ScreenAge Wasteland Ranks the Walt Disney Animated Classics

Just in time to finish off our Disney Themed Month, ScreenAge Wasteland is proud to present our community’s ranking of the Walt Disney Animation Studios films.

Six people (whether is was staff, commenters, or Twitter followers) took part in sending us their personal rankings of the animated Disney films. We then assigned them points (top spot got 58, last spot got 1) and tallied the scores. In the event that someone hadn’t seen a Disney film, a multiplier was added to bump that film’s score up to what it would have been if all 6 people had seen it.

However, we are only going to focus on the Top 30 films. As for the bottom 28? Here’s how they ranked:

57. Dinosaur (15 points), 57. The Black Cauldron (15 points), 56. Saludos Amigos (18 points), 55. The Three Amigos (21 points), 54. Fun and Fancy Free (26 points), 53. Melody Time (28 points), 52. Chicken Little (29 points), 51. Oliver & Company (39 points), 50. Home on the Range (55 points), 49. Make Mine Music (56 points), 48. Treasure Planet (66 points), 47. Fantasia 2000 (67 points), 46. Bolt (70 points), 45. Meet the Robinsons (76 points), 44. The Sword in the Stone (79 points), 43. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (80 points), 42. The Aristocats (85 points), 41. Winnie the Pooh (88 points), 39. Sleeping Beauty (89 points), 39. The Princess and the Frog (89 points), 38. The Rescuers (92 points), 37. Brother Bear (95 points), 36. Pocahontas (99 points), 35. Pinocchio (100 points), 34. Hercules (101 points), 33. The Fox and the Hound (102 points), 32. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (104 points), 31. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (105 points)

With that out of the way, it’s time to warm up your vocal chords and sing-a-long as we countdown the Top 30 Disney films. And feel free to agree or disagree with where a film ranked in the comments below!

29. Dumbo (1941) | 107 points

  • The “Pink Elephants on Parade” scene is nightmare fuel. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • If you were to ask a group of people what their favorite Disney film is the answers would usually depend on their age. Kids love the Frozen and Moana, teenagers love the Little Mermaid and Aladdin, and the older crowd might pick a Lion King or Beauty and the Beast (because 30 is old now), but if you ask a group of professional animators or artists they’ll always go with Dumbo. There’s something about this film that resonates with people within the industry. Leonard Maltin loves it. The Nine Old Men considered it the “bee’s knees”. Oh and this is the only Disney film to harness the incredible talents of voice god Mel Blanc. That’s probably why all the animators and artists love it. They know what’s up. – Sailor Monsoon

29. Peter Pan (1953) | 107 points

  • I’d rather watch Tinker Bell. – Sandra Osh
  • Let’s just pretend “What makes the red man red” isn’t in this, shall we? – Sailor Monsoon

28. The Great Mouse Detective (1986) | 109 points

  • Severely underrated, The Great Mouse Detective should have been a franchise starter for Disney. In fact, during the height of the studio’s direct-to-DVD sequel craze, I’m surprised The Great Mouse Detective wasn’t resurrected. Basil is a compelling riff off Sherlock Holmes, and Ratigan was an even better Moriarty. If this would have been released 10 years later during the Disney Renaissance I’m positive it would have a completely different legacy. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • The Great Mouse Detective, for my money, is Disney’s most underrated film. For one thing, it never gets credit for kick-starting the studio’s renaissance (everyone points to The Little Mermaid as the beginning of the renaissance but that’s hog wash) nor does it get recognition for being one of the fastest paced films the studio ever made. The movie movies like a bullet, with nary a song to slow it down. And how good is Price as the villain? – Sailor Monsoon

26. Alice in Wonderland (1951) | 114 points

  • This movie is just plain whacky. However, I was not a fan of this film growing up. In addition to being whacky, it was just creepy. Alice being trapped in Wonderland is what I imagine an acid trip would feel like. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • There have been about a million adaptations of Alice in Wonderland and, while I can’t say this is the best, it is easily the most iconic. It has, in my opinion, the definitive versions of most of the characters and has wisely exercised a lot of the chaff that bogs down a lot of the other versions. – Sailor Monsoon

