Top Ten Forgotten Disney Animated Movies

Everyone has heard of or seen films like Frozen and The Lion King, but there are some Disney movies that people forget about. But that doesn't mean that they aren't any good. For this list, we will talk about some of the most forgotten films Disney has created that need to be better known. Some are even as good as Aladdin or even Toy Story. Some may not be the best, but are still worth watching. Be sure to check out more of these movies based on this list if you haven't.
The Top Ten
1 The Fox and the Hound The Fox and the Hound Product Image

I agree this movie is completely forgotten under all the Disney magic. This is a mildly good movie even as predictable as it is. I prefer the book but it makes for a great movie. When I was younger I wouldn't even think of forgetting this movie, it deserves a better sequel!

No words to describe how much this movie means to me. The reason people forget is is simply that most of Disney's 1980's movies are still forgotten to this day (minus The Little Mermaid). I grew up watching this all the time. I knew the movie and words by heart over time. The Fox and the Hound really shouldn't be forgotten. One of Disney's all time classics (which this movie is based off of a book that really isn't kid's material).
-PackFan2005

I love this movie, because thought Copper and Todd are suppose to be enemies they struggle to keep their friendship alive.

Not once have I cried at Mufasa's death. Yet, when I saw this, I BAWLED. Deepest Disney movie to date.

2 Oliver & Company Oliver & Company Product Image

Just watched this one again last night! I remember it from when I was a kid, and never realized it had Billy Joel as a voice actor. It gets points just for that.

This movie is like, the best Disney Dog movie EVER! I love the music, the plot, the characters and the humor! Plus, Dodger is the most awesome character; it doesn't hurt that he's played by THE Billy Joel either!

Only Disney movie to star Billy Joel makes it amazing, but often forgotten for its mediocre box office and its time of release (just before The Little Mermaid kicked off Disney's 90's Renaissance).

I saw this at the movies when it was first released in the late 1980s. Such a great Disney movie with some excellent music as well ("Why Should I Worry" ranks highly with the other classic Disney songs).

3 The Emperor's New Groove The Emperor's New Groove Product Image

I disagree. I think the movie is one of those precious gems you look back on and say "It couldn't hurt to watch again." Now I never saw this as a little kid but when I finally realized what it was I thought that this was actually one of the funniest animated movies out there. The sad reason it probably doesn't get looked upon highly is because it was put in with a lot of 2000s disasters. I love The Princess and the Frog and Lilo and Stitch but I'd say this time holds the worst Disney movies. For example: Chicken Little, Home on the Range, Dinosaur, just to name a few. I swear if this movie was made in 1999 it would have been even better. The Fox and the Hound is super boring, so this should pretty much be #1.

Truly one of the most craziest funniest Disney animated movies ever. The LATAM version was wackier with jokes that you never seen in the English version including the quote Yzma said in Spanish saying that "I was dreaming about Ricky (Martin formerly of the 1980's Puerto Rican Boy Band Menudo now solo pop artist).

Not as much forgotten as ferociously underrated, but still hilarious all the same. In 20 years, people will have forgotten it.

I really did forgot about this movie and it's about posions and magic. That's really weird about a protagonist turning into a llama.

4 The Rescuers The Rescuers Product Image

I love this movie so much. There is not way that I would ever forget this movie. I first watched this when I was only 3 months old. I watched this again and again for so many years. I couldn't remember everything that happened in the movie but the song "who will rescue me" still remains fresh in my memories!

One of my best childhood moments. I almost forgotten about this movie until my young Sister was watching it and I remember how happy I was as a kid.

Am I the only one who thinks that this movie was better than the second one? Even till this day I still find myself laughing at this movie.

I love this movie so much. The characters, the story, the music, it's all so wonderful!

5 Lady and the Tramp Lady and the Tramp Product Image

Beautiful movie. Honestly, if I had kids I would make them watch this movie instead of the new ones. This is so much better, and it melts my heart every time I hear the soundtrack.

Beautiful love story suitable for all ages. Reminds us of innocence that are still to been seen on T.V.

Can't be forgotten

6 The Aristocats The Aristocats Product Image

I love this movie so much. This is on the list for worst Disney movie's and I couldn't understand it. I love this movie and it is definitely one of the best Disney movie's

Best Disney classic in my opinion, and the film that sparked my favorite era of Disney movies: The dark age.

This is definitely one of my favorite Disney movies.

Oh my gosh!
This was literally my favorite movie as a kid!

7 Bambi Bambi Product Image

Why is this film forgotten? Well the answer is simple, it's a classic. Most people care about Disney films after Walt died and they are predictable. They like Lion King, Beauty and Beast, Aladdin, Frozen, Tangled and so on, but there are people like me who like the classic older ones a lot better. This was the 2nd Disney film to have someone die and stay dead, (Fantasia was the 1st and that was a masterpiece) but Bambi is a great film. And it should be recognized by all and loved more. It's the perfect family film.

