Step into the magical world of Disney, where dreams come true and imagination knows no bounds! From enchanting princess tales to heartwarming adventures with talking animals, Disney has been captivating audiences of all ages for decades. In this blog post, we will take you on a journey through the complete list of Animated Disney Movies in order by year :
Inside Out is an American media franchise created by Pete Docter. It takes place inside the mind of a girl named Riley, with multiple personified emotions administer her thoughts and actions throughout her life.
The franchise is produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by its parent company Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
It began with the 2015 film of the same name, and will be followed by Inside Out 2 (2024). The franchise also includes a short film, several video games, and two theme park attractions.
Release Date: June 14, 2024
Director: Kelsey Mann
Starring: Amy Poehler, Diane Lane
Asha, a young girl, makes a wish on a star and receives more of an answer than she bargained for when a mischievous star descends from the heavens to join her. Asha is a 17-year-old leader in the making and a motivated optimist. She’ll have to join forces with Star, a cosmic force and limitless ball of pure energy (and possibly chaos), in order to defeat one of the most powerful foes in the cosmos.
Release Date: March 1, 2024
Director: Adrian Molina
Starring: Yonas Kibreab, America Ferrera
Wish is an upcoming American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
The 62nd animated film produced by the studio, it is directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn (in her feature directorial debut), produced by Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes, and written by Jennifer Lee and Allison Moore.
The art style combines computer animation with Disney’s classic watercolor animation.
The film focuses on a 17-year-old girl named Asha (DeBose) who makes a passionate plea to the stars in a moment of need when she senses a darkness in the Kingdom of Rosas that no one else does.
Development of Wish began in January 2022 when Lee was writing the original film at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
It is inspired by Disney’s 100th anniversary, which ties together a major theme across all Disney films—of wishes becoming reality.
Julia Michaels and Benjamin Rice were hired to write the songs for the film, while frequent Disney orchestrator David Metzger composed the score.
Wish is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on November 22, 2023, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Release Date: November 22, 2023
Director: Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn
Starring: Ariana DeBose
Since 2015’s Inside Out, Pixar audiences of all ages have come to expect original tales about self-love, courage, empathy, and pursuing one’s dreams.
The new studio picture “Elemental” is making waves with its message of solidarity in the face of difference and hopes to continue that trend.
In this feel-good story, both the protagonist and the antagonist get into significant danger as they attempt to put their difficulties behind them.
Directed By: Peter Sohn
Starring: Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Catherine O’Hara, Mason Wertheimer, Joe Pera, Matt Yang King
Strange World (2022)
A journey deep into an uncharted and treacherous land, where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades—a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest, and by far most crucial, mission.
Director: Don Hall, Qui Nguyen
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu, Alan Tudyk
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios co-produced and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed the American computer-animated science fiction action adventure film Lightyear in 2022.
Although it is a spin-off of the Toy Story franchise, this film does not take place in the same fictitious universe as the main Toy Story movies; rather, it is portrayed as a film that some of the characters in those movies have watched.
Directed By: Angus MacLane
Starring: Taika Waititi, Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, James Brolin
Revenue: $226.4 million
Buzz Lightyear, the film’s protagonist, is a real person, not a toy.
Buzz Lightyear, a legendary space ranger, and his companion robot, Sox, set out on an interstellar adventure with his eager new recruits, Izzy, Mo, and Darby. This ragtag group must learn to work together as they undertake their most challenging assignment to date and try to outrun the wicked Zurg and his loyal robot army.
With a production expenditure of $200 million and a worldwide total of $226.4 million, the film was a financial disaster for the studio, losing an estimated $106 million.
The Bob’s Burger Movie (2022)
When a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, it blocks the entrance indefinitely and ruins the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.
Director: Loren Bouchard, Bernard Derriman
Writers: Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith
Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures are responsible for the 2021 American computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film Encanto.
Directed By: Jared Bush and Byron Howard
Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo [es], Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitán, Diane Guerrero, and Wilmer Valderrama
Revenue: $256.8 million
The Madrigals are a remarkable family that live in the highlands of Colombia in a mystical region known as the Encanto. Every child in the family, with the exception of Mirabel, has been endowed by the Encanto with a special talent. Soon, though, she may realize that the Encanto’s enchantment is in jeopardy and be the Madrigals’ final hope.
Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021)
In a world where walking, talking, digitally connected bots have become children’s best friends, an 11-year-old finds that his robot buddy doesn’t quite work the same as the others do.
Director: Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine
Writers: Peter Baynham
Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ed Helms, Olivia Colman, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, Marcus Scribner, Thomas Barbusca, Ruby Wax, Ava Morse, Krupa Pattani, John MacMillan, Megan Maczko, David Menkin, Tristan Allerick Chen
In 2021, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will release Raya and the Last Dragon, a computer-animated American fantasy action-adventure film.
Directed By: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada
Starring: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong, Sandra Oh, Thalia Tran, Lucille Soong, and Alan Tudyk
Revenue: $130.4 million
In the distant past, humans and dragons coexisted together in the fictional land of Kumandra. When evil monsters called Druun appeared, however, the dragons gave their lives to protect humans. Five hundred years later, the same creatures are back, and it’s up to one lone warrior named Raya to find the last remaining dragon and put an end to the Druun once and for all. But as she travels, she discovers that saving the world will require more than just dragon magic; it will also require faith.
In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Director: Dan Scanlon
Stars: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong, Grey DeLisle, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, John Ratzenberger, George Psarras
Spies in Disguise (2021)
Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way.
Director: Troy Quane, Nick Bruno
Stars: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan
The Incredibles 2 (2018)
In 2018, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures published Incredibles 2, an American computer-animated superhero film.
It’s the second feature-length film in the Incredibles franchise, and it’s written and directed by Brad Bird.
Furthermore, at 1 hour, 57 minutes, 47 seconds, Incredibles 2 is the longest running film ever.
Directed By: Brad Bird
Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner
Revenue: $1.243 billion
The Incredibles 2 is the highest-grossing film from Pixar and the fifteenth-highest-grossing film of all time. The domestic and international grosses for Incredibles 2 were $608.6 million and $634.2 million, respectively.
As the Incredibles strive to balance work and family life, they also face up against a new villain intent on turning the public against superheroes.
Frozen 2 (2019)
In 2019, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released Frozen 2, an American computer-animated musical fantasy film. This is Disney’s 58th animated feature film and the sequel to Frozen (2013).
It was the third-highest-grossing film of 2019, the tenth-highest-grossing film of all time, and the second-highest-grossing animated film of all time (after Lion King 2019).
Directed By: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff
Revenue: $1.453 billion
Elsa, the Snow Queen, with a remarkable talent: the ability to produce icy precipitation. Elsa is relieved to be back with her people in Arendelle, but she still feels uneasy. Elsa leaves her kingdom after hearing a mysterious voice cry out to her, venturing into the magical forests and dark waters in search of answers.
Toy Story 4 (2019)
In 2019, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Toy Story 4, an American computer-animated comedy-drama film.
It’s the sequel to Toy Story 3 from 2010, making it the fourth film in the Toy Story franchise by Pixar.
Directed By: Josh Cooley
Starring: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Tony Hale
Revenue: $1.073 million
Bonnie and her new toy, Forky, join Woody, Buzz, and the group on their road trip.
Woody’s minor detour brings him face to face with his long-lost pal Bo Peep, turning the exciting voyage into a joyful reunion.
As Woody and Bo reminisce about their toy days, they begin to see that their respective priorities as toys are vastly different from one another.
The domestic and international earnings for Toy Story 4 were $434 million and $639.4 million, respectively. The picture ranked #8 for the year in terms of box office earnings.
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.
