71 Of The Best Disney Animated Movies: From Classics to Modern Masterpieces

Harshita Singh

Almost everyone can admit to the comfort that Disney movies have brought to us in childhood. And you know what? The truth is, Disney films bring comfort to me still, as an adult (especially the animated ones). There is just something about putting old animated Disney movies on and grabbing your favourite food alongside.

But before that, here’s a quick glance at the list of Disney animated movies. You can just click on the movie name, and it will give you all the details you need to know before you make your decision.

Sr.noMovie Name & YearIMDB Rating
1Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  (1937)7.6
2Fantasia (1940) 7.7
3Pinocchio (1940) 7.5
4Dumbo (1941) 6.3
5Bambi (1941)7.3
6Victory Through Air Power (1943)6.5
7Make Mine Music (1946) 6.2
8Fun & Fancy Free (1947)6.4
9Melody Time (1948)6.2
10The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) 6.9
11Cinderella (1950)7.3
12Alice in Wonderland (1951)7.3
13Peter Pan (1953) 7.3
14Lady and the Tramp (1955)7.3
15Sleeping Beauty (1959)7.2 
16One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)7.3
17The Sword In The Stone (1963)7.1
18The Jungle Book (1967)7.6
19The Aristocats (1970)7.1
20Robin Hood (1973)7.5
21The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) 7.5
22Oliver & Company (1988)6.6
23The Little Mermaid (1989)7.6
24DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)6.8
25Beauty and the Beast (1991)8.0
26Aladdin (1992)8.0
27The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)7.9
28The Lion King (1994) 8.5
29A Goofy Movie (1995)6.9
30Pocahontas (1995)6.7
31Toy Story (1995) 8.3
32The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)7.0
33Hercules (1997) 7.3
34The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)6.4
35A Bug’s Life (1998) 7.2
36Mulan (1998)7.6
37Tarzan (1999)7.3
38Toy Story 2 (1999) 7.9
39The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)7.4
40Monsters, Inc. (2001)8.1
41Lilo & Stitch (2002)7.3
42Finding Nemo (2003)8.2
43Piglet’s Big Movie (2003)6.1
44The Incredibles (2004)8.0
45Teacher’s Pet (2004)5.7
46Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)6.4
47Cars (2006)7.2
48Ratatouille (2007) 8.1
49Bolt (2008) 6.8
50WALL·E (2008)8.4
51Up (2009) 8.3
52The Princess and the Frog (2009)7.1
53Tangled (2010) 7.7
54Toy Story 3 (2010)8.3
55Wreck-It Ralph (2012) 7.7
56Brave (2012) 7.1
57Frozen (2013)7.4
58Monsters University (2013) 7.2
59Big Hero 6 (2014)7.8
60Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)7.1
61Inside Out (2015)8.1
62Zootopia (2016)8.0
63Moana (2016)7.6
64Coco (2017)8.4
65The Incredibles 2 (2018)7.6
66Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)7.0
67Frozen II (2019)6.8
68Raya And The Last Dragon (2020)7.3
69Soul (2020) 8.0
70Onward (2020)7.4
71Encanto (2021)7.2
List Of Disney animated movies

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1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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The first-ever full-length animated feature film, it tells the story of Snow White, a princess who befriends seven dwarfs while trying to escape an evil Queen’s wrath.

2. Fantasia (1940)

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Fantasia is a unique film featuring animated sequences set to classical music, showcasing various stories and characters, including Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

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3. Pinocchio (1940)

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The film shows us a story of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real boy and embarks on a journey where he learns valuable life lessons.

4. Dumbo (1941)

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Centered around a character named Dumbo, a young elephant with oversized ears, who learns to embrace his uniqueness and discovers that he can fly with the help of a feather.

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5. Bambi (1941)

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Bambi Follows the life of a young deer named Bambi as he explores the forest, makes friends, and faces the challenges of growing up.

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6. Victory Through Air Power (1943)

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Victory Through Air Power shows its audience the potential of air power in military strategy, using animated sequences to illustrate its points. Sounds like a strange topic to show in a children’s animated film, but I guess anyone of us would have thrilled to see fighter jets in a Disney movie as a kid.

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7. Make Mine Music (1946) | IMDb rating: 6.2

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Make Mine Music is an anthology film featuring several musical segments, ranging from classical pieces to contemporary tunes.

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8. Fun & Fancy Free (1947) | IMDb rating: 6.4

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Another anthology film, this one includes two stories: “Bongo,” about a circus bear, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” where Mickey Mouse and friends encounter a magical beanstalk.

