Top 10 Forgotten Disney Movies

These are Disney movies that were lost to time soon after their release. Nobody talks about them anymore. Disney sort of ignores their existence... but some of us do remember them, and there are a few hidden gems in the dozens and dozens of forgotten Disney features.

Now, let me make this clear before I start this list: there are dozens upon dozens of forgotten Disney movies, so I've tried to include ones that you would know instead of movies such as "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes", they are just more interesting to talk about and some of you would know what it is.

I'll also try to include some more recent flicks, to add some variety into the mix.

Without further adieu, let us dig deep into the Disney vault to find the Top Ten Forgotten Disney Movies!
The Top Ten
1 The Black Cauldron The Black Cauldron Product Image

This movie was destroyed by critics and the box office was about as horrible as Gurgi's voice is - and that's horrible. This was Disney in the 80's, struggling to hold afloat after Walt Disney's death, and it was not pretty. Nobody really talks about this movie unless they're talking about forgotten Disney movies - this is a prime example of one.It was a complete failure.

My dad remembers this as a kid. But it is forgotten nowadays since disney doesn't care much about it because it was the dark age of disney! the movie was good but not very good as the other ones

This movie terrified me as a kid. O.o On a side note, I would probably place Song of the South somewhere in the top 10 as well. This list is almost a month old and no one remembered the movie to even put it on here. Talk about forgotten!

This story had the potential to be an epic movie, but, was ruined by very crappy dialogue & corny animal sidekicks.

2 The Rocketeer The Rocketeer Product Image

This movie is pretty good in my eyes, but nobody really mentions it or talks about it - sure, it's one of the less obscure live action Disney movies but...it's still forgotten. It's a real hidden gem after all. I haven't heard anything about it in any kind of Disney related content on Youtube, other than the odd nod to it.This film needs more love, but it's been lost for a while now, since nobody really saw it.

3 Valiant Valiant Product Image

I've seen this movie plenty of times, back when my parents used to take home random movies from the children's section at the library. Even then, I don't remember the plot of any of the characters' names. I'm shocked it's a Disney movie, the animation looks like it's from a b-list animation company

Everyone remembers Chicken Little, and all, but does anybody know the other animated film about Pigeons of war that same year?

What? This is also great, it's unforgettable and it has some awesomne moments in my opinion

4 Swiss Family Robinson Swiss Family Robinson Product Image

Quite a lot of you may recognise this name only for its 'ride' in Disneyworld, although I use that term loosely.The main plot is that the Robinson clan, who are a family of 5 flee the reign of Napoleon to start afresh in New Guinea.Their ship gets shipwrecked though, so now the family needs to somehow survive on their very own, they are able to build an impressive treehouse and live in the wild properly, but they still need to get out of there. This film is decent, it's really just your usual live action Disney movie at heart. Nobody talks about this film ever, probably due to how old the movie is and the fact that it's a live action Disney movie, and those barely gain any traction whatsoever.

Please keep in mind that there are more forgotten Disney flicks, but if I had them on I would have almost nothing to say at all because of how obscure they are. There are dozens and dozens of live action Disney movies nobody remembers, I'm sure if somebody had decided to make this list, they would have done the same.

I remember watching this in school a few years ago, it actually wasn't bad.

I honestly didn't know that this movie existed.

5 Popeye Popeye Product Image

I haven't heard from Popeye ever since Robin Williams died. Which is sad because I think this movie is perfectly decent. Like most Disney live action movies it is yet again almost never mentioned whatsoever.Probably because Popeye isn't that relevant anymore.

This was filmed in Malta, as far as I'm aware they still retained the filming set, that you can visit.

I forgot this existed

6 The Shaggy Dog (2006) The Shaggy Dog (2006) Product Image

So, in this cinematic masterpiece Tim Allen becomes a dog.Sounds great, right? No. It isn't. Don't watch it. Anyway, everybody pretends to forget this movie existed and now it has been lost in the Disney vault forever.Jokes aside, this movie's name is barely mentioned anywhere and nobody remembers it whatsoever. This may be because we've seen this body switching formula a million times and this movie just blends in with all the other ones.

It's one of the most ridiculous plots in Cinema.
How a normal dog is able to turn a person in a dog by just biting him?

Saw it a while back. Oh! And it came out the year that I was born!

Nobody wanted dog Tim Allen. Nobody.

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

I only knew it existed after I watched it on tape in elementary school.

How can this be near forgotten?! I love this movie!

A bad movie, bad characters, and bad plot!

8 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Bedknobs and Broomsticks Product Image

I really enjoyed this one, and I still want to see it again. What sucks is for the remastered version, Disney only used the 117 minute version and not the 139 minute version (the one I saw). - SailorSedna

9 The Odd Life of Timothy Green The Odd Life of Timothy Green Product Image

Okay, from this point on, I haven't seen any of these movies. I picked this one because it's recent and Nostalgia Critic did a review on it so it fit my criteria quite nicely.I don't remember it at all, and I doubt anybody else does, the cover looks like a really boring documentary, so that would shy people away from watching it and therefore getting others to remember.