Director: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Writers: Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon
Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Melissa Villaseñor
Tangled: Before Ever After (2018)
Rapunzel grapples with the responsibilities of being a princess and the overprotective ways of her father. While she wholeheartedly loves Eugene, Rapunzel does not share his immediate desire to get married and settle down within the castle walls. Determined to live life on her own terms, she and her tough-as-nails Lady-in-Waiting Cassandra embark on a secret adventure where they encounter mystical rocks that magically cause Rapunzel’s long blonde hair to grow back. Impossible to break and difficult to hide, Rapunzel must learn to embrace her hair and all that it represents.
Director: Stephen Sandoval, Tom Caulfield
Writers: Jase Ricci
Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Eden Espinosa, Clancy Brown, Julie Bowen, Laura Benanti
Cars 3 (2017)
In 2017, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars 3, an American computer-animated sports comedy-adventure film.
The third film in the Cars franchise and the sequel to 2011’s Cars 2.
Before its June 16 theatrical release in the United States, Cars 3 was previewed for the NASCAR industry on May 23 in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Directed By: Brian Fee
Starring: Cristela Alonzo, Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Chris Cooper
Revenue: $383 million
To prevent Jackson Storm (Hammer) from winning the Florida 500, Lightning McQueen (Wilson) teams up with rookie mechanic Cruz Ramirez (Alonzo) to prove to a new generation of race vehicles that he is still at the top of his game.
Worldwide, it earned $383 million against a budget of $175 million, making it the lowest-grossing picture in the franchise.
In 2017, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Coco, a computer-animated fantasy film set in the United States.
Directed By: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach
The protagonist, Miguel (Gonzalez), a 12-year-old child, finds himself in the Land of the Dead after an accident and asks his musical great-great-grandfather for aid getting back to his family and lifting their ban on music.
Coco earned a total of $814.3 million around the world, including $210.4 million in the US and Canada and $603.8 million elsewhere.
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released the American computer-animated musical fantasy action-adventure film Moana (also known as Vaiana or Oceania in various markets) in 2016.
Directed By: John Musker, Ron Clements
Starring: Auliʻi Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk
Revenue: $682.6 million
To save her people, a courageous young woman sets off on a perilous quest. Moana meets the once-powerful demigod Maui on her travels, and he helps her in her quest to become an expert navigator. Along the way, they face monstrous monsters and seemingly insurmountable challenges as they sail across the wide ocean. On her journey, Moana not only finds the answers she’s been looking for about herself, but also completes the ancient quest of her ancestors.
Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case – even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer, J.K. Simmons, Alan Tudyk, Jenny Slate
Finding Dory (2016)
The 2016 American CGI comedy-drama-adventure film Finding Dory was created by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson
Revenue: $1.029 billion
Dory (DeGeneres) is the protagonist of the film, and she embarks on a quest to find her long-lost parents (Keaton and Levy).
The domestic and international grosses for Finding Dory were $486.3 million and $542.3 million, respectively. In terms of worldwide box office, it was 2016’s third highest earner and the fourth highest earner among animated features.
Inside Out (2015)
The American computer-animated film Inside Out (2015) was directed by Pete Docter and written by him, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley.
Directed By: Pete Docter
Starring: Phyllis Smith, Amy Poehler, Richard Kind, Bill Hader
Revenue: $858.8 million
The life of Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), an 11-year-old girl from the Midwest who loves hockey, is turned upside down when she and her parents relocate to San Francisco.
Riley’s feelings, lead by Joy (Amy Poehler), attempt to help her cope with this challenging, life-altering experience. But the strain of the relocation brings out Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
After Riley’s unfortunate loss of Joy and Sadness, just Anger, Fear, and Disgust remain in the Headquarters.
Totaling $858.8 million globally, Inside Out made $359.1 million in North America (including both Canada and the United States) and $501.9 million elsewhere. The picture ranked #7 on the 2015 box office.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
In 2015, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures collaborated to create The Good Dinosaur, an American computer-animated adventure film.
Directed By: Peter Sohn
Starring: Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Ryan Teeple
Revenue: $332.2 million
Lucky for Arlo and his family (Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, and their two kids), the dinosaurs survived the mass extinction that occurred 65 million years ago. Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) is injured and bruised as a rainstorm washes him downriver. The timid dinosaur’s luck changes when he befriends Spot (Jack Bright), a young Neanderthal who offers assistance and friendship. The unusual team sets out on a journey to bring Arlo back to his loved ones.
It was Pixar’s first box office flop, making only $332.2 million on an estimated $175-200 million budget.
An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.
Director: Steve Loter
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Mae Whitman, Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty
A love potion works its devious charms on fairies, elves and the swamp-dwelling Bog King as they all try to possess the potion for themselves.
Director: Gary Rydstrom
Stars: Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Elijah Kelley, Meredith Anne Bull, Sam Palladio
A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura, Stephen Alpert
Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities, flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself.
Director: Peggy Holmes
Stars: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty
When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
Director: Roberts Gannaway
Stars: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Curtis Armstrong, John Michael Higgins, Hal Holbrook
Raya and the Last Dragon director Don Hall presents a fully realized world of heroism populated by a diverse cast of quirky characters.
Big Hero 6, a reimagined mashup of San Francisco and Tokyo called San Fransokyo, is a wonderful exploration of loss, healing, and embracing one’s quirks based on the Man of Action comic book series.
Fantastic vehicle for teaching children how to cope with loss, thanks in large part to the lead character Hiro (Supah Ninjas’ Ryan Porter) and the genuine friendship he forms with Baymax (Scott Adsit), a compassionate robot.
Directed by: Chris Williams, Don Hall
Starring: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Génesis Rodríguez,
In 2013, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released the American computer-animated musical fantasy film Frozen. The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen, was published in 1844, and it inspired Disney to create their 53rd animated feature film.
Directed By: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Santino Fontana
Revenue: $1.285 billion
Anna (Kristen Bell) and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) are determined to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her ice spell after their realm is stuck in eternal winter. Anna and Kristoff face battle against mysterious trolls, a hilarious snowman (Josh Gad), hard circumstances, and magic at every turn on their epic trek to save their land from the clutches of winter.
Monsters University (2013)
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios collaborated in 2013 to create the American computer-animated monster comedy film Monsters University, which was released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Only this film, a precursor to Monsters, Inc. (2001), was ever made by Pixar. It’s the first movie from Pixar to balance CGI with live-action sequences.
Directed By: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Helen Mirren, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
Revenue: $743.6 million
Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) has wanted to be a Scarer ever since he was a little monster. He decides to pursue his ambition by attending Monsters University.
He meets Sulley (John Goodman), a born and bred Scarer, during his first semester. A heated competition between Sulley and Mike leads to their expulsion from MU’s prestigious Scare Program.
To put things right, it will need the combined efforts of Mike and Sulley and a motley crew of monsters.
Worldwide, Monsters University earned $743.6 million ($268.5 million in the US and Canada and $475.1 million elsewhere). Deadline Hollywood reported that after factoring in all costs, the picture grossed an estimated $179.8 million.
Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.
Director: Klay Hall
Stars: Dane Cook, Carlos Alazraqui, Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher,
Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Brave, a computer-animated fantasy film, in the United States in 2012.
Directed By: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, and Craig Ferguson
Revenue: $540.4 million
Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is a skillful archer and the independent daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Her rejection of a long-held custom infuriates the Highland lords and causes widespread anarchy throughout the kingdom. Merida visits a strange witch (Julie Walters) who gives her a desire with disastrous consequences. Merida must now learn what it is to be courageous in order to break a curse placed upon her by a monster.
When a car hits young Victor’s pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked “monster” wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor’s neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky’s still the good, loyal friend he was.
Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder,
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game’s titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game and lands in Hero’s Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game’s hero battle against alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.
Director: Rich Moore
Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill, Dennis Haysbert, Edie McClurg, Alan Tudyk, Jess Harnell,
Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.
