A Chronological List of Disney Movies

Robin Raven
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Many of Disney's classic films have become a part of pop culture history, while modern films like Frozen see unprecendented success. The Disney catalog represents magic and wonder, great stories, memorable characters, and a history of high-quality productions. While the studio has experienced highs and lows over the years, its impact and sheer creative output are unmistakable.

Disney Movies by Year of Release

While everyone can name at least a dozen Disney films, the sheer number of actual titles released may astound you. Unfortunately, not all of them are available for viewing. Many exist behind closed doors in the Disney vault.

Animated Feature Films

When Disney released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, it was the first animated feature film ever produced. It was only the beginning of a storied history in cartoon filmmaking.

1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

1940 - Pinocchio and Fantasia

1941 - Dumbo

1942 - Saludos Amigos and Bambi

1944 - The Three Caballeros

1946 - Make Mine Music

1947 - Fun and Fancy Free

1948 - Melody Time

1949 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

1950 - Cinderella

1951 - Alice in Wonderland

1953 - Peter Pan

1955 - Lady and the Tramp

1959 - Sleeping Beauty

1961 - One Hundred and One Dalmatians

1963 - The Sword in the Stone

1967 - The Jungle Book

1970 - The Aristocats

1973 - Robin Hood

1977 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The Rescuers

1981 - The Fox and the Hound

1985 - The Black Cauldron

1986 - The Great Mouse Detective

1987 - The Brave Little Toaster

1988 - Oliver & Company

1989 - The Little Mermaid

1990 - The Rescuers Down Under

1991 - Beauty and the Beast

1992 - Aladdin

1994 - The Lion King

1995 - Pocahontas

1996 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

1997 - Hercules

1998 - Mulan

1999 - Tarzan and Fantasia 2000

2000 - The Emperor's New Groove

2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire

2002 - Lilo & Stitch and Treasure Planet

2003 - Brother Bear

2004 - Home on the Range

2005 - Chicken Little

2007 - Meet the Robinsons

2008 - Bolt

2009 - The Princess and the Frog

2010 - Tangled

2011 - Winnie the Pooh

2012 - Wreck-It Ralph

2013 - Frozen

2014 - Big Hero 6

2016 - Zootopia

Pixar Films

Pixar Animation Studios are pioneers in computer-generated animation, releasing several successful and critically-acclaimed movies. In the studio's early years, Pixar took part in marketing and distribution deals with Disney. Eventually in 2006 Disney bought Pixar, making it a full subsidiary of the company.

1995 - Toy Story

1998 - A Bug's Life

1999 - Toy Story 2

2001 - Monsters, Inc.

2003 - Finding Nemo

2004 - The Incredibles

2006 - Cars

2007 - Ratatouille

2008 - WALL-E

2009 - Up

2010 - Toy Story 3

2011 - Cars 2

2012 - Brave

2013 - Monsters University

2015 - Inside Out

2015 - The Good Dinosaur

2016 - Finding Dory

Direct to Video

There are many animated films that have been released directly to video. These features are primarily sequels of popular Disney releases.

1994 - The Return of Jafar

1995 - Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken

1996 - Aladdin and the King of Thieves

1997 - Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, and Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

1998 - Belle's Magical World, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and Hercules: Zero to Hero

1999 - Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving and Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

2000 - An Extremely Goofy Movie, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins and The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

2001 - Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, and Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street

2002 - Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, Tarzan & Jane, Mickey's House of Villains, and Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

2003 - 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, Atlantis: Milo's Return, Stitch! The Movie, Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade, and Recess: All Growed Down

2004 - The Lion King 1½, Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, and Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

2005 - Mulan II, Tarzan II, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie, and Kronk's New Groove

2006 - Leroy & Stitch, Brother Bear 2, and The Fox and the Hound 2

2007 - Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

2008 - The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

2008 - Tinkerbell

2009 - Tinkerbell: North of Neverland

2010 - Tinkerbell: A Midsummer Storm

2012 - Secret of the Wings

2014 - The Pirate Fairy

2014 - Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

Disney Live-Action Movies

Disney's first foray into live-action, 1946's Song of the South, included a mix of live actors and animation as the studio dipped its toes into these new movie waters. Hayley Mills starred in beloved Disney classics like Pollyanna and The Parent Trap in the 1960's, and she returned for three made-for-TV Disney sequels to The Parent Trap in the 1980's.

