List of Disney theatrical animated features
Currently, the The Walt Disney Studios releases films from Disney-owned and non-Disney owned animation studios. Most films listed below are from Walt Disney Animation Studios which began as the animation division of Walt Disney Productions, producing animated short films since 1923. The studio produced its first feature-length animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 and as of 2014 has produced a total of 53 feature films.[st 1] Beginning with Toy Story in 1995, The Walt Disney Studios also released animated films by Pixar Animation Studios, which became a wholly owned subsidiary in 2006.
Other studio units have also released films theatrically, namely Walt Disney Television Animation (now DisneyToon Studios) and the studio's distribution unit, which acquires film rights from outside animation studios to release films under the Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, or previously owned Miramax film labels. In 1996, The Walt Disney Studios signed a deal with Tokuma Shoten for distribution rights to the theatrical works of Studio Ghibli world-wide (excluding Asia except for Japan and Taiwan and excluding Grave of the Fireflies which was not published by Tokuma), including what then was the most recent film, Princess Mononoke. The deal later grew to include DVD rights and newer Ghibli movies; the English language Disney release of Spirited Away won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Studio Ghibli remains wholly independent of Disney and maintains strict creative control over the handling of the foreign language localization Disney produces. All of the theatrical Ghibli back catalog originally included in the deal have since been released to DVD in North America (except Only Yesterday) and several other countries. Other studios globally have released films through Walt Disney Pictures which maintains distribution rights in certain territories.
|Title||Original theatrical release date
by Walt Disney Pictures
|Animation Studio[st 1]|
|Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs||December 21, 1937||Walt Disney|
|Pinocchio||February 7, 1940||Walt Disney|
|Fantasia||November 13, 1940||Walt Disney|
|Dumbo||October 23, 1941||Walt Disney|
|Bambi||August 13, 1942||Walt Disney|
|Saludos Amigos||August 24, 1942||Walt Disney|
|The Three Caballeros||December 21, 1944||Walt Disney|
|Make Mine Music||April 20, 1946||Walt Disney|
|Fun and Fancy Free||September 27, 1947||Walt Disney|
|Melody Time||May 27, 1948||Walt Disney|
|The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad||October 5, 1949||Walt Disney|
|Cinderella||February 15, 1950||Walt Disney|
|Alice in Wonderland||July 26, 1951||Walt Disney|
|Peter Pan||February 5, 1953||Walt Disney|
|Lady and the Tramp||June 22, 1955||Walt Disney|
|Sleeping Beauty||January 29, 1959||Walt Disney|
|One Hundred and One Dalmatians||January 25, 1961||Walt Disney|
|The Sword in the Stone||December 25, 1963||Walt Disney|
|The Jungle Book||October 18, 1967||Walt Disney|
|The Aristocats||December 24, 1970||Walt Disney|
|Robin Hood||November 8, 1973||Walt Disney|
|The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh||March 11, 1977||Walt Disney|
|The Rescuers||June 22, 1977||Walt Disney|
|The Fox and the Hound||July 10, 1981||Walt Disney|
|The Black Cauldron||July 24, 1985||Walt Disney|
|The Great Mouse Detective||July 2, 1986||Walt Disney|
|The Brave Little Toaster||July 10, 1987[rls 1]||Hyperion Animation[st 2]|
|Oliver & Company||November 18, 1988||Walt Disney|
|The Little Mermaid||November 17, 1989||Walt Disney|
|DuckTales the Movie||August 3, 1990||DisneyToon Studios[st 3]|
