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Can You Call Yourself a True Disney Fan?

By: Brian Harris
| December 9, 2020 |

Are you really a true Disney Fan if you haven’t seen these movies? That was the question I was asked when those in our office realized that I have a list of Walt Disney Animation Studios movies I haven’t seen. 

I quickly defended myself and started reciting all the ones I have seen along with my excuse of why there is a period of Disney movies that I didn’t watch. 

Here’s what it is – I was a young adult with no kids. 

I watched a few of the movies from that time period because my niece was born in 1998 so I watched with her, but for basically all the 2000’s I was a kidless adult. I still went to the Disney parks, but most of the Disney Animation Studios films that came out at that time weren’t interesting to me. 

Pixar on the other hand was making movies amazing enough that I didn’t miss a single one of them. I even made a list recently of them in order of my personal worst to best. 

As for the main studio films, there are a few I’ve missed and according to others in the office, they can’t believe which ones I’ve missed. I’ve made a full list of every Walt Disney Animation Studios film along with whether or not I’ve seen them.

I’ll be using my Christmas vacation time to hopefully knock out a few more of these from my “not seen” list. Something the advent of Disney Plus has enabled me to do! (Is that tax-deductible now that I’ve written two blogs on it?)

Early Years

The movies that began it all along with some films most have never heard of. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) – SEEN

Pinocchio (1940) – SEEN

Fantasia (1940) – SEEN

Dumbo (1941) – SEEN

Bambi (1942) – SEEN

Saludos Amigos (1942) – NOT SEEN

The Three Caballeros (1944) – NOT SEEN

Make Mine Music (1946) – NOT SEEN

Fun and Fancy-Free (1947) – NOT SEEN

Melody Time (1948) – NOT SEEN

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) – SEEN

Classic Disney

A series of pure classics Disney films. 

Cinderella (1950) – SEEN

Alice in Wonderland (1951) – SEEN

Peter Pan (1953) – SEEN

Lady and the Tramp (1955) – SEEN

Sleeping Beauty (1959) – SEEN

The Experimental Years

The animation took on a new less traditional look.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) – SEEN

The Sword in the Stone (1963) – SEEN

The Jungle Book (1967) – SEEN

The Aristocats (1970) – SEEN

Robin Hood (1973) – SEEN

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) – SEEN

The Rescuers (1977) – SEEN

The Fox and the Hound (1981) – SEEN

The Black Cauldron (1985) – NOT SEEN

The Great Mouse Detective (1986) – SEEN

Oliver & Company (1988) – SEEN

Reemergence

The curse was broken and Disney animation rose again.

The Little Mermaid (1989) – SEEN

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) – SEEN

Beauty and the Beast (1991) – SEEN

Aladdin (1992) – SEEN

The Lion King (1994) – SEEN

Pocahontas (1995) – SEEN

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) – SEEN

Hercules (1997) – NOT SEEN

Mulan (1998) – NOT SEEN

The Fuzzy Years

There films were ok, but weren’t the most memorable (at least not for me). 

Tarzan (1999) – NOT SEEN

Fantasia 2000 (2000) – NOT SEEN

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) – NOT SEEN

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2000) – NOT SEEN

Lilo & Stitch (2002) – SEEN

Treasure Planet (2002) – NOT SEEN

Brother Bear (2003) – SEEN

Home on the Range (2004) – SEEN

Chicken Little (2005) – NOT SEEN

Meet the Robinsons (2007) – SEEN

Bolt (2008) – SEEN

Modern Era

The studio not only produces traditional princess movies but other movies that appeal to a wider audience. Pretty much it’s blockbuster after blockbuster.

The Princess and the Frog (2009) – NOT SEEN

Tangled (2010) – SEEN

Winnie the Pooh (2011) – SEEN

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) – SEEN

Frozen (2013) – SEEN

Big Hero 6 (2014) – SEEN

Zootopia (2016) – SEEN

Moana (2016) – SEEN

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) – SEEN

Frozen 2 (2019) – SEEN

How does your list compare? Which movie should I start with that is on my “Not Seen” list. I look forward to hearing from you! 

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