Top 10 Best Disney Animated Movies from the Golden Age

Let’s take a look at the best Disney animated films from the Golden Age. These are the animated films that pretty much started Disney. And just so you know, the last movie to be released in the Golden Age was the Jungle Book (1967).

The Top Ten

1 Fantasia

€Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is the first whole Disney movie, while “Fantasia” is the first Disney movie with segments. Let’s sort the movies

Some of you might think that I’m a little too obsessed with this movie. But that’s only because it’s really that great and the absolute best Disney movie ever. And if you disagree then we can have a discussion about it. Each segment manages to tell a story with such gorgeous animation, amazing music, and no dialogue. The music really helps set the tone of each scene. So basically, you can tell a story through music. This is a movie that simply can’t be remade. It shouldn’t be remade. I hope it doesn’t get remade. It just can’t be done. Fantasia 2000 was enjoyable, but it didn’t live up to the standards of the original. This movie practically changed animation. It is such a historical movie. Everything about it is phenomenal. There will never be another Disney film that will even come close to the genius that is Fantasia. - MegaSoulhero

2 Pinocchio

This was back when Disney actually had balls. Hard to believe this was actually made for kids. A puppet who goes to an island called “Pleasure Island” where a bunch of people smoke and gamble as well as get turned into donkeys. It is a lot more messed up than I remember. Even the whale scene is pretty frightening. Imagine how frightening this would be if it were live action. Actually, Disney is planning on making a live action remake. I’m honestly kinda looking forward to it since it’s directed by the guy who directed both of the Paddington movies. I hope it does the original justice. Because this is an absolute classic. - MegaSoulhero

3 Alice in Wonderland

Does anyone else think Alice is kinda hot? I have no idea why Walt Disney didn’t like this film. It’s cute, funny, and has some nice songs. I like how much detail the animators put into the scenery. The designs of the creatures Alice comes across are very creative. This movie’s weird, but that’s what makes it great. It’s a cute film. It’s too bad the Tim Burton movie was such an atrocity. - MegaSoulhero

4 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The only reason people like Ariel is because she began the Disney renaissance. Despite all of her flaws. Basically, her entire character is one big flaw. So why does Snow White, who was not only the first Disney princess but also pretty much started Disney movies all together, not get as much recognition? Sure she’s not the most interesting character ever but at least she isn’t selfish. Literally the only dumb thing she does is eat an apple from a stranger. Other than that, she makes smart decisions. She is so good with the animals. She is so nice to the dwarfs. Speaking of the dwarfs, Grumpy is my favorite character in the entire film because I personally find him to be the most relatable. I also like Dopey. He’s really funny. And as for the Evil Queen, even though her motivation is very weak, I still find her pretty intimidating. Snow White is a better movie than the Little Mermaid and Snow White is a better princess than Ariel. Facts. - MegaSoulhero

5 Dumbo

Just done a review - Gangem

This elephant’s name is the nickname I give to my sister. This is a very well done film. It shows that you shouldn’t let people get you down just because you have a unique trait. Sometimes that unique trait can be used as an advantage. Even though Dumbo doesn’t talk, we still feel his pain and we actually care about what he does. In the most emotional moment of the film, we see how happy Dumbo is to see his mother. It’s such a tear jerking scene. With the help of Timothy Mouse, Dumbo tries to gain the courage to be able to fly. Also, there’s the scene that everyone talks about. The Pink Elephants On Parade scene. It just comes right out of nowhere. It’s so hilarious. Tim Burton’s version is gonna be scary. - MegaSoulhero

6 Peter Pan

There’s no such thing as a person who hates Peter Pan. It’s a very charming movie. The character himself is very entertaining. He has such a silly personality and he definitely makes me smile. Wendy is also a great character and I can see why Peter has a thing for her. My absolute favorite character is Captain Hook. Of all the Disney villains, he is definitely the funniest. The slapstick involving him is just hilarious. My least favorite character is Tinker Bell. She is such a jerk to Wendy. She wants to have Peter all to herself but since Wendy keeps getting in the way, she tries to get rid of her. At least she’s a lot nicer in her own movies. And a lot hotter. Peter Pan is a great movie and a true classic. - MegaSoulhero

7 Cinderella (1950)

Can you really say The Little Mermaid is better than Cinderella? Cinderella is a great movie about a girl who wants to go to the Ball despite her sisters and mother not letting her and ends up falling in love with Prince Charming. She doesn’t give up achieving her dreams. Sure Ariel didn’t give up either but she made the dumbest decisions possible to achieve her dreams. All Cindy did was talk to a fairy godmother and she gave her her wish. As great as this movie is, it still has flaws. Like, how come the glass slippers don’t disappear after midnight? How did the stepsisters and stepmother not recognize Cindy? How does the shoe fall off of Cindy when it’s supposed to be a perfect fit? What are the odds of no other female having the same size foot as Cindy? Why is making all the women try on the slipper the Prince’s way of finding Cindy? Why does the Prince fall in love with the only blonde woman at the Ball? Why are the mice so stupid? So many questions! - MegaSoulhero

8 Bambi

I haven’t watched this movie in years, but I find the characters to be very memorable. My favorite is easily Thumper. He is just so adorable. Bambi himself is also really great. I thought it was really sad when his mom died. But that’s okay because immediately after that, they cut to a happy spring song. To be fair, it’s not as jarring as the Mulan scene where they go from a happy song about women to an entire village destroyed in almost no time at all. Bambi is pretty good. - MegaSoulhero

9 Lady and the Tramp

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Lady and the Tramp. Anyone can find love. Except me. This is such an adorable movie. It’s better than most love stories out there. A love story between two dogs is more original and it’s just overall very cute. There’s also the iconic scene where they are eating spaghetti and they kiss. That part was originally gonna be cut from the film. I’m glad it didn’t get cut. In the Little Mermaid, the song Part of Your World was originally gonna be cut. That’s an example of something that actually should’ve been cut. Not something as sweet and iconic as this classic Lady and the Tramp scene. So great. - MegaSoulhero

10 One Hundred and One Dalmatians

One of Disney's all time classics. The characters and story remain iconic to this day. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

The Contenders

11 Sleeping Beauty

I just wish Aurora could have been more active and strong. I'd like to see her fleshed out as a complex Disney princess. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

12 The Jungle Book

This film has left such a legacy. So many future films would recycle its animation. There have been countless live action remakes and sequels. Plus it led to one of Disney's greatest shows, Talespin! - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

13 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

You’re taking this movie out of here. The characters I like are not going to like it. If the bad guy’s really bad, then the hero would be actually really great to defeat them. The happier the ending, the greater the story’s for us.

My childhood. This one isn’t exactly memorable, but it holds a special place in my heart. I just thought it was pretty funny. There’s not really much to say. I just thought it was funny. Plus, it inspired one of my favorite rides in Disneyland. So that’s something worth noting. - MegaSoulhero

14 Fun and Fancy Free

You'd be lying if you didn't say that this is how everyone first learned the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

15 The Sword in the Stone

Highly underrated golden age film. People say it's boring and all Merlin does is educate Arthur like it's schooltime. But who can ever forget the wizard battle, Archimedes the owl, and the heartwarming scene at the end when Arthur finally wins everyone's respect? - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

16 Saludos Amigos
17 The Three Caballeros
18 Make Mine Music
19 Melody Time
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