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1. The Lion King (1994)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg
Votes: 1,073,612 | Gross: $422.78M
2. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi
Votes: 778,436 | Gross: $10.06M
3. Beauty and the Beast (I) (2017)
PG | 129 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.
Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad
Votes: 315,938 | Gross: $504.01M
4. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart
Votes: 460,929 | Gross: $218.97M
5. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young linguist named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian
Votes: 124,381 | Gross: $84.05M
6. Open Season (2006)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear, finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.
Directors: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise
Votes: 99,707 | Gross: $85.11M
7. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A fun-loving American bulldog pup, a hilarious Himalayan cat, and a wise old golden retriever embark on a long trek through the rugged wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains in a quest to reach home and their beloved owners.
Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard
Votes: 48,255 | Gross: $41.83M
8. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton
Votes: 162,033 | Gross: $100.14M
9. Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)
PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Hank, a loveable dog with a head full of dreams about becoming a samurai, sets off in search of his destiny.
Directors: Chris Bailey, Mark Koetsier, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Kylie Kuioka
10. Flushed Away (2006)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.
Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno
Votes: 130,569 | Gross: $64.67M
11. Oliver & Company (1988)
G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.
Director: George Scribner | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Richard Mulligan
Votes: 50,124 | Gross: $74.15M
12. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
R.A.S. agents Miss Bianca and Bernard race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.
Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers
Votes: 44,484 | Gross: $27.93M
13. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.
Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Judith Barsi
Votes: 43,348 | Gross: $27.10M
14. An American Tail (1986)
G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.
Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff
Votes: 55,217 | Gross: $47.48M
15. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A group of dated appliances embark on a journey to the city to find their master after being abandoned in a cabin in the woods.
Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft
16. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy maker and uncovers its link to his archenemy, Professor Ratigan.
Directors: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker | Stars: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek
Votes: 51,320 | Gross: $38.60M
17. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.
Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman
18. Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration (2022 TV Special)
TV-PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Features live never-before-seen musical performances with brand-new sets and costumes inspired by the classic story, created to pay homage while also adding to the iconic story.
Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Rita Moreno, Martin Short, Ariana Grande, Shania Twain
19. Rock Dog (2016)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.
Director: Ash Brannon | Stars: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black
Votes: 5,638 | Gross: $9.40M
20. The Star (2017)
PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
Director: Timothy Reckart | Stars: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez
Votes: 8,649 | Gross: $40.85M
21. Oceans (2009)
G | 84 min | Documentary
An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.
Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jacques Perrin, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Matthias Brandt
Votes: 9,854 | Gross: $19.42M
22. The Prince and the Pauper (1990)
G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Action
A poor boy and a prince exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this.
Director: George Scribner | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer, Arthur Burghardt, Tony Anselmo
23. Bobbleheads: The Movie (2020)
PG | 82 min | Animation, Family
When the toys' humans go "AWOL," they must defend their home from unexpected guests, two uninvited intruders who hope to swap a new baseball player bobblehead for a valuable one.
Director: Kirk Wise | Stars: Cher, Jennifer Coolidge, Anthony DeStefanis, Hala Finley
24. Chimpanzee (2012)
G | 78 min | Documentary, Family
Meet adorable young chimp Oscar and his fellow mayhem-creating buddies, who see the world as their playground. Full of curiosity, joy and a love for mimicking others, these are some of the most extraordinary personalities in the jungle.
Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Star: Tim Allen
Votes: 6,246 | Gross: $28.97M
25. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music
Arts documentary series with concerts and experimental dramatizations.
Stars: Humphrey Burton, Kirsty Wark, David Collings, Michael Hordern
26. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
PG | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History
The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.
Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Roy Edward Disney, John Lasseter, Michael Eisner, Don Hahn
Votes: 3,120 | Gross: $0.08M
27. Howard (2018)
TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
The story of songwriter Howard Ashman who penned the lyrics for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast before he died of AIDS at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1991.
Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Don Hahn, Sarah Gillespie, Shirley Ashman, Howard Ashman
28. The Making of Beauty and the Beast (1991 TV Movie)
22 min | Documentary, Animation, Family
Director: Joseph Carolei | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Don Hahn, Alan Menken, Paige O'Hara
29. Cranium Command (1989)
Animation, Short, Adventure
Cranium Command was an audio-animatronic theatre show in Wonders of Life at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. It was a humorous, educational presentation on the importance of the human brain and its relationship with the body.
Directors: Jerry Rees, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Scott Curtis, Corey Burton, Natalie Gregory, Charles Grodin
30. Sport Goofy in Soccermania (1987)
G | 20 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Uncle Scrooge donates an old beat-up trophy for Huey, Dewey and Louie's soccer tournament. But when he finds out that it is actually worth a million dollars, he has to put together a ragtag team, led by Goofy to win it back.
