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The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals  

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List Rules Vote 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.

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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King
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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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Rod Taylor, Paul Frees, J. Pat O'Malley
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
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The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman
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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The Rescuers Down Under is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott
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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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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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The Many Adventures of Winnie ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman
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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Fun and Fancy Free is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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
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The Great Mouse Detective is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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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The Three Caballeros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Sterling Holloway, Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham
The Three Caballeros is a 1944 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film premiered in Mexico City on December 21, 1944. It was released in the United States on ...more
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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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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Winnie the Pooh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
John Cleese, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny
Winnie the Pooh is a 2011 film directed By Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, and written by Burny Mattinson.
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
The Lion King Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones
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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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Dumbo Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito
Dumbo is a 2019 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton, based on the story by Helen Aberson. Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a one-armed war veteran and former circus star, is ...more
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The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page
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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White Fang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Ethan Hawke, James Remar, Bill Moseley
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 ...more
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DuckTales the Movie: Treasure ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Christopher Lloyd, Frank Welker, June Foray
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp is a 1990 animated feature film based on the animated television series DuckTales. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures on August 3, 1990. It ...more
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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Terrence Howard
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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Mickey's Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Victor Borge
Mickey's Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated fantasy short film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released by Buena Vista Distribution. It was directed and produced by Burny ...more
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Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Rex Allen, Jim Wilson, Ron Brown
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar is a 1967 Walt Disney Productions adventure family film released by Buena Vista Distribution Company. It was filmed at the Columbia River Gorge in Washington state.
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Bambi II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
Patrick Stewart, Ariel Winter, Alexander Gould
Bambi II, formally known as Bambi and The Great Prince of the Forest, is a 2006 American animated drama film directed by Brian Pimental and produced by DisneyToon Studios, that initially ...more