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The Best Disney Animated Movies

Updated August 25, 2020 108.7k votes 9.7k voters 219.7k views58 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios. No Pixar movies.

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. Disney fans have their favorite top 10 movies but this list includes every famous film that Walt Disney Animation Studios has put out in theatersWhile Disney has been releasing several live-action remakes of their films, they have not stopped putting out fantastic original animated films that are sure to be classics.

This list collects together all the theatrical Disney animated classics and allows you to vote for the best and worst Disney cartoon movies. Not all old school Disney movies have been gold they have all your favorite Disney characters. 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 best animated Disney cartoons on this list, vote it up so new Disney fans know what to watch next. These are the top Disney animated movies according to Rankers just like you.

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  • 1
    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 2
    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker

    Released1991

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 5
    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

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

    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman

    Released2010

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

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  • 7
    Moana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Moana

    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 8
    Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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  • 9
    Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • 10
    Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Lilo & Stitch

    Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames

    Released2002

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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  • 11
    101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees

    Released1961

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

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  • 12
    Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Robin Hood

    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov

    Released1973

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • 13
    The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • 14
    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel

    Released1951

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • 15
    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Cinderella

    June Foray, Mike Douglas

    Released1950

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • 16
    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 17
    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    The Fox and the Hound

    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Berman

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  • 18
    Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

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  • 19
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig

    Released1937

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell

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  • 20
    The Emperor's New Groove is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    The Emperor's New Groove

    John Goodman, David Spade

    Released2000

    Directed byMark Dindal

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  • 21
    Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

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  • 22
    The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • 23
    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Bambi

    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards

    Released1942

    Directed byJames Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright

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  • 24
    Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Sleeping Beauty

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa

    Released1959

    Directed byClyde Geronimi

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  • 25
    Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies
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    Peter Pan

    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll

    Released1953

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

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