Director: Peggy Holmes, Roberts Gannaway
Stars: Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Bennett, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty,
The animated film Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess was distributed by Walt Disney Productions in the year 2012.
Directed By: Jamie Mitchell
Starring: Ariel Winter, Wayne Brady, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Zach Callison , Tyler Merna ,Nicolas Cantu,, Sara Ramirez, Travis Willingham, Tim Gunn, Jess Harnel
After her mother marries King Roland II of Enchancia (played by Travis Willingham), a young woman named Ariel Winter must learn to adapt to a new life as a member of the royal family.
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
A version of Shakespeare’s play, set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?
Director: Kelly Asbury
Stars: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, Jim Cummings, Jason Statham,
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.
Director: Simon Wells
Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler, Breckin Meyer, Elisabeth Harnois, Tom Everett Scott, Mindy Sterling, Julene Renee, Raymond Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, Ryan Ochoa, Seth Robert Dusky
Phineas and Ferb get trapped in an alternate dimension where the evil Doofenshmirtz rules the tri-state area. They must find a way back home with the help of their pet platypus named Perry, who they discover is a secret agent.
Director: Dan Povenmire, Robert Hughes
Writers: Dan Povenmire, Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh, Jon Colton Barry
Stars: Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Tisdale, Dan Povenmire, Richard O’Brien,
Cars 2 (2011)
In 2011, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars 2, an American computer-animated spy comedy film.
The 12th Disney animated feature, it is the sequel to the second film in the Cars franchise, Cars (2006).
Directed By: John Lasseter
Starring: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy
Revenue: $359.8 million
While Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) have been on many adventures together, nothing has prepared them for the first-ever World Grand Prix, which takes place in a foreign country. When Mater (voice of Owen Wilson) meets British master spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and gorgeous spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer), he makes a diversion to international espionage while Lightning is focused on the path to the championship.
Rotten Tomatoes called it “visually appealing as any other Pixar production,” but concluded that “dazzle can’t disguise the rusty storytelling under the hood.” Although it received negative reviews from critics, Cars 2 was still a financial success for Pixar, becoming the studio’s highest-grossing picture to date and the tenth highest-grossing film of 2011.
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named “Backson” and they set out to save him.
Director: Stephen Anderson, Don Hall
Stars: Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, Bud Luckey, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny, Kirsten Anderson-Lopez, Wyatt Hall, Jack Bouleter, Huell Howser, John Cleese
14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items “borrowed” from the house’s human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.
Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Writers: Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa
Stars: Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Tomokazu Miura, Keiko Takeshita, Kirin Kiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Tatsuya Fujiwara
During a summer stay on the mainland, Tinker Bell is accidentally discovered while investigating a little girl’s fairy house. As the other fairies, led by the brash Vidia, launch a daring rescue in the middle of a fierce storm, Tink develops a special bond with the lonely, little girl.
Director: Bradley Raymond
Stars: Mae Whitman, Michael Sheen, Pamela Adlon, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Kristin Chenoweth,
Tangled is an American 3D computer-animated musical adventure fantasy comedy film that was released in 2010 by Walt Disney Pictures. It was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and features music and animation. It is the 50th animated feature film that Disney has produced, and it is loosely based on the German fairy tale Rapunzel, which can be found in the collection of folk tales published by the Brothers Grimm.
Directed By: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Donna Murphy
Revenue: $592.4 million
Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), the longstanding inhabitant of the tower, takes in the king’s most wanted thief, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), when he takes refuge in the tower. She has been imprisoned for a long time despite the fact that her golden hair is said to have magical properties and is 70 feet in length. The headstrong kid makes a deal with Flynn, and the two of them set off on a wild journey.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
In 2010, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Toy Story 3, an American computer-animated comedy-drama film.
It’s the follow-up to 1999’s Toy Story 2, making it the third film in the franchise.
Directed By: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty
Revenue: $415 million
Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack), and the rest of Andy’s toys are on their way to the attic as Andy prepares to leave for college, but they wound up on the curb with the trash instead.
Thanks to Woody’s quick thinking, the group is saved, although eventually they are all donated to a day care. Kids being kids, they don’t play nice, so Woody and the gang plot their epic escape.
Toy Story 3 was the highest-grossing picture of 2010 and the highest-grossing animated film of all time (until it was surpassed by Frozen (2013) in 2014), grossing $415 million in the United States and Canada and $652 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $1.067 billion.
Tales from Earthsea (2010)
Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange… What’s even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn’t enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Teru. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy’s “fears” against the very one who would help him, Ged.
Director: Goro Miyazaki
Stars: Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara, Yūko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa, Jun Fubuki, Takashi Naito, Mitsuko Baisho, Yui Natsukawa,
G-Force (2009 )
A team of trained secret agent animals, guinea pigs Darwin, Juarez, Blaster, mole Speckles, and fly Mooch takes on a mission for the US government to stop evil Leonard Saber, who plans to destroy the world with household appliances. But the government shuts them down and they are sentenced to a pet shop. Can they escape to defeat the villain and save the world?
Director: Hoyt Yeatman
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Penélope Cruz, Tracy Morgan, Jon Favreau, Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage,
When Rabbit is named Mayor of the Hundred Acre Wood, the position goes to his head and he starts making crazy rules, including one that forbids Tigger from bouncing. Everyone in the wood must choose sides, until a little girl loses her dog Buster and everyone must join together to find him.
Director: David Hartman
Writers: Nicole Dubuc, Brian Hohlfeld, Dean Stefan
Stars: Jim Cummings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dee Bradley Baker, Travis Oates, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie,
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine, Daryl Sabara, Colin Firth, Sage Ryan,
A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the sea on a secret quest to set things right.
Director: Klay Hall
Stars: Mae Whitman, Jesse McCartney, Jane Horrocks, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Kristin Chenoweth,
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released the American animated musical fantasy romance comedy film The Princess and the Frog in 2009. In part, Disney’s 49th animated feature picture, The Frog Princess, was inspired by E. D. Baker’s 2002 novel of the same name, which was in turn based on the German folk tale “The Frog Prince” as collected by the Brothers Grimm.
Directed By: John Musker and Ron Clements
Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Cody, John Goodman, Keith David, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, and Terrence Howard
Revenue: $271 million
Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) is hardworking and ambitious, and she wants to create the best restaurant in New Orleans. When she meets Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), who has been transformed into an amphibian by the villainous Dr. Facilier, her dream takes a minor detour. Tiana is turned into a frog after Naveen, thinking she is a princess, kisses her in an attempt to break the enchantment. The two embark on a journey through the bayous in search of a voodoo priestess who can help them.
The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father’s magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo’s father sends the ocean’s mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo’s dreams of becoming human.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writers: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, George Tokoro, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yuki Amami, Kazushige Nagashima,
The 2008 American computer-animated science fiction romance film WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALLE) was created by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
Andrew Stanton helmed and co-wrote the picture alongside Jim Reardon and Jim Morris (who also served as producers).
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Elissa Knight, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard
Revenue: $521.3 million
The film follows WALL-E, a lone garbage-collecting robot on a desolate Earth in the year 2805.
He meets a robot named EVE aboard the spacecraft Axiom, and the two quickly fall in love.
With a domestic total of $223.8 million and an international total of $308.7 million, WALL-E was the ninth highest-grossing film of 2008 and the ninth highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it’s real. After he’s accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his “super powers” to find a way home.
Director: Chris Williams, Byron Howard
Stars: John Travolta, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, Miley Cyrus, Nick Swardson,
Tinker Bell (2008)
Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney’s most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture “Tinker Bell.”
