Best Disney Sequels

Disney has released many memorable movies. For some people, the sequels are a laughing stock. This is sad because Disney has actually created a few good sequels. They may not be like the original but they can be entertaining.
The Top Ten
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Product Image

It's an amazing cinematic piece, it captures innocence, bravery, and strength all in one single movie. Not to mention the songs to go with it are amazing my favorites happen to be We are one as my favorite because of the vocal and musical qualities along with the underlying message it conveys and 2nd favorite as Love will find a way although nowhere near being up to par in any form with the originals love ballad, but even though the musical and vocal qualities are not of the highest caliber the underlying message is wonderful. It truly is a wonderful cinematic display although it is not up to par with the original Lion King.

Yes, this movie does have its faults and there are continuity errors from the first film, but most of those can be explained by decent fan theories. It's shaky, but it's still understandable. But, considering how bad Disney Sequels usually are, and that this was a sequel to The Lion King, of all things, it's actually pretty good. The songs, animation, story, and characters are all good, except for maybe Rafiki's solo, but that's debatable, and they did feature more comic relief in here, but it's not overdone. It's spread out through certain parts of the movie just right. It's beautiful, funny, heart wrenching, badass, and terrifying. I love it. And the fact that most of the original voice actors reprised their roles in this is awesome. Good job Disney! Two thumbs up!

The Lion King trilogy as a whole is genius and inspired by none other than shakespeare. Who better to model a story after? The lion king focuses on Scar's attempt to be king and how it greatly affects Simba. The lion king 1.5 shows us more insight into what happened during Simba's years with Timone and Pumba ( who we also learn more about in a hilarious manor) and really puts everything into perspective: the lion king Is really about finding happiness. It's about Simba's journey to happiness and realization that what happened to Mufasa was not his fault. Simba deserves to be king, it's his right. This movie is arguable the best as far as romantic/drama in the series goes. It follows Simba's daughter as she falls in love with Kovu, from the out lands. It's very romeo-juliet and the soundtrack is epic, the animation is exceptionally modern, and the storyline is just.. Well, genius. No doubt that the lion king two is the most worthy for the number one spot on Disney sequels. Its ...more

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride is the best Disney sequel. The great thing about this sequel is that it's a completely new story not changing the story from the first movie. For example Beauty and the Beast. The enchanted Christmas stated that it took place after belle was attached by wolves but before Gaston was killed. The animation while not as good as the first is still of good quality. There's no where's near the drop off in animation like there is between Aladdin and the Return of Jafar.

Toy Story 3 Toy Story 3 Product Image

Okay, in all honesty, we all know that THIS is the best Disney sequel, but Simba's pride will remain the "best" because one, it's not from Pixar, and two, it's more relevant due to the fact that it was released during the time when Disney was dishing out crappy sequels, and Lion King 2 was the only good one.

Are you kidding me? How is this below Lion King 2?
This movie was much darker and emotional than the previous Toy Story movies (the part where Andy left was heartbreaking) and it brought a new meaning to the word 'Toy'.
It is quite simply, the pinnacle of animated movies, and the fact that it's not #1 is just infuriating.

The only one true to the form of the original. Creative, funny, and still heart clutching, with a better character arc than toy story 2. I daresay this one was better than the first and second.

Toy story 3 is just great, it brings something just funny and then brings something deeply emotional, one of the only Disney movies I've cried in! - A Girl with Hope

Toy Story 2 Toy Story 2 Product Image

I don't understand how toy story 2 isn't higher on this list! It's an incredible movie, and a big part of my childhood. it introduced new characters while also extending the story arcs of characters presented in the first movie. 10/10

TS2 is great, almost as good a #1 it brings in a new character who is an icon, this movie was just purely great! - a girl with hope

This movie needs to be number one its way better than most of the Disney sequels

This was the only good Disney sequel (Disney owns Pixar), even over its own sequels (3&4)

