All Animated Disney Movies Ever Made in Order of Release: Classic Walt Disney Animation Studios Films


The legacy of Disney’s animated movies spans nearly a century, evolving from hand drawn classics to the technologically advanced wonders of today. Here are all animated Disney movies ever made in order or release year.

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Films made by Walt Disney Animation Studios are considered Disney Classics or Classic Animated Features. As of December 2023, Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced 62 films. The first being Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 and the most recent being Wish in 2023.

The list below includes all the films made by Walt Disney Animation Studios; originally Walt Disney Productions (1937–1985) and Walt Disney Feature Animation (1986–2007).

Hybrid collaboration films like those made with Pixar are not included in this list. This is strictly all of the animated Disney movies made by Walt Disney Animation Studios!

Of course, there are those well know favorites like The Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Frozen. But there are also some animated Disney sleeper gems on this list that you may not have heard of before that are worth checking out. Movies like Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Dinosaur, The Rescuers Down Under, The Black Cauldron and The Great Mouse Detective.

The legacy of Disney’s animated movies spans nearly a century, evolving from hand drawn classics to the technologically advanced wonders of today.

How many of these animated Disney movies have you seen? There is a FREE interactive animated Disney movie checklist at the end of the article for you to keep track of the movies you have seen. This would be a fun challenge with your young children to see how many you can see as a family. Any of these movies would be a perfect choice for a family movie night

Here are all animated Disney movies ever made, in order by release year!

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Table of Contents

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

This is where the Disney magic began! It’s the enchanting tale of a princess, an evil queen, and seven lovable dwarfs. Snow White’s kindness captivates hearts, and her journey remains a timeless favorite for kids and adults alike.

2. Pinocchio (1940)

A wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy? That’s the story of Pinocchio! Alongside his friend Jiminy Cricket, he faces challenges and learns valuable life lessons in this delightful, whimsical adventure.

3. Fantasia (1940)

This one’s a unique blend of animation and classical music. Fantasia weaves together stunning visuals with famous musical compositions, creating a symphony of imagination that’s both artistic and captivating.

4. Dumbo (1941)

Meet Dumbo, the adorable elephant with oversized ears! His story is all about embracing uniqueness and discovering that what makes you different can be your greatest strength. Heartwarming and charming, it’s a must-watch for all ages.

5. Bambi (1942)

Enter the beautiful forest world of Bambi, a young deer discovering life’s wonders. This touching tale explores friendship, loss, and the circle of life in a poignant and visually stunning way, leaving a lasting impression on viewers.

6. Saludos Amigos (1942)

Join Disney characters on a South American adventure! This film takes audiences on a colorful journey exploring various regions, cultures, and music of Latin America. It’s a vibrant celebration of diversity and friendship.

7. The Three Caballeros (1944)

Donald Duck takes center stage in this lively and musical escapade through Latin America. Alongside his friends José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles, Donald discovers the vibrant culture, music, and sights of this lively region.

8. Make Mine Music (1946)

This anthology film brings together various musical segments, offering a delightful mix of animated stories set to captivating tunes. From ballads to swing music, each segment brings its own unique charm.

9. Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

Join Jiminy Cricket as he hosts two entertaining stories: “Bongo” about a circus bear and “Mickey and the Beanstalk” featuring beloved Disney characters. It’s a fun-filled package of whimsy and adventure.

10. Melody Time (1948)

This musical anthology features a series of short stories set to delightful tunes. Each segment showcases diverse animation styles and brings forth tales filled with charm, music, and heartwarming themes.

11. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

This film presents two enchanting stories: “The Wind in the Willows” follows the adventures of Mr. Toad, while “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the spooky tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.

12. Cinderella (1950)

The classic rags-to-riches story! Join Cinderella as she dreams of a better life, facing hardships but ultimately finding her way to the royal ball with the help of her Fairy Godmother. A timeless fairy tale with a touch of magic.

13. Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a whimsical world of wonder and nonsense! This imaginative journey introduces viewers to a surreal and colorful cast of characters in a land filled with peculiar adventures.

14. Peter Pan (1953)

Fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan and his friends! Join Wendy, John, Michael, and Tinker Bell on a magical adventure to the land of pirates, mermaids, and the infamous Captain Hook.

15. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

It’s a tale of puppy love! Follow the romantic adventures of Lady, a pampered Cocker Spaniel, and Tramp, a street-smart mutt, as they navigate through adventures and build a heartfelt connection.

16. Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Enter a world of magic and dragons! Follow Princess Aurora in her enchanting journey through a curse, a spindle, and a prince’s kiss. This visually stunning film is a fairy tale masterpiece.

17. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

It’s a puppy-packed adventure! Join Pongo and Perdita as they embark on a thrilling mission to rescue their adorable puppies from the clutches of the villainous Cruella de Vil. A heartwarming tale of bravery and family.

18. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Step into the magical world of King Arthur! Follow young Arthur, known as Wart, as he learns important life lessons from the wizard Merlin. This charming tale explores the true meaning of bravery and wisdom.

19. The Jungle Book (1967)

Join Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, on a wild adventure through the jungle! With memorable characters like Baloo the bear and the cunning tiger Shere Khan, this musical journey is filled with friendship and fun.

20. The Aristocats (1970)

It’s a purr-fectly charming adventure! Follow a family of aristocratic cats as they navigate through Paris after being catnapped. With jazzy tunes and memorable feline characters, it’s a delightful romp.

21. Robin Hood (1973)

Join the iconic outlaw Robin Hood and his band of merry animals in Sherwood Forest! This adaptation brings a playful twist to the classic tale, with beloved characters depicted as various animals in this adventurous romp.

22. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Step into the Hundred Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh and friends! This delightful anthology features several heartwarming tales of friendship and whimsy centered around the lovable, honey-obsessed bear.

23. The Rescuers (1977)

Join Miss Bianca and Bernard, two courageous mice from the Rescue Aid Society, on a daring adventure to rescue a young girl named Penny. This heartwarming tale of bravery and friendship is filled with suspense and charm.

24. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Experience an unlikely friendship between a fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper. Despite societal expectations, the two forge a bond that’s tested as they grow up, teaching valuable lessons along the way.

25. The Black Cauldron (1985)

Embark on a dark and thrilling quest with Taran, a young assistant pig-keeper, and his friends as they try to prevent the evil Horned King from unleashing an ancient and powerful magic. This darker-themed adventure is an intriguing departure from typical Disney storytelling.

26. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

Enter the world of mice in Victorian London as Basil, a brilliant mouse detective, embarks on a thrilling adventure to solve a mystery involving the diabolical Professor Ratigan. This suspenseful tale is full of wit and charm.

27. Oliver & Company (1988)

Join Oliver, a young kitten, as he navigates the streets of New York City and finds friendship with a group of street-smart dogs led by Dodger. With catchy tunes and heartwarming moments, it’s a modern twist on the classic “Oliver Twist” tale.

28. The Little Mermaid (1989)

Dive under the sea with Ariel, a curious mermaid who dreams of exploring the human world. This magical adventure follows her journey of love, sacrifice, and self-discovery in a captivating underwater realm.

29. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Join Miss Bianca and Bernard once again, this time on an exhilarating adventure in the Australian Outback to rescue a young boy named Cody. This sequel brings high-flying action and breathtaking animation.

30. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Experience the enchanting tale of Belle, a smart and independent young woman, and the Beast, a prince under a spell. This timeless story of love, inner beauty, and redemption is brought to life with stunning animation and unforgettable music.

31. Aladdin (1992)

Join the charming street urchin Aladdin as he discovers a magical lamp containing a genie who grants him three wishes. This Arabian Nights-inspired tale is filled with humor, adventure, and a timeless message about being true to oneself.

32. The Lion King (1994)

Experience the majestic African savanna with Simba, a young lion prince, on his epic journey to reclaim his kingdom from his treacherous uncle Scar. This iconic tale of courage, friendship, and the circle of life remains a Disney classic.

33. Pocahontas (1995)

Journey to the New World with Pocahontas, a Native American princess, as she navigates the clash between her tribe and English settlers led by Captain John Smith. This film explores themes of tolerance, respect, and environmentalism.

34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Follow Quasimodo, a kind-hearted bell-ringer with a deformed appearance, as he befriends the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda and confronts the judgmental society he lives in. This film explores themes of acceptance and inner beauty.

35. Hercules (1997)

Join Hercules, the legendary son of Zeus, on his journey from zero to hero as he battles mythical monsters and faces challenges to prove himself a true hero. This film is a comedic twist on Greek mythology.

36. Mulan (1998)

Follow the courageous Mulan as she disguises herself as a man and takes her father’s place in the Chinese army. This film celebrates bravery, honor, and the power of inner strength in a captivating tale set in ancient China.

37. Tarzan (1999)

Swing through the jungle with Tarzan, a man raised by gorillas, as he discovers his human roots and battles to protect his family from danger. This adventure is filled with thrilling action and heartfelt emotion.

38. Fantasia 2000 (1999)

A continuation of the original Fantasia, this film presents a series of animated segments set to classical music. It showcases stunning visuals and imaginative storytelling, creating a symphony for both the eyes and ears.

39. Dinosaur (2000)

Embark on an epic prehistoric journey with a young Iguanodon named Aladar as he navigates a dangerous world filled with dinosaurs. This visually stunning film combines animation with live-action backgrounds.

40. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Enjoy the hilarious misadventures of Emperor Kuzco, transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor. With the help of a kind peasant named Pacha, Kuzco learns important lessons about humility and friendship.

41. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Join Milo Thatch on an expedition to find the lost city of Atlantis. This adventure film combines action, exploration, and a search for a mythical civilization lost beneath the sea.

42. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Meet Lilo, a Hawaiian girl, and Stitch, a mischievous alien experiment. Their heartwarming bond and adventures teach the true meaning of family and acceptance in this heartfelt and humorous story.

43. Treasure Planet (2002)

Embark on a space-faring adventure with Jim Hawkins as he searches for treasure on the legendary “Treasure Planet.” This futuristic twist on the classic Treasure Island tale brings swashbuckling excitement to the cosmos.

44. Brother Bear (2003)

Experience the transformative journey of a young Inuit named Kenai, who is transformed into a bear and learns valuable lessons about empathy and brotherhood in the wild.

45. Home on the Range (2004)

Join a group of farm animals determined to save their owner’s farm by capturing a notorious cattle rustler. This comedic western adventure brings together a quirky cast of characters in a fun-filled romp.

46. Chicken Little (2005)

Follow Chicken Little, a young and mischievous chicken, as he becomes an unlikely hero when he claims the sky is falling. This film is a humorous take on the classic tale of the sky falling and learning to believe in oneself.

47. Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Join young inventor Lewis as he embarks on a time-traveling adventure to find his family in the future. This heartwarming tale emphasizes the importance of embracing creativity and family bonds.

48. Bolt (2008)

Experience the adventure of Bolt, a TV star dog, who embarks on a cross-country journey believing his superpowers are real. Along the way, he learns the value of friendship and being true to oneself.

49. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Enter the vibrant city of New Orleans as Tiana, a young waitress with dreams of owning a restaurant, meets a prince turned into a frog. This film celebrates determination, love, and the magic of dreams.

50. Tangled (2010)

Join Rapunzel, a spirited young woman with long magical hair, as she embarks on an adventure with the charming bandit, Flynn Rider. This film brings a modern twist to the classic fairy tale with humor and adventure.

51. Winnie the Pooh (2011)

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood for another delightful adventure with Pooh Bear and his friends as they help Eeyore find a new tail and embark on various escapades. This film captures the charm and innocence of the classic stories.

52. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Enter the world of video games with Ralph, a video game villain who dreams of being a hero. This film takes viewers on a thrilling journey through various game worlds, celebrating friendship and self-acceptance.

53. Frozen (2013)

Experience the magical kingdom of Arendelle as Anna sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. This film became a cultural phenomenon with its empowering message and unforgettable songs.

54. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Join robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his robot companion Baymax as they form a superhero team to save their city from a mysterious villain. This heartwarming tale explores themes of loss, friendship, and heroism.

55. Zootopia (2016)

Explore the bustling metropolis of Zootopia, where rookie rabbit police officer Judy Hopps teams up with a sly fox, Nick Wilde, to solve a mysterious case. This film cleverly addresses themes of prejudice and inclusivity in a vibrant and entertaining story.

56. Moana (2016)

Journey across the ocean with Moana, a spirited Polynesian teenager, as she sets sail to save her island and discovers her own identity. This film celebrates bravery, culture, and the power of exploration.

57. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Join Ralph and Vanellope on a thrilling adventure into the vast world of the internet. This sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph” explores friendship, self-discovery, and the challenges of the digital age.

58. Frozen II (2019)

Return to the kingdom of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa, and their friends as they embark on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth about Elsa’s powers and the history of their kingdom. This sequel continues to enchant with its music and themes of sisterhood.

59. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Enter the mythical realm of Kumandra with Raya, a warrior on a quest to find the last dragon and save her kingdom from an ancient evil. This film celebrates trust, unity, and the strength of the human spirit.

60. Encanto (2021)

Discover the magical Madrigal family, each blessed with unique gifts, and follow Mirabel’s journey to save her family’s enchanted home. This film celebrates the power of family and self-discovery.

61. Strange World (2022)

The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest and most crucial mission. (from imdb)

62. Wish (2023)

A young girl named Asha wishes on a star and gets a more direct answer than she bargained for when a trouble-making star comes down from the sky to join her. (from imdb)

You can visit the Disney website for more information on any of these movies.

We hope you have found some animated Disney movies to add to your next family movie night watch list!

Disney continues to capture the imagination and hearts of viewers worldwide. The Disney magic lives on, continuing to inspire wonder, spark imagination, and remind us of the extraordinary power of storytelling. Disney has consistently redefined the landscape of animated cinema, which make every film a timeless classic!

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