Disney has been creating family-favorite animated movies for decades. whether it is about taking a deep dive into the sea, exploring the whole new world, roaming into the castle, or going to the frozen land we all can agree that Disney’s animated movies are pure magic. Disney hasn’t slowed down their production even one bit in past years. Disney even got bigger with the purchase of a Marvel Studio and Lucas film and Avengers Infinity war is a very good example of their success. Disney has been entertaining us for almost 100 years with their amazing movies starting with 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. it’s really difficult to narrow down from the giant list of Disney movies to just the 20 best movies. Anyway, we can just try so here are the 25 best-animated movies from Disney.since Disney and Pixar making movies together now so some of these movies are Disney/Pixar although we will make a separate list of best movies from Pixar.
This is not the first time someone tries to tell a famous fairy tale through a movie. cinderella comes from the Greek story 1st century BC. Cinderella was the big box office hit for Disney in 1950. This is one of the most successful animated movies of Disney. It was the biggest success of Walt Disney’s career. Because of the budget issue, Cinderella was intended to shoot in a live-action but somehow it became an animated version. On the story part I really not need to say anything. A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella’s life. Ella comes on with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course. Yes the story’s the same but it gives some much-needed chemistry to Cinderella’s and The Prince’s romantic charm in the movie
2.The Lion King(1994)
The Lion King really shows the strength of Disney’s animated movie. The Lion King came out in 1994. A movie is filled with stunning landscapes and amazing characters Plus movie also has a deep set of emotions. A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be? In this movie, you can feel Simba’s Joy, urge for freedom, and sense of being lost without family. Mufasa’s journey also proves that protecting your kids at all course become the most Base instance of all. Which great-looking visuals and storyline paired with the amazing soundtrack it’s no wonder that the lion king is still one of the most popular Disney movies of all time.
3.Alice in Wonderland(1951)
Alice in Wonderland is based on the mid-Victorian Era novel by Lewis Carroll. A movie doesn’t get that much hate after its first release in 1951. Alice in Wonderland is still known for its best animation work in the movie. Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit…dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he’s late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters, and adventures. With vibrant colors, amazing characters, and a voice like Sterling Holloway and Ed Wynn, Alice in Wonderland has become one of the best classic animated movies of the ’60s. A story of the fantasy adventure of 19 years old Alice wouldn’t bore you after all.
Up” is a wonderful film, with characters who are as believable as any characters can be who spend much of their time floating above the rain forests of Venezuela.UP’s story will probably seem peculiar at first glance. An old man as a protagonist? It definitely blew my expectations. but the movie has pretty much everything Amazing visual effects, Amazing sound, Hilarious comedy, Breathtaking action, and most importantly heart touching story. Carl Fredricksen as a boy wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later he gets to begin his journey along with a Boy Scout named Russel by lifting his house with thousands of balloons. On their journey, they make many new friends including a talking dog, and figure out that someone has evil plans. composer Michael Giacchino won an Oscar for his work in this movie. Up is an unforgettable animated adventure movie. believe after watching this movie you will never see balloons the same way.
5.The Princess and the Frog(2009)
Another fairy tale-based animated movie from Disney. This is Disney’s first 2-D film in which all of the voice actors do both the speaking and singing parts since, Beauty and the Beast. The Princess and the Frog are loosely based on The Frog Prince, also known as The Frog King or Iron Heinrich, one of the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob, and Wilhelm Baker. A modern-day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog find the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, follows suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams. The film was a massive success at the box office, ranking first place on its opening weekend in North America.
Disney’s “WALL-E” succeeds as an enthralling animated film, a visual wonderment, and a decent science-fiction story. The film is so clever and sophisticated that you worry, slightly, that it might be too clever to connect with mainstream audiences. But like those worries that having a rat for a hero in Ratatouille might throw off audiences, surely WALL-E will make that connection. It’s so sweet and funny that the multitudes undoubtedly will surrender to its many charms. It is 700 years in the future. A city of skyscrapers rises up from the land. A closer view reveals that the skyscrapers are all constructed out of garbage, neatly compacted into squares or bales, and piled on top of one another. In all the land, only one creature stirs. This is WALL-E, the last of the functioning solar-powered robots. the movie remains a complete showcase of what can happen when top-notch animation meets creativity.WALL-E is just possibly the studio’s most original work yet. Can they really top this?
7.Lady and the Tramp(1955)
This animated film takes the classic romantic story of two individuals from different sides of the track and turns it into a delightful musical kids’ tale that all ages can enjoy. Lady and the Tramp was a massive hit for Disney back in 1955. Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady’s home make her decide to travel with him for a while. This turns out to be a bad move, as no dog is above the law. It’s an unpretentious little gem, told from the viewpoint of the animals and against interesting backgrounds with superb animation and vocal work. Cat lovers may find it painful to watch. At the time of its release, this was the highest-grossing Disney cartoon since Snow White and the Seven DwarfsThe film is a charmer and worth adding to your library in one form or another.