Director: Bradley Raymond
Writers: Bradley Raymond
Stars: Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, America Ferrera, Jane Horrocks
Disneytoon Studios and Toon City and DisneyToon Studios Australia collaborated on the 2008 American animated direct-to-video fantasy film The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (also known as the working title The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning or The Little Mermaid 3: Ariel’s Beginning). The film serves as a precursor to Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989), the third and final part of the trilogy, and the last direct-to-video sequel produced by Disney Animation after John Lasseter became chairman. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name, as well as Disney’s The Little Mermaid by Walt Disney Animation Japan and Walt Disney Television, this is the first episode in the series’ overarching narrative timeline.
Directed By: Peggy Holmes
Starring: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings, Sally Field
After the death of his wife, Athena (Lorelei Hill Butters), music is banned by a distraught King Triton (Jim Cummings) in this animated picture. Ariel (Jodi Benson) and Flounder (Parker Goris) try to escape the royal court’s maniacal nanny, Marina Del Ray (Sally Field), after Flounder discovers that the irrepressible Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright) has been singing at an illegal undersea speakeasy in defiance of the king’s decree.
Pooh and his friends work together to rescue Santa’s lost reindeer-trainee, Holly.
Director: Don MacKinnon
Stars: Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, Peter Cullen, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dee Bradley Baker,
The Secret of the Magic Gourd follows the wondrous adventures of a young schoolboy named Wang Bao. When Wang Bao discovers a magical gourd that can instantly grant his every wish, the awkward child suddenly becomes a hero amongst his curious classmates. When the gourd proves more of a burden than a blessing and the boy decides to get rid of it, he quickly discovers that’s easier said than done.
Director: Frankie Chung
Stars: Peisi Chen, Aaron Michael Drozin, Lau Ching-Wan, Drake Johnston, Gigi Leung, Qilong Zhu
The American computer-animated comedy-drama film Ratatouille was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2007 and was created by Pixar Animation Studios.
Brad Bird, who took over for Jan Pinkava in 2005, wrote and directed the picture; Brad Lewis produced it; and Pinkava is credited with coming up with the film’s story along with Bird and Jim Capobianco.
Directed By: Brad Bird
Starring: Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Brian Dennehy
Revenue: $623.7 million
The story takes place in Paris, and it centers on a young rat named Remy (Oswalt) who forms an odd partnership with the restaurant’s garbage lad, Alfredo Linguini (Romano), in an effort to fulfill his dream of becoming a chef at Auguste Gusteau’s (Garrett) restaurant.
With a total of $623.7 million earned globally, including $206.4 million in North America, the picture ranks as Pixar’s ninth best earner.
DisneyToon Studios and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the American animated musical fantasy film Cinderella III: A Twist in Time in 2007. It’s the third and last Cinderella film from Disney, following Cinderella (1950) and Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002).
In addition, at 70 minutes, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007) is the shortest running film ever.
Directed By: Frank Nissen
Starring: Jennifer Hale, C. D. Barnes, Susanne Blakeslee, Tress MacNeille, Russi Taylor, and Andre Stojka
Revenue: $8 million
Cinderella’s (Jennifer Hale) stepsister Anastasia (Tress MacNeille) discovers the Fairy Godmother’s (Russi Taylor) wand in the woods on their first wedding anniversary. Lady Tremaine (Susanne Blakeslee), the evil stepmother in “Cinderella,” uses it to turn back time and make the renowned glass slipper fit Anastasia’s foot instead of Cinderella’s. In his mind, Cinderella no longer exists, and the prince is making plans to marry Anastasia.
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ready to give up on his quest until the mysterious Wilbur Robinson shows up on the scene, whisking Lewis to the future to find the scanner and his mom.
Director: Stephen J. Anderson
Stars: Tom Selleck, Laurie Metcalf, Angela Bassett, Nicole Sullivan, Harland Williams, Daniel Hansen,
Bambi II (2006)
Return to the forest and join Bambi as he reunites with his father, The Great Prince, who must now raise the young fawn on his own. But in the adventure of a lifetime, the proud parent discovers there is much he can learn from his spirited young son.
Director: Brian Pimental
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alexander Gould, Keith Ferguson, Brendon Baerg, Nicky Jones, Andrea Bowen,
In 2006, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Cars, an American computer-animated sports comedy film.
Before Disney acquired Pixar in January 2006, this movie was the studio’s last original production.
Directed By: John Lasseter
Starring: Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy
Revenue: $462 million
Lightning McQueen is on his way to California to compete in the Piston Cup Championship against The King and Chick Hicks when he loses control of his trailer and crashes into the deteriorating city of Radiator Springs. Over time, he grows close to the town’s eccentric citizens, including Sally, Doc Hudson, and Mater. When it’s time for him to leave, he won’t care as much about the championship as he did before.
Released in theaters on June 9, 2006, Cars earned $462 million worldwide against a budget of $120 million and had a successful premiere on May 26, 2006, at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
The Wild (2006)
An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.
Director: Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, William Shatner, Richard Kind,
The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called “The Singin’ Strays”. The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is important that they perform well because a talent scout is visiting.
Director: Jim Kammerud
Stars: Reba McEntire, Patrick Swayze, Jonah Bobo, Harrison Fahn, Jeff Foxworthy, Vicki Lawrence,
Brother Bear 2 (2006)
Kenai finds his childhood human friend Nita and the two embark on a journey to burn the amulet he gave to her before he was a bear, much to Koda’s dismay.
Director: Ben Gluck
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin,
Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war.
Director: Gary Chapman
Writers: Jordan Katz, George Webster, George Melrod
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese,
The Proud Family Movie (2005)
Penny and her family are lured on an all expenses paid vacation where a mad scientist captures them, refusing to let them go because Oscar won’t reveal his on of his secret Proud Snacks formulas.
Director: Bruce W. Smith
Writers: John Patrick White, Stiles White, Ralph Farquhar, Calvin Brown Jr.
Stars: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker, Jo Marie Payton, Orlando Brown, Soleil Moon
Kronk’s New Groove (2005)
Kronk, now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka’s Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk’s father always disapproved of young Kronk’s culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.
Director: Saul Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour, Robin Steele
Writers: Michael Lucker
Stars: Patrick Warburton, Tracey Ullman, Eartha Kitt, David Spade, John Goodman, Wendie Malick
Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with Lilo and to short him out for good!
Director: Tony Leondis, Michael LaBash
Writers: Tony Leondis, Michael LaBash, Eddie Guzelian, Alexa Junge
Stars: Chris Sanders, Dakota Fanning, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Kunewa Mook,
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)
Who or what exactly is a Heffalump? The lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood — Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the pack — embark on a journey of discovery in search of the elusive Heffalump. But as is always the case, this unusual road trip opens their eyes to so much more than just the creature they’re seeking.
Director: Frank Nissen
Stars: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Nikita Hopkins, Kath Soucie, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Brenda Blethyn, Kyle Stanger
It’s Halloween in the 100 Acre Wood, and Roo’s best new friend, Lumpy, is looking forward to his first time trick-or-treating. That is, until Tigger warns them about the scary Gobloon, who’ll turn them into jack-o’-lanterns if he catches them. But if Roo and Lumpy turn the tables on the Gobloon, they get to make a wish! Lumpy and Roo decide to be “brave together, brave forever” and catch the Gobloon so they can make their wishes come true.
Director: Saul Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour
Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Brian Hohlfeld, Nishit Shah
Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie,
Chicken Little (2005)
When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world’s biggest hero is a little chicken.
Director: Mark Dindal
Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Dan Molina, Steve Zahn, Garry Marshall, Amy Sedaris,
The Incredibles (2004)
In 2004, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released the American computer-animated superhero picture The Incredibles.
Directed By: Brad Bird
Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee
Revenue: $631.6 million
The film follows Bob and Helen Parr, also known as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, who are superheroes who are forced to hide their abilities and try to live a normal life in the suburbs with their three children. The film is set in a futuristic past that looks like the 1960s.
Bob’s good intentions lead him and his family to an encounter with a former supporter turned bitter enemy.
