List of Walt Disney Animation Studios films

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This is a list of films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, an American animation studio headquartered in Burbank, California,[1] and formerly known as Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Productions and Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, which creates animated feature films for The Walt Disney Company. The studio has produced 53 feature films,[2] beginning with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and most recently with Frozen (2013). Their 54th feature, Big Hero 6, is in post-production and set for release on November 7, 2014. Three more features (Zootopia, Giants, and Moana) are also in development, with the first two being set for release in 2016, and the other set for release in 2018.

Films[edit]

Released[edit]

# Film Original release date
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937
Directors: David Hand (Supervising Director), Perce Pearce, William Cottrell, Larry Morey, Wilfred Jackson and Ben Sharpsteen
Written by: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank and Webb Smith
Based on: "Snow White" (German fairy tale, 1812) by Brothers Grimm[3]
Producer: Walt Disney
Release: January 1938 (Limited);[4] February 4, 1938 (Wide release)
2 Pinocchio February 7, 1940
Directors: Ben Sharpsteen (Supervising Director), Hamilton Luske (Supervising Director), William "Bill" Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson and T. Hee
Written by: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner and Aurelius Battaglia
Based on: The Adventures of Pinocchio (Italian novel, 1883) by Carlo Collodi[5]
Producer: Walt Disney
Release: February 9, 1940 (Wide release)
3 Fantasia November 13, 1940
Directors/Written by: See full credits
Based on: The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment based on "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (German poem, 1797) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Producer: Walt Disney
Release: January 29, 1941 (Roadshow); January 8, 1942 (Wide release)
Notes:[note 1][note 2]
4 Dumbo October 23, 1941
Directors: Ben Sharpsteen (Supervising Director), Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, William "Bill" Roberts, Jack Kinney and Samuel Armstrong
Written by: Joe Grant, Dick Huemer and Otto Englander
Based on: Dumbo, the Flying Elephant (American Roll-A-Book, 1939) by Helen Aberson[6][7][8]
Producer: Walt Disney
5 Bambi August 13, 1942
Directors: David Hand (Supervising Director), James Algar, William "Bill" Roberts, Norman Wright, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield and Graham Heid
Written by: Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, Vernon Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch and Ralph Wright
Based on: Bambi, A Life in the Woods (Austrian novel, 1923) by Felix Salten[9]
Producer: Walt Disney
Release: August 21, 1942 (Wide release)
6 Saludos Amigos August 24, 1942
Directors: William "Bill" Roberts, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson
Written by: Homer Brightman, Ralph Wright, Roy Williams, Harold Reeves, Richard Huemer and Joe Grant
Producer: Walt Disney
Release: February 6, 1943 (Wide release)
Notes:[note 1][note 2]
7 The Three Caballeros December 21, 1944
Supervising Director: Norman Ferguson
Sequence Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney and William "Bill" Roberts
Story/Screenplay: Homer Brightman, Ernest Terrazas, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Ralph Wright, Elmer Plummer, Roy Williams, William Cottrell, Del Connell and James Bodrero
Producer: Walt Disney
Wide release: February 3, 1945
Notes:[note 1][note 2]
8 Make Mine Music April 20, 1946
Directors: Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Robert Cormack and Joshua Meador
Story/Screenplay: Homer Brightman, Dick Huemer, Dick Kinney, John Walbridge, Tom Oreb, Dick Shaw, Eric Gurney, Sylvia Holland, T. Hee, Erdman Penner, Dick Kelsey, James Bodrero, Roy Williams, Cap Palmer, Jesse Marsh and Erwin Graham
Based on: Peter and the Wolf segment based on "Peter and the Wolf" (Russian music, 1936) by Sergei Prokofiev
Producer: Walt Disney
Wide release: August 15, 1946
Notes:[note 1]
9 Fun and Fancy Free September 27, 1947
Directors: Jack Kinney, William "Bill" Roberts and Hamilton Luske