26. The Rescuers Down Under (1990) | 114 points

  • The first sequel to get a theatrical release from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and for good reason. The Rescuers Down Under improves upon its predecessor in every way. The story is better, the location is greater, the animation is visually stunning, and there is even a Crocodile Dundee-type mouse to assist Bernard and Bianca. If it was up to me, The Rescuers Down Under would have just been the beginning and not the end of this franchise. There was so much story potential left. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • An improvement over the original in every way, this sequel has better animation, a great cast of side characters, a truly menacing villain, and a much more memorable plot. Tragedy, unfortunately, killed plans of a second sequel but there’s a reason this was going to be Disney’s first trilogy. The Rescuers Down Under is just that good. – Sailor Monsoon

25. Bambi (1942) | 117 points

  • Open season on deer. It broke out hearts and made us question everything we once believed in about animals. Everyone fell in love with the cute animals, and almost everyone wanted a skunk as a pet. Ah, innocence of youth. – Sandra Osh
  • I remember reading the original novel this film is based on and thinking it was way darker than I had anticipated. It’s not Watership Down levels of fucked up, but it’s far from the happy go lucky adventures of a little deer named Bambi like the film portrays either. But that’s the power of Disney. They have the ability to take any property, regardless of it’s controversy and turn it into a family friendly product that everyone can enjoy. – Sailor Monsoon
  • I remembering laughing when the mom got shot. – Vincent Kane

24. Cinderella (1950) | 121 points

  • Honestly, I could care less about Cinderella and becoming a princess. What kept me watching as a kid were the comical mice. The fact they wear clothes is a bit weird since that implies Cinderella taught them how to dress. But Cinderella is arguably Disney’s most well-known princess movie, and Cinderella herself is probably the most famous princess. Sorry, Snow White. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • This is almost the perfect “classic” Disney film. Say what you will about the Disney machine but they know how to make the definitive version of whatever fairy tale their adapting. The Cinderella story has been around forever but it’s impossible to not compare whatever version it is to this one. It really is the gold standard. But I have to say, there’s a lot of mice action in this. It’s not something you realize when you’re a kid because they’re cute ass rat creatures, but as a cynical adult all I kept thinking was “y’all just milking this clock.” I admire their attempt at stretching the runtime but the film really should be called Cinderella: Queen of Da Rats. – Sailor Monsoon

23. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) | 130 points

  • I enjoyed Wreck-It Ralph, but I loved Ralph Breaks the Internet. The highlights for both films have to be the video game Easter eggs and cameo appearances, so of course, the Disney Princesses appearing together is the film’s best moment. Nothing is funnier than when they are tongue-in-cheek making fun of their own solo films. Disney, sometimes you still got it. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • The only reason I don’t rate this much lower, are the Princesses and Hader. Those two things (and that creepy lil guy with the long arm) are this film’s only saving grace. Without them, this film is a poorly conceived sequel that disregards the rules of the previous film and which was obviously written by a bunch of old guys who’ve never been on the internet before. – Sailor Monsoon

22. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) | 132 points

  • Perhaps one of Disney’s most ambitious films of the 2000s. Michael J. Fox shines as the voice for the lead character and really holds the film together. Disney created a rich mythology for Atlantis that has yet to have topped by other films (looking at you Aquaman). – Marmaduke Karlston
  • I’ve said before and I’ll say it again: this is a better Indiana Jones film than half of the official sequels. The adventure is fun, the characters are all great and there’s probably more action in it than every other Disney film combined. – Sailor Monsoon

21. Lady and the Tramp (1955) | 134 points

  • Not going to lie, I lost interest in this film after the spaghetti scene, but like it’s adorable. – Sandra Osh
  • As an adult, I know that “The Siamese Cat Song” is problematic and a by-product of the time period, but as a kid I found the song really catchy. Otherwise, all Lady and the Tramp has going for it is that iconic spaghetti scene. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • This film is the culmination of 18 years of perseverance, hard work and not listening to your boss. The story was inspired by an actual dog, Lady, the pet of animator Joe Grant (who also co-wrote Dumbo because everyone did everything back in the day), who started writing it all the way back on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It kicked around the studio for damn near two decades before it was finally put into production. It only took eight writers and countless scripts but Grant’s perseverance won the day. Oh and if it wasn’t for Frank Thomas (one of the legendary Nine Old Men), we never would’ve had the spaghetti scene. Disney hated it but Thomas did it anyways. Because he was a badass. – Sailor Monsoon

