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The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs

Updated December 20, 2019 980 votes 61 voters 1.7k views24 items

List RulesVote 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 can catch the Air Bud series playing on the Disney channel from time to time.  

You will even find a superhero movie on this list with Underdog starring Amy Adams and Jay Leno. Other famous actors like Michael J. Fox and John Travolta lent their voices to Disney dogs Chance and Bolt. 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 and helping them get to the top of the list.

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    Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg

    Released1955

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film directed by Clyde... more on Wikipedia
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    101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    101 Dalmatians

    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 on Wikipedia
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    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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 Wikipedia
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    Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Old Yeller

    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy... more on Wikipedia
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    Oliver & Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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 on Wikipedia
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    The Ugly Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    The Ugly Dachshund

    Suzanne Pleshette, Dean Jones

    Released1966

    Directed byNorman Tokar

    The Ugly Dachshund is a 1966 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Dean Jones and... more on Wikipedia
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    Up is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia
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    The Shaggy Dog [1959] is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    The Shaggy Dog [1959]

    Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray

    Released1959

    Directed byCharles Barton

    The Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy... more on Wikipedia
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The... more on Wikipedia
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    A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Lima

    A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The... more on Wikipedia
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    Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Lady and the Tramp

    Justin Theroux, Tessa Thompson

    Released2019

    Directed byCharlie Bean

    Lady and the Tramp is a 2019 American romance film directed by Charlie Bean, based on the Walt... more on Wikipedia
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    The Shaggy Dog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    The Shaggy Dog

    Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen

    Released2006

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    The Shaggy Dog is a 2006 comedy film by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the second remake of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is the 1996 sequel to the 1993 film Homeward Bound:... more on Wikipedia
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    Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

    Alyssa Milano, Mickey Rooney

    Released2001

    Directed byJeannine Roussel, Darrell Rooney

    Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure is a 2001 American animated direct-to-video sequel to... more on Wikipedia
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    The Great Mouse Detective is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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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 Wikipedia
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    Bolt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Bolt

    Miley Cyrus, John Travolta

    Released2008

    Directed byChris Williams, Byron Howard

    Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When... more on Wikipedia
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    White Fang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    White Fang

    Ethan Hawke, James Remar

    Released1991

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    White Fang is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Ethan Hawke,... more on Wikipedia
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    Eight Below is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Eight Below

    Paul Walker, Moon Bloodgood

    Released2006

    Directed byFrank Marshall

    Eight Below is a 2006 American family drama adventure film directed by Frank Marshall and... more on Wikipedia
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    Underdog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Underdog

    Amy Adams, Taylor Momsen

    Released2007

    Directed byFrederik Du Chau

    Underdog is a 2007 American live-action comedy superhero film based on the 1960s cartoon... more on Wikipedia
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    Frankenweenie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Frankenweenie

    Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

    Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.... more on Wikipedia
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    Togo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Togo

    Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson

    Released2019

    Directed byEricson Core

    Togo is a 2019 American drama film directed by Ericson Core. Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe)... more on Wikipedia
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    Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Air Bud

    Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers

    Released1997

    Directed byCharles Martin Smith

    Air Bud is a 1997 American family comedy film that sparked the franchise centered on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Snow Dogs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Snow Dogs

    Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn

    Released2002

    Directed byBrian Levant

    Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding... more on Wikipedia
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    Nikki, Wild Dog of the North is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Disney Movies Starring Dogs
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    Nikki, Wild Dog of the North

    Émile Genest, Jean Coutu

    Released1961

    Directed byJack Couffer, Don Haldane

    Nikki, Wild Dog of the North is a theatrical feature film produced by Walt Disney Company.
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