Story/Screenplay: Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Ted Sears, Lance Nolley, Eldon Dedini and Tom Oreb
Based on: Bongo segment based on Little Bear Bongo (American short story, 1936) by Sinclair Lewis;[10] Mickey and the Beanstalk segment based on Jack and the Beanstalk (British fairy tale)
Producer: Walt Disney
Notes:[note 1][note 2]
10 Melody Time May 27, 1948
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske and Jack Kinney
Story/Screenplay: Winston Hibler, Erdman Penner, Harry Reeves, Homer Brightman, Ken Anderson, Ted Sears, Joe Rinaldi, William Cottrell, Art Scott, Jesse Marsh, Bob Moore and John Walbridge
Based on: The Legend of Johnny Appleseed segment based on the life of John Chapman (1774–1845); Little Toot segment based on Little Toot (American children's story, 1939) by Hardie Gramatky;[11] Trees segment based on Trees by Alfred Joyce Kilmer with the music master Oscar Rasbach; Pecos Bill segment based on "Pecos Bill" (American fakelore) by folklore consultant Carl Carmer
Producer: Walt Disney
Notes:[note 1][note 2]
11 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 5, 1949
Directors: Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi and James Algar
Story/Screenplay: Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman and Harry Reeves
Based on: Adventures of Mr. Toad segment based on parts of The Wind in the Willows (British novel, 1908) by Kenneth Grahame;[12] Ichabod Crane segment based on "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (American story, 1820) by Washington Irving[12]
Producer: Walt Disney
Notes:[note 1]
12 Cinderella February 15, 1950
Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske and Clyde Geronimi
Story/Screenplay: William Peed, Erdman Penner, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Ken Anderson and Joe Rinaldi
Based on: "Cinderella" (French fairy tale, 1697) by Charles Perrault[13]
Producer: Walt Disney
13 Alice in Wonderland July 26, 1951
Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson
Story/Screenplay: Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, William Cottrell, Dick Kelsey, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, Del Connell, Tom Oreb and John Walbridge
Based on: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (British novels, 1865–71) by Lewis Carroll[14]
Producer: Walt Disney
Wide release: July 28, 1951
14 Peter Pan February 5, 1953
Directors: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi and Wilfred Jackson
Story/Screenplay: Ted Sears, Erdman Penner, Bill Peet, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, Ralph Wright and William Cottrell
Based on: Peter Pan (British play, 1904) and Peter and Wendy (British novel, 1911) by J. M. Barrie[15]
Producer: Walt Disney
15 Lady and the Tramp June 22, 1955
Directors: Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi and Wilfred Jackson
Story/Screenplay: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Ralph Wright and Don DaGradi
Based on: "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog" (American story, 1924) by Ward Greene[16][17]
Producer: Walt Disney
Premiere: June 16, 1955
Notes:[note 3]
16 Sleeping Beauty January 29, 1959
Supervising Director: Clyde Geronimi
Sequence Directors: Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman and Les Clark
Story/Screenplay: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright and Milt Banta
Based on: "The Beauty sleeping in the Wood" (French fairy tale, 1697) by Charles Perrault and "Little Briar Rose" (German fairy tale, 1812) by Brothers Grimm[18]
Producer: Walt Disney
Theatrical short: Grand Canyon
Notes:[note 4]
17 One Hundred and One Dalmatians January 25, 1961
Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton Luske and Clyde Geronimi
Story/Screenplay: Bill Peet
Based on: The Hundred and One Dalmatians (British novel, 1956) by Dodie Smith[19]
Producer: Walt Disney
18 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Story/Screenplay: Bill Peet
Based on: The Sword in the Stone (British novel, 1938) by T. H. White[20]
Producer: Walt Disney
Theatrical short: Lonesome Ghosts
19 The Jungle Book October 18, 1967
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Story/Screenplay: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Ken Anderson and Vance Gerry
