Top 10 Best Disney Animated Movies Not Made by Pixar

Pixar is cool but let's talk about the animated Disney films that Pixar had nothing to do with!

The Top Ten

1 The Lion King

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba! Before Frozen came out, Lion King was the most talked about Disney film! They even gave it its own parade at Disneyland. In this movie, Simba is born which means he is the next in line to be king. However, Scar wants to be king so he decides to kill Mufasa (played by James Earl Jones) and Simba. He successfully kills his brother but wasn't able to kill Simba because he made the mistake of having his Hyenas go after him instead of just killing him himself when he had the chance. I really like 3 of the songs in this movie. Circle of Life, Be Prepared, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. I am 92% sure that Simba and Nala are siblings considering Mufasa and Scar are the only other male lions in Pride Rock. What other characters am I forgetting? Oh yeah! Timon and Pumbaa! They're funny. That's all I have to say about that. I really love this movie and it's definitely worth watching! - MegaSoulhero

This movie sucks on many levels. It does not deserve to be the best or better than everything else. Simba sucks, so do the hyenas and all the other characters. Timon and Pumbaa are not funny and are downright annoying and brought fart jokes to the Disney canon. This movie shouldn't be even made and it sucks that everyone is kissing it's butt despite that it is more flawed than anything, and it's praise has done more harm than good. Please, everyone needs to boycott this movie..

People who hate Lion King hate it because everyone calls it the #1 Disney film ever made, which they believe is an exaggeration. Same goes with Frozen. This kind of thing is highly debatable. - Mcgillacuddy

Best animated movie in history

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2 Wreck-It Ralph

I like this movie, Ralph is really relatable. You try not to be the bad guy but you're seen as a mortal enemy and a pest to this earth. - KianaLexi

I'm really hoping Wreck-It Ralph gets a sequel! I love video games, so this is the perfect Disney movie for someone like me! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I love this movie... Don't get me wrong but Disney has SO much more movies that are better than this

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3 Fantasia

Fantasia is known as one of Walt Disney's most creative films. The idea is to take great pieces of music and draw animated sequences that fit perfectly with them. It works perfectly well! The animation is beautiful! I absolutely love the choices of music that are used for each segment! I like to consider this movie a masterpiece! Each segment in this film are amazing, especially Night on Bald Mountain! Chernabog is my favorite Disney villain and the music that plays during this segment really emphasizes how dark it is. Each segment basically tells a story with no dialogue and just music. So much creativity in this film! So stunning! I watched for the first time a few months ago. I should've watched it years ago! This is truly a FANTASTIC film! - MegaSoulhero

The Firebird Suite was one of the most sensational short films I saw as a Child. - keycha1n

Finally fantasia come back to got some recognition

I Love The Rite of Spring because of the Dinosaurs

4 Zootopia

My favorite by Disney (excluding Pixar) it tackles gender and racial differences and discrimination due to these differences and it is still appropriate for children. Disney has gradually been taking steps in their animated/children's movies to make them also easily appeal to adults while still being for children like Pixar has done in each of their movies (excluding the Cars franchise). The animation and character were beautifully created with a very clever plot. The movie does so many things to show how truly messed up society REALLY is and it also shows how untrustworthy the government in any country (including the USA) can be. It also takes common stereotypes and shoots them down. It is truly a masterpiece and a bold step for Disney in their moviemaking.

The most recent movie on this list is Zootopia. When I saw the first trailer for this movie, I thought I was going to hate it. I was surprised by how good it was! So far this is the best Disney movie of 2016. Finding Dory was good but not as good as this. I don't know if Moana can beat this but we'll see. This movie has a really good message. Never give up on your dreams. This movie is also about racism. The villain (won't say who it is) uses a serum to make every predator in Zootopia go savage. That is very savage! Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps make such a great team! The best part of the movie in my opinion is the DMV scene with the sloths. Although, it's kind of inaccurate. DMVs are nowhere near as fast as the one in this movie! I laughed at practically every joke in this movie. This was a very fun one to watch. I also really like that Shakira song. - MegaSoulhero

Hands down zootopia. You know, the older I get the less I like the lion king? As in, I don't even watch it anymore. I just feel...meh nowadays. But Zootopia is actually incredibly good and by far Disney's best work to date (even beating out my other favorite Princess and the frog)

It has a lot of good messages such as "don't give up" and "try to understand everyone"

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5 Beauty and the Beast

Be our guest! Beauty and the Beast is beloved by many Disney fans. The songs are great, the characters are great, this movie is absolutely amazing! A prince gets cursed at the age of 11 (supposedly) and he becomes a beast. Belle is the one to break the curse. The residents of the castle are Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip. By the way, was Chip born a tea cup? He looks like he's 10 or 9 and they were cursed for 10 years. My main problem with the movie is the villain, Gaston. His motivations are horrible! He captures Belle's father, keeps him hostage, threatens to lock him up, and tries to kill the beast all just so he can marry Belle. But this didn't ruin the movie for me. It's still a fantastic movie and I am excited for the live action movie coming out in 2017! - MegaSoulhero

