Top 10 Animated Disney Films
With winter on it’s way, now is the time to snuggle up in front of the fire with a heartwarming animated Disney classic. As there’s nearly 70 films to choose from (including Pixar), it’s hard to pick which one to go for, so we thought we’d help you out by making a top ten!
Take a look at our handpicked top 10 Disney films and cue the childhood nostalgia…
10. The Little Mermaid
This cheery adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale helped Disney overcome a string of commercial failures produced by the studio in the 1970’s. Plus, sea witch and all round b*tch, Ursula, is surely among the greatest Disney villains.
9. Monsters Inc
There’s so many things to love about Monsters Inc. Our favourite is the heartfelt emotional connection between adorable tiny human Boo and Sulley, a giant, fearsome monster whose job it is to scare little kids just like her.
If there was one Disney character we wanted to be when we were younger, it was Pocahontas. She’s fearless, rebellious and incredibly beautiful. One of our writers also drew Pocahontas’ arm tattoo on herself as a child, the obsession was real.
Up is guaranteed to make you cry within the first five minutes. We’re serious. It then spends the rest of the film gradually mending your heart, whilst gently and comically warning you not to waste your days on silly things when the people around you are what matter most.
Aladdin has, hands down, one of Disney’s best characters: The Genie. Voiced by the late Robin Williams, the comic genius improvised every single one of his lines. If that’s not enough to secure Aladdin in the top 10 best Disney films, we don’t know what is.
5. Toy Story
During the Disney renaissance in the 1990’s, along came this unexpected hit from the then-unknown studio Pixar. Pixar birthed a new element to animation films: warmth, and this key ingredient is why many of the studio’s films work.
4. Beauty & The Beast
It’s a tale as old as time, Beauty & The Beast is both witty and charming, as well as a poignant reminder of Disney’s glory days. Nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, it took the studio to a whole new level. We struggle to decide what we love most about it: the ridiculously catchy songs, or the adorable talking objects.
3. Finding Nemo
Director Andrew Stanton tugs on the heartstrings during this feat of Pixar animation. Each new character introduced is just as loveable as the last, but we hold a special place in our heart for Dory, a good-hearted regal blue tang fish with short-term memory loss. Bring on the sequel: Finding Dory, next year!
2. The Lion King
The Scar/Mufasa scene was the reason for 90% of our childhood tears. The Lion King is a timeless classic that will forever be cemented, in our eyes anyway, as one of the best Disney films of all time.
Choosing our favourite Disney film was one of the hardest decisions we’ve had to make at Janes HQ, but Wall-E took top spot. Not only is this Pixar’s finest work to date but Wall-E himself is arguably one of the most lovable characters the studio has ever produced- and that’s with some stiff competition!
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