Top 10 Worst Direct-to-Video Disney Sequels

This is a list of the worst direct-to-video Disney sequels. Some sequels got theatrical releases but the ones on this list didn't. Also, midquels can be included in this list.

The Top Ten

1 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II

The villain in this movie's evil plan to steal a bell. Oh noes, I'm totally not going to sleep tonight! /s

Like, seriously, that's weak compared to Frollo! Frollo wanted to cause a genocide, and the first movie had a good enough closing so the sequel was unnecessary and was pretty much only made as a cheap cash-grab (like 90% of the other bastardizations in this era)

Very cheesy and has the worst animation than any other disney movie that has low budget animation

How did the hunchback of Notre dame came from good to bad!

They took one of their darker films and turned it into a joke. - 3DG20

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2 Mulan II

UGH! This movie makes me angry! I wanted to punch every character in the face after watching this movie! They turned all the characters we loved from the first movie into terrible characters that we want to hate! Basically, Mulan and Shang take three princesses to an arranged marriage otherwise the Mongols will destroy China. Unfortunately, the princesses fall in love with Yao, Ling, and Po. Meanwhile, Mushu (voiced by a white guy) finds out that if Mulan and Shang marry each other, he will lose his job as royal guardian. So he tries to break them up. What a selfish jerk! By the way, you know that arranged marriage I was talking about with the three princesses? THAT NEVER HAPPENED! They basically doomed China! This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen! The animation is terrible, the songs are terrible, and they totally forgot what made the first movie so great! THIS MOVIE IS TERRIBLE! - MegaSoulhero

While I didn't think of any of the sequels were great, this is the only one I truly hated. It takes all of the enjoyable characters from the first movie and makes them unbearable, somewhat like SpongeBob has done, only not quite as bad. I just personally like to pretend this sequel doesn't even exist.

It's not the best Disney sequel but surely as hell does not deserve first place on this list.

I'm not saying I hate this sequel but it was just the worse cause when shang dies... disney how can you even make the prince die?

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3 Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World

There is nothing magical about this! There's not much to say about this movie since it doesn't really have a plot. It's broken into different segments. And they are all terrible! Also, the animation is atrocious! I understand they didn't have a large budget but this was very hard to watch. Remember that one scene where Belle had derpy eyes? I kept seeing that in my nightmares. I love the original Beauty and the Beast movie and this one almost ruined it for me! - MegaSoulhero

As a kid, this movie just bored me.

Should be number 1, in fact I’m surprised lion King 1 1/2 is hated.

There are so many animation errors in this "Film." This is Disney we're talking about, right?

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4 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Now, I've stated before that The Little Mermaid is overrated. Good but overrated. Out of curiosity, I watched the sequel and it sucked! So after Ariel and Eric got married, they gave birth to Melody (voiced by Tara Strong). This sequel kind of has a similarity to the first one since Melody wants to go in the ocean but her mother forbids her. Apparently, Ursula has a sister named Morgana who wants to avenge the death of her sister. Ariel is so scared of her that she has a wall be built between the ocean and the sea so Melody can't escape. Ariel is such a hypocrite! Not only that, the script is lazy! For example, Morgana has the EXACT same personality as her sister, Ursula. Right down to the voice. If you have to practically recreate the same villain then that is pretty lazy! - MegaSoulhero

I like this one - blackflower

I understand why you all hate this film so much, but come on they apologized at the very end. In fact, there's no reason to hate this movie whatsoever. Okay I mean it wasn't really good, but it did entertain me a bit.

SO glad this is unpopular. It stinks. I got blocked off the Disney wiki for sharing this fact.

