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

1 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

I love all 3 of the lion king movies

I love this movie just as much as the first one.

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

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.

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2 Toy Story 3


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. - Mcgillacuddy

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

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3 Toy Story 2

It's better then 3

I love that movie. - HoldenFanatic

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

This movie is Pixar mainly, not Disney.

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4 Aladdin 2 - Return of Jafar

Whoever is saying Aladdin sucks, (cough cough** person below) 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.

Why is this movie on the list? It was kinda boring in my opinion. Please don’t kill me

That movie was so great

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5 The Rescuers Down Under

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.

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).

Even better than the first movie. It's such a shame that this is underrated. Hopefully if this gets rereleased in theaters more people will look into it; it's worth it.

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6 Bambi II

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!

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 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.

I can't admit that this beat the original from 1942, but that doesn't prevent from loving it still with the story. The story's great, and it gave me more appreciation to Bambi as a Disney character.

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7 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

An undeniable favourite for me, my friends, and my family

Very surprising how good this movie was for me. Underrated film. Honestly, in a way it was better than the originial. - whattheheckamidoing

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. - Mcgillacuddy

I really love this movie. it is probably the best disney sequel! They really surprised me with anastasia's character and you got to know more about the prince and king. also it talks about the king's wife, the queen. its sweet. its romantic. its perfect.

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8 Aladdin and the King of Thieves

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.

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

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.

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9 Finding Dory

Best sequel ever this has to be number one

Good sequel.

10 Mulan II


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.

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

No! Just, no. - HoldenFanatic

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The Contenders

11 Lady & The Tramp II - Scamp's Adventure

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!

This movie has great animation and a really nice storyline. I do think that scamp and angel are a little young though.

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

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12 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

This movie did not impress me. The original is so much better

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! - Zollyzoo

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!

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13 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

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!

Probably the most underrated Disney movie.

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

An Amazing Classic, Yet A Very Underrated Movie.

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14 Lion King 1 1/2

Pumbaa could go Super Saiyan! *masturbates/*

This movie did get positive critical feedback

15 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

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.

16 Monsters University

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

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 - Mcgillacuddy

Awesome Even If It Is From Pixar.

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17 Return to Never Land

Childhood favorite

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 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

Captain Hook has the Kraken this time coming out to eat him. A KRAKEN!

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18 Fantasia 2000

Should be at least in the top 5

Positive critical feedback for the film - cadespencer

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. - asantalo

19 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

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

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!

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

20 Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas

Disney did a good job producing this movie I love beauty and the beast the enchanted Christmas it is a wonderful Disney direct to video sequel I used to watch this all the time now Disney needs to rank that film on this list now I saw this movie on vhs in 1997 I have not seen that Disney film before it is a lovely film to watch on the holidays I used to rent that on a Disney tape at block buster the Disney characters are cool in the sequel

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. - jeannedarc

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. - ToukaKirishima

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.

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21 Tron: Legacy
22 Tarzan & Jane

Unfortunately was a bad 3 episode movie, with a terrible voice cast and awful animation, first movie was a triumph a brilliant piece of Disney magic, too bad the sequel was just embarrassing.

HORRIBLE! Just bad animation and the fact that the voice actors aren't the same is just disappointing

23 The Incredibles 2

Should be much higher! - 23MACCAja

So many twists I love it!

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.

24 Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
25 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Pocahontas has some good songs, and it was nice to see her finally interact with the antagonist an opportunity missed in the first film. However never get Billy Zane to voice anyone, and not ending up with John Smith was a deal breaker for me. Animation sloppy and the story was crap.

What? This was so bad! The little mermaid 2 and cinderella 3 should be higher

26 Stitch! The Movie

This one should be #1 cause this is a super funny sequel - cadespencer

27 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Brilliant film! got me on the edge of my seat! love it!

28 Descendants 2

How in the world is this not on here. One of my most favorite sequals ever.

29 Tarzan II

I hate this movie so much, so boring and nothing to watch!

30 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

Had a good opportunity to really flesh out Aurora's character, opportunity missed! Jasmine is awful to watch as always.

31 Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

Loved it, Stitch is so funny and I love the way it ended. It's not as good as the first one but I can't recall a sequel better than the original film. Tragic sequels such as Mulan 2 and The Hunchback... 2 are higher than this? What's wrong with you people?

I Just Put It Here Because It's One Of The Remaining Sequels That Hasn't Put On Here

Seriously mulan 2 the hunchback of notre dame 2 are higher? Bring this to the top 10!

32 Winnie the Pooh
33 An Extremely Goofy Movie

I loved both this and the original growing up. Just an enjoyable movie, no deep story just nice visuals and likeable characters.

34 Descendants 3

Miss you Cameron Boyce. I loved this - NickXH

35 Hercules: Zero to Hero

This is not a sequel or a movie, it's a direct to video release. It is a mashup of 3 episodes from "Hercules: The Animated Series" which served as the pilot for the show.

I never knew Hercules had a sequel. - Croy987

Love this movie!

36 Cars 3

Look it’s not my favorite but it deserves to be on this list

And I respect your opinion on this film. Honestly it is one of my favorite films of Disney. - Badabooo2

37 The Jungle Book 2

It is somehow one of the worst and the best - Bertie11

Not the best movie ever... I find it weird that he has a a crush on his adopted sister

38 Cars 2
39 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

To me, it was okay. Not good, not the best, just okay.

Pile of garbage

40 Tangled Ever After

Not a sequel a short film

41 Brother Bear 2

"I love this movie and great chemistry between the love interest."

42 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

I think this is a great movie I love it the way of the animation is cool

The lion guard may have gotten mixed results,but persanally I adore it and I adore this disney sequel.

43 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

I'm surprised no one has ever talked about this. Personally, this is the BETTER disney sequel. Sure it doesn't have the same features as the other Pooh films and the dark scenes could scare some children, but that is what makes this film stand out from all the rest.

It has a good continuation to the ending of 'The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' film; I like that we actually see how the characters react to Christopher Robin not being around, and its actually a pretty good adventure. The film has our favourite memorable characters actually evolve. For example: Piglet learns to be brave, Tigger becomes stronger, and Rabbit questions his own intellect. I do however wish Eeymore or Owl learnt something.

The animation is really good and despite its cheapness, it gives out imaginative visuals.

The songs are very memorable from "Forever and Ever", into "Adventure is a Wonderful Thing" and to my personal favourite "Wherever you Are". Each one has its own message to ...more

44 The Muppets: Most Wanted
45 Herbie Rides Again
46 Tarzan and Jane
47 Atlantis: Milo's Return
48 Mary Poppins Returns

This sequel made my childhood burst in joy! Stink it, Pocahontas 2!

49 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2

Oh what a shameful follow up to an extraordinary triumphant movie, the plot and animation was terrible. The main cast returned for the sequel which rarely happens. Could have put more effort into the animation and story. Tony Jay was still alive when this was made, should have been a prequel movie with a younger Frollo and Quasimodo. How cool would that have been can't get enough of Frollo, best Disney villain ever!

After Cinderella 2, this is the worst Disney sequel I have ever seen. I don't even know why they made this. Animation was horrible. It looked like a cheap Saturday morning cartoon.

Ugh! Get this off the list

They should have never made this movie

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50 The Fox and the Hound 2

I think the first Fox and the hound movie is better than the second one

A more light hearted sequel that is better suited to younger kids than the original. My son absolutely loves this movie and he is 4. Lots of music. Not really a continuation but more a snapshot of a moment when they were still young.

Why…are they still kids? The grew up in Fox & The Hound 1

Adds nothing to the original movie and is stupid beyond comprehension.

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