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List of Disney theatrical animated features


Walt Disney Animation Studios

The following is a list of the animated films that were either entirely produced in-house by Walt Disney Productions prior to 1986, or were produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, formerly known as Walt Disney Feature Animation, after 1986.[1]

For advertising purposes, The Walt Disney Company began to affix numbers to each of the films in the late 1980s.[citation needed] Through this method, they could proclaim the film to be “Disney’s X full-length animated film”. When the numbering system was introduced, the group of films included became collectively known as the “Disney Animation Canon.”[citation needed] Many film historians and animation fans refer to them as Disney “classics” or Disney “features”. The numbering system remains today, as recent press releases for such products as the 20th anniversary edition of Oliver & Company,[2] as well as the opening and closing logos and marketing materials for Tangled,[3] still refer to the film’s number.[4] Some foreign numbering systems of Disney Animated Classics exclude Dinosaur and include The Wild.[5] However, The Wild was not produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

# Film Date of original release Notes
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937 (premiere)
February 4, 1938
2 Pinocchio February 7, 1940 (premiere)
February 9, 1940
3 Fantasia November 13, 1940 (premiere/roadshow)
January 29, 1941 (RKO roadshow)
January 8, 1942
[note 1][note 2]
4 Dumbo October 23, 1941
5 Bambi August 13, 1942
6 Saludos Amigos August 24, 1942 (premiere)
February 6, 1943
[note 1][note 2]
7 The Three Caballeros December 21, 1944 (premiere)
February 3, 1945
[note 1][note 2]
8 Make Mine Music April 20, 1946 (premiere)
August 15, 1946
[note 1]
9 Fun and Fancy Free September 27, 1947 [note 1][note 2]
10 Melody Time May 27, 1948 [note 1][note 2]
11 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 5, 1949 [note 1]
12 Cinderella February 15, 1950 (premiere)
March 4, 1950
13 Alice in Wonderland July 26, 1951
14 Peter Pan February 5, 1953
15 Lady and the Tramp June 16, 1955 (premiere)
June 22, 1955
[note 3]
16 Sleeping Beauty January 29, 1959 [note 4]
17 One Hundred and One Dalmatians January 25, 1961
18 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963
19 The Jungle Book October 18, 1967
20 The Aristocats December 24, 1970
21 Robin Hood November 8, 1973
22 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 11, 1977 [note 1][note 2]
23 The Rescuers June 22, 1977
24 The Fox and the Hound July 10, 1981
25 The Black Cauldron July 24, 1985 [note 4]
26 The Great Mouse Detective July 2, 1986
27 Oliver & Company November 13, 1988 (premiere)
November 18, 1988
28 The Little Mermaid November 14, 1989 (premiere)
November 17, 1989
29 The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990
30 Beauty and the Beast November 13, 1991 [note 5][note 6]
31 Aladdin November 11, 1992
32 The Lion King June 15, 1994 [note 5][note 6]
33 Pocahontas June 16, 1995 (premiere)
June 23, 1995
34 The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 19, 1996 (premiere)
June 21, 1996
35 Hercules June 14, 1997 (premiere)
June 27, 1997
36 Mulan June 5, 1998 (premiere)
June 19, 1998
37 Tarzan June 12, 1999 (premiere)
June 18, 1999
38 Fantasia 2000 December 17, 1999 (premiere)
January 1, 2000
[note 1][note 2][note 5]
39 Dinosaur May 19, 2000 [note 2][note 7]
40 The Emperor’s New Groove December 10, 2000 (premiere)
December 15, 2000
41 Atlantis: The Lost Empire June 3, 2001 (premiere)
June 15, 2001
42 Lilo & Stitch June 16, 2002 (premiere)
June 21, 2002
43 Treasure Planet November 17, 2002 (premiere)
November 27, 2002
[note 5]
44 Brother Bear October 20, 2003 (premiere)
October 24, 2003
45 Home on the Range March 21, 2004 (premiere)
April 2, 2004
46 Chicken Little October 30, 2005 (premiere)
November 4, 2005
[note 6][note 7]
47 Meet the Robinsons March 30, 2007 [note 6][note 7]
48 Bolt November 21, 2008 [note 6][note 7]
49 The Princess and the Frog November 25, 2009 (premiere)
December 11, 2009
50 Tangled November 24, 2010 [note 6][note 7]
51 Winnie the Pooh July 15, 2011 [note 2]
52 Wreck-It Ralph November 2, 2012[6] [note 6][note 7][note 8]
53 Frozen November 27, 2013[7] [note 8]

