Entertainment The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Disney Movies that feature canines in starring roles.

Walt Disney Studios has put out some great Disney movies with dogs. This list will determine the best Disney movie starring man's best friend. There are classics like Old Yeller and newer films that put dogs in the spotlight such as Bolt. Up and White Fang wouldn't be the same without their dogs in the films. There are also films on this list that have even spawned franchises such as the Air Bud series.

You will even find a superhero movie on this list with Underdog starring Amy Adams and Jay Leno.  These movies span across all genres, fans of monster movies should be sure to check out Frankenweenie. If you like cartoons there are certainly quite a bit of animated dog movies on this list. Want a little more live-action and adventure? Look up Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. In short, there is a movie here for everyone.

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

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101 Dalmations is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated romantic musical comedy film produced by Walt Disney and released to theaters on 22 June 1955, by Buena Vista Distribution. The 15th film in the ...more
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Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire
Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire and Beverly Washburn. It is about a boy and a stray dog in Texas. It is based upon ...more
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Frankenweenie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee
Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the ...more
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker
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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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz
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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Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Alyssa Milano, Mickey Rooney, Frank Welker
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure is a 2001 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1955 animated feature film Lady and the Tramp. The film centers on Lady and Tramp's only son, ...more
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Homeward Bound II: Lost in San... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is the 1996 sequel to the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Directed by David R. Ellis, the film features the three animals from the ...more
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Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more
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Eight Below is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Paul Walker, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs
Eight Below is a 2006 American family drama adventure film directed by Frank Marshall and written by David DiGilio. It stars Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, and Jason Biggs. It was ...more
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Underdog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen, Jay Leno
Underdog is a 2007 American live-action comedy superhero film based on the 1960s cartoon series of the same name. The film was directed by Frederik Du Chau and stars Peter Dinklage as Dr. Simon ...more
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The Ugly Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones, Paul Frees
The Ugly Dachshund is a 1966 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Dean Jones and Suzanne Pleshette in a story about a Great Dane who believes he's a dachshund. Based on a 1938 novel by ...more
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The Shaggy Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen, Danny Glover
The Shaggy Dog is a 2006 comedy film by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the second remake of the 1959 film of the same name, which was first remade as a television film in 1994. Both the 1959 and ...more
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White Fang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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The Great Mouse Detective is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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Nikki, Wild Dog of the North is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Émile Genest, Jean Coutu, Jacques Fauteux
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.
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The Shaggy Dog [1959] is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson
The Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who by the power of an enchanted ring of the Borgias is transformed into the title character, a ...more
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Snow Dogs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Michael Bolton
Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn. The film was released in the United States on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney ...more
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Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter
Air Bud is a 1997 American family comedy film that sparked the franchise centered on the real-life dog, Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The film was financially successful, grossing $4 million in its ...more