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The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies  

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List Rules Only Disney cartoons - No computer animation / CGI films

Best of Disney's animated classics ranked and voted on by fans. Walt Disney Studios has produced 57 theatrically-released animated movies to date (not including films released by Disney but produced by Pixar.) The studio began working on short animated features in 1923, before moving into feature-length animation with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. In 2011, the studio released not only a new adaptation of the classic Winnie the Pooh character but also re-released The Lion King in 3D. In addition, Disney also released a photo-realistic animated version of The Lion King.

This list collects together all the theatrical Disney animated classics and allows you to vote for the best and worst Disney movies. Not all Disney movies have been gold. At the bottom of the list, you'll see the worst Disney movies--animated films that you could go without ever seeing again. If you see one of the worst animated Disney movies on this list, vote it down and save people the hassle of watching it themselves. The top Disney movies aren't necessarily the best, but here they are. 

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1
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
2
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
3
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
4
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
6
Tangled is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
7
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
8
Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
9
Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1959
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
10
The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
11
The Emperor's New Groove is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2000
The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated buddy comedy film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation, the 40th film in Disney's animated features canon. It was directed by Mark ...more
12
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1973
Robin Hood is a 1973 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions which was first released in the United States on November 8, 1973. The 21st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
13
The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
Arthur Williams added 2004
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more
14
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
15
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1997
Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
16
Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2002
Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated action-adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 21, 2002. The 42nd ...more
17
Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1955
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
18
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
19
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
katielaitala05 added 1995
Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
20
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1942
Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more
22
101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
HannahMichelleMasters added 1996
101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more
23
Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1940
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
24
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1996
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
25
The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1970
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