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The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals

Updated August 28, 2020 5.3k votes 288 voters 9.8k 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.

  • The Lion King1
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • Lady and the Tramp2
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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 Dalmations3
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    101 Dalmations

    Rod Taylor, Paul Frees

    Released1961

    Directed byHamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians, often written 101 Dalmatians, is a 1961 American animated...  more
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  • The Aristocats4
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    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • The Fox and the Hound5
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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
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  • Bambi6
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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
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  • Oliver & Company7
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    Oliver & Company

    Billy Joel, Bette Midler

    Released1988

    Directed byGeorge Scribner

    Oliver & Company is a 1988 American animated musical buddy comedy-drama film produced by Walt...  more
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  • Robin Hood8
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    Robin Hood

    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov

    Released1973

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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  • The Jungle Book9
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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
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  • The Rescuers Down Under10
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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
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  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh11
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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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  • The Lion King12
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    The Lion King

    Donald Glover, Beyoncé

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Favreau

    The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau,...  more
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  • Brother Bear13
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    Brother Bear

    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette

    Released2003

    Directed byAaron Blaise, Robert A. Walker

    Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • A Goofy Movie14
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    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Lima

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  • The Great Mouse Detective15
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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
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  • Winnie the Pooh16
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    Winnie the Pooh

    John Cleese, Craig Ferguson

    Released2011

    Directed byStephen J. Anderson, Don Hall

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  • The Rescuers17
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    The Rescuers

    Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens

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  • Zootopia18
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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  • The Princess and the Frog19
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    The Princess and the Frog

    Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman

    Released2009

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Bambi II20
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    Bambi II

    Patrick Stewart, Ariel Winter

    Released2006

    Directed byBrian Pimental

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  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride21
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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
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  • The Three Caballeros22
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    The Three Caballeros

    Sterling Holloway, Pinto Colvig

    Released1944

    Directed byHarold Young, Norm Ferguson

    The Three Caballeros is a 1944 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • The Jungle Book23
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    The Jungle Book

    Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley

    Released2016

    Directed byJon Favreau

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  • Fun and Fancy Free24
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    Fun and Fancy Free

    Walt Disney, Dinah Shore

    Released1947

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

    Fun and Fancy Free is a 1947 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO...  more
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  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey25
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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