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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated films released by The Walt Disney Studios, including Pixar, Studio Ghibli, and DisneyToon Studios

Since the 1930s, the Walt Disney Studios have been behind some of the best animated films of all time. This list contains funny Disney animated movies and heartwarming Disney CGI films. You can even vote on this best Disney animated movies list to make sure your favorite Disney animated movie ends up in the No. 1 spot.

Which films appear on this list of arguably some of the best Disney movies? Of course, The Lion King made our top Disney animated films list. The Lion King was released in 1994 and it featured the voices of Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, and Jeremy Irons. Elton John won an Oscar for his song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” which was featured in this great Disney animated film.

Other good Disney animated classics that appear on this list include Alice in Wonderland and The Little Mermaid. Toy Story is definitely one of the greatest DisneyPixar animated movies. The franchise has produced three critically and commercially acclaimed cartoon movies from Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Pictures. Other popular Disney animated movies include The Incredibles, Up, and Aladdin—among many others.

Where do your favorite Disney animated movies fall on this list? Be sure to vote up the best ones, and vote others down accordingly. If you're looking for more kid appropriate material, check out this list of family friendly television.

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1
8,742 2,576
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
2
7,770 2,565
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
3
7,325 2,325
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
4
7,746 2,102
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
5
5,557 1,998
The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2004
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more
6
6,750 2,743
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
7
6,649 2,367
Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
1995
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
8
6,593 2,274
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2003
Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more
9
6,462 2,009
Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2001
Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more
10
4,472 2,496
Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
1953
Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the ...more
11
4,149 2,329
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
12
3,853 2,406
The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
13
3,397 2,417
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
14
5,286 2,178
Up is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2009
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more
15
4,346 2,404
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
16
5,550 2,003
Tangled is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
17
4,141 2,384
Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
1955
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on 22 June 1955, by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th film in the ...more
18
3,851 2,118
101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
19
4,237 1,964
Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
20
3,792 2,329
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
21
3,356 1,946
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2015
Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more
22
3,096 1,881
Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2010
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more
23
3,799 1,874
Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
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
24
3,572 1,627
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2007
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more
25
3,739 1,891
WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time
2008
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more