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The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats 

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Updated May 2, 2019 588 votes 60 voters 1.8k views 22 items

Walt Disney Studios has put out some great Disney movies with cats. This list will determine the best Disney movie starring furry felines. There are classics like The Aristocats and newer films that put cats in the spotlight such as Bolt. Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book wouldn't be the same without their cats in the films. There are also films on this list that have even spawned remakes such as That Darn Cat!

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 cat movies on this list. Want a little more live-action and adventure? Look for Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. In short, there is a movie here for everyone.

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

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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1970

Directed by: Wolfgang 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, ...more

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Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Cheech Marin

Released: 1988

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rob 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 ...more

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

Released: 1967

Directed by: Wolfgang 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

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1951

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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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That Darn Cat! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
That Darn Cat! Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones. The film was based on the book Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon ...more

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Homeward Bound: The Incr... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

Released: 1993

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more

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The Cat from Outer Space... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan

Released: 1978

Directed by: Norman Tokar

The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 American comic science fiction film, starring Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall and McLean Stevenson. Produced by Walt ...more

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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

Released: 1940

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen, + more

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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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Released: 2016

Directed by: Byron 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

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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloƫ Grace Moretz

Released: 2008

Directed by: Chris Williams, Byron Howard

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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

Released: 1950

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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

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The Tigger Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
John Hurt, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jun Falkenstein

The Tigger Movie is a 2000 American animated musical comedy film co-written and directed by Jun Falkenstein. Part of the Winnie-the-Pooh series, this film features Pooh's friend Tigger in his ...more

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The Lion King II: Simba'... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones

Released: 1998

Directed by: Rob 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

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
The Jungle Book Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

Directed by: Jon Favreau

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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That Darn Cat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean

Released: 1997

Directed by: Bob Spiers

That Darn Cat is a 1997 mystery comedy film starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug. It is a remake of the 1965 film That Darn Cat!, which in turn was based on the book Undercover Cat by ...more

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African Cats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey

African Cats is a 2011 nature documentary film directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill about a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs trying to survive on the African savannah. The ...more
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The Jungle Book 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Phil Collins, John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment

Released: 2003

Directed by: Steve Trenbirth

The Jungle Book 2 is a 2003 American-Australian animated musical film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. The theatrical version of ...more

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The Three Lives of Thoma... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Patrick McGoohan, Wilfrid Brambell, Susan Hampshire

Released: 1964

Directed by: Don Chaffey

The Three Lives of Thomasina is a 1963 American magical realist film starring Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, and child actress Karen Dotrice in a story about a cat and her influence on a ...more

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Homeward Bound II: Lost ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino

Released: 1996

Directed by: David R. Ellis

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Charlie, the Lonesome Co... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
Rex Allen, Jim Wilson, Ron Brown

Released: 1967

Directed by: Rex Allen, Winston Hibler

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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The Wild is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Cats
William Shatner, Kiefer Sutherland, Miss Coco Peru

Released: 2006

Directed by: Steven Williams

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