20. Robin Hood (1973) | 138 points

  • Probably the Disney classic I watched the most as a child. I can tell you how this film works beat-for-beat. Why did I watch it so much? Well how about that he’s a fox that shoots arrows! That’s all I needed. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • This film has gotten a lot of flak over the years for its copy and pasting of certain scenes from older Disney films but to that I say: you’re wrong. I mean, it does reuse animation but who gives a shit. The film is arguably the best version of the story. There’s no terrible accents or unnecessary grit, it’s just a fun time adventure with likable characters. –Sailor Monsoon

19. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) | 140 points

  • Disney’s last “package film”, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, unlike the previous five, isn’t a collection of shorts but a film of two parts. One half consists of the tale of Sleepy Hollow and the other is an adaptation of the Wind in the Willows. Both segments are equally good and both have two of the most underrated characters Disney ever produced: the terrifying Headless Horseman and the alcoholic Mr. Toad. – Sailor Monsoon

18. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) | 142 points

  • This is ground zero folks. This is considered among the “15 films that changed American cinema.” Toy Story was 15, this was number 3. It made four times as much money as any other film in 1938, which in turn was used to create the Disney Studios in Burbank, California. This is the 10th highest grossing film adjusted for inflation. I can whip numbers and records at you all day. It broke all the records and made all the money. There would be no Disney monopoly right now if this film flopped. – Sailor Monsoon
  • Ah, the one that started it all. I remember being a wee lad watching these classics. What’s funny is I don’t know if I ever found it entertaining, but we all watched it as kids for some reason. Snow White is one of the most iconic princesses and of course, we all know and love the seven dwarfs that took care of her. – Vincent Kane

17. Fantasia (1940) | 150 points

  • Sorcerer Mickey is the version I commonly associate with Mickey Mouse. It’s the version I picked out as my stuffed animal at Disneyland, and one that put a smile on my face when I saw it pop up in shows like House of Mouse. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • It’s easy to forget how monumentally ambitious this film was. Keeping in rhythm with music is hard enough in live action but animating a two hour film that syncs up with music is a tremendous feat. The music was so instrumental to the experience, that it was first released in theatrical roadshow engagements. They had to create theaters all over the United States that could produce stereophonic sound. He also had plans to re-release it every year but with new segments (most of which were used in the sequel). He really wanted this to be his magnum opus, which is hilarious considering it originally tanked at the box office. People weren’t ready for the brilliance. – Sailor Monsoon

16. Big Hero 6 (2014) | 152 points

  • This movie is basically famous for a scene that makes a big marshmallow-looking robot seem drunk so all the parents dragged to this movie can laugh. – Sandra Osh
  • Does anyone remember anything about this film outside of Beymax? The fact Disney at this point had already bought Marvel and was churning out superhero films on the regular makes this film seem pointless. It brings nothing new to the superhero genre and it certainly doesn’t do anything to stand out from the rest of Disney’s filmography. At least it has Beymax. – Sailor Monsoon

15. The Jungle Book (1967) | 153 points

  • The 2016 remake actually made me have a greater appreciation for this film. It may just be a series of loosely connected scenes, but the friendship between Baloo and Mowgli is something special. And “The Bear Necessities” will always be one of the best Disney songs. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • Despite the fact I think the live-action remake is far superior, there is still a lot to love about the original Jungle Book. The characters are all fantastic (well, maybe not the vultures); the songs are, for the most part, amazing; and the villain is legit menacing. Shere Khan gives Scar a run for his money in the scary department. It may be among the lesser tier classics in my opinion, but it’s still a classic nonetheless. – Sailor Monsoon

14. Frozen II (2019) | 154 points

  • A much better sequel in terms of story. Also, who isn’t singing “Into the Unknown” right now? – Sandra Osh
  • I think that Frozen II is the superior film in the franchise. I find the story more compelling, the songs better (“Into the Unknown” > “Let It Go”), and Olaf funnier. However, I do feel like Arendelle should have been destroyed at the end instead of Elsa saving it with her powers. That seemed like a bit of a cop out. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • Feeling less like a sequel and more like an adaptation of a Disney on Ice production of Frozen, Frozen II is about as undercooked a film as the studio has ever made. The storyline is contrived, the jeopardy synthetically created and artificially resolved, the songs are all terrible (and there’s far too many of them) and the humor is cringe inducing. It’s shocking how little effort was put into this. – Sailor Monsoon