It's a beautiful film. It should be talked about more. Lilo and Stitch and Wreck It Ralph are popular, this WAS popular, now it's just a comparison between Mufasa and Bambi's mom.

A classic. Was one of Walt's originals.

I cried during watching the movie when I was really little,Bambi lost his mother. ;_;

8 Dumbo Dumbo Product Image

Dumbo is not forgotten. It will always be one of the awesome classics. You can buy this movie anywhere and everywhere.

If this is forgotten then why are there Dumbo rides everywhere?

Underrated movie with a soundtrack that absolutely slaps.

How this a classic

9 Robin Hood Robin Hood  Product Image

Why does nobody talk about this movie at all? It was hilarious. In my opinion it is like ZOOTOPIA only in the past. This is one of those movies that is really good and funny and nobody talks about it at all. Then there are movies that aren't as good and with annoying songs it took over the internet. And are overrated, that's Frozen for you right there.

Fans: "can you make a sequel to the movie Robin hood? "
Disney:"We didn't make a movie titled "Robin Hood! "
Fans:"you did make a movie titled robin hood."
Disney:'We did? "

This movie is fantastic! I've watched it more times than I can count, and I'll keep on watching it over and over again!

Truly a forgotten Disney film. My fam loves it, but I know many people my age (early twenties) who have never seen it.

10 The Great Mouse Detective The Great Mouse Detective Product Image

My all time favorite Disney movie. It's a shame it isn't well known, because it really is a fantastic movie, plus it basically kept Disney from tanking in the 80's long enough for The Little Mermaid to save the company.

This should totally be number one it is like this movie never was made none of my friends even know about this movie.

This is easily the most underrated Disney movie of all time. I love it!

More underrated than literally everything ranked above it.

The Contenders
11 The Sword in the Stone The Sword in the Stone Product Image

I love this movie so much! It carries such a strong sense of the classic Disney magic that we don't really have nowadays.

A cutesy, feel-good film. Good music, lots of funny moments. Another truly forgotten film.

This movie means the world to me. Hello to my happy childhood! Thanks Merlin and Arthur!

People rarely have the slightest bit of respect for the work of art.

12 Lilo & Stitch Lilo & Stitch Product Image

Not forgotten. As much as everyone complains about Disney overdoing Frozen, how about the fact that Disney has decided that STITCH is somehow as iconic as Mickey, Donald, and Goofy and really doesn't deserve it?

This has got to be tied for one of my favorite Disney movies of all time. However, I wouldn't put it high on this list because it is not forgotten.

Everyone is talking about some disney movies or films there they do a countdown except for this one how can they forgot it?

Lilo and Stitch is loved by everyone this is not forgotten.

13 The Black Cauldron The Black Cauldron Product Image

It doesn't have the character development that we're used to seeing in Disney movies now, but it's still a favorite of mine. The animation is spectacular, as is the story.

So forgotten. Lots of people think its bad, and I wont argue that some parts aren't the greatest, but also keep in mind that the crew were forced to cut over 10 minutes of the film. Overall, the animation is beautiful and I love Eilonwy.

Yeah, I'm the only one in my class who has seen this movie, I LOVED The Horned King, he made me fall in love with this movie, he's my favorite Disney character EVER! People give this movie more love!

I mean seriously. It has the most creepiest villain ever
This is only 17. It should be in the top 3. Barely anyone in my class ever heard of this movie. The forgotteness is UNACCEPTABLE! It is so not fair. I love this movie.

14 Brother Bear Brother Bear Product Image

I remember watching this since the Hulk (2003), Finding Nemo, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions came out the same year as this. I loved this movie all this time (especially in my teenage era) and I'm currently 17( as of 2016), still my fave. I like the design of the environment and characters, which make them both look realistic (Like XBOX ONE/PS4 graphics).
You guy honestly cannot forget this film. I still saw disney face swaps of Kenai and Koda and parodies of this in this show called "Brickleberry".

I really love this movie. It is underrated, yet so great! The soundtrack is amazing.
In "Warriors: the Last Hope", the soundtrack for when the spirits came down and turned Kenai into a bear was played in my head for Firestar's death. Although this isn't exactly what happened, I pictured the flaming tree falling, then kinda like Brother Bear, the spirits of StarClan coming down, dancing swiftly around him. His spirit got up, and began to be lifted into StarClan by a beam of sunlight. That soundtrack played and it was just beautiful.

-Emberflight of StormClan

Rutt and Took were hilarious, and the story was all around pretty good. Would've voted for this but I liked Emperor's New Groove a little bit more.

This is one of my all time favorites, I can't believe lots of people don't know about it! Nemo could be spotted in it.

15 The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame Product Image

In my opinion, the best musical Disney has made to date. The darkness of the villain is unmatched by any other Disney film (thanks, Victor Hugo), and the posed question "who is the monster and who is the man?" gets me every time.

