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The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

Updated November 13, 2020 507.7k votes 23.4k voters 331.6k views111 items

List RulesVote 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 several 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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  • The Lion King1
    10,712
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    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • Aladdin2
    9,088
    2,988

    ActorsRobin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Jim Cummings

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Little Mermaid3
    9,088
    3,034

    ActorsJodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Beauty and the Beast4
    9,438
    3,267

    ActorsAngela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Monsters, Inc.5
    7,849
    2,688

    ActorsBilly Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Tilly, James Coburn

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

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  • Moana6
    6,716
    1,776

    Moana

    2016

    ActorsAuli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Finding Nemo7
    8,080
    2,878

    ActorsEllen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana, Allison Janney, Albert Brooks

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Toy Story8
    8,311
    2,928

    ActorsTom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Penn Jillette, Annie Potts

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

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  • Tangled9
    6,922
    2,627

    ActorsMandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi, Brad Garrett, Laraine Newman

    Directed byNathan Greno, Byron Howard

    Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Incredibles10
    6,916
    2,794

    ActorsSamuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Craig T. Nelson, Wallace Shawn

    Directed byBrad Bird

    The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Mulan11
    8,319
    3,447

    Mulan

    1998

    ActorsEddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei, Donny Osmond, Pat Morita

    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

    Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Up12
    6,603
    2,697

    Up

    2009

    ActorsChristopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman, John Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lilo & Stitch13
    5,860
    2,213

    ActorsTia Carrere, Ving Rhames, Kevin Michael Richardson, Daveigh Chase, David Ogden Stiers

    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

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  • هرقل14
    5,720
    2,340

    ActorsDanny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston, Keith David, Paul Shaffer

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Ratatouille15
    4,591
    2,177

    ActorsPeter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Big Hero 616
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    1,820

    ActorsJamie Chung, Maya Rudolph, Génesis Rodríguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk

    Directed byChris Williams, Don Hall

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  • Tarzan17
    5,124
    2,595

    Tarzan

    1999

    ActorsRosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Tony Goldwyn, Nigel Hawthorne

    Directed byKevin Lima, Chris Buck

    Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Zootopia18
    4,869
    2,461

    ActorsGinnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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  • Coco19
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    982

    Coco

    2017

    ActorsAnthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt

    Directed byLee Unkrich

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  • Pocahontas20
    4,347
    2,129

    ActorsMel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly, Linda Hunt, Frank Welker

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

    Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Princess and the Frog21

    ActorsOprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard, Randy Newman, Keith David

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • WALL-E22
    4,701
    2,384

    WALL-E

    2008

    ActorsSigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy, Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Toy Story 223
    3,856
    2,063

    ActorsTom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

    Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 101 Dalmations24
    4,707
    2,631

    ActorsRod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley, Tom Conway, Dallas McKennon

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

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  • Incredibles 225
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    Incredibles 2

    2018

    ActorsCraig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger

    Directed byBrad Bird

    Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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