13. Mulan (1998) | 155 points

  • Mulan is a women’s rights and equality movie in the hiding, so like I’m here for it. Adorable characters with some serious humor and a dragon sidekick made this movie worth every second. Mulan is a badass bitch, no questions asked. – Sandra Osh
  • If there is one thing Disney gets continually right, it is writing catchy songs that are hard to forget. “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” is one of them. Throw in some Mushu and that’s all you need to have my attention. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • I’ve had “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” stuck in my head for the last twenty odd years. The rest of the film is great but that song is an all-timer. – Sailor Monsoon

12. Tangled (2010) | 165 points

  • This should be our movie anthem for quarantining. She stayed in her own little tower for 16 years with zero complaints: what an inspiration. Of course, there is also an evil mother and a nice fugitive who battles with Rapunzel and her long ass hair to see the “lights” which are lanterns but give her credit, she never left her tower. It’s a quality movie that makes you fall hard for the fugitive and want to kill off the fake mom. Mandy Moore also gives us some great music. – Sandra Osh
  • The most successful Disney animated films fall into two categories: historic figures or folktales based on the works of The Brothers Grimm. I’m no historian but as far as I know, Rapunzel wasn’t a real person, so by the process of elimination that means The Brothers Grimm wrote about her and her stupid hair. Her hair is really dumb. I love the film but you really have to suspend your disbelief to buy the premise. You know all that hair would smell to high heaven, and she also wouldn’t be able to move because of its weight. – Sailor Monsoon

11. Tarzan (1999) | 171 points

  • Come on, Phil Collins with the absolute banger soundtrack and quite frankly everyone had a crush on Tarzan. – Sandra Osh
  • “Two Worlds” and “Son of Man” are some absolute classic songs. Tarzan definitely closed out the Disney Renaissance with a bang. It has some absolutely stunning visuals and a great cast of characters. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • Tarzan and Phil Collins go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like hugs and kisses. Starsky and Hutch. Seriously, though, I don’t know what else to say about this except that it has Tarzan and Phil Collins. But isn’t that enough? It is for me. – Billy Dhalgren

9. Wreck-It Ralph (2012) | 172 points

  • This one is a heartstring puller in the best ways. Such a fantastic story about the bad guy wanting to be a good guy and finding/teaching a young girl to embrace her flaw. Its diverse and in-depth arcade games and solid mix of adult humor makes this movie one for the whole family. – Sandra Osh
  • “You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain” may be one of the most popular movie lines to quote, but what about the alternative? “You either die a villain or live long enough to see yourself become the hero” is essentially the plot of Wreck-It Ralph and is all the better for it. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • In the earliest versions of the story, Ralph was merely a supporting character, with Fix-It Felix Jr. actually serving as the film’s protagonist. However, after years upon years of rewrites, someone finally realized that Felix had no arc. The heart of the story was Ralph’s journey of becoming a hero and by extension, what a hero actually is. So they swapped their roles and in doing so, created the most unique character arc a Disney “villain” has ever had. He’s a villain that doesn’t want to be a villain. – Sailor Monsoon

9. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) | 172 points

  • “Pull the lever, Kronk / Wrong lever, Kronk” was legendary. Anyone who says different needs to rewatch. – Sandra Osh
  • The fourth-wall-breaking by Kuzco is a definite reason why this film stands out from the rest of the Disney classics. There has always been something enjoyable about an unreliable narrator and Kuzco surely delivers on that front. Plus, this movie has Kronk, and in Kronk, we laugh. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • Hands down the funniest film Disney Animation Studios ever produced. A complete outlier within their filmography, there’s nothing else that feels even slightly familiar. The gags are non-stop, the humor is unique and best of all, there are no songs. – Sailor Monsoon