The Incredibles made a total of $631.6 million around the world, including $261.4 million in the United States and Canada and $370.1 million in other regions.
After Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Spider-Man 2, it was 2004’s fourth highest-grossing film.
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog are best pals and the unsung heroes of the African savanna. This prequel to the smash Disney animated adventure takes you back — way back — before Simba’s adventure began. You’ll find out all about Timon and Pumbaa and tag along as they search for the perfect home and attempt to raise a rambunctious lion cub.
Director: Bradley Raymond
Stars: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Robert Guillaume,
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashûin, Ryunosuke Kamiki,
Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a great lesson about the power of friendship.
Director: Matthew O’Callaghan, Theresa Cullen, Peggy Holmes, Carole Holliday
Writers: Robin Kingsland
Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille,
Mulan II (2004)
Disneytoon Studios Japan created Mulan II, an American animated musical adventure film, for home video release in 2004. Songwriters Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge return for this sequel to Disney’s 1998 animated blockbuster Mulan.
Directed By: Darrell Rooney and Lynne Southerland
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Gedde, WatanabeSandra Oh, Jerry Tondo, Lauren , Tom, Harvey Fierstein, Lucy LiuMark Moseley
Mulan (Ming-Na Wen), afraid that her sick father may be conscripted, volunteers for military service despite the fact that, as a female living under a patriarchal society, she is ineligible to do so. She dresses as a male and joins the rest of the recruits for training. She and her dragon Mushu (Eddie Murphy) fight off the Huns with their wits while falling in love with a handsome captain.
In Disney’s take on the Alexander Dumas tale, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy want nothing more than to perform brave deeds on behalf of their queen (Minnie Mouse), but they’re stymied by the head Musketeer, Pete. Pete secretly wants to get rid of the queen, so he appoints Mickey and his bumbling friends as guardians to Minnie, thinking such a maneuver will ensure his scheme’s success. The score features songs based on familiar classical melodies.
Director: Donovan Cook
Writers: David Mickey Evans, Evan Spiliotopoulos, Robin Kingsland
Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Russi Taylor, Tress MacNeille, Jim Cummings,
Spring has sprung, and baby Roo is excited to get out and explore and make new friends. But Rabbit seems preoccupied with spring cleaning, instead of embracing his usual role of playing Easter Bunny. Leave it to Roo to show Rabbit — through love — that it’s more important who you love and not who’s in charge.
Director: Saul Blinkoff, Elliot M. Bour
Writers: Tom Rogers, Nishit Shah
Stars: Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, Jimmy Bennett, David Ogden Stiers, John Fiedler, Peter Cullen,
Meet Spot, a clever little dog with big dreams of becoming a real boy. When Spot finds out that a crazy scientist can make his wish come true, he takes a cross-country trek with Leonard, his best friend and master, and their mom. However, Dr. Krank’s experiments are a little less than perfect, and it will take Leonard and his pet pals to right this genetic wrong.
Director: Timothy Björklund
Stars: Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer, Shaun Fleming, Debra Jo Rupp, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Stiller,
Home on the Range (2004)
When a greedy outlaw schemes to take possession of the “Patch Of Heaven” dairy farm, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save their home. The stakes are sky-high as this unlikely animal alliance risk their hides and match wits with a mysterious band of bad guys.
Director: Will Finn, John Sanford
Writers: Will Finn, John Sanford
Stars: Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Steve Buscemi, G. W. Bailey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Randy Quaid,
Piglet’s Big Movie (2003)
When the gang from the Hundred Acre Wood begin a honey harvest, young Piglet is excluded and told that he is too small to help. Feeling inferior, Piglet disappears and his pals Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Roo and Winnie the Pooh must use Piglet’s scrapbook as a map to find him. In the process they discover that this very small animal has been a big hero in a lot of ways.
Director: Francis Glebas
Stars: John Fiedler, Jim Cummings, Andre Stojka, Kath Soucie, Nikita Hopkins, Peter Cullen, Ken Sansom, Tom Wheatley
Kim and Ron start out a new school year, only to find out that Ron’s family is moving to Norway. This puts a strain on their partnership, just as Dr. Drakken, Monkey Fist, and Duff Killigan team up to find and use an ancient time travel device to rule the world. Attacking Kim in the past, present, and future, can these villians succeed? Or will an unforeseen force be more destructive?
Director: Steve Loter
Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, Gary Cole,
Brother Bear (2003)
When an impulsive boy named Kenai is magically transformed into a bear, he must literally walk in another’s footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. His courageous and often zany journey introduces him to a forest full of wildlife, including the lovable bear cub Koda, hilarious moose Rutt and Tuke, woolly mammoths and rambunctious rams.
Director: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Jason Raize, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, D. B. Sweeney, Joan Copeland,
Being one of 101 takes its toll on Patch, who doesn’t feel unique. When he’s accidentally left behind on moving day, he meets his idol, Thunderbolt, who enlists him on a publicity campaign.
Director: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Bobby Lockwood, Susanne Blakeslee, Samuel West,
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he’s in by going back to the wild.
Director: Steve Trenbirth
Stars: John Goodman, Haley Joel Osment, Mae Whitman, Connor Funk, Bob Joles, Tony Jay,
Atlantis: Milo’s Return (2003)
Milo and Kida reunite with their friends to investigate strange occurances around the world that seem to have links to the secrets of Atlantis.
Director: Victor Cook, Tad Stones, Toby Shelton
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Cree Summer, John Mahoney, Jacqueline Obradors, Don Novello,
Finding Nemo (2003)
In 2003, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released Finding Nemo, an American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film.
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Revenue: $871 million
Clown fish father Marlin (Albert Brooks) is overprotective of his kid Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a shorter dorsal fin.
Nemo’s attempt to prove himself by swimming too close to the surface results in his capture by a diver, prompting a distraught Marlin to go in search of him.
Marlin’s adventures with sharks, jellyfish, and other ocean perils are complicated by the addition of a blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), who has a remarkably short memory. While this is going on, Nemo makes plans to escape the dentist’s fish tank.
It earned $871 million throughout the world by the time its initial theatrical run was up, making it the highest-grossing animated picture of all time and the second highest-grossing film of 2003.
It’s Christmastime in the Hundred Acre Wood and all of the gang is getting ready with presents and decorations. The gang makes a list of what they want for Christmas and send it to Santa Claus – except that Pooh forgot to ask for something. So he heads out to retrieve the letter and get it to Santa by Christmas…which happens to be tomorrow!
Director: Jamie Mitchell, Ed Wexler, Gary Katona
Writers: Brian Hohlfeld, Karl Geurs, Ted Henning, Mark Zaslove
Stars: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie, William Green,
Return to Never Land (2002)
The classic tale of ‘Peter Pan’ continues in Disney’s sequel ‘Return to Never Land’. In 1940 on a world besieged by World War II, Wendy, now grown up, has two children, one of them is her daughter, Jane.
Director: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook
Writers: Temple Mathews
Stars: Harriet Owen, Blayne Weaver, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie, Corey Burton, Corey Burton,
The American direct-to-video fantasy comedic anthology film Cinderella II: Dreams Come True was released in 2002. It’s the first sequel to the 1950 Disney classic Cinderella to be released directly to video and the first to make use of digital ink and paint.
Directed By: John Kafka
Starring: Jennifer Hale, Corey Burton, Russi Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Gina La Piana
Revenue: $5 million
Jennifer Hale’s Cinderella gets ready for the royal ball while also trying to matchmake for her stepsister Tress MacNeille.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die — under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him “Stitch,” she doesn’t realize her new best friend is a wacky alien created by mad scientist Dr. Jumba.
Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Stars: Chris Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald,
Treasure Planet (2002)
When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic “loot of a thousand worlds,” a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms on their journey to find treasure.
