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All 52 Disney Classics Movies!

Updated on August 23, 2017

All 52 Classic Disney Animated Movies, in Chronological Order

Here's the complete, ultimate list of all 52 Disney Classics, in order, with the year of release included. Some of these might be unavailable, as Disney periodically releases their classic films and only distributes them for a limited time. It can be hard (and expensive) for the collectors out there to find the whole set! However, I've included links for all of the films available on DVD, making it easier for you to find the ones you're after.

I haven't included the Pixar films. However I have included a link at the bottom of this article for a complete list of Pixar movies.

Near the end of this article, I include a printable list of all the Disney Classics movies. So if you're trying to complete your collection, then scroll down to print out your own list!

Numbers 1-10

1. Snow White And The Seven Dwarves

The one that started it all. An evil queen, jealous of her beautiful step-daughter, orders her to be killed. When hearing of the wicked queen's plan, Snow White flees to the woods, and is befriended by a group of seven dwarf miners.

2. Pinocchio

Pinocchio is the story of a carpenter's puppet brought to life by a fairy. Pinocchio then goes on a quest to become a "real boy," learning right from wrong along the way. (1940)

3. Fantasia

Possibly best-known for the inclusion of Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician, Fantasia is a collection of animated shorts set to the Western classical music. (1940)

4. Dumbo

Dumbo tells the story of a baby elephant with a BIG problem: His oversized ears are causing trouble in the circus Big Top and the other elephants at the farm are treating him cruelty. When his mother is put into solitary confinement, up steps Timothy Mouse to become the friend and support he needs to find his incredible talent! (1941)

5. Bambi

Bambi tells the tale of a young deer, from birth to adult, growing up in the wild after his mother is shot by a hunter. (1942)

6. Saludos Amigos

Another compilation of shorts, Saludos Amigos is based in the U.S., and shows live-action footage of Disney animators travelling the country and telling stories through animation. Features Donald Duck in his first feature film. (1942)

7. The Three Caballeros

Donald Duck receives gifts from his friends Joe Carioca the parrot and Panchito the rooster. These magical gifts take him on a Tour of South America, with his friends as his guides. A blend of live action and animated shorts, this film set to a soundtrack of lively Latin music (1944)

8. Make Mine Music

More animated shorts set to music, this time set to "modern" (1940s) blues and jazz. Features actress Dinah Shore and the "King of Swing," jazz musician Benny Goodman. (1946)

9. Fun And Fancy Free

The last feature film to feature Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse, Fun and Fancy Free stars Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Jiminy Cricket in two animated shorts. "Bongo" is a circus bear who's escaped to get back to the wild, and "Mickey and the Beanstalk" is the original fairytale with a sprinkling of Disney magic. (1947)

10. Melody Time

Disney shorts meet music for and shorts featurettes, "Make Mine Music." Seven stories are featured including Donald Duck starring in "Blame it on the Samba." (1948)

We're Almost Halfway There!!

That's 25 Disney Classics so far. How many have you seen? Anything you were missing in your collection? Another 27 films to go, from 1986 to the present day! That's an average of one film release a year!

How Are You Getting On So Far?

Apart from the big titles like Snow White and Bambi, many of the films I've mentioned so far are often overlooked, but how many do you own?

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Numbers 11-25

11. The Adventures of Ichabod And Mr Toad

The last of the shorts featurettes, this film includes two animated adaptations of classic stories: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and "Wind in the Willows." (1949)

12 Cinderella

The classic fairy tale retold the Disney way. A young girl is forced by her stepmother and ugly stepsisters to wash and clean all day. Her only friends are the mice that live in the attic. One day, the old kingdom is invited to a party at the castle. However, Cinderella is forced by her stepmother to stay at home. Cinderella then receives a visit from her Fairy Godmother, who, with a little bit of magic, makes her dream come true. (1950)

