10 Most Watchable Disney Animated Classics

For over 100 years, disney produced our favorite animated films and characters in cinematic history. The production company has a long list of incredible masterpieces loved by people around the world, but we’ve narrowed it down to the ten most reviewable (some might disagree with the list!) disney animated classics.



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Many of those chosen were released in the “disney Renaissance” (from 1989 to 1999), the films that became commercially successful musical adaptations of popular stories and fairy tales.

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‘Lilo & Stitch’ (2002)

Although released in 2002, Lilo & Stitch has remained one of Disney’s most heartwarming and enjoyable animated classics over the years. The story revolves around a young Hawaiian girl, Lilo, who was raised by her older sister Nani after their parents died in a car accident. Lilo later adopts a dog-like alien creature she names Stitch.

Unknown to Lilo and her family, Stitch is part of an experiment that escaped from another planet and crash-landed on Earth before being discovered by them. Through Lilo’s love and care for Stitch, she teaches him the meaning of family.


“Lady and the Tramp” (1995)

Released in 1955, the classic musical romance film the Lady and the Tramp has stood the test of time as one of Disney’s most beloved films. Jim Dear presents a Cocker Spaniel named Lady to his wife, Darling, on Christmas Day. While Lady leads a comfortable life with the Dears, a wandering pooch, Tramp, lives alone and eats leftovers from Tony’s restaurant.

Lady decides to leave her house after being treated coldly by her owners and crosses paths with Tramp. The two strike up a romance, but they face difficulties as Lady’s owners try to separate them.

“The Little Mermaid” (1989)

The little Mermaid, released in 1989, was loosely based on Hans Christian AndersenDanish fairy tale of the same name from 1837. The story revolves around the life of a teenage mermaid, Ariel, whose dream is to become a human and who ends up falling in love with a human prince, Eric. Ariel makes a deal with the villain, Ursula, by giving up her voice in exchange for being human.

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The film won numerous awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Song from the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Grammy Awards, among other accolades. Since The little Mermaid was the first animated fairy tale since Sleeping Beauty (1959), it became an important film in animation history as it reestablished animated feature film as a profitable business. It has inspired the release of many others disney musical animated classics, such as The beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and The Lion King (1994). A live-action adaptation of the same name will be released in May 2023.

“The Hundred and One Dalmatians” (1961)

The 1961 animated adventure film, One Hundred and One Dalmatiansthe film is based on the 1956 Dodie Smith novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Roger Radcliffe has a companion Dalmatian dog named Pongo, who realizes that he and his owner want companions in their lives. Pongo observes a woman named Anita and her Dalmatian, Perdita. Soon, Roger and Anita fall in love, as do Perdita and Pongo. Perdita becomes pregnant with many puppies, but their lives were threatened when Anita’s old school friend, Cruella de Vil, wants to buy all the puppies to make herself a fur coat.

The film was one of disneythe most popular franchises from, with various adaptations in the works, including a live-action version, 101 Dalmatians(1996), and Glenn Close playing the role of Cruella de Vil, and more recently Emma Stone also playing the main character of Cruel (2021).

“Aladdin” (1992)

Aladdin is based on the Arabic folk tale of the same name by Thousand and one Night, a collection of Arabic folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. With its memorable characters, such as the titular character himself, Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Jafar, Abu, and the Genie, the film has become one of Disney’s most iconic and beloved films to date.

AladdinThe iconic “A Whole New World” by has won numerous awards from the Oscars, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, and more.


“The Lion King” (1994)

The Lion King remained a disney phenomenon since its release in 1994. The film focuses on the adventures of Simba, King Mufasa, Nala, Timon, Pumba and the main antagonist, Scar, who overthrows Mufasa as king. Later, an adult Simba attempts to take over his father’s homeland with the help of his friends.

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The film is widely praised for its beautiful animation and richly drawn characters. The spectacular “Circle of Life” scene (and song) in the movie, along with other hit songs, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata” make the movie irresistible, and the one you keep on watching. want to come back to.

‘Pinocchio’ (1940)

Pinocchio is a tale as old as time. The film is based on the Italian author Carlo Collodiit is The Adventures of Pinocchio Novel of 1883. It is disneysecond animated feature after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). The story follows a carpenter, Geppetto, who, after witnessing a shooting star, wishes his carved wooden puppet, Pinocchio, to turn into a real boy. The Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish but on the condition that Pinocchio (with Jiminy Cricket’s conscience) must remain truthful in order to become a real boy. Pinocchio’s veracity is measured by his wooden nose, which gets longer every time he lies.

Because Pinocchio released in 1940, it was mostly compared to disneyprevious and first animated feature of, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).


‘Mulan’ (1998)

Mulaneinspired by the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, made disney story by being the first princess who was not born to royalty or married to a prince and also the first of Asian descent. The story follows the journey of Mulan, who takes the place of her father, in poor condition, in the Chinese army. Although not qualified to serve, she disguises herself as a man and joins military training with her dragon, Mushu.

The film, among many awards, was nominated and won awards at the Oscars, Golden Globe Awards and Grammy Awards.

‘Fantasy’ (1940)

Although released over 80 years ago, Fancy has remained one of the boldest and most beloved disney animated movies. The musical anthology film began as an experiment to boost Mickey Mouse’s popularity. waltz disney became interested in abstract animation after watching Len Lyeit is A color box (1935).

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At the time of its release, the film aroused a lot of interest and was acclaimed by all film critics.The film was and still is widely considered a landmark in animation and went down in history as an experimental success.

“Beauty and the Beast” (1991)

A prince, transformed into a Beast, must learn to love in order to free himself from the bad fate he has suffered. Servants in his castle were also turned into household objects, such as Lumiere the candelabra, Cogsworth the mantel clock, and Mrs. Potts and Chip, mother and son turned into a teapot and teacup. The film follows the story of Belle, who wants to free her father from the Beast’s castle, but along the way teaches the Beast to love again.

The beauty and the Beast received nominations and won awards at the Oscars, Golden Globe Awards and Grammy Awards, to name a few. “Be Our Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast” have remained among the most iconic disney songs today.

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