Inspired by: The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book (British stories, 1894–95) by Rudyard Kipling[21]
Producer: Walt Disney
Theatrical short: Scrooge McDuck and Money
20 The Aristocats December 24, 1970
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Story/Screenplay: Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen and Ralph Wright
Based on: The Secret Origin of the Aristocats (British story, 1965) by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe
Producers: Wolfgang Reitherman and Winston Hibler
21 Robin Hood November 8, 1973
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Story/Screenplay: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen and Dave Michener
Based on: "Robin Hood" (British legend) by Ken Anderson adaptation
Producer: Wolfgang Reitherman
22 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 11, 1977
Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman and John Lounsbery
Story/Screenplay: Larry Clemmons, Ralph Wright, Vance Gerry, Xavier Atencio, Ken Anderson, Julius Svendsen, Ted Berman, Eric Cleworth and Winston Hibler
Based on: Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner (British storybooks, 1926–28) by A. A. Milne[22]
Producer: Wolfgang Reitherman
Notes:[note 1][note 2]
23 The Rescuers June 22, 1977
Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery and Art Stevens
Story/Screenplay: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Vance Gerry, David Michener, Ted Berman, Fred Lucky, Burny Mattinson and Dick Sebast
Based on: The Rescuers and Miss Bianca (British novels, 1959–62) by Margery Sharp[23]
Producer: Wolfgang Reitherman
Theatrical short: Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983 re-release)
24 The Fox and the Hound July 10, 1981
Directors: Art Stevens, Ted Berman and Richard Rich
Story/Screenplay: Larry Clemmons, Ted Berman, David Michener, Peter Young, Burny Mattinson, Steve Hulett, Earl Kress and Vance Gerry
Based on: The Fox and the Hound (American novel, 1967) by Daniel P. Mannix[24]
Producers: Wolfgang Reitherman and Art Stevens
25 The Black Cauldron July 24, 1985
Directors: Ted Berman and Richard Rich
Story/Screenplay: David Jonas, Al Wilson, Vance Gerry, Roy Morita, Ted Berman, Peter Young, Richard Rich, Art Stevens and Joe Hale
Based on: The Chronicles of Prydain (American novels, 1964–68) by Lloyd Alexander[25]
Producer: Joe Hale
Notes:[note 4]
26 The Great Mouse Detective July 2, 1986
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, David Michener and Burny Mattinson
Story/Screenplay: Peter Young, Vance Gerry, Steve Hulett, Ron Clements, John Musker, Bruce M. Morris, Matthew O'Callaghan, Burny Mattinson, David Michener and Melvin Shaw
Based on: Basil of Baker Street (American children's books, 1958–82) by Eve Titus[26]
Producer: Burny Mattinson
27 Oliver & Company November 18, 1988
Director: George Scribner
Story: Vance Gerry, Mike Gabriel, Roger Allers, Joe Ranft, Gary Trousdale, Jim Mitchell, Kevin Lima, Chris Bailey, Michael Cedeno, Kirk Wise, Peter Young, David Michener and Leon Joosen
Screenplay: Jim Cox, Timothy J. Disney and James Mangold
Inspired by: Oliver Twist (British novel, 1838) by Charles Dickens[27]
Production Manager: Kathleen Gavin
Premiere: November 13, 1988
28 The Little Mermaid November 17, 1989
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
Story/Screenplay: Ron Clements and John Musker
Based on: "The Little Mermaid" (Danish fairy tale, 1837) by Hans Christian Andersen[28]
Producers: Howard Ashman and John Musker
Home entertainment short: The Little Matchgirl (2006 DVD release)
Premiere: November 14, 1989
29 The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990
Directors: Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel
Story: Joe Ranft (story supervisor)
Screenplay: Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson and Joe Ranft
Producer: Thomas Schumacher
Theatrical short: The Prince and the Pauper
30 Beauty and the Beast November 22, 1991
Directors: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Story: Roger Allers (story supervisor), Brenda Chapman, Chris Sanders, Burny Mattinson, Kevin Harkey, Brian Pimental, Bruce Woodside, Joe Ranft, Tom Ellery, Kelly Asbury and Robert Lence
Screenplay: Linda Woolverton
Based on: "Beauty and the Beast" (French fairy tale, 1756) by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont[29]
Producer: Don Hahn
Theatrical short: Tangled Ever After (2012 3D re-release)