13. Alice In Wonderland

The Lewis Carroll story retold. Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole and meets strange characters in a new magical world! (1951)

14. Peter Pan

Peter Pan is the little boy who never grew up. He befriends Wendy and her brothers and invites them to the magical world of Neverland. (1953)

15. Lady And The Tramp

Lady, a tidy, proper, Cocker Spaniel, meets Tramp, a rough and playful stray. This is a love story of two worlds coming together. (1955)

16. Sleeping Beauty

Another classic fairytale, and one of Disney's most popular princesses. Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) is cursed to die before her 16th birthday, and only a handsome Prince and her three fairy friends can save her. (1959)

17. 101 Dalmatians

Pongo and Perdita are two Dalmatians. After the birth of their 15 puppies, the evil Cruella De Vil steals them to make a Dalmatian fur coat. The brave parents travel across the country to save their pups, only to discover a little more than they bargain for when they find them! (1961)

18. The Sword In The Stone

A young King Arthur meets a wise but clumsy wizard, Merlin, during a hunting trip in the woods. Merlin tries to offer the boy an "education," using magic to teach the boy lessons in life because he believes that the boy is destined to be much more than his older brother's squire. (1963)

19. The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling's short story is given a musical Disney makeover, as Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther try to raise Mowgli, a boy they found as a baby stranded in the jungle. Together they learn the "Bear" necessities of life while on the constant lookout for tiger Shere Khan. Random trivia: This was the last film to be overseen by Walt Disney during production. (1967)

20. The Aristocats

Duchess and her family of Parisian cats are taken from their plush home and stranded by a jealous butler. Now, with the help of smooth-talking tomcat Thomas O'Malley, they set out to get back home. (1970)

21. Robin Hood

A Disney spin on the English fable of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Robin and Maid Marion are foxes, Little John is a bear, and the evil Prince John is portrayed by a cowardly lion! After Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham tax the villages to the extreme, Robin is there to "rob from the rich, and give to the poor." (1973)

22. The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

Based on the stories of Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne, this was the last film with personal involvement from Walt Disney. Some of the segments released in the film were produced while he was still part of the studio. His original intention was to release a full-length feature film, but instead he decided on three short segments to familiarize American audiences with the characters of the story. (1977)

23. The Rescuers

The first of the two Rescuers movies. The Rescue Aid Society is a collection of mice from all around the world, ready to help anyone that needs it. Miss Bianca (the Hungarian mouse representative) and Bernard (the RAS janitor) are sent to help Penny, an orphan held prisoner by the evil Madame Medusa. (1977)

24. The Fox And The Hound

Tod is a fox orphaned by hunters, and Copper is a hunting dog puppy. The two animals become unlikely companions, but their friendship is put to the test when Copper is trained to hunt out his best friend! (1981)

25. The Black Cauldron

Taran,a young pig-keeper, and his team of unlikely heroes must stop the Horned King from possessing the magical powers released from the Black Cauldron. Random movie trivia: The film took over 12 years to make, including five years of production. It was also the first Disney animated film to receive a Parental Guidance certificate in the UK! (1985)

Everyone's got a favourite Disney film. Maybe there's a specific film that reminds you of being young, having kids, or just special times in your life. Why not tell the world what your favourite films are here!

Numbers 26-30

26. Basil The Great Mouse Detective

Basil, the mouse equivalent to Sherlock Holmes, sets out to save a kidnapped toy-maker. While investigating the kidnapping, he discovers a threat to the Royal Family by Profesor Ratigan (voiced by Vincent Price) (1986)

27. Oliver And Company

Oliver the kitten leads a similar life to that of Oliver Twist in this tale of friendship and dreams set in New York. After being down on his luck, Oliver meets Dodger, a street-smart city dog who teaches him how to live in the Big City. But when he is adopted by Jenny, Oliver discovers where he truly belongs. (1988)

