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The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals

Updated August 28, 2020 5.0k votes 242 voters 7.6k 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.

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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    101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees

    Released1961

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

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    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Bambi

    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated feature film produced and released by Walt Disney... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Fox and the Hound

    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Oliver & Company

    Billy Joel, Bette Midler

    Released1988

    Directed byGeorge Scribner

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    Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Robin Hood

    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov

    Released1973

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    Robin Hood is a 1973 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions which was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders

    Released1967

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Rescuers Down Under is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Rescuers Down Under

    John Candy, Bob Newhart

    Released1990

    Directed byMike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy

    The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Many Adventures of Winnie  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Clint Howard, Howard Morris

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

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  • 12
    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    Brother Bear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Brother Bear

    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette

    Released2003

    Directed byAaron Blaise, Robert A. Walker

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    A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Lima

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    The Great Mouse Detective is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Great Mouse Detective

    Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Rescuers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Rescuers

    Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens

    The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Winnie the Pooh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Winnie the Pooh

    John Cleese, Craig Ferguson

    Released2011

    Directed byStephen J. Anderson, Don Hall

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    The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Jungle Book

    Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    Bambi II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Bambi II

    Patrick Stewart, Ariel Winter

    Released2006

    Directed byBrian Pimental

    Bambi II, formally known as Bambi and The Great Prince of the Forest, is a 2006 American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Three Caballeros is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Three Caballeros

    Sterling Holloway, Pinto Colvig

    Released1944

    Directed byHarold Young, Norm Ferguson

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    Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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    Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Dumbo

    Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Burton

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    The Lion King II: Simba's Prid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick

    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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Fun and Fancy Free is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals
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    Fun and Fancy Free

    Walt Disney, Dinah Shore

    Released1947

    Directed byBill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, William Morgan, Jack Kinney

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