The Return of Jafar The Return of Jafar Product Image

Whoever is saying Aladdin sucks, you could not be more wrong. Aladdin is the perfect balance of adventure and romance, and teaches very good life lessons about being happy with who you are, and love someone no matter if they are rich or poor. Jasmine didn't love Aladdin for anything except himself, and who he was as a person. She was a princess, so she wasn't impressed with flashy stuff, since that's what she was used to everyday. She wanted something different, and someone who did not want to marry her because she was a princess, but for what kind of person she is. Aladdin fell in love with Jasmine in the marketplace, not knowing she was a princess, because she was wearing street clothes. When he found out she was a princess, he wanted to be with her because he liked her for herself, not because she was rich or a princess. It just made him want to impress her, because he thought she deserved the best.

If Jafar died in the original, then the King of Thieves would be the only Aladdin sequel. And that's still a better movie by the way.

Boring like the first and third movie, Aladdin sucks!

It's a good movie I liked it when I was a kid.

Bambi II Bambi II Product Image

Of all the Disney sequels I've seen, this is by far one of the few to actually try and capture the feel of the original in the artistry and feel. It also explores Bambi's relationship with his father and how the interactions between them and time spent together led Bambi to learn the skills that come into play when he becomes an adult. It also expands on his relationships with other characters, such as Faline and Ronno, and the inevitable love triangle that occurs between them. Sure, the story isn't really all that hard to figure out, but for what it's worth, I do love it for all of its strengths. I will never forget when I had an emotional breakdown after watching it the first time. 8/10

I feel that this is a rare Disney sequel; one that captures the joys, beauty and character of the original while bringing forth a new perspective and plot that adds to and doesn’t detract from the original plot. Bambi 2 is by far the best straight to DVD sequel with wonderful music, beautiful animation and incredible acting. This is also one of the few Disney movies that explores the father-son relationship and it does so flawlessly! The Great Prince begins very aloof with Bambi, but he gradually continues to grow closer to his son and understand him more. I feel that this movie captures your heart in more ways than one! It’s such a precious movie!

I have to say I'm really impressed with this movie.
When I first saw the trailers for it, I wasn't really that interested at first. Years later, I remember seeing this and I finally decided perhaps I'll give it a chance. Well, it was worth it. I really this movie. It might not be as big as the first movie, but for what it is, it's really good! This movie even gave me more appreciation to Bambi as a character! I do recommend this to anyone, even if you are just looking for a good movie in general.

One of the very VERY few Disney sequels (it's a midquel to be precise) that is actually good. I don't get why so many people say The Lion King 2 is the best. It's basically just a rehash of the original, only with different characters :/

The Rescuers Down Under The Rescuers Down Under Product Image

This movie is seriously UNDERRATED, and should get more recognition. The characters, story line, animation, and the writing are all brilliant. It's superior to the original, and that is extremely RARE for a Disney sequel, which usually ranges from being 'just okay' to 'awful abomination' with MOST falling into the latter category.

Did not like it made up a new adventure fanfic movie to replace Australia with Antarctica and no Jake I wish he was a fly instead.

Great movie. I prefer it over the original as I think it has a better storyline. The characters are very likeable and its quite the adventure. Even has a little romance.

The only bad thing about this underrated, touching masterpiece is the fact that Disney makes Australia a hideous place (otherwise, it's only used for entertainment).

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Product Image

This sequel is not supposed to go with the story what happens after happily ever after which people don't really care about that. Cinderella 2 would be better if Cinderella and Charming had a kid who saves the castle from destruction or something like that just like The Little Mermaid 2. Or if there's a "bad" version of the Fairy Godmother and helps the stepmother destroy everything, that would be cool because it has a plot. But this sequel, it's the most original sequel I have ever seen. It goes through the story, what would happen under different circumstances and what happens if the happily ever after happens to the wrong person. Which is why I love this movie so much I can't stop being obsessed over it!

This movie was very surprising yet forgettable and underrated because, of course, Disney has had a clearly diminishing reputation with original sequels at the time, so why watch this movie, right? Turns out that this movie was actually well made. It's gotten positive feedback from both critics and audiences so in general terms, this is one of the few successful early Disney sequels.