Premiere: November 13, 1991
Notes:[note 5][note 6]
31 Aladdin November 25, 1992
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
Story: Ed Gombert (story supervisor), Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental and Patrick A. Ventura
Screenplay: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
Based on: "Aladdin" (Arabian fairy tale)
Producers: Ron Clements and John Musker
Co-Producer: Donald W. Ernst
Premiere: November 11, 1992
32 The Lion King June 24, 1994
Directors: Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff
Story: Brenda Chapman (story supervisor), Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Andy Gaskill, Gary Trousdale, Jim Capobianco, Kevin Harkey, Jorgen Klubien, Chris Sanders, Tom Sitochi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton
Inspired by: Hamlet (British play, 1601) by William Shakespeare
Producer: Don Hahn
Premiere: June 15, 1994
Notes:[note 5][note 6]
33 Pocahontas June 23, 1995
Directors: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg
Story: Tom Sito (story supervisor), Glen Keane, Joe Grant, Ralph Zondag, Burny Mattinson, Ed Gombert, Kaan Kalyon, Francis Glebas, Rob Gibbs, Bruce Morris, Todd Kurosawa, Duncan Marjoribanks and Chris Buck
Screenplay: Carl Binder, Susannah Grant and Philip LaZebnik
Based on: life and legend of Pocahontas (1595–1617)
Producer: James Pentecost
Premiere: June 16, 1995
34 The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 21, 1996
Directors: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Story: Will Finn (story supervisor), Tab Murphy, Kevin Harkey, Gaftan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Edward Gombert, Brenda Chapman, Jeff Snow, Jim Capobianco, Denis Rich, Burny Mattinson, John Sanford, Kelly Wightman, James Funi, Geefwee Boedoe, Floyd Norman, Francis Glebas, Kirk Hanson, Christine Blum and Sue C. Nichols
Screenplay: Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White and Jonathan Roberts
Based on: Notre Dame de Paris (French novel, 1831) by Victor Hugo[30]
Producer: Don Hahn
Co-Producer: Roy Conli
Premiere: June 19, 1996
35 Hercules June 27, 1997
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
Story: Barry Johnson (story supervisor), Kaan Kalyon, Kelly Wightman, Randy Cartwright, John Ramirez, Jeff Snow, Vance Gerry, Kirk Hanson, Tamara Lusher, Francis Glebas, Mark Kennedy, Bruce Morris, Don Dougherty and Thom Enriquez
Screenplay: Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw and Irene Mecchi
Based on: "Hercules" (Greek myth)
Producers: Alice Dewey, Ron Clements and John Musker
Premiere: June 14, 1997
36 Mulan June 19, 1998
Directors: Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft
Story: Chris Sanders (story supervisor), Dean DeBlois (co-head of story), John Sanford, Chris Williams, Tim Hodge, Julius Aguimatang, Burny Mattinson, Lorna Cook, Barry Johnson, Thom Enriquez, Ed Gombert, Joe Grant and Floyd Norman
Screenplay: Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer
Based on: Hua Mulan (Chinese legend) by Robert D. San Souci adaptation
Producer: Pam Coats
Premiere: June 5, 1998
37 Tarzan June 18, 1999
Directors: Chris Buck and Kevin Lima
Story: Brian Pimental (story supervisor), Stephen J. Anderson, Mark Kennedy, Carole Holliday, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Don Dougherty, Ed Gombert, Randy Haycock, Don Hall, Kevin Harkey, Glen Keane, Burny Mattinson, Frank Nissen, John Norton, Jeff Snow, Michael Surrey, Chris Ure, Mark Walton, Stevie Wermers, Kelly Wightman and John Ramirez
Screenplay: Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Based on: Tarzan of the Apes (American novel, 1914) by Edgar Rice Burroughs[31]
Producer: Bonnie Arnold
Premiere: June 12, 1999
38 Fantasia 2000 December 17, 1999
Directors/Story/Screenplay: See full credits
Based on: The Steadfast Tin Soldier segment based on "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" (Danish fairy tale, 1838) by Hans Christian Andersen
Producer: Donald W. Ernst
IMAX release: January 1, 2000; Wide release: June 16, 2000
Notes:[note 1][note 2][note 5]
Premiere: December 17, 1999
39 Dinosaur May 19, 2000
Directors: Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton
Story: Thom Enriquez, John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs and Ralph Zondag
Screenplay: John Harrison and Robert Nelson Jacobs, from a earlier version by Walon Green
