In honour of the launch of Disney Plus in the UK I have decided to create a list of the 20 greatest Disney Animated Movies! You will be able to save/print/share the list and cross off as you watch or give the list a share on Instagram and cross off all the films you've seen. On the list you will notice that there are no Pixar, Star Wars or Marvel movies but don't worry I will be sharing those lists with you very soon. I am a huge Disney fan, it was very hard for me to narrow down Disney's animated catalogue to just 20 movies, so I'm sorry if your favourite didn't make the list. Please give this post a share and let me know in the comments what Disney film is your favourite!
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Cinderella is one of the most popular Disney princesses of all time. This film is a classic full of memorable characters and cute sidekicks - who doesn't love Gus Gus? Cinderella has the original makeover scene, but no one believes that glass heels are comfortable at all.
Peter Pan (1953)
You can fly, you can fly, you can fly! Peter Pan is a beautiful film about growing up and believing in magic. Tinkerbell is the sassiest fairy I have ever seen. This film has inspired everything from, movies to songs and the Disneyland Paris ride is the most magical experience.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Sleeping Beauty was my favourite Princess for a long time. Whilst Aurora is a great princess Sleeping Beauty's strength lies in its villain Maleficent. Considering this film was classed as a box office flop it stands the test of time with a villain that is arguably Disney's best.
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Aristocats (1970)
The Aristocats is a journey film about family and a single mother. There is a lot to love about The Aristocats from the music, to the kitten's (especially Marie), to the fairy-tale ending. This film also shows the issues with animal theft and the love owners have for their pets which I love.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Lion King (1994)
Mulan is such an inspirational character; she goes to war to protect her father and China from an invasion. Mushu is one of the best Disney sidekicks, every one of his line is so funny. Mulan is a very different Disney princess film and it is one of the best ones.
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire is an animated action adventure film. I think this is a massively underrated film. The music is magical, and the montage scenes are something you don't normally get in animated films. The narrative is so creative and fun. Milo is a great lead and Kida is fantastic.
Lilo and Stitch (2002)
Treasure Planet (2002)
Treasure Planet is a clever story about growing up and becoming a responsible adult. I think this film will resonate with children and adults alike. This is also the only Disney animation to take place in space. Treasure planet is a visually stunning film and certainly worth repeated viewings.
Tangled is my favourite Disney film and Rapunzel is my favourite princess. Flynn is the perfect, pascal is hilarious, Mother Gothel is a scary villain and she is the only Disney villain to recognise herself as a villain. Tangled is also the most beautifully animated and detailed animated film I've ever seen.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Big Hero 6 is Disney animated film based on a Marvel comic and it's fantastic. Baymax is one of the best characters ever created. This film is a thrilling ride that is unlike anything else created by Disney.
Frozen II (2019)
Frozen II is a magically journey film about two of Disney's most inspirational characters: Anna and Elsa. This film is so emotive, full of sadness and laughs. Frozen II should be regarded as an instant classic. Olaf is so funny and relatable. Everything about this film is awe inspiring.
So, there you have it my list of the 20 Greatest Disney Animated Movies. I hope you enjoyed this list! Please share the below watchlist and cross off the films you've seen or whilst we are all on lockdown why not just re-watch every film on the list and cross off as you go?
I just want to take a moment to thank all the NHS staff working hard to get us through the pandemic, and to all the front-line staff helping to keep us all safe and well.
Thank you for reading and stay safe xx