It has been confirmed that Mickey Mouse and King of the Elves are also in the works.[8][9][10]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i These are “package films“, releases made up of two or more short films with bridging sequences. Though some consider the package films to be only the six consecutive package films of the 1940s (numbers 6–11 above), the definition used here also includes both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Inclusion of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is unique since it contains three previously released featurettes.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i These films contain live-action scenes and/or sequences.
  3. ^ Lady and the Tramp was photographed simultaneously in both the regular Academy format and in CinemaScope. Both versions were released at the same time.
  4. ^ a b These two films were shot in the 70 mm Super Technirama process. Reduced 35 mm CinemaScope-compatible prints were released at the same time as the 70 mm versions.
  5. ^ a b c d These films were released or re-released in IMAX format in addition to their regular theatrical releases.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g These films were also released or re-released in a Disney Digital 3-D limited cinema version.
  7. ^ a b c d e f These films are computer-animation films.
  8. ^ a b Film is not yet released. Release date subject to change.

Films primarily live-action but partially animated

All of the following are live-action films and documentaries films that contain animated scenes or sequences.

# Film Date of original release Notes
1 The Reluctant Dragon June 20, 1941 [note 1]
2 Victory Through Air Power July 17, 1943 [note 1][note 2]
3 Song of the South November 12, 1946
4 So Dear to My Heart November 29, 1948
5 Mary Poppins August 27, 1964
6 Bedknobs and Broomsticks November 11, 1971
7 Pete’s Dragon November 3, 1977
8 Who Framed Roger Rabbit June 21, 1988 (premiere)
June 22, 1988
[note 3]
9 Enchanted November 21, 2007

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Documentary film
  2. ^ Majority of the film animated, but not for purpose of entertainment
  3. ^ Released through Disney’s Touchstone Pictures label

Other live-action films containing Disney animation

The following are live-action films produced by other studios, that contain animation scenes or sequences produced by Walt Disney.

# Film Date of original release Produced by Notes
1 Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks June 20, 1931 United Artists [note 1]
2 Hollywood Party June 1, 1934[11] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [note 2]
3 Servants’ Entrance September 26, 1934 20th Century Fox [note 3]
4 Cri Cri el grillito cantor December 12, 1963 (Mexico) Producciones Carlos Amador [note 4][note 5]

Notes:

  1. ^ Contains a sequence starring Mickey Mouse dancing, also stars Douglas Fairbanks
  2. ^ Contains an animated sequence introduced by Mickey Mouse entitled “The Hot-Chocolate Soldiers”
  3. ^ Contains a nightmare sequence produced by Walt Disney
  4. ^ Contains a sequence starring the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf
  5. ^ Not released theatrically in the United States

DisneyToon Studios

Main article: DisneyToon Studios

This is the complete list of DisneyToon Studios films which have had a theatrical release.

# Film Date of original release Notes
1 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp August 3, 1990 [note 1]
2 A Goofy Movie April 7, 1995 [note 1]
3 Doug’s 1st Movie March 26, 1999 [note 1][note 2]
4 The Tigger Movie February 11, 2000
5 Recess: School’s Out February 16, 2001 [note 1]
6 Return to Never Land February 15, 2002
7 The Jungle Book 2 February 14, 2003
8 Piglet’s Big Movie March 21, 2003
9 Teacher’s Pet January 16, 2004 [note 1]
10 Pooh’s Heffalump Movie February 11, 2005
11 Bambi II January 26, 2006 (Argentina) [note 3]
12 Tinker Bell September 19, 2008 (Mexico) [note 3]
13 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure September 3, 2009 (Argentina) [note 3]
14 Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue August 13, 2010 (UK) [note 3]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d e Produced under the banner Walt Disney Television Animation until 2003
  2. ^ Produced with Jumbo Pictures
  3. ^ a b c d Not released theatrically in the United States

Pixar Animation Studios

Main article: List of Pixar films

Disney now owns Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar has released or will release the following films:

# Film Date of original release Notes
1 Toy Story November 22, 1995 [note 1]
2 A Bug’s Life November 25, 1998
3 Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 [note 1]
4 Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001
5 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003
6 The Incredibles November 5, 2004
7 Cars June 9, 2006
8 Ratatouille June 29, 2007
9 WALL-E June 27, 2008 [note 2]
10 Up May 29, 2009 [note 1]
11 Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 [note 1][note 3]
12 Cars 2 June 24, 2011 [note 1][note 3]
13 Brave June 22, 2012[12] [note 1][note 4]
14 Monsters University June 21, 2013[13] [note 1][note 4]
15 The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside a Young Girl’s Mind (TBA) [14] May 30, 2014 [note 4]
16 The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs (TBA) [15][16] TBA [note 4]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Released or re-released in Disney Digital 3-D
  2. ^ Features live-action sequences
  3. ^ a b Released in IMAX 3-D
  4. ^ a b c d Not yet released, tentative release dates

Stop-motion films

The stop-motion makers Henry Selick and Tim Burton have worked on the following stop-motion films made by Disney.

