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The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals

Updated August 28, 2020 7k votes 367 voters 12.8k views59 items

List RulesVote up your favorite Disney movies featuring animals of any kind.

Walt Disney Studios has put out some great Disney movies with animals. This list will determine the best Disney animal movies, both animated and live-action. There are classics like The Aristocats and newer films such as ZootopiaFinding Nemo and Ratatouille wouldn't be the same without being told from the animals’ perspectives. There are also films on this list that have even spawned remakes such as The Jungle Book. Looking for Disney movies with only animals? This list has got you covered with the Lion King franchise and movies like Robin Hood.

These movies also span across all genres, fans of science fiction movies should be sure to check out The Cat From Outerspace. If you like cartoons there are certainly quite a bit of animated animal movies on this list. Want a little more live-action and adventure? Look for Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and Eight Below. In short, there is a Disney animal movie here for everyone.

Which of these Walt Disney animal films do you love? Tell the world by voting them up on the list.

  • 1

    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg
    153
    34

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    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 and a...  more
  • 2

    Robin Hood

    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov
    136
    26

    Released1973

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    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
  • 3

    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons
    187
    64

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    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 Animated...  more
  • 4

    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees
    122
    40

    Released1961

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and adapted from Dodie Smith's 1956 novel of the same...  more
  • 5

    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi
    132
    66

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang 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, Sterling...  more
  • 6

    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe
    100
    45

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it...  more
  • 7

    Bambi

    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards
    130
    75

    Released1942

    Directed byJames Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright

    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 released by...  more
  • 8

    The Fox and the Hound

    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney
    118
    67

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Berman

    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 10,...  more
  • 9

    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman
    87
    45

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

    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
  • 10

    Oliver & Company

    Billy Joel, Bette Midler
    108
    70

    Released1988

    Directed byGeorge 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 film in the...  more
  • 11

    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale
    60
    27

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

    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
  • 12

    Finding Dory

    Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks
    83
    51

    Released2016

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

    Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton, and a sequel to Finding Nemo. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres),...  more
  • 13

    The Great Mouse Detective

    Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone
    71
    41

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Michener, Burny Mattinson, Ron Clements, John Musker

    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 26th...  more
  • 14

    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders
    86
    60

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    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
  • 15

    The Rescuers Down Under

    John Candy, Bob Newhart
    87
    62

    Released1990

    Directed byMike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy

    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 Outback,...  more
  • 16

    White Fang

    Ethan Hawke, James Remar
    86
    69

    Released1991

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    White Fang is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel. Based on Jack London's novel White Fang, it tells the story of...  more
  • 17

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris
    79
    63

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn 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 in the...  more
  • 18

    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence
    61
    44

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin 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
  • 19

    Brother Bear

    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette
    69
    55

    Released2003

    Directed byAaron Blaise, Robert A. Walker

    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 Disney...  more
  • 20

    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo
    71
    57

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written and...  more
  • 21

    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé
    87
    75

    Released2019

    Directed byJon 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 up to...  more
  • 22

    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman
    60
    47

    Released2009

    Directed byRon 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 Walt...  more
  • 23

    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick
    71
    61

    Released1998

    Directed byRob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation...  more
  • 24

    The Rescuers

    Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor
    49
    42

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens

    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 Animated...  more
  • 25

    Winnie the Pooh

    John Cleese, Craig Ferguson
    57
    56

    Released2011

    Directed byStephen J. Anderson, Don Hall

    Winnie the Pooh is a 2011 film directed By Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, and written by Burny Mattinson....  more