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

The Lion King The Lion King Product Image

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

Oh boy! Why do people hate good movies?

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

Charlotte's Web (1973) Charlotte's Web (1973) Product Image

I would add The Fox and the Hound, but usually most musicals have to have at least six or seven songs. In The Fox and the Hound, there are only five, and one is really short. So I guess it doesn't quite count. So Charlotte's Web will be my favorite animated musical then. But yeah, I love this one! I plan to make a remix with this as the #1 movie on it. Suck it South Park! Charlotte's Web all the way!

The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Product Image

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

Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Product Image

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

Dumbo Dumbo Product Image

Again, I'm only adding movies with at least six or seven songs, and Bambi only has four. However, Oliver & Company is an exception since the music drives the plot, and it's a short movie under 75 minutes (or under 70 without credits). I guess that makes it count, plus, there's a sixth song counting the reprise of Why Should We Worry? But also, I will be making a remix of this list, with every movie that's in my favorites on it. Again, suck it South Park! Charlotte's Web will be #1 if I have anything to say about it.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Product Image

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

Lady and the Tramp Lady and the Tramp Product Image

There are six songs in Lady and the Tramp, so it counts. Some of them are short (like Jock's Song), but it's a short movie, so it should count.

Corpse Bride Corpse Bride Product Image
Team America: World Police Team America: World Police Product Image
Frozen Frozen Product Image

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

The Contenders

Oliver & Company Oliver & Company Product Image

Going by which musical had the best songs, this would be #1 for me. Charlotte's Web is still high either way though, because it has some of the best songs.

Aladdin Aladdin Product Image

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

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Product Image

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

Tangled Tangled Product Image

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)

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

The Jungle Book The Jungle Book Product Image

One reason I prefer the original over the remake: the original has more songs in it. To be honest, I have liked most Disney remakes, but The Jungle Book wasn't one of the better ones. Is it just me though? Because it's the ONE TIME people actually like one of the remakes, and I didn't like it as much. Still, I love the original.

James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach Product Image
The Aristocats The Aristocats Product Image

One of the most underrated Disney classics. At least less underrated than Oliver & Company, but then again, it depends. I just wish that most modern movies (besides Frozen and Tangled) could be as good as this. The only modern animated Disney movie not by Pixar as good as this since Frozen is Frozen II. I don't know if Disney will ever be this good again. But in the meantime, let's cherish this classic! And get it higher on the list!

The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas Product Image

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

Pinocchio Pinocchio Product Image

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

The Prince of Egypt The Prince of Egypt Product Image

I have to agree this is so underrated.. I came here because of it. I love the music.

It is the most underrated Film of not just Dreamworks, but in all of Animation (or the 90s and onward). The film doesn't tell you to worship and believe in God (because the Hebrews had no problems in believing), but it is telling the story between bothers.

The animation is AMAZING for a 2D (though some in CGI), the music is mesmerizing, and the acting superb. Sure there are low part like Hotep and Hoy, they could've made them either more malicious or remove them completely.

This is my most favorite animated musical of all time, though I sometime cried from either terror or sadness.

So underrated. This is so good, and so is the music.

Blue Harvest Blue Harvest Product Image
Family Guy Presents Something Something Something Dark Side Family Guy Presents Something Something Something Dark Side Product Image
Cinderella Cinderella Product Image

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

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