28. The Little Mermaid

Ariel, the Little Mermaid and daughter of King Triton, is obsessed with human life. After falling in love with a human prince, she is given the chance to become human herself by the evil Ursula. But Ariel must sacrifice her voice, and Ursula has other plans for her and her father. (1989)

29. The Rescuers Down Under

The second outing for Rescue Aid Society's Bernard and Miss Bianca. This time they're sent to Australia to help protect a young boy and his rare eagle pal from the clutches of a poacher. Future Rescuer films were planned, but after Eva Gabor (who voiced Miss Bianca) died in 1995, all future Rescuers released were scrapped. (1990)

30. Beauty And The Beast

Belle, the daughter of an inventer, must sacrifice her freedom after a mysterious beast imprisons her father in his castle. But after spending time with the Beast and his enchanted staff of maids and butlers, she learns to love the man hidden within. (1991)

Numbers 31-40

31. Aladdin

Aladdin, an Arabian pauper and "Diamond in the Rough," comes across a magical lamp that is home to a hyperactive and excitable Genie (voiced by Robin Williams). Genie grants Aladdin three wishes. Meanwhile, the sorcerer and Kings advisor, Jafar wants the lamp for his own evil purposes. Aladdin, accompanied by his sidekick, the monkey Abu, and Princess Jasmine, must stop Jafar from obtaining the lamp at all costs! (1992)

32. The Lion King

Quite possibly one of the most-loved Disney films, The Lion King tells the story of lion cub Simba who is banished from his pride after being falsely accused of murdering his father. Simba learns some valuable life lessons from the most unlikely of pals, meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa. Eventually, he discovers that his pride is in trouble, and only he can save his family! (1994)

33. Pocahontas

Pocahontas tells the tale of English settlers landing in an Indian princess's village. She must discover a way for the visitors to live in harmony with her people. This film—as well as Mulan (see number 36)—is one of a select few of Disney films inspired by a true story. (1995)

34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame cathedral, must help his friend Esmerelda the gypsy and stop her home from being destroyed at the hand of Frollo, the man who brought Quasimodo up from a young boy. (1996)

35. Hercules

Hercules is the son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera. But when his godlike status is stripped from him, he must claim it back as a human on Earth in order to become a True Hero. Random fact: In one scene in the film, the character Phil is seen cleaning himself up with a lion skin. The more eagle-eyed of viewers may spot that the skin is drawn to resemble the skin of Scar from The Lion King! (1997)

36. Mulan

Disney's take on the story of Mulan, a Chinese girl who joins the army to save her aging dad from enrolling, and helps to fight off the invading Huns. When her ancient ancestors find out, they send Mushu the dragon (voiced by Eddie Murphy) to bring her back. Unable to break her will to stay and fight, he helps her to see off the invaders. Random Disney trivia: Mulan was the first Disney release to be brought out on DVD! (1998)

37. Tarzan

Tarzan was raised in the jungle by apes after being orphaned as a baby. When he discovers that he is descended from a group of human explorers, he must decide where his loyalties lie. (1999)

38. Fantasia 2000

Similar to the original Fantasia, this version features more classical pieces set to Disney animation. Also included is a segment from the original "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."(1999)

39. Dinosaur

An Iguadon egg is separated from its family. When it hatches the baby is brought up by a pack of lemurs who name him Aladar. But a meteorite shower threatens the animals' survival, so Aladar and his family must travel to find sanctuary. I think this was also Disney's first fully CGI movie, as opposed to the usual "painted" technique they used before. (2000)

40. The Emperor's New Groove

Emperor Kuzco plans to build himself a new water park for his birthday, which requires destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. However, Yzma is planning to take the throne from him. In a failed assassination attempt, Kuzko is turned into a llama and is found by the llama herder Pacha, whose village is due to be demolished. Pacha finds out the llama's true identity and offers to help the emperor reclaim his throne if he agrees to move his water park. Sting was asked to perform the theme song, but he declined, saying that Disney needed someone hip and younger. So instead they asked Tom Jones, who is 11 years younger. (2000)

European Readers Take Note!

