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The Best Disney Animated Movies

Updated August 25, 2020 110.9k votes 9.8k voters 222.1k 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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  • The Lion King1
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • Aladdin2
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Beauty and the Beast3
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker

    Released1991

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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  • The Little Mermaid4
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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Mulan5
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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

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  • Tangled6
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    Tangled

    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman

    Released2010

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

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  • Moana7
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    Moana

    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Lilo & Stitch8
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    Lilo & Stitch

    Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames

    Released2002

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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  • Zootopia9
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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  • Lady and the Tramp10
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • 101 Dalmations11
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    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees

    Released1961

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

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  • The Jungle Book12
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    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • Alice in Wonderland13
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    Alice in Wonderland

    Ed Wynn, Heather Angel

    Released1951

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • Cinderella14
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    Cinderella

    June Foray, Mike Douglas

    Released1950

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • Hercules15
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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Robin Hood16
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    Robin Hood

    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov

    Released1973

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • The Fox and the Hound17
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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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  • Big Hero 618
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    Big Hero 6

    Jamie Chung, Maya Rudolph

    Released2014

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs19
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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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  • Pocahontas20
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

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  • The Emperor's New Groove21
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    The Emperor's New Groove

    John Goodman, David Spade

    Released2000

    Directed byMark Dindal

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  • Bambi22
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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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  • The Aristocats23
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    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • Sleeping Beauty24
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    Sleeping Beauty

    Marvin Miller, Mary Costa

    Released1959

    Directed byClyde Geronimi

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  • Peter Pan25
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    Peter Pan

    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll

    Released1953

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

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