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9. Melody Time (1948)

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This Disney animated film is an anthology of animated stories set to contemporary music.

10. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is an anthology consisting of two stories based on classic literature: ‘The Wind in the Willows,’ featuring Mr. Toad, and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,’ which follows Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.

11. Cinderella (1950)

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The classic fairy tale of Cinderella, showcases the story of a young girl mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, who gets a chance to attend the royal ball with the help of her fairy godmother.

12. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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The movie shows us the journey Alice goes through by falling into a whimsical world filled with peculiar characters and surreal adventures after following a talking White Rabbit.

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13. Peter Pan (1953)

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The film’s plot revolves around a boy named Peter Pan who takes his friends Wendy, John, and Michael Darling to Neverland, a magical place where they encounter pirates, fairies, and the villainous Captain Hook.

14. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

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Lady and the Tramp is a romantic tale about Lady, a refined Cocker Spaniel, and Tramp, a street-smart mutt, who embark on a charming adventure and share a spaghetti dinner which leads them right into their fairytale romance.

15. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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The story shows us a young Princess named Aurora, who is cursed by a seemingly wicked fairy by the name of Maleficent. After which, she falls into a deep sleep until she is supposed to receive a true love’s kiss to awaken her.

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16. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

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The storyline of One Hundred and One Dalmatians revolves around Pongo and Perdita, two dalmatians, who embark on a rescue mission to save their stolen puppies from the villainous Cruella de Vil.

17. The Sword In The Stone (1963)

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This 1963 Disney animated movie shows us a young boy named Arthur, who with the help of a wizard called Merlin, learns important life lessons as he pulls the legendary sword from the stone and becomes King Arthur.

18. The Jungle Book (1967)

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The main character of The Jungle Book, Mowgli, is a young boy who’s been raised by wolves. He embarks on an adventure through the jungle with his animal friends and encounters a charismatic bear, named Baloo.

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19. The Aristocats (1970)

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This Disney animated movie follows the adventures of a high-society cat named Duchess and her kittens, who team up with a charming alley cat named Thomas O’Malley and their adventures from then on.

20. Robin Hood (1973)

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Here, you can expect to see Robin Hood and his loyal companion Little John outsmart a greedy Prince and the Sheriff of Nottingham to give back to the poor in Nottinghamshire.

21. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

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This Winnie the Pooh film is an anthology film featuring three short stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

22. Oliver & Company (1988)

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Based on Charles Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist,’ the film follows a street-smart cat named Oliver as he joins a gang of dogs and befriends a kind-hearted young girl.

23. The Little Mermaid (1989)

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The movie’s plot revolves around Ariel, a young mermaid, who dreams of becoming human and in the process, falls in love with a prince, she ends up making a deal with the sea witch Ursula to make her wish come true.

24. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

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Treasure of the Lost Lamp is Based on the animated TV series DuckTales, this film follows Scrooge McDuck and his nephews as they search for a magical lamp.

25. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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The story shows us a girl named Belle, who loves reading books. She discovers the beauty within a cursed prince and helps break the spell that has been cast on him and his castle.

26. Aladdin (1992)

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In the movie, we see a street urchin named Aladdin, who along with a magical genie, uses his wit and courage to win the heart of Princess Jasmine and defeat a sinister man named Jafar.

27. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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The Nightmare Before Christmas stars Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara. And the Tim Burton film revolves around Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, as he discovers and explores Christmas Town.

28. The Lion King (1994)

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The Lion King shows us the story of Simba, a young lion, who must reclaim his rightful place as king after his father’s death. He does this along with his friends Timon and Pumbaa. It stars Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons and James Earl Jones.

29. A Goofy Movie (1995)

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Starring Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden and Jim Cummings A Goofy Movie shows us the story of Goofy and his son, Max as they embark on a road trip, exploring their father-son relationship while having some misadventures.

30. Pocahontas (1995)

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Pocahontas, is the story of a Native American princess, who ends up forging a bond with English settler John Smith, amidst tensions between their communities.

31. Toy Story (1995)

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The first fully computer-animated feature film, it follows the secret life of toys when humans are not around, specifically focusing on the rivalry between Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

32. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

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The movie plot revolves around Quasimodo, a kind-hearted bell ringer with a hunched back, but unfortunately he faces discrimination because of his appearance. But he ultimately finds strength in friendship and fights against injustice.

33. Hercules (1997)


The movie shows us the story of Hercules, a young demi – god who must prove himself a true hero and reclaim his place on Mount Olympus.

34. The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)

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A direct-to-video sequel to The Lion King, centering on Simba’s daughter, Kiara, and her forbidden friendship with Kovu, a member of Scar’s former pride.

