Best Movies In the Disney Revival Era

The "Disney Renaissance" era concluded after 'Tarzan' in 1999 and the studio fell into a slump of sorts. It began releasing movies that were either poorly received, underachieving at the box office, or both. But once 2008 hit, things started looking up for Walt Disney Animation Studios once again. This list compiles the best animated movies released during this "Revival" or "Neo-Renaissance" era.

The Top Ten

1 Tangled

The animation in this film is so strikingly beautiful and the songs are, in my opinion, superior over the ones in 'Frozen'. Had 'Toy Story 3' not been released in 2010 this movie certainly would have won the 'Best Animated Feature' Oscar. - BKAllmighty

Definitely among my favorite movies, if not my favorite movie. - Ari00

Have to disagree with the statement that this film would have won the Best Animated Feature Oscar if it had not been for Toy Story 3. How to Train Your Dragon was also released that year, and it would have most certainly won the Oscar if it had not been for Toy Story 3.

Not to take away from Tangled, though. It was definitely a good movie. 2010 was just a REALLY good year for animated movies.

2 Frozen

Is overrated but Olaf is a good character

3 Big Hero 6

One of my favorite movies of all time, without a doubt. - Minecraftcrazy530

Loving the relatable and diverse cast with a walking marshmallow.

4 Wreck-It Ralph

I look at you intently Sonic

This movie was totally robbed an Oscar.

Loved this movie - Ari00

5 Winnie the Pooh

It's only just over an hour long but the filmmakers managed to cram this little film with so much heart and playfulness that it feels so much bigger. - BKAllmighty

The most beloved yellow teddy ever

6 The Princess and the Frog

It's a wonder that Disney doesn't make more traditionally-animated movies. Honestly, the animation in this film is gorgeous. It's more vibrant, almost, than computer-animation. - BKAllmighty

7 Zootopia

This movie was surprisingly very good. It's been a while since I've seen a film that made me laugh as much as this one has. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you do.

8 Bolt

This one is a bit tricky since it's not universally considered to be a part of the 'Disney Revival' era. I'd say that due to its higher level of quality over the films that directly preceded it and its more impressive box office intake that it deserves to be included. - BKAllmighty

John Lassiter says this film is a part of the Revival era, so that's good enough for me (especially since this a really good movie anyway)

9 Moana Moana is the protagonist of Disney's 2016 animated feature film of the same name. Born on the island village of Motunui, Moana is the daughter of Chief Tui and Sina, with an inherited love for the seas and voyaging. When her island becomes endangered, Moana is chosen by the ocean to journey across the more.

Definitely should be higher! - 23MACCAja

10 Disney's A Christmas Carol

The Contenders

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