Whether you’re wishing upon a star, partying under the sea, exploring a whole new world, letting it go, or feeling the love tonight, it’s an accepted absolute truth that Disney films are pure magic. And that’s where our list of the 25 best Disney animated movies comes in.
Beasts and beauties, ladies and tramps, princesses and frogs – Walt Disney Animation Studios has been creating sublime ground-breaking entertainment for almost 100 years and its feature films, starting with 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, have cemented a cinematic legacy.
As we now rank the 25 greatest Disney animated films – sorry, no Pixar on this list, folks (that’s a different list) – please keep in mind that this was a Herculean effort (a hint based on one of the movies on the list, perhaps?) involving the weighing of time-honored classics, new upstart arrivals, the famed ’90s resurgence/revival, and our own individual favorites. It’s a blending of the best and brightest that Disney has to offer.