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5 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

This is the worst Disney direct-to-video film I have ever watched in my whole entire life! Look, the animation was great, some of the songs were mediocre, but everything else was bad. The directors and the writers didn't put a lot of action in it. They put a lot of rush into it. Scamp is annoying! Tramp turned from a fun-loving adult to a cold, stern, serious parent. Lady barely got any screen time at all. Buster was a poor villain. Him being angry and hating Tramp for falling in love with Lady has got to be one of the most stupidest reasons I have ever heard in my whole entire life! Look, don't get me wrong, I know that people can sometimes get jealous, but this... This is so unacceptable! Angel is probably the only character I can root for. Scamp is nothing but a spoiled brat who only cares about himself and his own needs. He doesn't care about his friends nor his family, and he has no regard for anyone else but himself. Scamp is so annoying and very unlikable people! I used to ...more

This was a good one - blackflower

The story's ridiculous, the character's are not funny, the animation is decent, Scamp is an idiot and nothing in this film could have been what anybody ccould have expected.

Lady and the Tramp was one of those good Disney movies that definitely did NOT need a sequel. But they gave it one anyway! This sequel is very forgettable. It doesn't focus so much on the Lady and the Tramp, but more on their son, Scamp, who I absolutely hate! Why even put Lady and the Tramp in the title? Scamp is such a selfish, backstabbing son! Also, his parents forgive him WAY too quickly despite betraying them! He's basically the Ariel of this movie! This movie probably would've been ok if it was about his sisters. Scamp is absolutely unlikeable! Scamp isn't the only problem with the film. I also find it to be very predictable and mediocre. It also seems too very similar to the first movie. - MegaSoulhero

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6 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

It ruined the first Pocahontas

Journey to a new world? What is this? Aladdin? I have mentioned before that I don't like Pocahontas. It was boring and didn't try to be historically accurate. However, in this sequel, they had her get together with John Rolfe (voiced by Billy Zane). Pocahontas and the other Native Americans get word that John Smith died (not actually dead obviously). How did they even find out about his death? Also, John Smith isn't voiced by Mel Gibson this time. He's voiced by Mel's younger brother, Donal Gibson. Radcliffe is in this movie and what is up with his mouth? The songs are terrible, the dialogue is awful, and this sequel is a disgrace! - MegaSoulhero

This was worse than Mulan 2 for me. I am just going to pretend that I didn't watch this movie. It completely ruined the first movie! - ToukaKirishima

I wish I never watched it... what a disgrace

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7 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

If dreams did come true, then this sequel wouldn't exist! This movie tells three different stories and each of them are done very poorly. This movie is put together from a cancelled T.V. show. Each story involves Cinderella planning an event. Also, Lady Tremaine and the two stepsisters are in this movie. However, they only appear at the end. Just like most of direct-to-video Disney sequels, this had a very small budget which is shown based on the low quality animation as well as the voice acting. A lot of people consider this to be one of the worst Disney sequels and I can definitely see why. - MegaSoulhero

Even though it's by far the worst of the three Cinderella movies, it's certainly a step up from Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World because at least the animation is semi-decent here and actually has a framing device to tie all the segments together, unlike that Beauty and The Beast anthology "sequel."

They were honestly better off scrapping the second segment all-together, as it was easily the most worthless of the three. However, if they combined the first and third segments into a single story (with more presence from Lady Tremaine), then it would've been a better Disney Sequel.

Its more of a compilation than a movie in my opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKong

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8 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

A Beauty and the Beast Christmas movie!? That sounds like it will be good! I was definitely wrong about that! In this movie, Belle wants to celebrate Christmas in the Beast's castle. However, Beast hates Christmas because it's the day that he was cursed. There is also an organ named Forte who is voiced by Tim Curry. Still better than his role in Rocky Horror Picture Show. He's the villain in this movie and he actually enjoys being an organ because it makes him immortal. So he tries to keep the Beast isolated from Belle so they can't fall in love. For some reason in this movie, Belle is the one who wants to connect with Beast whereas in the original, Beast wanted to connect with Belle in order to break the curse. Belle has no reason to want to get together with Beast. This movie has a lot of plot holes. I absolutely hated the Beast in this movie! This movie didn't necessarily ruin the original for me but it was still pretty bad! - MegaSoulhero

I feel like the plot where one character hates Christmas and the other characters do everything they can to try to make the one character like it has been used in at least 10 other Christmas movies. - 3DG20

I seen this lovely Christmas movie dozens of times and never get tired of watching it beauty and the beast the enchanted Christmas is a great Disney direct to video midquel it is so cool it is the best this is the second one of it I used to rent that at Hollywood video and at block buster video in tampa florida and I used to watch this at my grandparents house way back in 2001

They need to stop remaking the beauty and the beast

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9 The Fox and the Hound 2

The only good thing about this movie is Dixie, who is ironically more popular than any of the characters from the original movie.