8.Beauty and the Beast(1991)
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who falls in love. Beauty and the Beast have won millions of fans’ hearts and there is a good reason behind it. it a story about one of the most iconic princesses of Disney, Belle. Having lived a life in selfishness, a young prince is cursed by a mysterious enchantress to have the appearance of a monstrous beast. His only hope is to learn to love a young woman and earn her love in return in order to redeem himself. Years later, his chance shows itself when a young maiden named Belle offers to take her ill father’s place as his prisoner. With help from the castle’s enchanted staff, Belle learns to appreciate her captor and immediately falls in love with him. Back in the village, however, an unscrupulous hunter has his own plans for Belle. sound work of the movie is just amazing. not to mention Alan Menken also won Oscar for that.
Bolt is the first movie to release on Blu-ray before the DVD. Bolt is a super fun movie for your entire family. The movie is about a dog, a cat, and a hamster. Bolt, an American white shepherd, has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show, where he believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets a female alley cat named Mittens and a hamster named Rhino. He’s trying to find the way home, to the studio. Along the way, he learns that he doesn’t have superpowers and that the show is not real. besides all three main characters, there are also lots of other animals in the movie and they all are fantastic. It’s amazing the amount of detail the animators put into them. Bolt is a really fun family movie that also teaches you lessons about love and friendship. we are sure you will be laughing out through the entire movie.
like most of Disney’s amazing movies, Frozen is a combination of songs and princesses. instead of just one princess frozen have two princesses named Anna and Elsa. When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. The story is heart-melting, filled with the pure feeling and heart that has become a staple of the best Disney movies. It is a moving story that has family at its center. It is unpretentious in what it is trying to portray. The comedy hits right on the mark and the action-packed adventure and thrilling journey make this a tale with a little bit of everything in the exact right amounts. So you have meticulously crafted breathtaking animation, an affecting tale of the bond of family, romance, hilarious wit, and humor courtesy of the characters especially sweet Olaf and heart-stopping adventure. after all, Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
This is the story of how I died. Don’t worry, this is actually a very fun story and it’s about a girl named Rapunzel. After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower’s magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70 feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious about the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life. The movie works on every level. The Characters, the animation, the story, the score, the romance, and it’s all very cute as well in a way Disney can apparently still pull off. is is probably the prettiest computer-animated movie we have ever seen.
we all are familiar with Marvel’s superhero movies but this one is from Disney. yes, The Incredibles is an action superhero animated from 2004. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (Elastigirl) are the world’s greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a “normal life” with their three children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. The Incredibles is a fantastic story, wonderfully scripted and with the most stunning animation you have ever seen, it provides a perfectly rounded story with plenty of action, laughs and (almost) tears.
have you ever wondered how the human mind works? well Inside Out explains it in a Brilliant and beautiful way. since we are talking about the best animation movie this one is our favorite because they actually animated human emotions and impulses in the movie. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. After all of this, the freshness of the ideas, the simplified neuroscience, the technical brilliance, fleshed-out characters, and universal themes, all of this come together simply to entertain us, to let us escape, and release us emotionally, which it does by making us laugh and cry in an even and fair manner.
Disney’s 1992 hit Aladdin really takes you into a whole new world. Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine, who is forced to be married by her wacky yet estranged father. Aladdin’s luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders. What he unwittingly gets is a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom. Little do they know that the Sultan’s sinister advisor Jafar has his own plans for both Aladdin and the lamp. Magic, adventures, laughs, love… This film has everything mixed, and the result is quite good! The film is about the classic tale of “Aladdin and the magic lamp”, so the story is well known to everybody. Despite it being for children, the quality of the characters is very good, and the story, though predictable and typical. one of the best (maybe the best) Disney films made, which everything to have a nice afternoon with your children or just spending a nice time laughing and remembering when you were a child.
who hasn’t been a kid and wished they could fly or do something else magical at least once in a lifetime? peter pan is something like that which takes you to a magical wonderland. This is one of the most charming, magical movies ever! It is an adaptation of James Barrie’s Peter Pan, the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. It starts in London, where a very proper Wendy has one night left in the nursery before she most grows up. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darling are out for an office party, and the nursemaid, a dog named Nana is tied up outside for the night. Peter Pan comes and takes Wendy and her brothers John and Micheal away to Neverland, “the second star to the right and straight on till morning”, with the help of the pixie dust from the jealous little pixie Tinkerbell. A sprinkling of dust makes them fly, just like Peter does. Once in Neverland, they encounter mermaids, Indians, and the foppish, but evil villain Captain Hook. This beloved story will bring you back to your childhood and this delightful score will be hard to forget! It is sure to have you singing along! This is a wonderful movie that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike!