Directors: Matthew O'Callaghan, Darrell Van Citters | Stars: Tony Pope, Will Ryan, Russi Taylor, Jack Angel
31. 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005 TV Special)
245 min | Documentary, Animation, Family
A list compiling the 100 Greatest cartoons, new and old, as voted by the British public.
Directors: Esther Dere, Anna Gien, Andrew Adamson, Katsuhito Akiyama, Roger Allers, Wesley Archer, Kelly Asbury, Ralph Bakshi, Joseph Barbera, Stéphane Bernasconi, Bruno Bianchi, Brad Bird, Sylvain Chomet, Ron Clements, Gene Deitch, Pete Docter, Jim Duffy, Peter Firmin, Bob Godfrey, Mark Hall, Masamitsu Hidaka, Stephen Hillenburg, Larry Jacobs, Bob Jaques, Vicky Jenson, Andy Kim, Mark Kirkland, Andi Klein, John Kricfalusi, John Lasseter, Peter Lord, Craig McCracken, Bill Melendez, Pete Michels, Rob Minkoff, Rich Moore, Jimmy T. Murakami, John Musker, Nick Park, Oliver Postgate, Jim Reardon, Mike Reiss, Martin Rosen, Aaron Ruben, John Ryan, Tim Searle, Henry Selick, Brian Sheesley, Peter Shin, Alan Smart, Aaron Springer, Andrew Stanton, Satoshi Tajiri, Hideki Takayama, Genndy Tartakovsky, Hisayuki Toriumi, Gary Trousdale, Gregg Vanzo, Conrad Vernon, Gwen Wetzler, Richard Williams, Kirk Wise, Bill Wolf, David Yates, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Joe Alaskey, Terry Alderton, Kelly Asbury
32. Once Upon an Island (2015)
73 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
Impressive family film offers a unique stories of the wonderful animals who inhabit the Aldabra atoll, were born here, create communities, give birth to young and struggle for their survival.
Director: Steve Lichtag | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Oldrich Kaiser
33. The Making of Disney's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (1996 TV Movie)
30 min | Documentary, Animation, Family
Host Jason Alexander goes behind-the-scenes for a look at the making of a Disney animated classic.
Director: Dan Boothe | Stars: Jason Alexander, James Baxter, Roy Conli, Roy Edward Disney
34. Atlantis: The Lost Empire Activity Center (2001 Video Game)
E | Animation, Action, Adventure
Director: Terry Shakespeare | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Don Novello, Jacqueline Obradors, Florence Stanley
35. Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Viking Prologue (2001 Video)
2 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
A fully animated alternate opening of Atlantis: The Lost Empire that was shown in tie-in video games.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
36. The Art of 'Spirited Away' (2003 Video)
15 min | Documentary, Short
The people that brought the film Spirited Away (2001) (a.k.a. "Spirited Away") to the US explain how it was converted into English, with some minor confusion between languages, and how well it did in both Japan and America.
Director: Brent Zacky | Stars: Stephen Alpert, Jerry Beck, Dave Bossert, Hendel Butoy
37. Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' (2002 Video)
28 min | Documentary
Director: Jeff Kurtti | Stars: John Bernstein, Roger Allers, Howard Ashman, Robby Benson
38. Galaxy Gas
Animation | Announced
A teenage whiz-kid living in a trailer park in New Mexico learns that the gas station his father owns in the desert is actually a refueling plant for UFO's.
Director: Kirk Wise
40. The Making of 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire' (2002 Video)
119 min | Documentary
Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Don Hahn, Tab Murphy
41. 1st Annual Spaceys (2003 TV Special)
Space: The Imagination Station's first annual awards show celebration science fiction, fantasy and horror media.
Stars: Jonathan Llyr, Natasha Eloi, Richard Dean Anderson, Jolene Blalock
42. Red Carpet Rookies (2020 Podcast Series)
Red Carpet Rookies aims to 'demystify and democratize' the film and television industries for upcoming juniors, sharing wisdom from influential professionals to help foster a wider and more diverse next generation of film-makers and crew.
Stars: Mike Battle, Tim Miller, Ngila Dickson, Sonja Klaus
43. 20/20: Beauty and the Beast (1990 TV Movie)
Stars: Michael Eisner, Amelia Giagner, Daniel Giagner, Ariana Marden
44. Disney History Connections: Colonial America (2012 Video)
Director: Kirk Wise | Star: Cory Rouse
Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
G | 21 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie, and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.
Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Stan Freberg, Annie Potts, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Menville
Red Carpet Rookies (2020– )
Kirk Wise - Director: Beauty & The Beast (1991), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire
(2022 Podcast Episode)
Stars: Mike Battle, Kirk Wise
Disney: The Fairy-Tale Years
Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, Music
Stars: John Canemaker, Ron Clements, Marc Davis, Roy Edward Disney