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The Best Castles in Disney Animated Films 

Amy Boal
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Some of the best Disney animated movies are Disney princess movies, right? Right. But princess or not, one thing many Disney cartoon films have in common is really cool castles. So what are the best and most beautiful castles from any Disney animated movies that you kind of wish you could live in? Well, here is your chance to go castle-shopping in the Disney vault.

Castles are pretty cool, and there are many beautiful castles on earth. Some real-life castles even inspired the fictional castles on this list. But here, you'll only find Disney castles and palaces, as the case may be, drawn up by top Disney animators, courtesy of their great imaginations. Palaces and castles in Disney movies run the gamut. Some are ethereal and picturesque, while some are high atop mountains or even under the sea. Most of these are Disney princess castles, but not all! Oh, no. There was also a castle in The Emperor's New Groove, remember?

Browse through the pictures of Disney castles from the movies below and really think: Which of these Disney palaces could you call home? Do you prefer castles from classic Disney movies or the studio's more modern work? Do you want to live in a remote castle or one that is bustling with servants to wait on you hand and foot? These are tough questions. Upvote the best Disney castles below, and imagine you are ordering your talking dishes to bring you a platter of cheese or something.

Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Castles in Disney Animated Films
Photo:  Beauty and the Beast /Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont Additionally, it is also the third film in the Disney Renaissance period. Starring Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson, Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle, a young woman who he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, the Beast must love ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers, + more

Released: 1991

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Castles in Disney Animated Films
Photo:  Tangled/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" in the collection of folk tales published by the Brothers Grimm, it is the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Featuring the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Donna Murphy, the film tells the story of a lost young princess with long magical hair who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother's wishes, she accepts the aid of a handsome intruder to take her out into the world which she has never seen. Before the film's release, its title was ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi, Brad Garrett, Laraine Newman, + more

Released: 2010

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Castles in Disney Animated Films
Photo:  The Little Mermaid/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid tells the story of a mermaid who dreams of becoming human. Written, directed, and produced by Ron Clements and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, the film features the voices of Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Buddy Hackett, and René Auberjonois. The 28th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, The Little Mermaid was released to theaters on November 17, 1989, to largely ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, + more

Released: 1989

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Castles in Disney Animated Films
Photo:  Frozen/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, the film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer, and a naive snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Frozen underwent several story treatments for years before being commissioned in 2011, with a screenplay written by Jennifer Lee, and both Chris ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Jonathan Groff, + more

Released: 2013

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