Top 10 Worst 2D Animated Disney Movies

The years when Disney made 2D animated films were very great. However, not all of those movies were good. So let’s discuss them.

The Top Ten

1 Home on the Range

I don't get why people like it. The art-style is all chunky and a lot of the characters are weirdly rectangular even though they're supposed to be farm animals. It's all too goofy and lazy, very cliche as well. It really looks like it was made by, well, hillbillies. No other way to word it. - RaccoonCartoon

The animation looks like it was it was animated by a walmart employee, And the songs aren't that good... - SandwichSWAT

Maggie is my main problem with this film, awful protagonist. The art direction and the other two cows were at least pretty good.

There is no doubt this movie sucked hard. I await a Disney movie worse than this. - CloudInvasion

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2 Mulan II

The message of the movie is plain stupid, Mulan let her enemies destroy something she supported then she went on not caring about it, Wow... - SandwichSWAT

Mulan 2's lesson does not fit the actual Mulan movie. Also, why did they have to make everyone have a wife? - RaccoonCartoon

At least Home On The Range was somewhat competent in a few areas. This movie is just complete garbage. - MindCrime

I haven't seen the movie, but the plot seemed a little bit out of tune for a good Mulan sequel. Additionally, I heard one song from it, and I cringed. I feel the same way that youtuber feels. (I heard the song from his video.) - listotaku17

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3 Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World

For my 6th birthday, I wanted the Beauty and the Beast Disney movie. I begged my mum for it, but she misunderstood and accidentally bought me this instead. I was very disappointed, but I gave it a watch. Even 6-year-old-me didn't like it, I almost fell asleep shortly. The animation is bad and the plot is random and doesn't match up with the Beauty and the Beast. I watched it another 2 times, and it was a challenge seeing how far I could get into the movie without getting bored and taking it out of the VHS player. Thankfully, this wasn't the only birthday present I got, or else it would've been the worst birthday ever. - RaccoonCartoon

You expect other movies to at least have a exciting part, This thing WAS TOTAL TRASH AND BORING! - SandwichSWAT

This movie is not good. It was boring to me. What I want to know is how a movie made in 1998 has worse animation then one made in 1991. - 906389

Belle's Magical World. What is here to say that hasn't been said before? It's just...idiotic. - CloudInvasion

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4 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

This is K's favourite yes yes

5 Cinderella II - Dreams Come True

I haven't watched the other movies listed on this list, but out of all the movies I watched that are listed on here, I think this is the worst. It's just boring. - TheFourthWorld

6 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
7 The Black Cauldron

This movie gets worse the more I watch it. It’s just awful. Even Disney tries to pretend it doesn’t exist. There’s nothing great about it. The animation is awful and the characters are some of the least interesting and most forgettable characters to ever be put in cinema. I really hate Gurgi. He’s the Jar Jar Binks of the movie. He has such an annoying voice. I didn’t even care when he sacrificed himself. This is a very bad and forgettable film. I guess I kind of appreciate it for trying to stand out from other Disney films in its tone, but the final results were very poor. - MegaSoulhero

8 Atlantis: Milo's Return
9 Pocahontas

Aurora does suck but deserves more attention if you ask me - Disneydude

What is the other two

Probably my 8 fave - Disneydude

Pocahontas is the third worst Disney princess. Just like the Greatest Showman, Pocahontas is a bad movie with a great soundtrack. Colors of the Wind is amazing and one of my favorites. I also really enjoy Savages. But the overall film is very slow and uninteresting. The voice actors are very talented, but most of them talk as if they’re in a Shyamalan film. Also, I just realized that I put two Christian Bale movies on this list. That wasn’t on purpose. This movie also suffers from lazy writing. The climax felt very anti-climactic compared to other scenes. And let’s not forget the completely awful scene that involves Pocahontas learning English from THE WIND!

EDIT: I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t make fun of the villain in this movie. R.I.P. David Ogden Stiers. - MegaSoulhero

10 Kronk's New Groove

The wonderful world of spinoffs. Giving us such amazing trash like this. - CloudInvasion

The Contenders

11 Hercules

I thought this film was pretty good honestly. Not my absolute favorite, but definitely in my Top 10. Get this film off of here. - OnyxDash

How is this on the list? Hercules is an awesome movie - HollyRolo

This movie was... okay.. I wish Disney didn't have to make it all romantic, though.. - RaccoonCartoon

Only good that came out of this was Hades.

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12 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

Lady and the Tramp II: The Retelling - CloudInvasion

13 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea


14 Tarzan II

This isn't a worst film! I loved it!

15 The Aristocats

This film wasn't bad at all in my opinion. It's not the best 70's Disney animated film (the two best would be Rescuers and Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh) but it's still enjoyable.

Nothing wrong with it. Maybe some hate older Disney animation.

The AristoCats is one of my favorite Disney movies because of Napoleon and Lafayette

I saw it when I was younger. Nothing wrong. Just a bit older. ~Mistyrain

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16 The Sword in the Stone

I’d like to put my sword in that stone. This movie isn’t completely awful, but it hasn’t aged well. I’m sure that some people might’ve found it amazing when it came out years ago. These days, it doesn’t have that effect. One of my biggest problems is the voice acting. They literally had three kids voice the main character. During certain moments, it sounds painfully obvious. Of all the Disney movies that need remakes, this one needs one the most. In fact, I think they are planning on making one. Hopefully it will be better than this. - MegaSoulhero

17 Peter Pan Return to Neverland

It's watchable, but still not that good and Tinkerbell is still pretty rude. - RaccoonCartoon

Everyone in dis movie is immature - AnnieCallie

18 Bambi II

First of all, it is WAY too late for Disney to make a sequel to a 1940's movie in 2006...
Second of all, Disney sucks at making sequels. - RaccoonCartoon

19 Atlantis: The Lost Empire

This film was actually good. Damn good, a literal hidden gem.

