Top Ten 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 existance...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 ado, let us dig deep into the Disney vault to find the Top Ten Forgotten Disney Movies!

The Top Ten

1 The Black Cauldron

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

WHAT! Black Cauldron was one of my favorite movies growing up. - 2storm

You can have that opinion, the movie is just forgotten about nowadays by most. - DapperPickle

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. - DapperPickle

One of the greatest movies of all time

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2 The Rocketeer

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'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. - DapperPickle

Such an underrated movie that I really like - iliekpiez

3 Swiss Family Robinson

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. - DapperPickle

This movie was great, too bad it's mostly unheard of

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. - DapperPickle

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

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4 Popeye

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. - DapperPickle

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

Not Disney, it's Paramount. - Trollsfan536

I forgot this existed - KingSlayer93316

5 Valiant

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 - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Everyone remembers Chicken Little, and all, but does anybody know the other animated film about Pigeons of war that same year? - htoutlaws2012

I watched it briefly back than, but I don't remember much about it... that says something. - htoutlaws2012

More people should vote for this I had no idea this was even a thing till I was scrolling through hbo


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6 Fun and Fancy Free

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. - DapperPickle

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

The WWII-era package films are all mostly overlooked. - phillysports

I think I may have seen this before - BlueTopazIceVanilla

7 The Shaggy Dog (2006)

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? - TeamP-F-T-S

Nine lives stole from this - iliekpiez

Nobody wanted dog Tim Allen. Nobody. - DapperPickle

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

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8 The Odd Life of Timothy Green

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. - DapperPickle

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. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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 - Froglamb

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

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9 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

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

This is a list about movies not everyone knows, not which are the best and worst - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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

I LOVE this film, sadly it just isn't known all that much - Froglamb

A bad movie, bad characters, and bad plot!

10 The Fox and the Hound

This film isn't forgotten, many people know about it. Or, at least I think they do. - Not_A_Weeaboo

I mainly put it here because it topped the "Forgotten Disney Animated Movies" list. - DapperPickle

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. - DapperPickle

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

The Contenders

11 The Big Green

Just by looking at the cover, it looks ridiculous. - PackFan2005

This movie is probably one of the worst Disney movies - iliekpiez

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

2, 4, 6, 8, Who do we decimate...


12 The Rescuers

No one ever remembers this movie, like seriously, THEY MADE A SEQUEL! - PrettyPigGirl27

I actually liked this movie. Although I prefer the sequel. - Randomator

100 per cent forgotten which it shouldn't be. Brilliant film, both of them - Froglamb

I feel like I am the only one who likes this movie a lot, though sequel was much better, but serioiusly tohgh, why would people hate this movie because of ONE SCENE that wasn't for children? That one scene did not chagne the story! - darthvadern

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13 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. - egnomac

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

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

14 A Kid in King Arthur's Court

This movie is a bad movie, no doubt. The last time I heard of this movie was in Nostalgia Critic's 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. - DapperPickle

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

15 Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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

16 Tomorrowland

This is actually extremely underrated

Uh oh, we have two differing opinions here. - DapperPickle

This movie doesn't deserve the hate it gets - Froglamb

I remember seeing this at the drive in. - Trollsfan536

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17 The Country Bears

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. - DapperPickle

Christopher Walken as the main villain...
¡¡¡I'M SOLDED! - TeamP-F-T-S

18 Darby O'Gill and the Little People
19 Oliver & Company

What a legend of a movie, I loved it! Doesn't get the recognition it deserves!

Live this film, deserves more attention - Froglamb

"Billy Joels trying but, this movie isn't good" - WorldPuncher47592834

Well, not technically. But I don’t even remember any of their names and I can remember at least one character from ever Disney movie. - PrettyPigGirl27

20 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Well, about 20% of people in the world (the Disney employees and a few other people) remember this weird movie. - PrettyPigGirl27

Not as good as the first which is probably why it's forgotten - Froglamb

21 Treasure Planet

I remember this more than Fox and the Hound. I think it's more or less because it has gained its reputation as either a really underrated or terrible movie. - DapperPickle

This must be here, this is definitely forgotten, unlike the Fox and the Hound.

I kinda remember this. I forget if I actually saw it or not. Which kinda says a lot. - Zach808

Ya this is forgotten, which is a shame because it's not that bad - Froglamb

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22 16 Wishes

I don't know exactly how "forgotten" this movie is, but I've rarely seen anyone talk about it... - Epicsauce45

23 Heavyweights

This movie was alright in my opinion. - DapperPickle

24 Lion King

This film is nowhere near forgotten!

I wonder if this is the work of the visitor who puts the Lion King on every list. - PackFan2005

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

Oh. Hello, Lion King hater... - KingSlayer93316

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25 Angels in the Outfield

I love this movie as a kid.


26 Happily Ever After

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

27 Dinosaur

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 - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Next up... Childrens museum presents: Brown Dinosaurs Walking
This movie is garbage. - WorldPuncher47592834

28 The Great Mouse Detective

This is actually my favourite Disney movie, well done whoever added this. - DapperPickle

29 Doug's 1st Movie

To be honest the original Doug on Nickelodeon wasn't all that great I actually liked the Disney version of Doug but the movie just feels like an extended episode. - egnomac

A lot of people say the Nickelodeon Doug is better than Disney Doug. I can respect that opinion, but I actually liked this movie. I don't care what anybody says. - jameshoward

30 Robin Hood

Unless you're a furry - Queasco

It seems like this movie just kind of exists without people knowing nowadays. A lot of people might remember it but it’s one of those movies that you kinda have to think about it for a little longer to remember. - Randomator

31 The Aristocats

This is one of my favourite Disney film's and it's completely forgotten which is so unfair it's an amazing movie - Froglamb

One of my favourite disney movies

I love this movie. It’s upsetting it’s forgotten... - KingSlayer93316

32 The Thirteenth Year
33 The Rescuers Down Under

Nope, this was extremly unforgettable - darthvadern

34 Jungle 2 Jungle

You could literally just put any live action Disney movie here and it would probably fit fine with the top ten. - DapperPickle

Forgotten, but really funny film. - girlcool

35 Holes
36 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Love this movie

37 Strange Magic

Not technically Disney. - PackFan2005

This isn't Disney so... - Froglamb

38 The Little Matchgirl

This is very sad but still really good

39 The Emperor's New Groove

Forgotten, but an amazing movie. - PackFan2005

I like almost every character and scene in this movie. - WorldPuncher47592834

Fairly memorable I'd say. - htoutlaws2012

40 Boboiboy: The Movie

How do you pronounce that first word lol - BlueTopazIceVanilla

41 The Sword in the Stone
42 Melody Time

"Your sins are not forgiven little toot" - WorldPuncher47592834

43 Mighty Joe Young

Even the cover sucks - BlueTopazIceVanilla

44 Inspector Gadget
45 The Haunted Mansion

Iirc Haunted Mansion was made to promote a Disneyland ride. It did bad, but for some reason a Haunted Mansion world is included in Disney Crossy Road - BlueTopazIceVanilla

46 A Goofy Movie

This movie is undeniably underrated

47 Mark and Russel's Wild Ride

Not a disney movie...

I don’t think this is a Disney movie - KingSlayer93316

48 Camp Rock
49 Meet the Robinsons

Still a decent movie - Randomator

This movie is pretty good.
"You think YOUR family's odd" (Laugh Track) - WorldPuncher47592834

50 The Thirteenth Year
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1. Valiant
2. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
3. Mr. Magoo
1. The Big Green
2. Swiss Family Robinson
3. The Country Bears
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2. The Black Cauldron
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