The story employs the same basic formula used in “Toy Story,” in which two characters, one uptight and the other clueless, are thrown together as they’re forced to journey through a world populated by creatures that are a lot more knowledge than the humans realize. A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef and loses his son, Nemo, after he ventures into the open sea, despite his father’s constant warnings about many of the ocean’s dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist’s office in Sydney. While Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish, and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist’s office, which is situated by Sydney Harbour. While the two are searching the ocean far and wide, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist’s fish tank plot a way to return to the sea to live their lives free again. Movies like this aren’t just being made for children exclusive… They’re good for everyone to realize you have to entertain yourself from time to time and just to enjoy the little things in life.
17.Toy Story 3(2010)
It was in 1995 that Toy Story signaled the arrival of Pixar, and the rest was history. To date, we always found to have enjoyed all of their outputs, and it does seem that Pixar has indeed grown from strength to strength with sophistication in its graphics and attention to detail, but more so that their creative teams have always come out with solid stories to tell, which is always the key beneath all the glossy bells and whistles visuals. The storyline for all three Toy Story films may share some similar plot lines in having the constant fear of being discarded and unwanted when one turns old, or obsessing with the thought of being forgotten and unappreciated, and almost always comes with a distance to conquer. That continues here in stronger terms given that it’s been some 11 years since the last Toy Story film, and that the toys’ owner Andy has already outgrown the toys and has chucked whatever’s left all into a treasure chest. Making things worse, he’s about to relocate to attend college, and thus the anxieties that Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang have to come to terms with, being provided 4 options of heading for the trash, the attic, being given away or being that rare toy that gets to accompany Andy to his new environment. Toy Story 3 is a must-see, It’s a sequel done right, a tale with a lot of heart, with elements encompassing what essentially is a fitting tribute and farewell to beloved characters that have blazed the trail for a computer-generated animation to take center stage.
Walt Disney didn’t make another full-length animated film until 1950, by which time his golden age had well and truly passed. Was `Bambi’ a quiet, gentle farewell, then? If you haven’t seen it you could be forgiven for thinking so, and the slightly over-sugared opening scenes might confirm this view. But prepare to be jolted out of your seat. The forest contains darkness as well as light. The gunshots that ring out across the silences are truly alarming.there are many ways Disney makes them more alarming considering the scene where a flock of birds is cowering in the grass until one decides to fly into the air and risk death rather than put up with the suspense. Also worth noting about `Bambi’ is its use of psychological color. In at least three key scenes, the color scheme shifts wildly, not because the sun has set or anything of that kind, but in order to illustrate Bambi’s psychological state. Particularly fine is the scene where he is running away from the clearing in fear and the world turns into just a few pale and dirty shades of yellow. The greatest thing is the way Disney manages to convince us that there is nothing else in the world, outside the forest. Not once do we see a horizon. Nor do we sense one. By some standards, not much happens in the forest – a few deaths, a few births, what else is new? But when the forest is the whole world they matter a good deal.
This Disney cartoon feature has the familiar princess-in-distress theme of a lovely girl, kind fairies, a handsome prince, forbidding castles, and an evil witch. A perceived slight by a king and queen enrages a sorceress who casts an evil spell on the child that will take effect on her sixteenth birthday. Only her prince charming’s kiss can save the girl from an unhappy fate and the frightening Maleficent stops at nothing to locate the princess in order to bring her prophecy to fruition. There are several pitched battles between the prince and the fairies against the forces of evil that accelerates into exciting combat at the finish. The picture is bathed in beautiful color and the music of Tchaikowsky’s ballet serves as a wonderful musical accompaniment. This is a film that can be enjoyed on so many different levels–music, animation, story, and artwork. it ranks with the very best of the classic fairy tales from Disney. And yes, Maleficent, in all of her wicked glory, makes the most impressive fire-breathing dragon you’re ever likely to see!
20.The Emperor’s New Groove(2000)
The Emperor’s New Groove isn’t the most ambitious animated film, but its brisk pace, fresh characters, and big laughs make for a great time for the whole family. This Disney comedy makes a self-conscious and largely successful attempt to modernize the studio’s format with a jive-ass sensibility. In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his “groove”, and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he’s also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination, courtesy of Yzma’s right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama’s true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor’s problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park. this is lesser Disney, but it’s not egregiously offensive, has some really good moments.