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, Emma Thompson, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short,
Spirited Away (2001)
A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writers: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takashi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tatsuya Gashûin,
Monsters, Inc (2001)
The American computer-animated comedy picture Monsters, Inc. (or Monsters, Incorporated) was created by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2001.
Directed By: Pete Docter
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi
Revenue: $577,4 million
The film follows James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (Goodman), a hairy monster, and Mike Wazowski (Crystal), a one-eyed monster and best friend of Sullivan’s at the energy-producing factory Monsters, Inc., which gets its power from scaring children.
But the monster world thinks kids are poisonous, so when human kid Boo (Gibbs) gets inside the factory, she needs to be sent back home.
The movie earned $577,425,734 globally, or $289,916,256 in North America and $287,509,478 elsewhere. The film is Pixar’s sixth highest-grossing in North America and its ninth highest-grossing worldwide.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
The world’s most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the team’s mission must switch from exploring Atlantis to protecting it.
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Claudia Christian, Phil Morris, Leonard Nimoy,
Lady and Tramp’s mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known as the “Junkyard Dogs.” Buster, the pack’s leader, takes an instant disliking to the “house-dog” and considers him a rival. Angel, a junkyard pup Scamp’s age, longs for the safety and comfort of life in a family and the two become instant companions. Will Scamp choose the wild and free life of a stray or the unconditional love of his family?
Director: Darrell Rooney, Jeannine Roussel
Stars: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Bill Fagerbakke,
Recess: School’s Out (2001)
Recess: School’s Out is a 2001 animated film based on the Disney television series Recess. This film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and was released theatrically nationwide on February 16, 2001.It’s the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary– the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green glow coming from the school’s auditorium. This is the work of the insidious ex-principal of Third Street, Phillium Benedict and his gang of ninjas and secret service look-alikes! Benedict is planning to get rid of Summer Vacation using his newly-acquired Tractor Beam, which he stole from the US Military Base in an effort to raise US Test Scores, and it’s up to the Recess Gang to stop him! In the end.
Director: Chuck Sheetz
Stars: Rickey D’Shon Collins, Jason Davis, Ashley Johnson, Courtland Mead, Pamela Adlon,
When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and all of his guests at the House of Mouse, including Pooh, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cookies and hot chocolate to help Donald mend his tattered Christmas spirit.
Director: Burny Mattinson, Tony Craig, Roberts Gannaway
Writers: Jess Winfield, Thomas Hart
Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Robby Benson,
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)
It’s all extreme sports and a life of freedom as Max sets off for college — but Goofy misses Max so much he loses his job and goes to finish college alongside Max and his friends. But as Goofy tries to get closer to Max, both must go to the extreme to learn how to live their own lives together.
Director: Douglas McCarthy
Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Pauly Shore, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett, Brad Garrett,
An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
Director: Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton
Stars: D. B. Sweeney, Alfre Woodard, Ossie Davis, Max Casella, Hayden Panettiere,
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, the second film in the Little Mermaid trilogy, was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and released to home video in 2000.
Directed By: Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith
Starring: Jodi Benson, Tara Strong, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Rob Paulsen, Kenneth Mars, Cam Clarke, Buddy Hackett, Max Casella, Stephen Furst, Clancy Brown
Melody, the daughter of Ariel and Eric, is used as a pawn in a revenge plot hatched by Morgana, the sister of sea witch Ursula.
The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco’s new summer home. Kuzco’s advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha’s village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn’t destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.
Director: Mark Dindal
Stars: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick, Kellyann Kelso,
The Tigger Movie (2000)
Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Rabbit are preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore, the perennially dejected donkey, but Tigger’s continual bouncing interrupts their efforts. Rabbit suggests that Tigger go find others of his kind to bounce with, but Tigger thinks “the most wonderful thing about tiggers is” he’s “the only one!” Just in case though, the joyously jouncy feline sets out to see if he can find relatives.
Director: Jun Falkenstein
Stars: Jim Cummings, Ken Sansom, John Fiedler, Peter Cullen, Andre Stojka, Kath Soucie,
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Toy Story 2 is a computer-animated American film released in 1999 by Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios.
Directed By: Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich, John Lasseter,
Starring: Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer
Tom Hanks’ Woody gets kidnapped by Wayne Knight’s toy salesman Al McWhiggin, and it’s up to Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the group to get him back.
After learning that he is a valuable collectible from the classic TV show “Woody’s Roundup” and being reunited with his horse Bullseye, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl (Joan Cusack), and his faithful sidekick, Stinky Pete the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer), Woody is reluctant to leave.
Revenue: $511 million
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this sequel to the original ‘Fantasia’ restores ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and adds seven new shorts.
Director: James Algar, Don Hahn, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Eric Goldberg, Hendel Butoy, Francis Glebas, Pixote Hunt
Writers: David Reynolds, Don Hahn, Perce Pearce, Irene Mecchi, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Hans Christian Andersen, Eric Goldberg, Joe Grant, Carl Fallberg
Stars: Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn Jillette,
Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
Director: Bradley Raymond, Jun Falkenstein, Toby Shelton, Bill Speers, Alex Mann
Writers: Ross Hastings
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo, Diane Michelle, Tress MacNeille,
Doug’s 1st Movie (1999)
Doug and his pal Skeeter set’s out to find the monster of Lucky Duck Lake. Though things get really out of hand when some one blurts out that the monster is real.
Director: Maurice Joyce
Writers: Jim Jinkins, Ken Scarborough
Stars: Thomas McHugh, Fred Newman, Chris Phillips, Constance Shulman
Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure film directed by Tim Burton and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
The first major animated adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 novella Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan is based on the novel of the same name.
Director: Kevin Lima, Chris Buck
Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Alex D. Linz, Rosie O’Donnell, Brian Blessed,
The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who’s as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction when she catches the eye of Kovu, the son of the evil lioness, Zira. Will Kovu steal Kiara’s heart?
Director: Darrell Rooney
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Moira Kelly, Neve Campbell, Liz Callaway, Andy Dick, Robert Guillaume,
Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical adventure film produced for Walt Disney Pictures by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is the 36th Disney animated feature film and the ninth animated picture created and released during the Disney Renaissance. It is based on the Chinese mythology of Hua Mulan.
Directed By: Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer, June Foray, James Hong, Pat Morita and George Takei
Revenue: $304.3 million
Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) volunteers to replace her dying father in the Chinese military, despite the fact that, as a female living under a patriarchal society, she is officially unqualified to serve. She cleverly disguises herself as a guy and goes off to train with other recruits. She uses her wits to help ward off a Hun invasion, aided by her dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), while falling in love with a gorgeous captain along the way.
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is a 1998 American animated musical adventure film that is the sequel to Disney’s Pocahontas from 1995. While the previous film focused on her meeting with John Smith and the advent of British settlers in Jamestown, the sequel concentrates on Pocahontas’ travel to England with John Rolfe to broker peace between the two nations, however her death is left out of the film’s ending.
Directed By: Tom Ellery and Bradley Raymond
Starring: Irene Bedard, Billy Zane, Jim Cummings, Donal Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, Linda Hunt, Jean Stapleton, Russell Means, Finola Hughes and Brad Garrett
In this animated sequel, John Smith (Donal Gibson) goes missing after soldiers attempt to apprehend him on treason accusations fabricated by crafty Gov. Ratcliffe (David Ogden Stiers). Native American princess Pocahontas (Irene Bedard), Smith’s longtime love, is crushed by the news. Meanwhile, she must travel to England as an ambassador. Pocahontas enters a strange new world with her handsome guide, John Rolfe (Billy Zane), desperate to prevent an unjust war against her people.
A Bugs Life (1998)
On behalf of “oppressed bugs everywhere,” an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
Director: John Lasseter
Stars: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind,
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas is a 1997 Walt Disney Television Animation direct-to-video animated Christmas musical fantasy film. It is a sequel to the Disney animated picture Beauty and the Beast, which was released in 1991.
