Film The Best Walt Disney Movies  

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List of the best Walt Disney movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Walt Disney's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Walt Disney movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Walt Disney movies will be at the top of the list. Walt Disney has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Walt Disney movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Walt Disney films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Walt Disney role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Walt Disney performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples of films on this list include Society Dog Show and Plane Crazy.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Walt Disney movies?" and "What are the greatest Walt Disney roles of all time?"
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Walt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben ...more

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Walt Disney Steamboat Willie is a 1928 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black-and-white by Walt Disney Studios and was released by Celebrity ...more

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Walt Disney, Milton Berle, George Burns Saludos Amigos is a 1942 animated feature package film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the sixth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. ...more

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Walt Disney Plane Crazy is an American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. The cartoon, released in 1929 by the Walt Disney Studios, was the first creation of the character Mickey ...more

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash Clock Cleaners is a 1937 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon follows Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy working as ...more

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Walt Disney, Dinah Shore, Dennis Day Fun and Fancy Free is a 1947 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures on September 27, 1947. It was one of the "package films" the studio produced in ...more

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash Moose Hunters is a 1937 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. The cartoon stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy on a moose hunting ...more

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Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner Brave Little Tailor is a 1938 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The cartoon is an adaptation of the fairy tale The Valiant ...more

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Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner Mickey wants to take Minnie to a dance, but Pete's flashy car beats Mickey's horse-drawn wagon as her transportation of choice. At the dance, Mickey uses some balloons to make himself light on ...more

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Walt Disney Thru the Mirror is a Mickey Mouse cartoon short film produced by Walt Disney Productions, released by United Artists in 1936. In this cartoon short, Mickey has a Through the Looking-Glass-type ...more

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Playful Pluto Walt Disney Playful Pluto is a classic Walt Disney cartoon, directed by Burt Gillett showcasing Pluto. It was the first cartoon in which Pluto was developed as major character.

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Alice's Wonderland - aka - Alice in Slumberland Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, Rudolf Ising Alice's Wonderland is a Walt Disney short silent film, in black and white, produced in Kansas City, Missouri. This short was the first of Walt Disney's famous Alice Comedies and had a working ...more

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar and Clara Cluck throw a big party for Mickey where the mouse's wild rhumba dancing rules the day. Goofy tries baking a cake, ...more

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Walt Disney Pluto's conscience becomes the battleground when he saves a small kitten from drowning and then has second thoughts when Mickey welcomes it into his home.

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Lonesome Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Walt Disney Movies
Lonesome Ghosts Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher Lonesome Ghosts is a 1937 Disney animated cartoon, released through RKO Radio Pictures on December 24, 1937. It was directed by Burt Gillett and animated by Izzy Klein, Ed Love, Milt Kahl, ...more

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher Mickey dreams that Pluto has been captured by an evil scientist who hopes to graft his head onto a hen's body. When Mickey tries to save the hound from the villain's castle, he ends up on the ...more

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Mel Blanc, Dinah Shore, Pinto Colvig Donald's Cousin Gus is a 1939 Walt Disney cartoon in which Donald Duck is visited by his gluttonous cousin, Gus Goose, who proceeds to eat Donald out of house and home. It was released on May 3, ...more

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Walt Disney The Gallopin' Gaucho was the second short film featuring Mickey Mouse to be produced, following Plane Crazy and preceding Steamboat Willie. The Disney studios completed the silent version in ...more

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash An ensemble performance emceed by Mickey includes piano playing, an adagio dance, an operatic number, and numerous attempts by Donald Duck to recite "Little Boy Blue.

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Walt Disney, Ward Kimball, Thurl Ravenscroft The Nifty Nineties is an animated short film produced in Technicolor by Walt Disney Productions and released to theaters on June 20, 1941 by RKO Radio Pictures. the animated short was directed ...more

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South of the Border with Disney is a 1942 Disney short documentary. It was shot in the same occasion Saludos Amigos was, when Walt Disney and a group of eighteen artists, musicians and writers ...more

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Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is notable for several disconnected sequences that have little connection with each ...more

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Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner Mickey's selling hot dogs at the fair and heckling rival barker Kat Nipp; later, he serenades "shimmy dancer" Minnie with the help of two rowdy cat pals.