Producer: Pam Marsden
Co-Producer: Baker Bloodworth
Notes:[note 2]
40 The Emperor's New Groove December 15, 2000
Director: Mark Dindal
Story: Chris Williams and Mark Dindal
Screenplay: David Reynolds
Producer: Randy Fullmer
Premiere: December 10, 2000
41 Atlantis: The Lost Empire June 15, 2001
Directors: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
Story: Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale, Joss Whedon, Bryce Zabel, Jackie Zabel and Tab Murphy
Screenplay: Tab Murphy
Producer: Don Hahn
Premiere: June 3, 2001
42 Lilo & Stitch June 21, 2002
Directors: Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
Story/Screenplay: Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
Producer: Clark Spencer
Premiere: June 16, 2002
43 Treasure Planet November 27, 2002
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
Story: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
Screenplay: Ron Clements, John Musker and Rob Edwards
Based on: Treasure Island (Scottish novel, 1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson[32]
Producers: Ron Clements, John Musker and Roy Conli
Premiere: November 17, 2002
44 Brother Bear November 1, 2003
Directors: Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker
Story/Screenplay: Tab Murphy, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman
Producers: Igor Khait and Chuck Williams
Premiere: October 24, 2003
45 Home on the Range April 2, 2004
Directors: Will Finn and John Sanford
Story/Screenplay: Will Finn and John Sanford
Producer: Alice Dewey
Home entertainment short: A Dairy Tale
Premiere: March 21, 2004
46 Chicken Little November 4, 2005
Director: Mark Dindal
Story: Mark Dindal and Mark Kennedy
Screenplay: Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman and Ron Anderson
Inspired by: "Henny Penny" (folk tale)
Producer: Randy Fullmer
Premiere: October 30, 2005
47 Meet the Robinsons March 30, 2007
Director: Stephen J. Anderson
Story: Don Hall (head of story)
Screenplay: Jon A. Bernstein, Michelle Spritz and Nathan Greno
Based on: A Day with Wilbur Robinson (American picture book, 1990) by William Joyce[33]
Producer: Dorothy McKim
Theatrical shorts: Working for Peanuts (in 3D) and Boat Builders (in 2D)
48 Bolt November 21, 2008
Directors: Chris Williams and Byron Howard
Story: Nathan Greno (head of story)
Screenplay: Dan Fogelman and Chris Williams
Producer: Clark Spencer
Theatrical short: Pixar's Tokyo Mater
Home entertainment short: Super Rhino
49 The Princess and the Frog December 11, 2009
Directors: Ron Clements and John Musker
Story: Ron Clements, John Musker, Greg Erb and Jason Oremland
Screenplay: Ron Clements, John Musker and Rob Edwards
Inspired by: The Frog Prince (German fairy tale, 1812) by Brothers Grimm, and The Frog Princess (American novel, 2002) by E. D. Baker[34]
Producer: Peter Del Vecho
Premiere: November 25, 2009; Wide release: December 11, 2009
50 Tangled November 24, 2010
Directors: Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
Story: Mark Kennedy (head of story)
Screenplay: Dan Fogelman
Based on: "Rapunzel" (German fairy tale, 1812) by Brothers Grimm[35]
Producer: Roy Conli
Premiere: November 14, 2010; Wide release: November 24, 2010
51 Winnie the Pooh July 15, 2011
Directors: Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall
Story/Screenplay: Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall, Clio Chiang, Don Dougherty, Kendelle Hoyer, Brian Kesinger, Nicole Mitchell and Jeremy Spears
Based on: Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner (British storybooks, 1926–28) by A. A. Milne[36]
Producers: Peter Del Vecho and Clark Spencer
Theatrical short: The Ballad of Nessie
52 Wreck-It Ralph November 2, 2012
Director: Rich Moore
Story: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Jim Reardon
Screenplay: Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee
Producer: Clark Spencer
Theatrical short: Paperman
Premiere: October 29, 2012; Wide release: November 2, 2012
53 Frozen November 27, 2013
Directors: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
Story: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Shane Morris
Screenplay: Jennifer Lee
Inspired by: "The Snow Queen" (Danish fairy tale, 1845) by Hans Christian Andersen[37]
Producer: Peter Del Vecho
Theatrical short: Get a Horse!
Premiere: November 19, 2013; Wide release: November 27, 2013