8. Lilo & Stitch (2002) | 175 points

  • One of Disney’s best love stories is found in this movie between Nani and David. I mean, the man supports her and her bratty sister without even getting the boyfriend title. LEGEND. Otherwise, the film has at least six Elvis songs and is a funny, typical Disney story rooted in family and ohana. – Sandra Osh
  • One of my all-time favorite Disney films. Since the Renaissance, Disney has been slowly working more diversity into their films and showcasing other cultures. I’m positive that Lilo & Stitch made a bunch of kids wants to go to Hawaii (or at least the beach). I also watched the TV sequel series (those crossover episodes were the best), and I think I almost prefer it. There’s a reason this film spawned a whole franchise. The characters are just that likable and the story possibilities are endless. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • It’ll keep you in Stitches. That pun was terrible. I apologize. – Sailor Monsoon

7. Zootopia (2016) | 176 points

  • The city felt like Disney’s version of Panem (seen in The Hunger Games) with all its “country versus city”. It also has a solid story and fantastic visuals. – Sandra Osh
  • It’s a perfectly fine film, but I think Moana is the better 2016 film. So I find it really surprising that this is the film that made $1 billion dollars and not the other way around. Also, the film stars a fox and Disney makes no effort to at least have a slight offhand remark about one of his ancestors being Robin Hood? For shame, Disney, for shame. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • Zootopia is a buddy cop movie about systematic prejudices and moving on beyond your culturally prescribed place — that also stars animals. It has a lot to say and does so in a fun and everything way. – Sailor Monsoon

6. Frozen (2013) | 182 points

  • Honestly, if it wasn’t for Olaf I would never watch this film again. He is clearly the star of the franchise and Disney knows it too (given the amount of projects centered on him). There are some good jokes spread throughout the film (specifically the ones poking fun at old Disney tropes), and I don’t think it deserves nearly the amount of hate it gets, but it is not my favorite. Fun fact: this movie was still such a big deal in the summer of 2014 that my whole family (including grandparents) gathered around to watch this. I’m pretty sure only two of us actually liked it (and, again, that was because of Olaf). – Marmaduke Karlston
  • Outside of the Hamilton soundtrack, there may not be a more culturally significant album of the decade than Frozen. Almost every single one of its songs became an instant classic but none became as popular as “Let it Go”. Idina Menzel sings the shit out of it and does such a good job that it actually changed the narrative arc of the film. Elsa was originally supposed to be the villain of the story but the song was so good that they decided to change the story to accommodate it. That’s how good the song is. – Sailor Monsoon

5. Moana (2016) | 188 points

  • This movie basically shows that the best way to solve our problems is to completely go against our parents’ word, trust a large singing man, and follow your spirit into a fiery land. It also has a irresponsible chicken who tries to commit a number of drownings with hilarious results. – Sandra Osh
  • This is my favorite film Disney has released in the last decade. The characters are great, the songs are catchy, and it has an animated version of Dwayne Johnson! Honestly, what more could you ask for? – Marmaduke Karlston
  • Moana shares the same basic plot as The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Brave, Tangled, and probably some other Disney Princess movies I’m forgetting. It’s not original by any stretch of the imagination, but it doesn’t need to be, because it’s got great music, a perfectly cast Dwayne Johnson as an insecure demigod, amazing visuals, and Hei Hei the Chicken. Moana is a ton of fun no matter your age or gender. – Billy Dhalgren

4. The Little Mermaid (1989) | 193 points

  • I’m sometimes unsure of the things we should take from this movie. “Give up your voice for a man”; “Marry a prince who knows nothing about you to get your voice back… at age 16”; “Collect a massive amount of items from sunken ships where people died, and then sing about how you want to be one”. Not going to lie, I love this film and almost everyone went through a mermaid phase at one point. It’s worth a watch. – Sandra Osh
  • I have never understood the love for this film. I am contractually obligated to like Ariel because of our shared hair color, but otherwise, I could care less about The Little Mermaid. The third act is ridiculous, and although “Under the Sea” is a good bop there are better Disney songs to sing on a road trip. But if it’s responsible for shaping the Disney Renaissance and giving me my favorite films then I will graciously pity like it. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • I feel like the tide has been slowly turning on this film over the last couple of years. I’ve heard a lot of complaints regarding the fact that Ariel does nothing at the end and that Eric has to save her and how superficial their love is considering she never says anything to him and blah blah blah. If you dislike this film because you’ve heard the soundtrack a million times, I understand. If you hate it because Ariel is annoying as hell through most of the running time, I can understand that. But if getting upset that a Disney princess doesn’t hold up to microscopic scrutiny, well brother, I only have one thing to say to you: stop being a snarfblatt. – Sailor Monsoon

