Top 10 Animated Musicals

Animation combined fluently with of music. These are some of the most famous animated movies, heck, most famous movies EVER, and their success can largely be attributed to the recognition of their songs. Just to be clear: I classify a musical as a story that contains numerous songs sung by the characters throughout the runtime. So, movies like Tarzan don't count because of a singer singing in the background, and movies with spontaneous single-song sequences like in Shrek. So, without further ado, here's my list of the greatest animated musical films of all time.

The Top Ten

1 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Easily the best.


South Park's always been outrageous and it's movie certainly didn't disappoint.

Funny thing is this; for something that was intended is a Disney pisstake, it's story is actually quite timeless, how parents bash the media for influencing kids that should't really be watching them in the first place. And in an age of trashy reality shows like The Only Way is Essex, this movie's themes are even more relevant now than it was in 1999!

Top songs in the movie

1. Uncle F@ck a!
2. Kyle's Mom's a B@tch
3. I'm Super
4. Blame Canada
5. It's Easy M'kay
6. What Would Brian Boitano Do?
7. I Can Change
8. La Resistance Lives On

2 The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas came out of nowhere in the 90s and showed that someone other than Disney can make a high quality musical. With Danny Elfman's music and the beautiful visuals, this Halloween/Christmas movie hybrid achieved major popularity and an avid fanbase to this day. The best stop motion animated movie ever in my opinion.

Best songs in order:
1. This is Halloween
2. Jack's Lament
3. Oogie Boogie's Song
4. Poor Jack
5. Finale/Reprise
6. Sally's Song
7. Making Christmas
8. Opening
9. Closing - phillysports

3 Team America: World Police
4 James and the Giant Peach
5 Corpse Bride
6 Frozen

I'm just gonna say it. I LOVE this movie. As a seventeen year old guy, I thought I was way too old to still be into animated musicals, but Frozen really helped me to love Walt Disney Animation Studios again. And yeah, this movie's popularity is massive. It's still everywhere three years after the film first came out. While that can be distracting and many people have gotten simply fed up with Frozen and the film's music, this movie will always hold a special place in my heart.

Best songs in order:
1. Let it Go
2. Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
3. For the First Time in Forever
4. For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)
5. In Summer
6. Love is an Open Door
7. Frozen Heart
8. Fixer Upper
9. Reindeer(s) Are Better than People - phillysports

7 The Lion King

This movie deserves to be hated and boycotted, not loved and unforgettable.

Oh boy! Why do people hate good movies? - Victoryboy

Wow. I didn't know that this movie has a group of haters almost as large as Frozen's. Well, as good and popular as a movie is, the more people will turn against it. I get that. However, The Lion King is still a pretty darn great movie in my opinion, and Sir Elton John's music is one of the primary reasons.

Best songs in order:
1. Be Prepared
2. Circle of Life
3. I Just Can't Wait to Be King
4. Hakuna Matata
5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight - phillysports

8 Beauty and the Beast

To this day, Beauty and the Beast stands as Disney's finest adaptation of a fairy tale. The movie was just a masterpiece that helped in bringing Disney back to the spotlight. The songs in the movie are one of the biggest reason why this movie was so popular. This film also has the distinction of being the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture in 1991. I think it's fair to say that this is an absolute "beast' of a movie.
...Wow that was awful. Sorry about that.

Best songs in order:
1. Beauty and the Beast
2. Be Our Guest
3. Gaston
4. Belle
5. Something There
6. The Mob Song - phillysports

9 Aladdin

Ah, Aladdin. So many nostalgic memories with this one. I remember watching this movie when I was younger and just being completely sucked into its story, characters (especially the Genie), and especially its music. Seriously, this movie's songs are just so catchy and memorable, and it really helped Aladdin Disney reclaim its spot as the kings of animation during the studio's Renaissance era.

Best songs in order:
1. A Whole New World
2. One Jump Ahead
3. Prince Ali
4. Friend Like Me
5. Arabian Nights - phillysports

10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

For the first Disney Animated Classic ever, Snow White is still impressive to this day. The animation is awfully impressive for 1937, the story is still pretty good, and the songs are still as good as they have ever been. Without Snow White, we never would have gotten any of the masterpieces that followed it, so its impact still lasts to this day.

Best songs in order:
1. Some Day My Prince Will Come
2. Heigh-Ho
3. Whistle Why You Work
4. I'm Wishing/One Song
5. With a Smile and a Song
6. The Silly Song - phillysports

The Contenders

11 The Little Mermaid

No one denies The Little Mermaid as one of the most important animated movies ever. It sprang Disney into its Renaissance period of the 90s. It also showed that by going back to its roots was the best idea for the company, and the public's interest in animation sprung back as a result. The musical has had an impact on so many for so long, and its music still kicks butt to this day.

Best songs in order:
1. Under the Sea
2. Part of Your World
3. Kiss the Girl
4. Poor Unfortunate Souls
5. Fathoms Below
6. Les Poisons
7. Daughters of Triton - phillysports

12 Tangled

You cannot undervalue Tangled's importance to Disney nowadays. The company was yearning for a musical feature for years, and this movie delivered it to them. With fantastic songs, characters, and an overall incredible story, Tangled was a movie that ushered the company into its Revival era that is still lasting until this day.

Best songs in order:
1. When Will My Life Begin?
2. Mother Knows Best
3. I See the Light
4. When Will My Life Begin? (Reprise 2)
5. I've Got a Dream
6. Mother Knows Best (Reprise)
7. When Will My Life Begin (Reprise 1) - phillysports

The end credits song is also great, "Something that I want" song is amazing! I love it! - Victoryboy

13 Pinocchio

With the success of Snow White, Disney saw it as a good idea to keep the trend of musicals. As a result, they made Pinocchio three years later to even more critical acclaim. The heartwarming story won over audiences and critics and the music, as a result, became legendary.

Best songs in order:
1. When You Wish Upon a Star
2. Little Wooden Head
3. Give a Little Whistle
4. I've Got No Strings
5. Hi-Diddly Hee - phillysports

14 Blue Harvest
15 Cinderella

Cinderella quickly caught on after Disney's package film era of the 40s. People were ecstatic to finally get a new musical from Disney. This one didn't disappoint. As one of the most famous animated films ever, Cinderella won over the hearts of young and old and continued the company's already prestigious legacy into the decades of the future.

Best songs in order:
1. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
2. The Work Song
3. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
4. Cinderella
5. So This is Love
6. Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale - phillysports

16 Hercules
17 Family Guy Presents Something Something Something Dark Side
18 The Prince of Egypt
19 The Wall - Pink Floyd

Does this count?

20 Mulan
21 Peter Pan
22 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
23 An American Tail
24 Alice in Wonderland
25 Yellow Submarine
26 Cats Don't Dance
27 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
28 Rock & Rule
29 Trolls
30 Sing

Why do I love this film so much!

31 Sing

Are you wearing a speedo eddie?

32 Moana
33 My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
34 Snoopy! The Musical
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