The numbering from 39 onwards represents the order for American 'Classics' releases. The European order is a little different (but we'll get to that later!)

Numbers 41-45

41. Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Historian Milo (voiced by Michael J. Fox) joins a group of explorers who set out to find the lost city of Atlantis. But when their expedition takes an unexpected turn, the explorers go from exploring the city to protecting it. This was only the second Disney classic to receive a PG rating! (2001)

42. Lilo And Stitch

Stitch, an alien experiment, crash-lands in Hawaii after escaping imprisonment. Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, takes him in thinking he's a dog. Not only must Stitch stop his cover from getting blown, he also needs to keep away from two Galactic Federation representatives out to capture him and take him back to prison! (2002)

43. Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet is loosely based on the story, "Treasure Island." The film sees Jim Hawkins travelling across the universe in a futuristic space galleon. After befriending the robot cook John Silver, the crew of the ship encounters many obstacles until John Silver reveals himself as a pirate with intentions of mutinying. (2002)

44. Brother Bear

After a hunter kills a bear in the forest, he is transformed into a bear himself. Accompanied by a young cub called Koda, he must learn the true value of brotherhood. Disney originally planned to do a cartoon spin-off series (similar to Lilo and Stitch or The Lion King) with the characters Rutt and Tuke, but this idea was scrapped. (2003)

45. Home On The Range

When an outlaw tries to take control of the Patch of Heaven dairy ranch, it is up to the residents (a group of determined animals) to protect their home! Featuring the vocal talents of Judi Dench and Steve Buscemi, and music provided by kd Lang, Tim McGraw, and other country legends. (2004)

The next seven movies saw a change in Disney's production techniques. Only one was actually animated by hand. The others were all produced with CGI. Disney also started utilising the element of 3D in their films (Chicken Little was the first film to use this technique!)

Welcome back European readers!

Number 39, 'Dinosaur', was never released as a 'Disney Classics' in Europe. Instead, 'The Wild', was released as number 46. From now on, Europe and American release numbers are the same!

Numbers 46-50

46. Chicken Little

Chicken Little stirs his town into a panic when he thinks the sky is falling. But when aliens visit the town, he and his group of friends must convince the town, and more importantly his father, that this time it's for real! (2005)

47. Meet The Robinsons

Lewis is a 12-year-old genius. When one of his inventions is messed up by a mysterious man in a bowler hat, Lewis receives a visit from someone from the future. He travels to 2037, and meets the Robinson family. Here is where Lewis finds out the truth about Bowler Hat Guy and gain the courage to keep moving forward. (2007)

48. Bolt

Bolt has his own TV show, 'Bolt The Superdog', where he uses his superpowers to protect his owner Penny. But when he's accidentally seperated from Penny in the 'real world', he must find her without the powers he's always believed were real.

49. The Princess And The Frog

Everyone knows the story of the Princess and the Frog. Usually the frog turns into a dashing prince when the girl kisses him. But what if the princess turns into a frog instead? Featuring Disney's first African-American princess, Tiana, the Princess and the Frog follows a princess who becomes a frog, a frog-prince, and their new bayou friends. (2009)

50. Tangled

The story of Rapunzel, retold by Disney. Rapunzel is kidnapped as a young girl and locked away in a tower by Gothel, a woman pretending to be her mother. When Rapunzel becomes a teenager, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, a man who breaks into her tower, travel to the neighbouring kingdom to discover who she really is: the daughter of the King and Queen of the kingdom. (2010)

Numbers 51-52

51. Wreck It Ralph

Wreck It Ralph is the bad guy in his retro video game, but after getting fed up with being second-fiddle to the hero Fix It Felix, Ralph leaves his game to become a hero himself. Unfortunately, it doesn't go according to plan, and Ralph and Felix must work together to save their video arcade and their new-found friends. (2012)

52. Frozen

Loosely based on the story of the Snow Queen, this film follows Princess Elsa, who accidentally turns her kingdom into a permanent winter. Then it is up to her sister Anna to save her. (2013)

A printable version of the list

Check out my printable list of all 52 movies! Print it out and stick it on your fridge, bedroom wall, or DVD rack. That way you can tick the ones you've already got and see at a glance which movies you're missing!