|The Rescuers Down Under||November 16, 1990||Walt Disney|
|Beauty and the Beast||November 22, 1991||Walt Disney|
|Aladdin||November 25, 1992||Walt Disney|
|The Nightmare Before Christmas||October 29, 1993 (Through Touchstone label)||Skellington Productions[st 4][st 5]|
|The Lion King||June 15, 1994||Walt Disney|
|A Goofy Movie||April 7, 1995||DisneyToon Studios[st 3]|
|Pocahontas||June 23, 1995||Walt Disney|
|Toy Story||November 22, 1995||Pixar|
|James and the Giant Peach||April 12, 1996||Skellington Productions[st 4]|
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame||June 21, 1996||Walt Disney|
|Hercules||June 27, 1997||Walt Disney|
|The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars||May 18, 1998[rls 1]||Hyperion Animation[st 2]|
|Kiki's Delivery Service||May 23, 1998[rls 2][sg 1]||Studio Ghibli|
|Mulan||June 19, 1998||Walt Disney|
|A Bug's Life||November 25, 1998||Pixar|
|Doug's 1st Movie||March 26, 1999||DisneyToon Studios[st 3][st 6]|
|The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue||May 19, 1999[rls 1]||Hyperion Animation[st 2]|
|Tarzan||June 18, 1999||Walt Disney|
|Princess Mononoke||October 29, 1999[rls 3][sg 2]||Studio Ghibli|
|Toy Story 2||November 24, 1999||Pixar|
|Fantasia 2000||December 17, 1999||Walt Disney|
|The Tigger Movie||February 11, 2000||DisneyToon Studios[st 3]|
|Dinosaur||May 19, 2000||Walt Disney|
|The Emperor's New Groove||December 15, 2000||Walt Disney|
|Recess: School's Out||February 16, 2001||Walt Disney Television Animation[st 3]|
|Atlantis: The Lost Empire||June 15, 2001||Walt Disney|
|Monsters, Inc.||November 2, 2001||Pixar|
|Return to Never Land||February 15, 2002||DisneyToon Studios[st 3]|
|Lilo & Stitch||June 21, 2002||Walt Disney|
|Spirited Away||September 20, 2002[sg 3]||Studio Ghibli|
|Treasure Planet||November 27, 2002||Walt Disney|
|The Jungle Book 2||February 14, 2003||DisneyToon Studios|
|Piglet's Big Movie||March 21, 2003||DisneyToon Studios|
|The Cat Returns||May 2, 2003[rls 2][sg 4]||Studio Ghibli|
|Finding Nemo||May 30, 2003||Pixar|
|Brother Bear||November 1, 2003||Walt Disney|
|Teacher's Pet||January 16, 2004||DisneyToon Studios|
|Home on the Range||April 2, 2004||Walt Disney|
|The Incredibles||November 5, 2004||Pixar|
|Pooh's Heffalump Movie||February 11, 2005||DisneyToon Studios|
|Howl's Moving Castle||June 10, 2005[sg 5]||Studio Ghibli|
|Valiant||August 19, 2005[rls 1]||Vanguard Animation|
|Chicken Little||November 4, 2005||Walt Disney|
|Bambi II||January 26, 2006 (Argentina)[rls 4]||DisneyToon Studios|
|The Wild||April 14, 2006[rls 5]||C.O.R.E.[st 7]|
|Cars||June 9, 2006||Pixar|
|Uma Aventura no Tempo||February 16, 2007 (Brazil)[rls 5]||[st 8]|
|Meet the Robinsons||March 30, 2007||Walt Disney|
|Ratatouille||June 29, 2007||Pixar|
|WALL-E||June 27, 2008||Pixar|
|Tinker Bell||September 18, 2008[rls 4]||DisneyToon Studios|
|Roadside Romeo||October 24, 2008 (India)[rls 5]||Yash Raj Films[st 9]|
|Bolt||November 28, 2008||Walt Disney|
|Up||May 29, 2009||Pixar|
|Ponyo||August 14, 2009[sg 6]||Studio Ghibli|
|Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||September 3, 2009 (Argentina)[rls 4]||DisneyToon Studios|
|A Christmas Carol||November 6, 2009||ImageMovers Digital[st 10]|
|The Princess and the Frog||December 11, 2009||Walt Disney|
|Toy Story 3||June 18, 2010||Pixar|
|Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue||August 13, 2010(UK)[rls 4]||DisneyToon Studios|
|Tales from Earthsea||August 13, 2010[sg 7]||Studio Ghibli|
|Tangled||November 24, 2010||Walt Disney|
|Gnomeo & Juliet||February 11, 2011 (Through Touchstone label)[rls 1]||Starz Animation[rls 6]|
|Mars Needs Moms||March 11, 2011||ImageMovers Digital[st 10]|
|Cars 2||June 24, 2011||Pixar|
