Greatest Walt Disney Animation Studios Movies

Just to be clear. These movies are made solely by the company of Walt Disney Animation Studios. I don't want people adding any Pixar or DreamWorks films on the list. These are the movies that are classified as "just Disney". Now that that's out of the way, Disney has cornered the market on making high quality animation for generations. From the Golden Age of the 40s and 50s to the struggle of the 70s and 80s. From the Renaissance of the 90s to the second popularity decline, leading up to the Second Renaissance of recent years, Disney Animation has always been a factor in movie history.
The Top Ten
1 The Lion King The Lion King Product Image

I give The Lion King a 9/10.

I give Wreck-It Ralph a 9/10.

I give Zootopia a 9/10.

I give Aladdin a 10/10. It's also pretty underrated for the standards of Disney Princes movies because it takes place in a magical desert and is less targeted towards younger girls.

I give Beauty & the Beast a 9/10.

I give Snow White & the Seven Dwarves an 8/10. I am very glad it focuses on positiveness and darkness other than just anti-feminism (GENDERS ARE EQUAL! )

I give Tangled a 9/10. What was I, The Ultimate Daredevil (aka Kieran Stark) thinking, calling Tangled the worst Disney movie back in 2014?! It was epic, memorable, specially animated, has a powerful team and is creative for an adaptation!

I give Frozen a 4/10. Sorry about that. Disney was at least trying, but I feel like Frozen was sorta anti-feminist, rushed and overly popular (I'm not using it as an excuse).

The Lion King is simply put a masterpiece, and truly shows the magic that Disney is capable of. So many people, young and old, have been left in awe while watching this film. Featuring wonderful songs, great characters, and an intro that gives me chills to this day, it's safe to say that we won't be forgetting this movie any time soon. Who would have thought that Disney could make a Hamlet movie in a way that children could easily understand?

Considered by some to be Disney's animated crown jewel. I definitely love it but, when there are so many of Disney's animated works to pick from, it's hard to rank them. My personal favourite is Pinocchio, but I can understand why this takes top spot.

I'm am 13 years old and just saw this movie for the first time ever, and hated it. I'm an animal lover and I don't like to watch animals fall to their death.

2 Aladdin Aladdin Product Image

Aladdin is a very interesting film. Featuring a well-rounded cast of characters, stunning animation, and wonderful songs like "A Whole New World", "Prince Ali", and "One Jump Ahead", Aladdin is overall a very well put together movie. But what really makes this movie a classic is the Genie played by the wonderful legend that is Robin Williams (R.I.P.). Seriously, this guy is one of the funniest animated characters ever thought up, and his presence with Williams' performance lights up the screen whenever he makes an appearance. Aladdin is just an overall great movie in every department imaginable.

Aladdin 10/10
The lion king 10/10
Wreck-it Ralph 9/10

Robin Williams was amazing

RIP Robin Williams

3 Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph Product Image

Wanna know the best part? Wreck-It Ralph is getting a sequel in 2018, folks! A brilliant video-game themed movie with an original story about a bad guy who's tired of being the bad guy and wants to be the good guy, sprinkled with gorgeous animation and great music is very deserving of getting a second movie!

I'm not even a computer game kind of guy, I just love this movie.

I loved it! This may not make sense to you, but I liked the sequel as well. - AnimalsLover

Honestly probably my favorite movie of all time

4 Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Product Image

This is most likely the greatest adaptation of a fairy tale that Disney has ever made. Belle is one of the most likable, well-written, and kind-hearted protagonists that the studio has ever made, and the Beast goes from being an intimidating, villainous menace to a fantastic tragic hero. The story and setup of this movie is just fantastic. The songs such as "Be Our Guest" and "Beauty and the Beast" are Disney staples and Gaston is one of the biggest jerks the studio has ever conceived, and yet he still is likable in how much of a d-bag he is. There's no wonder why this was the first animated film to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

It wasn't my favourite growing up but it has grown on me immensely as an adult. Not sure why, exactly.

This is my favorite walt disney movie, and will always be my favorite.

Good, not my favorite but still great!

5 Zootopia Zootopia Product Image

All lists I’ve seen previously put Zootopia way to low. I’m grateful for this one since IT’S THE ONLY ONE WHERE THEY PUT IT IN THE TOP TEN! While I would put it number one, thanks. - AnimalsLover

Up until last year my favorite was princess and the frog. Honestly, I didn't expect this movie to be good AT ALL. Completely blew me away. Love this movie to death.

It doesn't need a hundred of songs to get the watcher to love it. Cute and very funny, the story works with a lot of world problems, like racism and stereotypes.
I recommend to children and adults.

You would've thought it was from Pixar... But right outta the blue, it's WALT DISNEY...

6 Big Hero 6 Big Hero 6 Product Image

If it weren't for Social Justice Critters, I'm pretty sure this would be much higher like it should be. Unfortunately, Social Justice Critters does exist and is insanely popular, thus this gem is now even more underrated than it already was.

This movie had the sad misfortune of coming out between "Frozen" (overrated for sure but not as terrible as people make it out to be) and "Zootopia" (not that great a movie but in this over-sensitive PC society...). Should be in the top 5.

While not my personal favorite I like how it stepped into darker territory. - AnimalsLover

(Spoiler alert) I loved this movie, it's sad when his brother dies

7 Fantasia Fantasia Product Image

Younger audiences may not be all that into Fantasia seeing as its just animation with classical music, with no real flowing narrative, but older viewers can really see the effort being put into every single frame of this creation. Without any words, the animation takes us on an emotional thrill ride that excites us and calms us at the same time. While not that known to younger Disney fans, Fantasia still holds a spot in many people's hearts.