Click here for the full list!

So there you have it, all 52 Disney Classics Movies! What's your favourite? What's your least favourite? Are there any movies that have a special place in your childhood? Leave a comment and see with other people think!

What's Your Favourite Disney Movie?

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      guess who 2 months ago

      my all time favourite Disney film on this list is beauty and the beast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Donna Colwell 7 months ago

      Bambi, Snow White &The Seven Dwarfs only to get the list started.

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      Kacie 10 months ago

      I own 33 of the ones on this list. My favorite is Sleeping Beauty.

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      Michael 10 months ago

      Please update this, Zi have it bookmarked for reference but getting dated. Thanks

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      Mikey 12 months ago

      Can we update to add Zootopia and Moana? Thanks

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      Julia5555 2 years ago

      My favourites are Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and the lion King. Oh, and tangled! There are so many great ones!

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      Big Al in Florida 2 years ago

      Disney has and always will be the standard for Animation. From Hi, hi ho to the latest creation quality has been the standard of few have even halfway achieved. From Animation, live action, to there is an unending flow of excitement being produced by the Greatest Studio not only in the U.S. but in the whole wide world. Yes I am crazy about Disney you might say but when you have seen the BEST why settle for anything less.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Beauty and the Beast and Lion king tops my favorite. Great list you have here.

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      AnuradhaM 3 years ago

      Excellent lIst..

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      The_Kelster 3 years ago

      Really enjoyed this lens!

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      othellos 4 years ago

      What a wonderful resource. Thank you for sharing such a comprehensive guide:=)

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      lulemee 4 years ago

      Oh wow! Great lense! It must have been a lot of work to create it! I must admitt that I saw nearly all of them, but just nearly. There are still some I didn´t watch like Bold, Ralph and some other newer ones.

      I just started a new lense about Disney as well and I would love if you could just take a look and tell me what you thing? It´s not finished, just started, so faults can be erased now ;-)


      Thank you!

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      NC Shepherd 4 years ago

      Thanks for this list. My granddaughter is 18 months, and we're starting her Disney classics collection.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The Lion King is still one of my all-time favorite movies!

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      fastpass2disney 5 years ago

      Great lens - I love Disney movies :)

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Beauty and the Beast. It's actually difficult to chose because all these movies were great.

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      Adeeb 5 years ago from Malaysia

      I love Snow White! I still whistle like a dwarf till now, LOL. Btw, I shared your lens on Twitter and my friends really love your list. They're quite shocked realizing that Snow White was released in 1937! :D

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      ALL OF THEM! It's hard, to choose.... if I had to choose.. I can't I love them all!

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      Beauty and the Beast and Lady and the Tramp. I own both on Dvd.

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      coffeeandtea 5 years ago

      wow I see this is how a lens is supposed to be done! You are not a newbie at all, Alex! (I thought you were!) Great going! :)

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      There are so many Disney Movies that I love...I think I'll always hold a torch for Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast and Lion King...ahhhhh

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I remember watching The Little Mermaid in the movie theater. I've been looking for a list like this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is my type of lens... There are so many movies that I need to see on this list!

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      tomthiessen lm 5 years ago

      Weird...I haven't seen any of the movies released after Mulan.

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      alexis84 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      @loki1982 lm: Oh there's plenty more! There's sequels, spin-off movies, and other animated features that weren't part of the 'Classics' range!



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      loki1982 lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens. Never realized how many disney movies there are.