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash Our bold trio travels cross-country by trailer - and sorely lives to regret it, especially when the makeshift vehicle crashes its way down a cliffside.

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Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner Minnie wants Mickey to clean up her yard - or else he won't get any of her just-out-of-the-oven cake. Mickey cleans the yard, but then wrecks it trying to get rid of a pesky tornado.

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Building a Building Walt Disney Building a Building is a 1933 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Production and released by United Artists. A remake of the 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film Sky Scrappers, the ...more

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher Mickey's Mellerdrammer is a 1933 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. The title is a corruption of "melodrama", thought to ...more

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Walt Disney The Whoopee Party is a Mickey Mouse short animated film first released on September 17, 1932.

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Mickey in Arabia Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner Mickey in Arabia is a 1932 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Columbia Pictures. Walt Disney plays Mickey Mouse and Marcellite Garner plays Minnie. ...more

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Magician Mickey Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash Magician Mickey is a 1937 Walt Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon, originally released to theaters on February 6, 1937. Mickey puts on a magic show, but is constantly interrupted by a heckler, Donald ...more

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Just Mickey Walt Disney Just Mickey, alternately titled Fidlin' Around, is a 1930 animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Columbia Pictures. The film shows Mickey Mouse playing a violin ...more

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Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Ruth Clifford Mickey's Delayed Date is a cartoon produced by Walt Disney Productions, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures and released on October 3, 1947. The film was directed by Charles Nichols, later a ...more

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Mickey's Mechanical Man Walt Disney Mickey's Mechanical Man is a 1933 short film directed by Wilfred Jackson.

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Mickey's Polo Team is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Walt Disney Movies
Mickey's Polo Team Walt Disney, Clarence Nash Mickey's Polo Team is a 1936 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. The cartoon features of game of polo played between four Disney ...more

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Gulliver Mickey Walt Disney Gulliver Mickey is a black and white Mickey Mouse short, produced by Walt Disney and released by United Artists in 1934.

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Mickey's Circus Walt Disney, Clarence Nash Mickey's Circus is an animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released 1 August 1936. Known crew include director Ben Sharpsteen and animators Milt Kahl, Frank Thomas, Al ...more

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Symphony Hour Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig Never leave the instruments of a radio symphony orchestra in care of Goofy! That's what Mickey does, they end up getting squashed in a elevator, and the orchestra ends up sounding like Spike

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On Ice Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash On Ice is a Mickey Mouse cartoon released in 1935.

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Mickey's Amateurs Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash Mickey hosts an amateur talent show while Donald attempts to get through a recitation of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" without incident.

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The Chain Gang Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig The Chain Gang is a Mickey Mouse animated film produced in 1930 by Walt Disney for Columbia Pictures. It is one of a group of shorts of strikingly uneven quality produced by Disney immediately ...more

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Society Dog Show Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig Society Dog Show is a cartoon short the Walt Disney Company made in 1939 and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The animated short was directed by Bill Roberts and animated by Al Eugster, Shamus ...more

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Walt Disney, Billy Gilbert, Sterling Holloway Disney Learning Adventures: Mickey and the Beanstalk is a segment of 1947 animated feature Fun and Fancy Free, written by Joe Rinaldi, Bill Peet and Homer Brightman, and directed by Hamilton ...more

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The Whalers Walt Disney, Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash While Captain Mickey struggles to empty a pail of water, Donald gets his head stuck in a boot that's tied to a harpoon rope, and in trying to save him, Goofy falls through the blowhole of the ...more

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Walt Disney Mickey's Surprise Party is a 1939 Walt Disney commercial cartoon that promotes Nabisco products. It stars Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Fifi. This is the first cartoon of Mickey Mouse ...more

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Giantland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Walt Disney Movies
Giantland Walt Disney Giantland is a 1933 animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by United Artists. The film is an adaptation of the fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" with ...more

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Mickey's Gala Premier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Walt Disney Movies
Mickey's Gala Premier Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner Mickey's Gala Premier is a Walt Disney cartoon produced in 1933, directed by Burt Gillett, and featuring parodies of several famous Hollywood film actors from the 1930s. Some sources claim this ...more