More recently, Disney has seen great success with the Pirates of the Caribbean feature film franchise. Malificent won hearts upon its 2014 release and showed the humanity behind the Sleeping Beauty villain. Disney's 2015 live action adaptation of Cinderella was a criticial and commercial success. Over the years, Disney's live-action output has been even greater than its list of animated films. In fact, the list is too long to include here. As an alternative, you can visit the IMDB's list of Disney live action movies for a more comprehensive overview. A few of the live action films through the years include:

1950 - Treasure Island

1954 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

1955 - Davy Crocket: King of the Wild Frontier

1957 - Old Yeller

1959 - The Shaggy Dog

1959 - Darby O'Gill and the Little People

1959 - Kidnapped

1960 - Pollyanna

1960 - Swiss Family Robinson

1961 - The Absent Minded Professor

1961 - The Parent Trap

1961 - Babes in Toyland

1964 - Emil and the Detectives

1965 - That Darn Cat!

1966 - Follow Me, Boys!

1967 - The Gnome Mobile

1967 - Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

1968 - The Love Bug

1969 - Rascal

1969 - The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

1971 - The Million Dollar Duck

1972 - Now You See Him, Now You Don't

1974 - Herbie Rides Again

1975 - The Strongest Man in the World

1975 - Escape to Witch Mountain

1975 - The Apple Dumpling Gang

1976 - The Shaggy D.A.

1976 - Freaky Friday

1978 - Return from Witch Mountain

1980 - Midnight Madness

1980 - The Watcher in the Woods

1980 - Popeye

1981 - Dragon Slayer

1983 - Something Wicked This Way Comes

1985 - Return to Oz

1986 - Flight of the Navigator

1988 - Return to Snowy River

1989 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

1991 - White Fang

1991 - The Rocketeer

1992 - The Mighty Ducks

1992 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

1993 - Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

1993 - Hocus Pocus

1993 - Cool Runnings

1994 - Angels in the Outfield

1994 - The Santa Clause

1994 - The Jungle Book

1995 - Operation Dumbo Drop

1996 - 101 Dalmations

1997 - Jungle 2 Jungle

1997 - George of the Jungle

1997 - Air Bud

1997 - Flubber

1998 - Mighty Joe Young

1999 - My Favorite Martian

1999 - Inspector Gadget

2000 - The Kid

2000 - Remember the Titans

2001 - The Princess Diaries

2002 - Snow Dogs

2002 - Tuck Everlasting

2003 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

2003 - The Haunted Mansion

2004 - Around the World in 80 Days

2004 - National Treasure

2005 - Sky High

2005 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

2006 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

2007 - Bridge to Terabithia

2007 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

2007 - Underdog

2007 - National Treasure: Book of Secrets

2008 - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

2009 - Race to Witch Mountain

2009 - Old Dogs

2010 - The Sorcerer's Apprentice

2010 - Secretariat

2010 - TRON: Legacy

2011 - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

2011 - The Muppets

2013 - The Lone Ranger

2014 - Into the Woods

2014 - Maleficient

2015 - Cinderella

2015 - Tomorrowland

2016 - The Jungle Book

2016 - Alice Through the Looking Glass

2016 - Pete's Dragon

Enjoy High Quality Family Fare

Plan a Disney motion picture marathon or select just a few for a family film night. These movies offer memorable characters, solid plot lines, and enchanting stories. Disney has earned its reputation as one of the most enduring and iconic film studios in history, and they show no signs of slowing down.

A Chronological List of Disney Movies