6 Aladdin

This movie is very great. This is the first Disney movie in which the princess is NOT the main character. Aladdin pretends to be a prince in order to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, with the help of the Genie (played by Robin Williams). The Genie is definitely my favorite character. Robin Williams did an outstanding performance! Most of his dialogue was unscripted. I also really like Jafar and his assistant bird, Iago. Jafar is the villain but I didn't really see him as a threat until the climax. Now let's talk about Jasmine. She is hot! Not as hot as Mulan but still very hot! I'd like to take her on a magic carpet ride. - MegaSoulhero

I sing the songs all the time and Jasmine is my favorite Disney Princess - KianaLexi

I love Aladdin. Genie is hilarious. I HATE Jafar so much. His stupid song and his stupid laugh annoy me.

7 Big Hero 6

Are we ever getting a sequel to this movie? The main character of this movie is Hiro Hamada and after his brother dies, he forms a superhero team. He even makes friends with a robot named Baymax. When going to see this movie, I was not expecting to care so much for a robot with no facial expressions. But he became my favorite character. This movie has a lot of action as it is based off of a Marvel comic. It even has an after credits scene with a Stan Lee cameo. The saddest part of this movie was when Baymax sacrificed himself to save Hiro. The original Baymax is still in the portal and we will be seeing him again in Kingdom Hearts III. - MegaSoulhero

Fantastic film that is way better than Wreck it Ralph

Yes, it definitely is, Wreck-it Ralph was a masterpiece, but Big Hero 6 is so much more fun. - darthvadern

I love Big Hero 6 and I think it's better than Frozen, the animation looks totally worth it and Baymax is my favorite character, WHE! - KianaLexi

8 Frozen

Great movie. I used to hate it but I've really warmed up to it over the years. - phillysports

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9 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

How could I not include this movie!? This is the first ever Disney animated movie! Disney would be nothing without this movie! It is the one that started it all! We all know the story. Snow White meets some dwarfs, takes care of them, and then she later gets poisoned by an apple. It's a good thing she was saved by a true love's kiss. Also, apparently Snow White has the ability to communicate with animals through song. She is a very interesting character. I also really like the dwarfs. Grumpy is my favorite out of the bunch because, well, I tend to get grumpy a lot. I also want to point out that Snow White is currently the youngest Disney princess, at least until Moana comes out. Moana is actually the same age as Snow White. Speaking of which, I am very excited for Moana this November! - MegaSoulhero

Now don't get all hateful on me for my OWN opinion, but Snow White is not a good film. Sure it's the first animated movie and sure it's a classic and sure it changed moviemaking forever but honestly I'm surprised this film has held up over the years. It is very predictable, it's very stereotypical towards women, which is another factor that shocks me about how popular it is.

Actually Snow White and Moana aren't the youngest Disney princesses they're 19 and Merida is 16 umm proof

10 Tangled

I'm gonna be honest here. I like this just as much as I like Frozen. Anyway, we can all agree that Tangled has a better story. Princess Rapunzel gets kidnapped by a woman who uses the power from Rapunzel's hair to stay young forever. Rapunzel meets Flynn Rider who takes her to see the floating lanterns. I really like the story in this movie but I don't necessarily think the songs are that memorable. I See the Light is really the only song people remember from this movie, or at least care about. I find the characters to be very likeable. Especially Rapunzel. Rapunzel is tough, brave, and gorgeous! - MegaSoulhero

Tangled is one of my favorite Disney movies. In the first part of this movie, I couldn't control my laughter.
Mr. Alan Menken had given life to this movie by his hilarious music- really we should admit.
I like all the songs in this movie especially, the end credits song "Something that I want" which is one of the best songs ever made.
Tangled is a movie which is a mixture of comedy, adventure, tragedy etc.
Really this is one of the best movie Disney!

The Contenders

11 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

This is the most underrated Disney film of all time! This movie is about a bell ringer named Quasimodo who wants to go out and explore life. He meets a gypsy named Esmeralda who he falls in love with but, no surprise, they don't end up with each other at the end. The villain Frollo wants Esmeralda to be his or else she will end up in hell, which leads to the best villain song of all time! Frollo is definitely an intimidating villain and one of my favorites. The only thing I hate about this movie is the gargoyles. They are so annoying and unfunny. It's also unclear if they can actually come alive or if Quasi is just imagining it. The climax is definitely the best part! There are moments in this film that make me question if it's even a kids film. But that's what makes it awesome! - MegaSoulhero

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13 Pinocchio

Better than frozen and snow white - lolsy

14 Bambi
15 The Jungle Book
16 The Emperor's New Groove

Its fantasctic and it was better than any movie with main character as a boy

17 The Three Caballeros
18 The Jungle Book 2
19 Mulan
20 The Little Mermaid
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1. Pinocchio
2. Dumbo
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