# Film Date of original release Notes
1 The Nightmare Before Christmas October 9, 1993 (premiere)
October 13, 1993
[note 1][note 2][note 3]
2 James and the Giant Peach April 12, 1996 [note 2][note 4]
3 Frankenweenie October 5, 2012[17]
4 Untitled Henry Selick film October 4, 2013[18]

Notes:

  1. ^ Originally released by Disney through their Touchstone Pictures label
  2. ^ a b Includes animation by Skellington Productions
  3. ^ Released or re-released in a Disney Digital 3-D limited cinema version
  4. ^ Contains live-action shots

ImageMovers Digital

Main article: ImageMovers

The following films were produced by ImageMovers Digital, a film studio run by Robert ZemeckisImageMovers and Disney. Both of the films below are computer animated, and were also released in Disney Digital 3-D versions. Following the poor box office performance of Mars Needs Moms, Disney closed ImageMovers Digital.

# Film Date of original release Notes
1 A Christmas Carol November 6, 2009
2 Mars Needs Moms March 11, 2011

Other animated films distributed by Disney

Unlike the films above that were made by Disney, the films below were only distributed by Disney.

Studio Ghibli

Main article: Studio Ghibli

In 1996, Disney signed a deal with Tokuma Shoten for distribution rights to the theatrical works of Studio Ghibli world-wide (excluding Asia except for Japan and Taiwan and excluding Grave of the Fireflies which was not published by Tokuma), including what then was the most recent film, Princess Mononoke. The deal later grew to include DVD rights and newer Ghibli movies – the English language release of Spirited Away won the 2001, 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Studio Ghibli remains wholly independent of Disney and maintains strict creative control over the handling of the foreign language localization Disney produces.[19] All of the theatrical Ghibli back catalog originally included in the deal have since been released to DVD in North America (except Only Yesterday) and several other countries. The following films were given theatrical releases outside Japan by Disney and subsidiaries:

# Film Date of original release Date of Disney re-release Notes
1 Kiki’s Delivery Service July 29, 1989 May 23, 1998 [note 1]
2 Princess Mononoke July 12, 1997 October 29, 1999 [note 2]
3 Spirited Away July 27, 2001 September 20, 2002
4 The Cat Returns July 19, 2002 May 2, 2003 [note 1]
5 Howl’s Moving Castle November 20, 2004 June 10, 2005
6 Ponyo July 19, 2008 August 14, 2009
7 Tales from Earthsea July 29, 2006 August 13, 2010
8 The Secret World of Arrietty July 17, 2010 February 17, 2012 [note 3]
9 From up on Poppy Hill July 16, 2011 TBA [note 4]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b Limited premiere and limited distribution
  2. ^ Released by Disney through Miramax Films
  3. ^ Not yet released, tentative release dates
  4. ^ Not yet released, tentative release dates

Animated features produced by outside/third-party studios

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# Film Date of original release Produced by Notes
1 The Brave Little Toaster July 10, 1987 Hyperion Pictures
The Kushner-Locke Company
[note 1]
2 The Thief and the Cobbler (Arabian Knight) August 25, 1995 Richard Williams Productions [note 1][note 2][note 3]
3 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars May 18, 1998 Hyperion Pictures
The Kushner-Locke Company
[note 1]
4 Manuelita February 14, 1999 García Ferré Entertainment
Megatrix S.A.U.
[note 1][note 4]
5 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue May 19, 1999 Hyperion Pictures
The Kushner-Locke Company
[note 1]
6 Pokémon 4Ever October 11, 2002 The Pokémon Company
Shogakukan
4Kids Entertainment
[note 1][note 2][note 5]
7 Pokémon Heroes May 16, 2003 The Pokémon Company
Shogakukan
4Kids Entertainment
[note 1][note 2][note 5]
8 Valiant August 19, 2005 Vanguard Animation [note 1][note 6]
9 The Wild April 14, 2006 C.O.R.E. Feature Animation [note 6][note 7]
10 Uma Aventura no Tempo February 16, 2007 Miravista
The Walt Disney Company Latin-America Pvt. Ltd.
[note 6][note 7]
11 Roadside Romeo October 24, 2008 Yash Raj Films
The Walt Disney Company India Pvt. Ltd.
[note 6][note 7]
12 Gnomeo & Juliet February 11, 2011 Rocket Pictures
Starz Animation
[note 1][note 6][note 8]

Notes:

  1. ^ abcdefghi Released by Disney in North America
  2. ^ abc Released by Disney through their Miramax Films company
  3. ^ Released by Disney in Japan
  4. ^ Released by Disney in Argentina
  5. ^ ab Released by Disney in Australia and United Kingdom
  6. ^ abcde Computer animated
  7. ^ abc Released by Disney worldwide
  8. ^ Released through Disney’s Touchstone Pictures label

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