Directed By: Andy Knight
Starring: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Haley Joel Osment, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry and Paul Reubens
The lovely Belle (Paige O’Hara) and her monstrous beau, Beast (Robby Benson), are in the midst of the holiday season in this Disney animated sequel. While Belle has no trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, Beast isn’t so easily persuaded. Meanwhile, Forte (Tim Curry), the castle’s pipe organ, becomes hostile to Belle’s presence as well as her holiday decorating, and plots to kill both her love with Beast and any Christmas festivities.
Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who’s plotting to take over Mount Olympus!
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Stars: Tate Donovan, Josh Keaton, Roger Bart, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan,
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
At the urging of his gargoyle pals, Quasimodo leaves Notre Dame tower against the wishes of his guardian, the evil Judge Claude Frollo. He ventures out to the Festival of Fools and finds his first true friend, a Romani woman named Esmeralda, who entrusts him with a secret. When the secret is revealed, Quasi soon finds himself fighting to save the people and city he loves.
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Stars: Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Heidi Mollenhauer, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes, Jane Withers,
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves,
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed by John Lasseter (in his feature directorial debut). Toy Story was the debut feature film by Pixar and the first of its kind to be totally computer-animated.
In addition, at 1 hour, 21 minutes and 6 seconds, Toy Story (1995) is the shortest running film ever.
Directed By: John Lasseter
Starring: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, Jim Varney
Revenue: $373 million
It broke box office records its opening weekend and went on to become 1995’s second highest-grossing film, with a global total of over $373 million.
Andy (John Morris), a small kid, has a lovable cowboy doll named Woody (Tom Hanks), but when Andy’s parents buy him an action figure named Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Woody’s status as Andy’s favorite toy is threatened. Worse, conceited Buzz imagines himself to be a genuine spaceman on a quest to re-establish contact with Earth.
When Andy’s family moves, Woody and Buzz must escape the hands of Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten), a disturbed neighbor, in order to find their way back to Andy at his new home.
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Though Goofy always means well, his amiable cluelessness and klutzy pratfalls regularly embarrass his awkward adolescent son, Max. When Max’s lighthearted prank on his high-school principal finally gets his longtime crush, Roxanne, to notice him, he asks her on a date. Max’s trouble at school convinces Goofy that he and the boy need to bond over a cross-country fishing trip like the one he took with his dad when he was Max’s age, which throws a kink in his son’s plans to impress Roxanne.
Director: Kevin Lima
Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin, Kevin Lima, Jenna von Oy,
The story of Pocahontas, a Powhatan lady, and the arrival of English colonial immigrants from the Virginia Company is the basis for Pocahontas, a 1995 American animated musical historical drama film. The film idealizes Pocahontas’ meeting with John Smith and her fabled rescue of Smith. Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Feature Animation are responsible for the film’s production and distribution. It’s the studio’s 33rd animated picture and their sixth during their “Disney Renaissance” era of filmmaking.
Directed By: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg
Starring: Irene Bedard and Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, Russell Means, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly, and Linda Hunt
Revenue: $346.1 million
Pocahontas, played by Irene Bedard, is a young American Indian lady who falls in love with Capt. John Smith (Mel Gibson), one of the settlers who comes to the New World to start a new life. Chief Powhatan, her father, does not approve of them and insists she marry a native warrior instead. Smith’s fellow Englishmen, meanwhile, plan to steal gold from the natives.
The Lion King (1994)
A young lion cub named Simba can’t wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane,
Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
Director: Henry Selick
Writers: Tim Burton
Stars: Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, Ken Page, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Edward Ivory,
Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures released Aladdin in 1992. It is an American musical fantasy comedy film. It is based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from the One Thousand and One Nights and is Disney’s 31st animated feature film and the fourth made during the Disney Renaissance.
Directed By: John Musker and Ron Clements
Starring: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, and Jonathan Freeman
Revenue: $504.1 million
The wishes of Aladdin, a street rat, are granted when he frees a genie from a lamp. The evil, however, has other intentions for the light and for Princess Jasmine. When Princess Jasmine discovers the truth about Aladdin, will he be able to save her and his love for her?
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The picture Beauty and the Beast was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Feature Animation in the United States in 1991. It’s based on the 1756 fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (who was only credited in the French dub), and it also borrows elements from the 1946 French film of the same name, directed by Jean Cocteau.
Directed By: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Starring: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Rex Everhart, Jesse Corti
Revenue: $440.1 million
The plot of Beauty and the Beast revolves around the friendship between the Beast (voiced by Robby Benson) and Belle (voiced by Paige O’Hara), a young woman whom the Beast imprisons in his castle in exchange for the freedom of her father. Before the final petal falls from an enchanted rose, the Beast must learn to love Belle and win her love in return to break the curse.
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
A lawless poacher wants to capture a majestic and rare golden eagle, so he kidnaps the boy who knows where to find the bird. Not to worry — the Rescue Aid Society’s top agents, heroic mice Miss Bianca and Bernard, fly to Australia to save the day. Accompanying the fearless duo are bumbling albatross Wilbur and local field operative Jake the Kangaroo Rat.
Director: Mike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy
Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers, Adam Ryen, George C. Scott, Wayne Robson,
With his nephews and niece, everyone’s favorite rich uncle, Scrooge McDuck, treks from his mansion home in Duckburg in search of the long-lost loot of the thief Collie Baba. But finding the goods isn’t quite what it’s “quacked” up to be! Their thrilling adventure leads to comical chaos, magical mayhem, and a lesson about what is far more valuable than money, gold and jewels.
Director: Bob Hathcock
Stars: Alan Young, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor, Richard Libertini, Christopher Lloyd, June Foray,
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Pictures distributed The Little Mermaid in the United States in 1989. This 1837 Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen serves as inspiration for Disney’s 28th animated feature picture.
Directed By: John Musker and Ron Clements
Starring: Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, and Buddy Hackett
Revenue: $211.3 million
In The Little Mermaid, a mermaid named Ariel falls in love with a human prince named Eric and makes a pact with the sea witch Ursula to turn into a human so that she can be with him.
Oliver & Company (1988)
This animated take on Oliver Twist re-imagines Oliver as an adorable orphaned kitten who struggles to survive in New York City and falls in with a band of canine criminals led by an evil human. First, Oliver meets Dodger, a carefree mutt with street savoir faire. But when Oliver meets wealthy Jenny on one of the gang’s thieving missions, his life changes forever.
Director: George Scribner
Stars: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheryl Lee Ralph,
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
A group of dated appliances, finding themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to seek their young 8 year old “master”.
Director: Jerry Rees
Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Phil Hartman, Deanna Oliver, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft, Joe Ranft,
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London’s master toymaker, the brilliant master of disguise Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime.
Director: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker
Stars: Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Vincent Price, Susanne Pollatschek, Candy Candido, Diana Chesney,
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers.
Director: Ted Berman, Richard Rich
Stars: Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, John Byner, Nigel Hawthorne, John Hurt, Freddie Jones, Phil Fondacaro,
Where the Toys Come From (1983)
Two curious toys, Peepers and Zoom, wonder about how they become toys. Aided by Robin, their equally curious owner, Zoom and Peepers visit a toy museum – “Home for Old Toys” to discover their existence.
Director: Theodore Thomas
Writers: Theodore Thomas
Stars: Sab Shimono, Erin Young
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog — and the object of his search is his best friend!
Director: Ted Berman, Art Stevens, Richard Rich
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson, Sandy Duncan, Jeanette Nolan,
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott’s prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.
Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Jim Dale, Peter Ustinov,
The Rescuers (1977)
What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who’s fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny’s call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens, John Lounsbery
Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram,
Whether we’re young or forever young at heart, the Hundred Acre Wood calls to that place in each of us that still believes in magic. Join pals Pooh, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and Christopher Robin as they enjoy their days together and sing their way through adventures.