35. A Bug’s Life (1998)

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The storyline of this Disney animated film revolves around an ant named Flik, who recruits a group of circus bugs to help his colony fight against a gang of grasshoppers.

36. Mulan (1998) | IMDb rating: 7.6

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This Disney animated movie revolves around a girl named Mulan, who disguises herself as a man and takes her father’s place in the Chinese army, and ultimately saving China from invaders.

37. Tarzan (1999)

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Tarzan is a human who has been raised by gorillas, he discovers his true identity and then fights to protect his family and the jungle from outsiders. The film stars Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver and Brian Blessed.

38. Toy Story 2 (1999)

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In this sequel, the toys face a new adventure when Woody is stolen by a collector, and Buzz and the gang rescue him. You can expect to hear the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack.

39. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

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The plot line of this Disney animated movie takes us on an adventure of Emperor Kuzco’s journey through life, as he transforms into a llama by his advisor. Yzma then has to rely on a peasant named Pacha to regain his throne. The Emperor’s New Groove stars David Spade, John Goodman and Eartha Kitt.

40. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

In the world of monsters, two employees of Monsters, Inc., Sully and Mike, discover the laughter of human children generates more power than their screams (which they’ve originally been doing to generate power). The film stars Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Mary Gibbs.

41. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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The story takes us through a young Hawaiian girl named Lilo’s life as she adopts a mischievous alien named Stitch, and how together they learn the importance of family and friendship. Lily & Stitch stars Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders and Tia Carrere.

42. Finding Nemo (2003)

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The plot line follows a clownfish named Marlin, who embarks on a journey across the ocean to find his missing son, Nemo. It stars Albert Brooks,Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould.

43. Piglet’s Big Movie (2003)

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When Piglet goes missing, his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood come together to find him, realizing just how important he is to them. You can expect to hear the voices of John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom.

44. The Incredibles (2004)

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The Incredibles is about a superhero family that tries to live a quiet suburban life but ultimately has to come out of retirement to face a villain. The voices in the film are by Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson and Holly Hunter.

45. Teacher’s Pet (2004)

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Teacher’s Pet is about a schoolboy named Leonard who turns into a dog named Spot due to a magic ring, leading to adventures with his owner, Scott. It stars Nathan Lane, Shaun Fleming and David Ogden Stiers.

46. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)

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This time around, the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood set out to capture the mysterious Heffalump they believe is a threat to their home. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie stars Jim Cummings, Brenda Blethyn and Kyle Stanger.

47. Cars (2006)

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In a world of sentient cars, a race car named Lightning McQueen gets stuck in a small town and learns the importance of friendship and humility. Cars features actors such as Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Paul Newman.

48. Ratatouille (2007)

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Ratatouille is about a rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a chef and forms an unusual partnership with Linguini, a young kitchen worker. The film stars Brad Garrett, Lou Romano and Patton Oswalt.

49. Bolt (2008)

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The storyline is a about a dog named Bolt, who stars in a TV show as a superhero, and how he goes on a journey to find his human owner when he believes she is in danger. It stars John Travolta, Miley Cyrus and Susie Essman.

50. WALL·E (2008)

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In this Disney animated film, we get a glimpse of a future Earth, that’s unfortunately buried under trash. But a waste-collecting robot named WALL·E discovers love despite the bleakness of it all, and even sets out on an adventure in space. It stars Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight and Jeff Garlin.

51. Up (2009)

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Up takes us through an elderly man named Carl’s journey as he ties thousands of balloons to his house and sets off on an unexpected adventure to fulfil a lifelong dream. The film stars Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai and John Ratzenberger.

52. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

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In The Princess and the Frog, we see a girl named Tiana, who is a hardworking waitress, and because of a chain of events, she turns into a frog after she kisses a prince. Which leads them on a journey through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. The film stars Anika Noni Rose, Keith David and Oprah Winfrey.

53. Tangled (2010)

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Tangled revolves around a princess named Rapunzel, who with her long magical hair, escapes from a tower that she’s been imprisoned in. After which, she embarks on an adventure with the charming thief Flynn Rider. You can expect to hear the voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy.

54. Toy Story 3 (2010)

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In this Toy Story movie shows us Andy as a grown-up. He donates his toys to a daycare center, where they must deal with an unpredictable and uncertain future. Toy Story 3 stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Joan Cusack.

55. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

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The movie is based on Ralph, a video game villain tired of being the bad guy, so he sets out on a quest to prove he can be a hero and finds friendship along the way. You expect to hear the voices of John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch in the movie.