I remember watching this at home a year or so after it came out. It had a great premise and an interesting story, but I had no idea it was a Disney movie until I saw it on this list.

This film is so under rated anyone who hasn't seen it needs to go watch it, it's an amazing movie. Highly recommend, it can't stay forgotten

I like this movie. It's okay but sad. But I also love Nostalgia Critic respect his views.

10 Mr. Magoo

There's a good reason why this movie is forgotten it was deemed really offense towards the blind and the near sighted, it was so bad it was pulled from theaters.

I considered adding this one, but I think it's more well known because of how infamously terrible it is.

Not a very well known film, but it's good.

The Contenders
11 The Big Green The Big Green Product Image

Just by looking at the cover, it looks ridiculous.

I barely remeber anything about this movie it was so forgettable.

12 Fun and Fancy Free Fun and Fancy Free Product Image

I could've put any of those package films here, but I've decided on this one because, well, it's the worst out of all of them, in my humble opinion. It's been forgotten by everybody since it's just not a very good package film, and it's old too. So I would deem this movie forgotten.

You know, there is a scene where Donald is so hungry that it tries to eat an alive cow.

The WWII-era package films are all mostly overlooked.

13 Darby O'Gill and the Little People Darby O'Gill and the Little People Product Image

I remember that movie, the banshee, the leprechauns, leprechaun king, and I'm only 16

14 16 Wishes 16 Wishes Product Image

I don't know exactly how "forgotten" this movie is, but I've rarely seen anyone talk about it...

15 A Kid in King Arthur's Court A Kid in King Arthur's Court Product Image

This movie is a bad movie, no doubt. The last time I heard of this movie was in Nostalgia Critic's review...in late 2009. It's just another generic 90s movie about some kid in ridiculous clothing going to a fantasy universe and causing some trouble there. Nobody says anything about this and frankly, I'd rather it stay that way.

The Nostalgia Critic review this one. At the video start, he tries to forgot this movie by punching himself in the head.

16 The Country Bears The Country Bears Product Image

The Country Bear Jamboree is a classic show. The movie however, that's a different story...
but this isn't a movie review, this is the top ten most forgotten Disney movies, and The Country Bears have gained this spot. This movie did poorly both critically and financially, and then it was swiftly swept under the rug (or bear rug, should I say). This is probably because some people won't know the source material and some people just don't like Country music.

17 Glory Road Glory Road Product Image
18 Heavyweights Heavyweights Product Image

This movie was alright in my opinion.

19 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Product Image

Well, about 20% of people in the world (the Disney employees and a few other people) remember this weird movie.

20 Tomorrowland Tomorrowland Product Image

I'm glad it's forgotten. One of Disney's worst movies. Don't believe me? Just watch it for yourself.

Uh oh, we have two differing opinions here.

I remember seeing this at the drive in.

Such a terrible movie

21 The Fox and the Hound The Fox and the Hound Product Image

Okay, I have seen this one, It's mediocre though.This is probably the most remembered out of everything on this list, thanks to a certain old user constantly praising it. Still, I never hear its name being thrown around, so that's why I gave it 10th spot on this list.

This movie is severely underrated. It's not all cutesy/fluffy, it is dark, but it still shows the great strength of Tod and Copper's friendship and has a good balance between cheery and shocking moments. Also has great voice talent in it too like Sandy Duncan, Kurt Russell, Jack Albertson, Pat Burnam, Pearl Bailey, Paul Winchell, Corey Feldman and the late Mickey Rooney. - SailorSedna

This movie is one of my all time favorites! I can't believe it's on this list!

A must watch film!

22 Happily Ever After

Yes, they actually made a sequel. It was crud.

23 Dinosaur Dinosaur Product Image

I liked this movie. Even though it has a similar plot to Land Before Time, it has great CGI animation, good background, etc, despite some inaccuracies (like lemurs in the Mesozoic, Iguanodons with lips after we now know ornithopods had beaks instead, Carnotaurs being T-Rex sized, etc), so other than inaccuracies and the similar plot to Land Before Time, Disney's Dinosaur was the best dinosaur movie made by Disney. It shouldn't be forgotten.

I really liked this movie. Though the plot is basically Land before Time with the characters as adults, it does a good job making the story it's own. Even the CGI dinosaurs fit well into the real-life backgrounds. I especially loved the amazing musical score that brought so much depth to the story. This was defiantly one of the best underrated films of the post Disney Renaissance period.

I've watched little pieces of it, and honestly, it wasn't that bad. The computer animation is fantastic for the time it was released, and it got very high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb

Next up... Childrens museum presents: Brown Dinosaurs Walking
This movie is garbage.

24 Eight Below Eight Below Product Image
25 Lion King Lion King Product Image

That random/rabid Lion King hater who can't respect opinions and automatically calls fan artists "terrible/worst artists/depressing people waste their talent on crud like this" because they draw characters/scenes from a film they don't like obviously put it on here. It's never gonna get forgotten ever. - SailorSedna

I wonder if this is the work of the visitor who puts the Lion King on every list.

Are you kidding me? Somewhere someone is sitting in front of their T.V. watching this I'm sure

What this is a disney classic this will never be forgotten.

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