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery
Stars: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Paul Winchell, Howard Morris,
The Aristocats (1970)
When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children—Bonfamille’s beloved family of cats—the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the legatees, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O’Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the aristocats’ rescue.
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, Paul Winchell,
The Jungle Book (1967)
The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli “The Bare Necessities” of life and the true meaning of friendship.
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, Louis Prima,
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight’s squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn’t quite work out that way.
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews, Martha Wentworth, Norman Alden, Rickie Sorensen,
101 Dalmatians (Animated) (1961)
When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Stars: Rod Taylor, J. Pat O’Malley, Betty Lou Gerson, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright, Cate Bauer,
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
In 1959, Walt Disney Productions and Buena Vista Distribution released Sleeping Beauty, an animated musical fantasy film created in the United States. It is the sixteenth Disney animated feature film and is based on a fairy tale written by Charles Perrault in 1697.
Directed By: Wolfgang Reitherman, Eric Larson, and Les Clark
Starring: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes, and Bill Thompson
Revenue: $51.6 million (United States and Canada)
The film tells the story of Princess Aurora, who was cursed by Maleficent to die after being pricked by a spindle from a spinning wheel. The three good fairies intervened and changed the curse so that Aurora would instead fall into a deep sleep, only to be awoken by the kiss of true love.
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady’s home make her decide to travel with him for a while.
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Stars: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Bill Thompson, Bill Baucom, Stan Freberg,
Peter Pan (1953)
Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy, Michael and John follow Peter Pan to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face Captain Hook and foil his attempts to get rid of Peter for good.
Director: Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Paul Collins,
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow – and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice’s journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts – and her army of playing cards!
Director: Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J. Pat O’Malley,
In 1950, Walt Disney Productions and RKO Radio Pictures presented Cinderella, an animated musical fantasy film. This is the twelfth Disney animated feature picture, and it’s based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale of the same name from 1697.
Directed By: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, and Clyde Geronimi
Starring: Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Rhoda Williams, James MacDonald, Luis van Rooten, and Don Barclay
Revenue: $182 million
As she develops, Cinderella is abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. A Fairy Godmother grants her wish to attend the Royal Ball by transforming the clothes she was wearing into a ballgown. When the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella’s spell is broken and she goes back to her normal self, but she forgets to take her magnificent glass slipper with her.
The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame’s story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is up to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger to save him from himself. – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Retelling of Washington Irving’s story set in a tiny New England town. Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster, falls for the town beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, and the town Bully Brom Bones decides that he is a little too successful and needs “convincing” that Katrina is not for him.
Director: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney
Writers: Erdman Penner
Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, J. Pat O’Malley, John McLeish, Colin Campbell,
So Dear to My Heart (1948)
The tale of Jeremiah Kincaid and his quest to raise his ‘champion’ lamb, Danny. Jeremiah’s dream of showing Danny at the Pike County Fair must overcome the obstinate objections of his loving, yet strict, grandmother Granny. Jeremiah’s confidant, Uncle Hiram, is the boy’s steady ally.
Director: Harold D. Schuster, Hamilton Luske
Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten, Beulah Bondi, Burl Ives, Harry Carey
Melody Time (1948)
In the grand tradition of Disney’s great musical classics, Melody Time features seven timeless stories, each enhanced with high-spirited music and unforgettable characters. You’ll be sure to tap your toes and clap your hands in this witty feast for the eyes and ears.
Director: Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney
Writers: Clyde Geronimi, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Jack Kinney
Stars: Roy Rogers, Dennis Day, Freddy Martin, Frances Langford, Ethel Smith, Trigger, Bobby Driscoll,
Fun & Fancy Free (1947)
Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.
Director: William Roberts, Hamilton Luske, William Morgan, Jack Kinney
Writers: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Edgar Bergen, Dinah Shore, Luana Patten, Walt Disney, Anita Gordon, Cliff Edwards,
Make Mine Music (1946)
In the tradition of Fantasia, Make Mine Music is a glorious collection of nine musically charged animated shorts featuring such fun-filled favorites as “Peter And The Wolf”, narrated by the beloved voice behind Winnie The Pooh. In addition, you’ll enjoy such classic cartoon hits as “Casey At The Bat,” “The Whale Who Wanted To Sing At The Met” and “Johnnie Fedora And Alice Bluebonnet.”
Director: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Robert Cormack, Joshua Meador
Stars: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, Jerry Colonna, Andy Russell, Sterling Holloway,
Song of the South (1946)
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal with his confusion over his parents’ separation as well as his new life on the plantation.
Director: Harve Foster, Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten, Lucile Watson, Hattie McDaniel,
The Three Caballeros (1944)
For Donald’s birthday he receives a box with three gifts inside. The gifts, a movie projector, a pop-up book, and a pinata, each take Donald on wild adventures through Mexico and South America.
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, William Roberts, Harold Young, Norman Ferguson
Stars: Sterling Holloway, Clarence Nash, Joaquin Garay, José Oliveira, Aurora Miranda,
Saludos Amigos (1943)
Live-action segments show members of the Disney staff touring South America and recording their impressions in sketches. These segue into four animated sections: “Lake Titicaca” depicts tourist Donald Duck’s troubles with a stubborn llama; and in “Aquarela do Brasil,” Jose Carioca shows Donald the sights and sound of Rio de Janeiro.
Director: Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney
Stars: José Oliveira, Fred Shields, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash
Victory Through Air Power (1943)
This is a unique film in Disney Production’s history. This film is essentially a propaganda film selling Major Alexander de Seversky’s theories about the practical uses of long range strategic bombing. Using a combination of animation humorously telling about the development of air warfare, the film switches to the Major illustrating his ideas could win the war for the allies.
Director: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, H. C. Potter
Stars: Alexander P. de Seversky, Art Baker
Bambi’s tale unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns about life, love, and friends.
Director: David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
Stars: Donnie Dunagan, Peter Behn, Stan Alexander, Cammie King, Will Wright, Hardie Albright, Ann Gillis,
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.
Director: Hamilton Luske
Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant, Claud Allister, Barnett Parker,
Dumbo is a baby elephant born with oversized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy — Timothy the Mouse — the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.
Director: Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, William Roberts, Jack Kinney, Samuel Armstrong
Stars: Sterling Holloway, Herman Bing, John McLeish, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Billy Bletcher,
Walt Disney’s timeless masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound! See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.
Director: Samuel Armstrong, James Algar, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Luske, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen, Norman Ferguson, David Hand
Stars: Deems Taylor, Walt Disney, Julietta Novis, Leopold Stokowski
Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he’s worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket. From Stromboli’s circus to Pleasure Island, Pinocchio is tested by many temptations, but slowly learns how to navigate right from wrong. With a few mishaps along the way, Geppetto’s “little woodenhead” finally gets it right, proving that when you wish upon a star dreams really can come true!
Director: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Mel Blanc, Don Brodie, Walter Catlett, Marion Darlington, Frankie Darro, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Charles Judels, Clarence Nash, Patricia Page, Christian Rub, Evelyn Venable
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film directed by Walt Disney and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the first full-length conventionally animated feature film and the first Disney animated feature film, based on the Brothers Grimm’s 1812 German fairy tale.
Directed By: David Hand
Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Roy Atwell, Pinto Colvig, Otis Harlan, Scotty Mattraw, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Collins
Revenue: $418 million
In Disney’s first animated picture, the Grimm fairy tale is given a Technicolor makeover. The cruel queen, envious of Snow White’s beauty, orders the death of her innocent stepdaughter, only to discover that Snow White is still alive and hidden in a cottage with seven sympathetic little miners. The queen, disguised as a hag, gives a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be interrupted only by the prince’s kiss.