56. Brave (2012)

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Brave is about a Scottish princess named Merida defies tradition and sets out to change her fate, leading to unforeseen consequences. It stars Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson.

57. Frozen (2013)

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Frozen shows us the story of Elsa, a princess with ice powers, who inadvertently ends up trapping her kingdom in eternal winter, so her sister Anna sets out to find her and bring summer back. You can expect to hear to voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff in the movie.

58. Monsters University (2013)

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Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi Monsters University is a prequel to Monsters, Inc., it shows how Mike and Sulley first met during their time at Monsters University.

59. Big Hero 6 (2014)

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Revolving around Hiro, a young prodigy, who forms a superhero team with his inflatable robot Baymax to uncover a dangerous plot threatening their city. The movie stars actors such as Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit and Jamie Chung.

60. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)

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In this animated adventure, a fairy named Tinker Bell discovers the mythical NeverBeast and must decide whether it’s a threat or a friend to Pixie Hollow. You can expect to hear the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Mae Whitman and Rosario Dawson in Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.

61. Inside Out (2015)

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Much like the movie’s name suggests, Inside Out takes us on a journey through the emotions of an 11-year-old girl —Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust—while she navigates her life during a major transition. The movie stars actors such as Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Lewis Black.

62. Zootopia (2016)

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Zootopia shows us the story of Judy Hopps, a determined rabbit, who teams up with a sly fox named Nick Wilde to uncover a conspiracy in the city of Zootopia, where predators and prey coexist. It stars
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba.

63. Moana (2016)


This animated film centres around Moana, a spirited young navigator, who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, accompanied by a demigod named Maui. You can expect to hear the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House in Moana.

64. Coco (2017)

Coco revolves around Miguel, an aspiring musician, who embarks on a journey through the Land of the Dead to uncover the truth about his family’s history and pursue his passion. The movie stars Anthony Gonzalez,Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt.

65. The Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Sarah Vowell, The Incredibles 2 follows the Parr family as they tackle new challenges and fight against a new villain.

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66. Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

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Ralph Breaks The Internet takes us through Ralph and Vanellope journey into the internet to find a replacement part for her game, which leads to unexpected adventures. The movie stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot.

67. Frozen II (2019)

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In this film, Elsa, Anna and Olaf go on a journey to discover the origin of Elsa’s powers to save their kingdom. Frozen II stars Kristen Bell, Idina, Menzel and Josh Gad.

68. Raya And The Last Dragon (2020)

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This Disney movie takes you into the fantasy world of Kumandra, where a girl called Raya seeks to restore peace by finding the last dragon to stop a sinister force. Raya And The Last Dragon stars Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina and Gemma Chan.

69. Soul (2020)

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Soul depicts the life of a musician named Joe Gardner who explores the afterlife and discovers the true meaning of life, passion, and purpose. You can expect to hear the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and Graham Norton.

70. Onward (2020)

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This animated film revolves around two elf brothers embark on a quest to bring their late father back to life for one day using a magical gem. It stars Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

71. Encanto (2021)

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Encanto revolves around the Madrigal family, who lives in a magical Colombian town. They discover that their youngest member, Mirabel, lacks magical powers, setting off a heartwarming journey of self-discovery for her. Here’s the movie’s star cast; Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero and John Leguizamo.

Excited to catch up on your Disney movies?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

1. How many Disney animated movies are there?

As of November 2022, it has produced a total of 61 feature films.

2. What is the first Disney animated movie ever made?

The first Disney animated movie ever made is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was released on December 21, 1937. The film was a groundbreaking achievement in animation history, being the first full-length cel-animated feature film and the first animated feature in English. It was based on the German fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm and became a massive critical and commercial success, solidifying Disney as a major player in the animation industry.

3. Are all Disney movies animated?

not all Disney movies are animated. While Disney is well-known for its animated films, it is a diversified entertainment company that produces a wide range of movies in various genres, including live-action films, hybrid films (a combination of live-action and animation), and even computer-animated films.

Disney has a vast library of live-action films, many of which are classics in their own right. In recent years, especially, Disney has been producing successful live-action adaptations of some of their classic animated films, like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast.

4. Can adults enjoy Disney animated movies too?

Absolutely! Disney animated movies are not just for children; they are designed to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, including adults. In fact, many Disney films have elements that specifically cater to older audiences, making them enjoyable and entertaining for grown-ups.

5. Can I find Disney animated movies on streaming platforms?

Yes, Disney most animated movies can be found on popular steaming platforms easily. Apart from this, Disney+ Hotstar offers a vast library of Disney animated movies and other content from the Disney universe.

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