The first movie was great - steelers1979

I saw this once and I hated it. I wondered what Todd's life with Vixey would be like, and if Todd and Copper ever reconciled after the events of the movie. It lacks the charm of the original.

Ugh it's boring and Reba macentire sings bad - 1507563

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10 The Lion King 1 1/2

I have mixed feelings about this. It's supposed to be the story of how Timon and Pumbaa met before Simba. Sure, interesting, but it also justifies most of the events of the original movie as being results of Pumbaa's farts. It was funny at first, but since that was the only joke they used in the entire movie, it didn't feel as funny.

I loved this film. And for those who hate timon and pumbaa: let's not forget that without them simba would be dead hundreds of time over in my opinion! They RAISED him, they're the REASON the climax even happened in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

I don't know this is probably the best out of these all

You see, this is a Disney sequel they actually put WORK into...

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The Contenders

11 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

This sucks on many levels, especially Bunga and the new hyena trio.

The Lion Guard is awesome and I'm in sixth grade.

It's fine - PeeledBanana

This isn’t really a sequel. It’s more of a spin-off, but yeah, it is definitely a punch in the face to the fans of The Lion King, ruining old characters and putting in new, annoying characters. Even the name makes me cringe. - 3DG20

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12 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

To be honest this is my favorite sequel
The story is actually pretty good

Ugh this is trash

Oh be realistic here, it's not good but at least both the animation & the story are decent. Just lighten up a bit, even the lioness is voiced by Neve Campbell, the woman from Scream.

By far the worst Disney sequel.

13 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Looking back, all 3 of these movies are utterly cringeworthy to say the least, but this one is the worst. - 3DG20

Better than number 2

I liked this, the one with ariel's kid was horrible though

14 Kronk's New Groove

This movie was great what are you talking about

Boring dull has no spark I was severely disappointed especially after the great charm of the first movie... still better than kuzcos academy though

This one was AMAZING! Ya'll have no souls!

While the original movie had a very original story, this one had no originality at all. This movie has a very weak story and almost no structure. All of the jokes have been stolen from the original and making Yzma a furry was really weird in a bad way. The characters have been totally bulldozed to give room for the boring replacements that are the Birdwell person and Papi. Overall this movie sucks.

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15 Aladdin and The King of Thieves

It's not the best, but it's still very better than the Return of Jafar!

This movie was actually pretty good

This is actually good

16 Atlantis: Milo's Return

If more people knew about this, it would be #1

This should be in the Top 10 quite honestly - SBells27

I did not know Atlantis had a sequel honestly for a film some people didn't like that much. - htoutlaws2012

Yeah this movie sucked. Nowhere as good as the first. - Mcgillacuddy

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17 Aladdin: The Return of Jafar

Even though the animation got a downgrade I liked to watch Jafar come back as the villain.

I used to be obsessed with this sequel when I was younger. This film and the original Aladdin are pretty much the only Disney films I still like to watch occasionally. - IronSabbathPriest

While the animation is cheap, the script is weak and the story makes me want to slit my throat, the villain song, "You're Only Second Rate" will always be the only good thing from this movie. - Daviddv0601

I like it it is good

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18 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

Its not bad. Its actually better than the 1st one.

