Animated Movies 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 51 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.

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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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 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

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3,793 1,088
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 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

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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3,402 1,159
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

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3,079 1,324
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

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3,024 1,324
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
2,505 1,244
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
2,480 1,390
Hercules is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
2,229 1,435
Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
2,279 1,296
Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
2,035 1,069
The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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2,382 1,072
Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1955 Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on 22 June 1955, by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th film in the ...more

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2,240 1,296
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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1,948 986
Lilo & Stitch is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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1,830 1,168
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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2,013 1,219
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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2,020 738
The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
Arthur Williams added 2004 The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more

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2,213 1,128
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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The Emperor's New Groove is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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2,285 1,118
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

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2,150 1,214
Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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

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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

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1,770 1,241
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

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1,976 1,079
The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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1,812 1,201
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1941 Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice ...more

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1,708 1,212
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1981 he Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July ...more

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1,612 1,270
Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1940 Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben ...more

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1,590 1,104
The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
BadBadThing added 1963 The Sword in the Stone is a 1963 American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on December 25, 1963 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 18th film in ...more

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
sheevpalpatine added 2016 Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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826 471
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
Tom Islava added 2015 Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more

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1,645 1,175
The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2009 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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Brave is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
LahiruDayananda added 2012 Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and ...more

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1,396 1,021
The Many Adventures of Winnie ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1977 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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1,348 1,089
The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1977 The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977 by Buena Vista Distribution. The 23rd film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
chrissynoelle added 1988 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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1,148 1,186
The Great Mouse Detective is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1986 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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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1995 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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1,072 1,247
Atlantis: The Lost Empire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation—the first science fiction film in Disney's animated features ...more

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991 1,308
Treasure Planet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2002 Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more

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1,197 1,259
Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2003 Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 44th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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1,134 1,061
The Rescuers Down Under is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1990 The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian ...more

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2016 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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Anastasia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1997 Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
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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1,032 1,300
Bolt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
2008 Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more

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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1960 Peter Pan is a 1960 TV film directed by Vincent J. Donehue.

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The Black Cauldron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1985 The Black Cauldron is a 1985 American animated dark fantasy adventure film released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 25th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it is loosely based on the first ...more

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Pete's Dragon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
jxagee01 added 1977 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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603 1,155
Fantasia 2000 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies
1999 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