I love how Disney took a risk by stepping back into the dark side, especially after what happened to The Black Cauldron. The animation, songs, memorable characters, and overall beauty and darkness of the movie makes it stand out from the crowd.

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, not only because it tells a beautiful and heartbreaking story, but because of the wonderful characters and the darkness of this universe. I also just love it for the simple reason that it's so underrated

People don't seem to realize this is on the level of many classics. Ok, big deal. The gargoyles are mediocre. BIG DEAL! Everything else about the movie is amazing, especially the villain, Judge Claude Frollo.

16 Tarzan Tarzan Product Image

Tarzan is my favourite Disney movie and yes is very forgotten, I barely hear anyone talk about Tarzan or like it.why so much hate guys? just because it wasn't the typical princess movie doesn't mean that wasn't good movie!

By far my favorite Disney movie. It's so sad that more people can't appreciate it.

Wish there was more merchandise for this film again.

This is not forgotten.

17 Treasure Planet Treasure Planet Product Image

I was torn between voting Brother Bear and this. At least people cared enough for the bear movie to make a sequel and a Pixar rip-off called Brave. No one outside of a tiny cult following even remember this. This movie is much more deserving of it's following than the Black Cauldron, even though I love it as well, because unlike The Black Cauldron, Treasure Planet was actually pretty darn good. It comes on T.V. on occasion on Disney JR, though it's too dark for the typical preschooler. It's still awesome.

I still can't get over this movie, it's so amazing!

How is this lower than Brother Bear?

How on earth is this 2nd to last?

18 Chicken Little

Everyone hates this film just because it was the first ever cgi disney movie. Well Toy Story was the first ever cgi movie and everyone didn't hate it, everyone was raving about it! It is funny, exciting, heartwarming, and depressing as a strange little chicken isn't accepted by the general public.

I understand that the plot was a bit corny,but it had the best message I've heard since toy story. This movie also had a great soundtrack(all I know by five for fighting. All of those haters out there should take high school level English classes by the way

So after the diss track to Disney, also known as Shrek came out, Disney decided to get revenge in dreamworks by making this. FAILED

I actually liked this movie ( unlike other people). To this day I still like it.

19 Alice In Wonderland Alice In Wonderland Product Image

I do believe it's at least a little forgotten, just because everyone know Alice but they don't really know/remember the actual movie.

The writers of this movie knew only three letters of the alphabet: L, S, and D.

20 Fantasia Fantasia Product Image

Person who said the soundtrack should be made by Eminem or Justin beiber:
A. You obviously have little to no taste in REAL music
B. All the segments are really good
C. Fantasia is an underrated classic so stop talking trash about it

I love Fantasia. The music is beautiful, My favorite segments are Sorcerer's Apprentice and Dance of the Hours. Chernobog is my top scariest Disney Villain. I've had a nightmare about him once maany years ago

Why have people forgotten this magnificent little pearl? Why!?

I never knew this was a movie. I just thought Disney went through a phase where Mickey was a sourcer

21 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Atlantis: The Lost Empire Product Image

I watched this a child, never forgot it and how it was supposed to have a T.V. show about the gang looking for Atlantian artifacts on the surface.

Could never forget this movie! I go way back with this movie!

The part where Kida and the Heart of Atlantis become one is hauntingly beautiful, I hate that everyone forgets this one

My favorite movie. (Don't judge me

22 Bolt Bolt Product Image

Me back in 2010, when I first watched this: Aww, dog face scene! Eh, who am I kidding. This is awesome.
Me now: This is the most underrated Disney movie I've ever watched. Still, it's awesome. "Ridonkulous" even. Oh, God. I'm referencing the movie.

It's an OK movie, I didn't see anything wrong with it. You should at least appreciate the message it brings about the relationship between aa dog and it's owner,as well as the reality of life.

23 Dinosaur Dinosaur Product Image

This movie is so forgotten! Like I don't know anyone outside my family who knows it. Ok, I mean it is very forgettable and pretty boring but it should at least receive more recognition than Chicken Little.

This movie is certainly one of the worst Disney movies, the trailer was promising but then the voices were added in last minute...

Me: so disney, what about making a sequel to the movie dinosaur?
Disney: we didn't make a movie called dinosaur!
Me: Yes you did...

This movie should be banned for copying The Land Before Time, Disney should make dinosaur movie with 100% originality.

24 Meet the Robinsons Meet the Robinsons Product Image

This was a great movie. The message it brought and the story was by far, better than the one seen in other movies at that time. Keep moving forward,but never forget those little wonders in life.

To compare this film to The Black Cauldron is an INSULT to this film.

Are you serious? Why does nobody talk about this. It has a good message Keep Moving Forward

Love this it's not the best disney movies but should be in top 40 Disney movies

25 The Princess and the Frog The Princess and the Frog Product Image

It is underrated since Frozen and Moana are somehow popular, but this movies is way better than those two. I love them all, but this is better because it's in 2D animation.

I love that this is an African American Disney princess because we don't have very many of them and I think that we should have way more!

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