The first one was ok, the second one was bad, the third one was just awesome. In the first movie, Cindy used magic to get her happily ever after. In the second one, Anastasia's character got more plot development, that being said if any. IN THE THIRD one, Cindy and the Prince(eric), had to fight for their happily ever after, instead of cheating one.

I loved this movie! It has a great plot, and we get to see more of a personality for all of the characters: Cinderella, the prince, the king, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, etc. Anastasia also had really great character development!

Aladdin and the King of Thieves Aladdin and the King of Thieves Product Image

Easily the best story of any Disney sequel (as long as you don't include Pixar). Also Robin Williams returned as the Genie, and he was brilliant. And while it was not as good as the original's music, the music in this movie was good.

It would be on my list of "Top 10 Best Movies With Bad Animation". - The Ultimate Daredevil, mainly referring to the hand-drawn part of the animation

King of thieves may just almost be better than the first movie. Not the best but it's great.

This film opened so many doors of opportunities in what Agrabah holds. Probably why we got a T.V. Series, too. /nod

Finding Dory Finding Dory Product Image

Best sequel ever this has to be number one

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Product Image

This should be number one, this, Cinderella 3 and Little Mermaid 2 are all the best sequels I have ever witnessed in my whole life!

I didn't enjoy it 101 Dalmatians was good without a sequel. But I didn't really enjoy the first one either

This movie did get positive critical feedback

Probably the most underrated Disney movie.

The Contenders
Mulan II Mulan II Product Image

To be honest I think this my fave Disney sequel. The boys get a " Girl worth fighting for ''. although, The plot was really good and The script was great … Mulan was the only character I think was not like she was in the first movie. She acted different overall the movie was good. not as good as the 1

I have watched the movie a few days ago. Really there was no way to continue the first movie. Though many people don't like the movie its outstanding. Who knows there can be a mulan 3 in progress. Mulan and shang are the best couple. You can watch the movie on a website called sockshare. Com

Mulan is my second favourite film of all time (second to Frozen) but I disliked the sequel. Mushu's personality was very exaggerated and Shang got angry much more easily then he should really have. The storyline was a little bit typical and not as interesting as the original film.

Okay, I'm just gonna say it. I liked this movie. Yes, it did have its problems, but I thought it was an alright movie. The first Mulan was easily one of the best animated movies of all time, but I still like this movie. It was fun.

Lady & The Tramp II - Scamp's Adventure Lady & The Tramp II - Scamp's Adventure Product Image

Scamp's Adventure is one of those rare instances where the sequel is better than the original. I loved it and the new characters, especially Angel! She was a real doll. This movie doesn't get the praise it deserves and probably packs the most important lesson of all; the importance and generosity of a caring family and staying close to your loved ones.

Very fluid and smooth animation, good dialogue and lovely characters top it off. While it may not be as charming as the original, it still stands strong and is a heartwarming watch nonetheless. I loved it when it came out when I was a kid and I can still pop it in the player and enjoy it just as much today as I did back then. All A's for Lady and the Tramp 2!

I still remember loving this movie as a child. Maybe nostalgia, but seeing as little me disliked a lot of disney sequels, I'd say the sentiment stands.

The songs in this movie are so great! Why does this movie not get more appreciation? It should at least be ahead of Aladdin!

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Product Image

SPOILER WARNING!
Honestly, I think this movie gets WAY TO MUCH HATE. Is it better than the first movie, no, but it is decent in my opinion. The story isn’t amazing but it is okay. What I like about this film is seeing how Ariel has become a mature mother, and (though it should have been stated) now understands how her father felt in the first film about wanting to keep their child safe while still being a good parent. Though keeping her mermaid life a secret from Melody caused a lot of the problems that happen in the movie, Ariel was willing to do what was nesecary to make things right with her daughter. I also like that King Triton’s explosive temper has been eliminated and now he has a much calmer demeanor, and he is finally accepting of humans.