This should top Lion King. This is the best Disney Movie ever made. Best animation, best story, best music, best characters, and most of all: best villain (Chernabog is the best). Put this on number 1.

If you don't like Fantasia it just may mean that you don't appreciate art.

Best one of all. They should adapt Night on Bald Mountain.

8 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Product Image

The film that started it all. As Disney's first animated feature made all the way back in 1937 (79 years ago! ), Snow White has held up "relatively" well. The movie is as recognizable as anything Disney has ever made. The dwarfs are all classic staples of the company and many of us can still name all seven of them by name. That is, if we think hard enough. Overall, Snow White is just a classic not just by Disney standards but by the standards of movies in general. - phillysports

It's significance, alone, should give it a spot in the top ten. It should probably be higher than exactly "10", if we're being honest here. - BKAllmighty

This movie is the only reason the movies from 1-7 are on this list the movie was original, unique, beautiful this movie started it all

This deserves the top spot it was their first film - VideoGamefan5

9 The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid Product Image

Hans Christian Anderson's original story may be shaken up quite a bit in this adaptation (much like how "The Snow Queen" was), but like Frozen it holds up as a fantastic movie nevertheless. Ariel might get some flack nowadays for changing who she is solely for the purpose of getting with a guy she doesn't know, but I instead look at her determination and drive as positive characteristics. This movie also has many different wonderful characters as well such as the funny Sebastian and Scuttle, the adorable Flounder, and the awesome villain that is Ursula.

The beginning of Disney's comeback decade known by all as the 'Disney Renaissance'. Could we possibly have been gifted with a better start than this?

It's a very touching and sweet story. Relatable for anyone who's ever wanted more out of life.

Teaches you to believe anything is possible

10 Tangled Tangled Product Image

It's funny and it has twists what more could you ask for? Oh and it's an original

ALL HAIL THE FRYING PAN!

Good plot and the characters are likeable. a good spin on the tale of rapunzel. songs are also a++

The Contenders
11 Alice In Wonderland Alice In Wonderland Product Image

I really enjoy this movie, the only good movie to come out of the book as it did not take itself so seriously. It took Wonderland as a fun place, and I really enjoy it.

The Lion King can go suck it... This is my favorite.

12 Cinderella Cinderella Product Image

When most people think of a Disney princess, Cinderella is usually the first to come to mind. This movie is just another classic from Disney's heyday, and a film that is as referenced and parodied as any ever made. This story has been told for so many years, but the Disney animated version seems to be the one that is looked back to the most. - phillysports

Their most classic effort to date. - alimarashian

13 Lilo & Stitch Lilo & Stitch Product Image

I haven't seen it in years (I'm thinking since 2006). I remember thinking it was great when I saw it in theatres. Not sure why I haven't really watched it much since. I must remedy that, I see. - BKAllmighty

I love the part where the alien threw the book at the man's face - Lucasw14

I loved this movie so much - Tacocheese

14 The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame Product Image

It has been hugely underrated ever since it came out. I would know. I was there.

This movie is so much better than people let on.

Better than most of the movies above it

This movie should not be underrated.

15 Mulan Mulan Product Image

Mulan is the PEAK Disney movie. It's hilarious, and full of heart, beautiful scenes... also the plot isn't just a trite "Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do" it's really not about that? It's about seeing the value in the underdog, and using what you do have in order to succeed and bring honor to your life, even if you don't ~impress people. It's just such a good movie? I've seen it maybe 100 times!

This movie meant so much to me growing up. I taught me about to be brave and you are not what people say you should be

Breathtaking! Also, why in the name of God is Chicken Little even ON this list? That movie was TERRIBLE!

Beautiful animation, awesome characters, and cool plot made for one of Disney’s peaks.

16 Bolt Bolt Product Image

Bolt is a awesome movie that not many people get to see

17 Pinocchio Pinocchio Product Image

This movie is a lot darker now that I think about it. There's a guy being transformed into a donkey in a very disturbing fashion! Pinocchio is a fantastically written story about a wooden puppet's simple desire to be a real boy. Accentuated by Jiminy Cricket's classic tune of "When You Wish Upon a Star", Pinocchio is an unforgettable piece to Disney's animated line-up. - phillysports

Very classic, they can make such a good animation at that time.

This is the greatest animated movie ever made, as far as I am concerned. - BKAllmighty

18 The Princess and the Frog The Princess and the Frog Product Image

Imagination good music great animation good plot good story and childhood fave

Loved this one.

19 The Jungle Book The Jungle Book Product Image

It was the last movie Walt Disney had any involvement with before he died. You can tell that it had his magic touch, somehow.

This was the first Disney movie I ever saw. I loved it, and I know the songs by heart.

20 The Great Mouse Detective The Great Mouse Detective Product Image

Most people don't exactly think about this movie. I actually was a fan of it as a kid...

21 Dumbo Dumbo Product Image
22 Bambi Bambi Product Image

MOTHER!

Man, did that mess me up when I was younger. Bambi just is a wonderfully told story on the life and experiences of a deer growing up in a harsh world where the threat of Man is always present. By having no appearance of Man, that makes his presence felt even more. Bambi is a story that goes from being cute one scene, to brutally heart-wrenching in another. It's a story that hits so many bull's eyes and is looked back on very fondly today.

23 Hercules Hercules Product Image

This is awesome

24 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians Product Image

Can you imagine how hard it must have been to draw each of those spots in the exact same place multiple times as the characters moved? Without computers too!

25 Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Product Image

This visually stunning masterpiece got no comments? What? - AngelOfTheSkyStarsMoon

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