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The Best Disney Musical Movies 

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Updated December 31, 2019 13.3k votes 561 voters 9.3k views 78 items

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Walt Disney is probably one of the first film companies that come to mind when you think about musicals. Several of their classics are animated musicals that blend singing and storytelling to captivate audiences. Disney’s musical repertoire would not be the same with such musicals as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Annie, and Newsies. But are they the top musical movies that Disney has to offer?

You will also find famous actors such as Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, a more in the live-action musical, Into the Woods.

Which of these Disney musicals do you love? Vote up all your favorites and vote down the movies that you didn’t like. Don't see your favorite Disney musical? Feel free to add it to the list and check back to see how other users rank your additions.

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll
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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 romantic/dark fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones
The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step ...more
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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton
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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The Many Adventures of W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a 1977 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 22nd animated feature ...more
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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton
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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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro
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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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald
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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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker
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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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers
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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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel
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
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Annie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming
Annie is a 1999 American made-for-television musical-comedy-drama film from The Wonderful World of Disney. It is an adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical, which in turn was based on the 1924 ...more
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The Hunchback of Notre D... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander
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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Fantasia 2000 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones
Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 38th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics ...more
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The Great Mouse Detectiv... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Frank Welker
The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 American animated mystery film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, originally released to movie theaters on July 2, 1986 by Walt Disney Pictures. The ...more
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Mary Poppins Returns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw
Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall. In 1935, during the era of the Great Depression in the United Kingdom, the now grown-up Jane (Emily ...more
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Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews
Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures with New York Academy Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. ...more
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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn
A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as Goofy believes that he's ...more
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Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Cheech Marin
Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on November 18, 1988 by Walt Disney Pictures. The 27th ...more
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba
The Jungle Book is a 2016 fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau. Based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film ...more
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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons
Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more
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Popeye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz
Popeye is a 1980 American musical comedy film, directed by Robert Altman and is a live-action film adaptation of E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre aka Popeye comic strip. It stars Robin Williams as ...more
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Melody Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Mel Blanc, Roy Rogers, Bobby Driscoll
Melody Time, a 1948 film, is the 10th theatrically released animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on May 27, 1948. Made up of several sequences ...more
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Moana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more
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Almost Angels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Sean Scully, Vincent Winter, Denis Gilmore
Almost Angels is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions film about a group of boys in the Vienna Boys' Choir. The film shows the choristers recruitment process, the rehearsals and the life in the ...more