3. Beauty and the Beast (1991) | 203 points

  • Overrated. It’s a perfectly fine story, but one that I could never connect with. If I care more about the animated furniture then you got a problem with your leads. Also, if the point of the film is that beauty is on the inside, not the outside then you really shouldn’t have had Belle’s reward be that the Beast turns into a hunk. It sort of defeats the purpose. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • The first animated film to be nominated for best picture. Regardless of whether you think the Academy is always wrong or that the awards are a joke, the fact that every voting member–which remember, is made up of people actually working on films–came together and decided that this film was good enough to be in the top five. Good enough to actually win the Oscar. This was before they added ten nominations to the best picture ballot and before animated films had their own category. This film being nominated finally legitimized animation. It was no longer looked at as children’s entertainment. This was art. – Sailor Monsoon
  • Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite Disney Animated film. I love everything about it from the music, the characters, and the story. Gaston is one of my favorite Disney characters and it has some of the most memorable songs. It’s one of the few I will sit down and watch by myself. – Vincent Kane

2. The Lion King (1994) | 212 points

  • Although I don’t hold the same level of admiration as I once did for this film, I still enjoy it a lot. Scar is one of the best Disney villains, and everything after Simba meets up with Timon and Pumbaa and sings “Hakuna Matata” is gold. However, if I’m being perfectly honest, I actually like The Lion King 1 1/2 more. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • One of the biggest problems with Disney buying everything and putting everything they acquire into a year a film (or in the case of Marvel, three films a year) schedule, is that it killed the event picture. Back in the day, going to see the new Disney film was an event. This was the thing you looked forward to all year and you and everyone you knew saw it. And would talk about it all year round. Nowadays, films aren’t talked about anymore past they’re home video release. They live and die in that opening weekend. In 1994, everyone talked about The Lion King (unless you were a pretentious hipster who wouldn’t shut up about Clerks or Natural Born Killers). I miss it! I miss the event. The tradition. Goddamn it Disney, I miss you. – Sailor Monsoon
  • The Lion King feels like the ultimate Disney animated movie from beginning to end. From the introduction of Simba, to the death of Mufasa (spoiler alert), to “Hakuna Matata” and everything in between, The Lion King has it all. – Vincent Kane

1. Aladdin (1992) | 235 points

  • Robin Williams singing “Prince Ali” and being his hilarious self are definite highlights! – Sandra Osh
  • In my opinion, this is The Disney Renaissance. Aladdin has the best story, action, songs, humor, and characters. A lot of the film’s success is because of Robin Williams’s Genie, but Aladdin is so charismatic that you sort of believe that being a street rat would be fun. There are so many songs in this film that I could sing off the top of my head, but “One Jump Ahead” is the first one to spring to mind. Aladdin is a true Disney classic and will be for many years to come. – Marmaduke Karlston
  • How the hell is there not a voice acting category at the Oscars? It’s been said numerous times but it bares repeating, Robin Williams gives the greatest voice performance of all time in this film. There is no school in existence that can teach you to ad-lib like Williams. It’s a supernatural gift that only certain people have ever possessed. He added so much shit to the script, it made the film ineligible for an adapted screenplay nomination. They had over 16 hours of material from his numerous recording sessions. He created one of the most beloved characters in the Disney pantheon from scratch and that’s only one element of this film. This is what all Disney films aspire to be. – Sailor Monsoon
  • Aladdin will always be one of the best simply because of Robin Williams’ Genie. Easily one of the greatest characters of all-time in a movie filled with already memorable characters. You also have to admit that you catch yourself singing “A Whole New World” days after watching the movie or is that just me? – Vincent Kane 

It was always going to be a close race for #1 between Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin. 2016’s Zootopia and Moana both cracked the Top 10 proving that Disney still knows how to make universally loved films.

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