Saw this movie on video when I was little- before I even saw the first one! I loved it though! Had to vote for it since it was one of the first Disney films I saw!

I agree, Melody is my fave Disney princess. It was Ariel, but now Melody has taken over

This movie was great it should be higher than Mulan 2 because its way better!

Lion King 1 1/2 Lion King 1 1/2 Product Image

Some say It's awesome because It's funny. Maybe I'm too immature or just forgot about the majority of the plot, but I can't recall laughing that much, minus the scenes with Timon's Uncle. Those were hilarious. Still an good movie, though.

This movie did get positive critical feedback

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Product Image

Awesome story, awesome scenes, awesome music, and the Kraken is awesome. And the scene where the Kraken eats Jack is just... wow. Definitely one of the best Disney sequels.

Monsters University Monsters University Product Image

This was a movie that should have NOT been a prequel, I wanted to see Boo grown up and reunited with Sully. That would have been adorable, who cares about them in college?
Opportunity missed Pixar!

I underestimated this movie and it turned out to be very good

Why do you love this so much? Nobody asked for this!

Awesome Even If It Is From Pixar.

Return to Never Land Return to Never Land Product Image

People are upset because Wendy is now an adult so the Peter Wendy couple is no longer possible. But this would have been true either way. Peter doesn't leave neverland but returns to it at the end of peter pan 1. This is simply a fun way to keep Peter Pan's story alive. I am all for a third movie about Jane's daughter and Wendy's gran daughter also going to neverland. The movie was very good, it didn't even feel much like a sequal, but more of a movie of it's own. Jane was also a great character. More interesting then Wendy at least (to me). To me all sequals that star new characters are the better ones because they feel like original movies. (Lion king 2, little mermaid 2, lady and the tramp 2 and this one)

I love this movie because Peter and Jane are a way better couple than Peter and Wendy. Wendy was a motherly figure, while Peter and Jane both had chemistry.

I didn't really enjoy this movie... It's kinda boring plus, I think Peter Pan was just one of those movies that didn't need a sequel

Would have been great except for Jane, what a miserable whiny character. Wendy should have returned to Neverland.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Product Image

This movie was great, I loved seeing Ariel and her sisters interacting. However the villain was weak and the music not so good. However great story and great animation, loved this movie!

I don't know I didn't watch it but.., looks good

All I can say about this movie... ITS AMAZING!

Fantasia 2000 Fantasia 2000 Product Image

Positive critical feedback for the film

Should be at least in the top 5

In my opinion, this is much better than the original. plus, it includes the best segment from the original.

This one is not even as perfect as the original. Yes, the original is the best movie ever. Best storyline, perfect animation, great music, and fantastic characters, especially Chernabog. Chernabog is the best villain of Disney (better than Scar or Frollo). This one is not even good. I mean, Fantasia doesn’t need a sequel, but rather have its segments get remakes. Night on Bald Mountain is a perfect one that’s coming up. The only good segment on Fantasia 2000 aside from the return of Sorcerer’s Apprentice, is Pomp and Circumstance, but that’s really about it.

Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas Product Image

How is this movie not higher on the list, it has got to be the best ever direct to video Disney sequel or to be specific midquel, I love this movie! Enough with the Lion King people, all three of those films are terrible.

A lot of people hate this movie but I love it! I used to watch this as a child and I loved it. "Stories" was one of my favorite songs from Disney movies.

I LOVE this movie. Watched it so much when I was little. There's a very interesting villain, some sweet songs, and charming new characters.

This is the stories with the best voices, plot, and animation.

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The Incredibles 2 The Incredibles 2 Product Image

For me this movie is number 1 its still doesn't beat the first one though

This movie is truly the best Pixar sequel behind Toy Story.

So many twists I love it!

Should be much higher!

Frozen II Frozen II Product Image

This movie is better than the original, Disney put so much effort into this.

much better than expected, not the best but a good sequel

Ralph Breaks the Internet Ralph Breaks the Internet Product Image

Best Disney sequel, really hilarious and totally heartbreaking. I cried!

probably the best sequel of the last decade

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