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The Best Disney Animated Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

This list of Disney animated movies are classics that have been ranked and voted on by fans. Walt Disney Studios began working on short animated features in 1923, before moving into feature-length animation with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. In 2011, the studio released not only a new adaptation of the classic Winnie the Pooh character but also re-released The Lion King in 3DWhile Disney has been releasing several live-action remakes of their films, they have not stopped putting out fantastic animated films that are sure to be classics such as Frozen and Frozen II.

This list collects together all the theatrical Disney animated classics and allows you to vote for the best and worst Disney movies. Not all Disney movies have been gold. At the bottom of the list, you'll see the worst Disney movies--animated films that you could go without ever seeing again. If you see one of the worst animated Disney movies on this list, vote it down and save people the hassle of watching it themselves. The top Disney movies aren't necessarily the best, but here they are. 

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1992
Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#7 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 'Aladdin' Fan Theories More Mind-Boggling Than The Cave Of Wonderslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1994
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#1 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Lion King Is Full Of Baloneylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1991
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 ...more

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#11 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #25 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1989
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 ...more

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#18 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #183 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Bookslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1998
Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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#22 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #165 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 'Mulan' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
2010
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 ...more

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#24 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #82 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweensfeaturing Every Song in Tangled, Ranked by Singability

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1950
Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more

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#39 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #813 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #39 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1959
Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. The 16th ...more

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#48 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #236 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #35 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1967
The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#33 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #253 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Jungle Book Was Originally Written To Prove That White People Are The Superior Race

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Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1999
Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more

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#45 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing Every Song in Tarzan, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Emperor's New Groove... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
2000
The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated buddy comedy film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation, the 40th film in Disney's animated features canon. It was directed by Mark ...more

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#28 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #192 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timefeaturing 'The Emperor's New Groove' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1973
Robin Hood is a 1973 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions which was first released in the United States on November 8, 1973. The 21st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#56 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #547 of 717 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Rankedlisted on List of Silent Movies

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Hercules is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1997
Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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#35 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #436 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing 12 Reasons Why Disney's 'Hercules' Is Just A Superman Movie In Disguise

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
2013
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 ...more

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#23 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 22 Insanely Smart Fan Theories About Frozenlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1955
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog ...more

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#27 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #37 of 505 The Best Duos of All Time #42 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
2002
Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated action-adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 21, 2002. The 42nd ...more

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#29 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #762 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 'Lilo & Stitch' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1937
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more

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#38 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #142 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #25 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
katielaitala05 added 1995
Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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#57 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #84 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
HannahMichelleMasters added 1961
One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same ...more

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#32 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #193 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #298 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1951
Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy comedy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based primarily on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...more

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#42 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #53 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #61 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1942
Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more

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#54 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #113 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books #1,043 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1940
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the ...more

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#34 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #62 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Hunchback of Notre D... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1996
Madacy Kids brings to life Victor Hugo's classic novel for this entry in their animated Children's Film Favorites series. Centering on the deformed Quasimodo, Children's Film Favorites: The ...more

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#51 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #380 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movieslisted on List of Silent Movies

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
sheevpalpatine added 2016
Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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#17 of 599 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Most Satisfying Easter Eggs in Zootopialisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
1970
The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated feature film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions and features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, ...more

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#68 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #442 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #48 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time