|Winnie the Pooh||July 15, 2011||Walt Disney|
|The Secret World of Arrietty||February 17, 2012[sg 8]||Studio Ghibli|
|Arjun: The Warrior Prince||May 25, 2012 (India)[rls 5]||UTV Motion Pictures|
|Brave||June 22, 2012||Pixar|
|Frankenweenie||October 5, 2012||Tim Burton[st 4]|
|Secret of the Wings||August 31, 2012 [a]||DisneyToon Studios|
|Wreck-It Ralph||November 2, 2012||Walt Disney|
|Monsters University||June 21, 2013||Pixar|
|Planes||August 9, 2013||DisneyToon Studios|
|Frozen||November 27, 2013||Walt Disney|
|The Wind Rises||February 21, 2014 (through Touchstone label)[rls 7][sg 9]||Studio Ghibli|
Upcoming or in production
|Title||Intended theatrical release date
by Walt Disney Pictures
|Animation Studio[st 1]|
|Planes: Fire & Rescue||July 18, 2014||DisneyToon Studios|
|Big Hero 6||November 7, 2014||Walt Disney|
|Inside Out||June 19, 2015||Pixar|
|The Good Dinosaur||November 25, 2015||Pixar|
|Zootopia||March 4, 2016||Walt Disney|
|Finding Dory||June 17, 2016||Pixar|
|Untitled film||November 23, 2016||Walt Disney|
|Untitled film||June 16, 2017||Pixar|
|Untitled film||November 22, 2017||Pixar|
|Untitled film||March 9, 2018||Walt Disney|
|Untitled film||June 15, 2018||Pixar|
|Untitled film||November 21, 2018||Walt Disney|
- Limited release in the United States.
- Released by Walt Disney Pictures in North America
- Limited premiere and limited distribution
- Released by Walt Disney Pictures through then-owned label Miramax Films
- Not released theatrically in the United States
- Released by Disney outside North america
- Co-produced by Rocket Pictures
- Limited release in the U.S. by Disney through Touchstone Pictures. Oscar qualification run during November 8–14, 2013.
- Animated films listed as produced by Walt Disney were either entirely produced prior to 1986 as part of the animation department of Walt Disney Productions or by the restructured studio unit Walt Disney Feature Animation, known after 2006 as Walt Disney Animation Studios. Some films may have been animated at various satellite animation studios as well. "Walt Disney Animated Films - History". Walt Disney Animation Studios.
- Produced by Hyperion Pictures and The Kushner-Locke Company
- Produced under the banner Walt Disney Television Animation
- Stop-motion animation directors Henry Selick and Tim Burton have worked on these stop-motion animated films that have been released or distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
- Walt Disney Feature Animation provided second-layering traditional animation Mark Salisbury, Tim Burton (2006). Burton on Burton. London: Faber and Faber. pp. 115–120. ISBN 0-571-22926-3.
- Produced with Jumbo Pictures
- Animation produced by C.O.R.E. Feature Animation of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures.
- Co-produced by Miravista and The Walt Disney Company Latin-America Pvt. Ltd.
- Co-production with The Walt Disney Company India Pvt. Ltd.
- The film studio ImageMovers Digital, run by Robert Zemeckis, was owned by Disney from 2007 to 2010. These films were performance captured animated films.
Studio Ghibli films original release dates:
- Original date of release was July 29, 1989
- Original date of release was July 12, 1997
- Original date of release was July 27, 2001
- Original date of release was July 19, 2002
- Original date of release was November 20, 2004
- Original date of release was July 19, 2008
- Original date of release was July 29, 2006
- Original date of release was July 17, 2010
- Original date of release was July 20, 2013
- List of Disney theatrical feature films
- List of Disney animated shorts
- List of Disney animated characters
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