This ruined the first Cinderella because the prince never remembers dancing with Cinderella and the fairy godmother never changes it back it basically changed the whole story

19 Cars 2

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure this was released in theatres. - 3DG20

20 Bambi II

This sequel came out 64 years after the original. That's a huge gap. All the voice actors had to be replaced. Bambi is voiced by Alexander Gould who played Nemo in Finding Nemo. I should also point out that this takes place in the middle of the original film. So it's a midquel. A lot of people consider this to be one of the better Disney sequels. I don't. This is probably because I wasn't a fan of the first one. I'm not saying it was bad, just not that good. Especially the part where it goes from Bambi's mother's death to happy singing birds. This sequel isn't any better. In fact, it's worse. I don't see myself ever watching this again. - MegaSoulhero

Eh its okay in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

This Sequel Is Ok in my opinion but I totally see why you think it should be here it has a huge gap - VideoGamefan5

21 Tarzan II

Didn't this come out in theatres?

I like it - PeeledBanana

It was released directly to video in the U.S.

22 Planes Fire & Rescue

This was not the best it was kind of boring

Worse than the original

23 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch

This is very good. I love the reveal that Stitch was never fully charged and had a glitch.

Actually, I kind of liked this movie.

This was OK.

Me to

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24 Tarzan & Jane

In my opinion one of the better sequels plus the episodes here were the only good ones to me and disney had they're own ideas

I couldn't stand to watch this movie. I don't know why, exactly.

25 Brother Bear 2

Nobody asked for this

The only Direct-to-Video Disney Sequel to have a higher score on Rotten Tomatoes than the original. While it's still mediocre as a movie, this definitely says something about the original Brother Bear.

One of two direct-to-video Disney sequels that are worthy of being part of the Disney Animated Canon, the other being The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride.

The first one, I give it 8/10
But for its sequel 1/10

26 Hercules: Zero To Hero

Guys, that's just the T.V. show

Get this off the list! >:(

I've never heard of this - LOTP

Wait. This exists? - SPM1_TopTenz

27 Springtime with Roo
28 The Jungle Book 2
29 Tinker Bell: Legend of the Neverbeast

This is more if a side story because it only focuses on Fawn. It's good non the less and the story really gets emotional. It's one of the better "sequels".

30 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess

This isn't a sequal but I don't like it

31 Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland

I hate this movie so much! The first one was better!

32 Frozen Fever

This isn’t a sequel. It’s a short film. I think the sequel is coming out next year. - 3DG20

33 Fantasia 2000
34 Stitch! The Movie

Get's lost with the story telling and forget's to resolve the story.

35 Leroy & Stitch
36 Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
37 An Extremely Goofy Movie

Even though this is one of the better Disney sequels (come on, people! Thick-thighed, bare-furred animals?! Ooh-la-la! ), I seriously expected this movie's title to be "A Goofy Movie 2".

38 Barbie and the Diamond Castle
39 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

This bored the heck out of me as a kid, mostly jasmine's story.

40 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

This is actually good. So the movie is about patch thinking he is one out of 101. The family is moving to the country. they accidentally leave patch at the old apartment. He goes to meet his hero. I forgot his name lol. Meanwhile cruelly is out of prison and sees spots and asks Lars to paint spots,she sees patch with his idol and patch has his tag on. She goes to the farm and kidnaps the pups with Horace and jasper. Patch and his idol save the pups. Great sequel 10/10 I think the best one so far I recommend watching it - 1507563

The puppy napping thing got old after the sequel of the live-action remake. Thunderbolt sucks and his stupid villain sidekick sucks. the art guy was Bland. I mean Thunderbolts sidekick hates the fact he's a sidekick. so he wants to get rid of Thunderbolt that was the dumbest subplot ever. nothing about this movie was redeemable. if you want to watch a hundred and one Dalmatians movie watch the original not this garbage sequel heck the T.V. show was better and I didn't even like that

41 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

My favorite movie when I was 5, never seen it since - LOTP

It’s not really a sequel, and it’s honestly way too forgettable for me to consider it one of the worst. - 3DG20

42 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

Shouldn't be here. This movie was great.

43 Seasons of Giving
44 A Very Merry Pooh Year
45 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
46 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!
47 Cars 3

The 2nd one was bad enough. We didn’t need a 3rd one.

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