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The Best Disney Musical Movies 

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Updated May 7, 2020 18.9k votes 911 voters 18.7k 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. This Disney musical list has both animated and live-action 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 popular Disney musicals do you love? Vote up all Disney musicals that are your favorites and have lots of singing, then 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Released: 2017

Directed by: Bill Condon

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 Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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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Moana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Released: 2016

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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 Lion King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jon Favreau

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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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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 Hunchback of Notre D... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander

Released: 1996

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kevin Lima

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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

Released: 1950

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1970

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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) 10 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Cheech Marin

Released: 1988

Directed by: George Scribner

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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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

Released: 1959

Directed by: Clyde Geronimi

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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Mary Poppins Returns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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) 13 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kevin Lima

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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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

Released: 1940

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen, + more

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) 15 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

Released: 1937

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell, + more

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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Annie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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 Many Adventures of W... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Clint Howard, Howard Morris, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

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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The Princess and the Fro... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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The Great Mouse Detectiv... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Frank Welker

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Michener, Burny Mattinson, Ron Clements, John Musker

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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

Released: 1953

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

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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Fantasia 2000 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones

Released: 1999

Directed by: James Algar, Don Hahn, Paul Brizzi, Francis Glebas, Eric Goldberg, + more

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1951

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Directed by: Jon Favreau

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Aladdin and the King of ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tad Stones

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Musical Movies
Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

Released: 1971

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

This film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books ...more

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