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The Best Disney Musical Movies  

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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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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
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
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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima
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
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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske. The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog ...more
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Moana is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi
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
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The Many Adventures of Winnie ... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Melody Time is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Make Mine Music is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, Nelson Eddy
Make Mine Music is an 1946 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney and released to theatres on April 20, 1946. It is the 8th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Almost Angels is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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In Search of the Castaways is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
George Sanders, Hayley Mills, Wilfrid Brambell
In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film ...more
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Annie is listed (or ranked) 20 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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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Summer Magic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Burl Ives, Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire
Summer Magic is a 1963 Walt Disney Productions film starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire in a story about a Boston widow and her children taking up residence in a small town in ...more
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The Happiest Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Greer Garson, Lesley Ann Warren, Fred MacMurray
The Happiest Millionaire is a 1967 musical film starring Fred MacMurray and based upon the true story of Philadelphia Main Line millionaire Anthony J. Drexel Biddle. The film received an Academy ...more
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The Great Mouse Detective is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Fun and Fancy Free is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Walt Disney, Dinah Shore, Dennis Day
Fun and Fancy Free is a 1947 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures on September 27, 1947. It was one of the "package films" the studio produced in ...more