20 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
21 Alice in Wonderland
22 Treasure Planet
23 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
24 The Fox and the Hound 2
25 Fun and Fancy Free
26 Leroy & Stitch
27 The Great Mouse Detective
28 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Whoever put this on here: if it wasn't for this film, we wouldn't have any feature length animated films today, nor would Disney be as popular as it is.

29 Howl’s Moving Castle

To the commenter below, your opinion is respected, I actually enjoyed this film. It's not my favorite Studio Ghibli film (Castle in the Sky and Kiki's Delivery Service come to mind), but I still enjoyed it greatly. I liked some of the voices in the English dub better, Sophie's Japanese VA in her younger self sounded too mature for the role, and Billy Crystal was just perfect as Calcifer.

The only reason I watched this movie is because Batman is in it. There was nothing else that really interested me. It looked really dumb and really boring and it was exactly that. Something that was great about this movie was the scenery. Since it’s a Studio Ghibli film, which totally counts as Disney since Disney releases the English dubs for these movies, of course the animation looks spectacular. That’s the only saving grace to this movie though. If you take away the great animation, you get one mess of a film. Tons of pacing issues and dumb scenes. Billy Crystal was enjoyable though. Studio Ghibli is an excellent studio, but no studio is perfect. I mean, Pixar coming out with Cars 2 is a perfect example. - MegaSoulhero

30 The Little Mermaid

The only thing I liked in this movie was the "Under the Sea" sequence. Everything else stunk out loud. - Crwth

31 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
32 Tales from Earthsea
33 Melody Time

Most of the Disney package films haven't aged very well sadly, and only nowadays are about average (loved this as a kid, but it's nothing very special now). The only one that still holds up today, if it's counted as one from some people, is Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (though I see that as one feature length film rather than a collection of three featurettes).

34 The Rescuers

Seriously, you hate it because of a second long picture that was not spotted for TWENTY YEARS - Maddox121

Why do people hate this movie JUST because there was a picture of a naked lady? - darthvadern

I do not like the naked lady. That's all I'm gonna say. - RaccoonCartoon

They did remove the naked lady in some VHS,& DVD’s

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35 The Lion King

I think we all know who added this...

Honestly is anyone even surprised this was added here? We all know who did it. - Phillip873

Such a bad idea to remake this piece of crap.

I mean, I found it to be okay. There's definitely been better. - CloudInvasion

36 The Princess and the Frog

It's a garbage movie... some of the scenes make me really uncomfortable and I feel like it's just a fetish movie. It can also be pretty boring at times. 2009 was such a great year for kid's movies, but then we have this.. - RaccoonCartoon

37 Lady and the Tramp

I do like this movie, the characters, art and animation, and loved it as a kid, unfortunately it has aged a bit poorly as an adult, the pacing is a bit dull (plus there are references to certain things only dog owners and adults might get). It's a good film, but it's not the masterpiece as people claim it is.

@ Treacle: I'm glad that the Siamese cats got Lady in trouble because I hated her. I hated Tramp even more. Execrable lead characters. 101 Dalmatians is infinitely superior.

You people only like this for the spaghetti scene. Watch the whole movie, you'll be really bored - 445956

I love this movie - Disneydude

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38 Oliver & Company

I would love a movie with dogs, a cat, and people, but this was ugly, stereotyped, and violent. - Crwth

39 Princess Mononoke

Not a Disney movie. - Treacle

I'm assuming this was on here because of the violence that gave it a PG-13 rating. come on, this actually was a very good film. Not my favorite Ghibli film and I found the ending slightly confusing, but I enjoyed it.

40 The Return of Jafar
41 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

This one shouldn't be on the list. It's a really good movie and is a lot better than some of the Pooh movies from the 2000's, like Springtime With Roo. The only thing I dislike about the movie is how it doesn't make sense how Christopher Robin shows up in the cave when supposedly he just came back from school, but this could just be a reference to him coming home from school in real life and playing with his toys. - RaccoonCartoon

Actually this movie was pretty nice. - CloudInvasion

Underrated movie, only con with it in my opinion is Kanga and Roo weren't in it at all.

42 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess

Who added this? It’s CGI

it's cg - Maddox121

43 Winnie the Pooh (2011)

Horrible rip-off of Pooh's Grand Adventure (underrated film), lots of out of character moments, voice acting mostly was below par, songs mostly were forgettable and terrible, mediocre art/animation, this failed to capture the spirit of the A. A. Milne books/previous Disney films.

Thank goodness it was a reboot, I don't consider this canon to the Disney Pooh universe at all.

44 Sleeping Beauty

It's dull. That's all I can say. It has good art and music, but that doesn't matter when I can't get myself to care about the boring plot and bland characters. I did come close to liking Maleficent - she would've been cool if her motivation weren't so utterly pathetic. - Treacle

45 Springtime with Roo

Rabbit is supposed to redeem himself, but he was too much of an unlikable killjoy in the beginning. I didn't want him to become a better person. I wanted to punch him. - Treacle

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