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?)
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
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
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
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!