The 2nd animated Disney classic is Disney’s finest movie ever. It is an improvement over “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and more captivating. Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish for Pinocchio to be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio’s “conscience” and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. As for the characters, they’re also part of the movie’s appeal. Cleo and Figaro are such cute and adorable creatures. Who wouldn’t want to have a goldfish and a kitten like that? Geppetto, the kind woodcarver, is so distracted that he’s hilarious. Pinocchio is cute, innocent, and lovable like a human child, although stubborn and prone to temptation at times. Jiminy Cricket is humorous and cool, but a bit impatient sometimes.”Pinocchio” is a masterpiece. It is so good that we can’t find any faults. Perfection is notorious in every way: excellent artwork, palette colors, and attention to detail. All of them obey to very high standards. Everything is so well-drawn and painted with heart and soul: the sceneries, the characters, the backgrounds, the wonderful details.
Walt Disney’s clever adaptation, Robin Hood is entertaining and skillfully animated. Foxes with bows and arrows..what could be better than that? ROBIN HOOD recounts the story of the famous outlaw and Little John, here depicted as a fox and a bear. Wild animals portray other folkloric characters, making the story even more engaging for young children. Robin Hood and Little John are uninhibited, mischievous pranksters that “rob the rich to feed the poor”. Dressed as female fortune tellers, they pilfer Prince John’s money, jewels, hubcaps, and even the royal robes off his back. But Robin’s antics are countered by his compassion for the impoverished peasants of Nottingham, who benefit from his redistribution of wealth. His romance with Marian is treated with a light hand and resembles school-age infatuation. In her armoire, Maid Marian keeps a cherished picture of Robin. the characters spark to life, and the story remains as rock steady as ever.
23.The Jungle Book(1967)
Sadly, Disney himself never got to see the finished film (he died during the production), but this is one he would have been proud of. Crafted beautifully and with attention to every little detail, from the way the different animal species move to the colorful jungle backgrounds. Abandoned after an accident, baby Mowgli is taken and raised by a family of wolves. As the boy grows older, the wise panther Bagheera realizes he must be returned to his own kind in the nearby man-village. Baloo the bear, however, thinks differently, taking the young Mowgli under his wing and teaching him that living in the jungle is the best life there is. Bagheera realizes that Mowgli is in danger, particularly from Shere Khan the tiger who hates all people. When Baloo finally comes around, Mowgli runs off into the jungle where he survives the second encounter with Kaa the snake and finally, with Shere Khan. It’s the sight of a pretty girl however that gets Mowgli to go to the nearby man-village. everything about this film is enjoyable. The characters so loving, the songs so memorable; everything is so uplifting. This is a great animated film for the whole family to enjoy.
24.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the most grossing movies of all time for Disney. Where would the animation world be without the humongous success of this Disney movie? The movie includes a timeless story, classic songs, and beautiful imagery that will live on for future generations to enjoy. The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one – her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs – Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love’s kiss can save her. Snow White is a perfect milestone in the Disney movie world. Even compared to the animation and storytelling styles of today, Snow White still stands the test of time. Kudos to everyone involved in this picture as their work will live on forever.
25.The Little Mermaid(1989)
The Little Mermaid is the rebirth of Disney in the modern era and due to superb songs, enduring humor, and a touching plot it remains an animation classic. The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s best-animated motion pictures. It tells the classic Hans Christian Anderson story of a mermaid who wishes she could be human in order to capture the love of a human prince. The animation is beautiful I think this is one of Disney’s most flawless films. It features lovable characters: Ariel the little mermaid is one of our favorite ‘Disney girls’, Sebastian the crab, Scuttle the wacky seagull, Flounder the… flounder, Triton Ariel’s father the Sea King, and of course prince charming- Eric. And don’t think we forgot the most despised octopus of the oceans- Ursula and her two eels Flotsam and Jetsam. Great beginning and a great ending… and of course a lovable story. The music is beautiful (and rightfully won the Oscar for best score and best song). The score is by Alan Menken (who also provided us with the scores of Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast). Some of the most beautiful Disney songs are The Little Mermaid- Part of Your World, Kiss the Girl, and a little bit of dancing Under the Sea. A movie for all ages, you will be enchanted by Ariel’s world under the sea, the wacky characters, the cruel but in a strange way lovable Ursula, the score, the songs, the story, and the animation. we hope everybody has The Little Mermaid in their video collection to one day show their children and grandchildren. You will be captured by Ariel and want to be part of her (most intriguing) world.
here we have it, 25 best-animated movies from Disney. we know this list is still incomplete and we still haven’t included some of the best titles from Disney. so there is a chance that your favorite movie might not be on the list but we are pretty sure that movie was also great. after all, it’s from Disney, right? don’t forget to let us know your favorite Disney movie in the comment.