Disney Animation Studios is widely regarded as the powerhouse of all animated movies, so we've ranked all of their films so far from worst to best.
While other studios have had their successes, Disney has consistently stayed at the top of the game ever since the studio's first feature animated film release, Snow White, in 1937. Although Disney has had some not so great releases (and some total flops), the House of Mouse has mostly nailed the art of creating box office smash hits - particularly in recent years. Disney also has a very strong company brand, and has been a major part of people's childhoods for generations.
To date, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released 57 full length movies, and we've ranked them all. To clarify, this list doesn't include any Disney Pixar releases, or Disneytoon movies. It is, however, the definitive list of all Disney animated movies, ranked from worst to best.
- This Page: Disney Animated Movies #57-51
- Page 2: Disney Animated Movies #41-50
- Page 3: Disney Animated Movies #31-40
- Page 4: Disney Animated Movies #21-30
- Page 5: Disney Animated Movies #11-20
- Page 6: The 10 Best Disney Animated Movies
57. Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music was the 8th animated Disney release, and arrived in theaters in 1946. At this time, most of Disney's staff had been drafted by the U.S. government to make propaganda films to help the war effort. In order to keep the studio going during the war years, Disney released six package movies, and Make Mine Music was the third (and weakest) one.
56. Fun and Fancy Free
Another package movie, Fun and Fancy Free was released in 1947. It's a two-part movie; the first half is the tale of a baby bear named Bongo, and the second half is Mickey and the Beanstalk starring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. This was the last time Walt Disney himself voiced Mickey Mouse.
55. Saludos Amigos
Another war time package movie, released in 1942. Saludos Amigos is set in Latin America, and is made up of four different segments. Donald Duck and Goofy are the main stars. Although a fun classic, it is now very dated.
54. Melody Time
Melody Time arrived in 1948, and has often been touted as the popular music version of Fantasia. As America emerged from the war, movies became a valued source of entertainment, and Melody Time was fairly successful. It consists of seven segments set to popular and folk music.
53. The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros was the first Disney movie to incorporate live-action with animation. The movie stars Donald Duck with a cigar-smoking parrot named Jose Carioca, who represents Brazil, and a pistol shooting rooster named Panchito Pistoles, who represents Mexico.
52. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The last of Disney's war-time package movies, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is told in two parts. The first part is based on The Wind in the Willows, and the second part is based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The two halves were later marketed separately and released as separate entities on home video.
51. The Black Cauldron
At the time of its release in 1985, The Black Cauldron was the most expensive animated movie ever made. The movie is a dark fantasy, following and evil horned king who tries to find an ancient black cauldron that will help him take over the world. It was a massive commercial failure and nearly led Disney to bankruptcy. As a result, The Black Cauldron didn't get a home video release until 1998.
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