and cinema.

Based on the Charles Dickens novel "Oliver Twist," Oliver and Company was released theatrically on the same day as The Land Before Time. With music by Bill Joel, this film has maintained a cult following over the years.

6 Hercules v 11 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Hercules is notable for many reasons--the hilarious script, the catchy songs, the memorable characters--but the real star was James Woods as Hades.

The final anthology film Disney would produce until 1977's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, this film brought beloved characters by Washington Irving and Kenneth Grahame to life.

3 Cinderella v 14 Melody Time

With a bibbity-bobbity-boo, Cinderella perhaps single-handedly saved Disney from bankruptcy. It's full of iconic characters and songs. In the 73 years since its release, Cinderella has cemented itself as a legendary Disney film.

This "package film" contains seven short films, including memorable versions of Pecos Bill and The Legend of Johnny Appleseed.

7 The Hunchback of Notre Dame v 10 Meet the Robinsons

Disney meets Les Miserables in this adaptation of the dark French novel. The story of Quasimodo is both moving and murderous. Not everything can or should be a kids movie, guys...

2007's Meet the Robinsons is weird, hilarious, and moving. This story about family and evil bowler hats will change the way you look at science fairs forever.

2 Pinocchio v 15 Home on the Range

While many story choices would never fly today, the song "When You Wish Upon A Star" remains a Disney icon, and Jiminy Cricket is one of the greatest Disney characters of all time.

Ironically, this isn't the only movie on this list featuring a yodeling cowboy. But it is the only one where said cowboy is the villain and the characters are saved by a tone deaf cow.


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