Upcoming[edit]

# Film Release date
54 Big Hero 6 [41][42] November 7, 2014
Directors: Don Hall and Chris Williams[38]
Screenplay: Don Hall and Jordan Roberts[39]
Inspired by: Big Hero 6 (American comic book, 1998–present) by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau
Producer: Roy Conli[38]
Theatrical short: Feast [40]
55 Zootopia [43] March 4, 2016
Director: Byron Howard
Screenplay: Jared Bush
56 Untitled film[43] November 23, 2016
57 Untitled film[43] March 9, 2018
58 Untitled film[43] November 21, 2018

Zootopia[edit]

Byron Howard (Bolt, Tangled) is directing a comedy adventure film with a working title Zootopia.[44] The film, written by Jared Bush, is scheduled for a March 2016 release.[44][45] It tells a story about a fast-talking fox, named Nick Wilde, who lives in an animal city of Zootopia, divided in neighbourhoods like Tundratown, Sahara Square, Little Rodenta, and Burrowborough.[46] Wilde "goes on the run when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. Zootopia's top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, named Lt. Judy Hops,[46] is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they're forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends."[44] Jason Bateman was reportedly in talks to voice a character in the film.[47] According to Howard, Zootopia will be different from other animal anthropomorphic films, where animals either live in the natural world or in the human world. The concept, where animals live in a modern world designed by animals, was well received by John Lasseter, who lifted Howard "in the air like a baby Simba," when he proposed the idea for the film.[46]

Giants[edit]

Nathan Greno (Tangled) is working on Giants, a computer-animated film, loosely based on the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk.[48] The film is expected to be released in 2016.[49]

Moana[edit]

Ron Clements and John Musker are working on a computer-animated musical film, Moana, set in Polynesia.[50] The film is expected to be released in 2018.[49][51] It is described as a "mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific."[52] The main character is to be Moana Waialiki, a sea-voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film is to include demi-gods and spirits taken from Polynesian mythology.[52] The music for the film is to be composed by Mark Mancina[53] and arranged by Dave Metzger.[51]

After directing The Princess and the Frog, Clements and Musker started working on an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Mort,[54] but rights problems prevented them to continue with the project.[55] To avoid similar problems, they pitched three new ideas, and in 2011 started developing the film based on an original idea.[55]

Moana will be Clements and Musker's first computer-animated film.[50] Although initially rumoured to be made in the hand-drawn/computer-animated technique introduced with Disney's short film Paperman, Musker said that it is "far too early to apply the Paperman hybrid technique to a feature. The Meander digital in-betweening interface still has a host of production issues (including color) that need to be perfected."[50] According to Bleeding Cool, the film will feature a new, painterly style of CG.[54]

Associated productions[edit]

# Film Release date Studio
1 The Reluctant Dragon June 20, 1941 Walt Disney Productions
2 Victory Through Air Power July 17, 1943
3 Song of the South November 12, 1946
4 So Dear to My Heart November 29, 1948
5 Mary Poppins August 27, 1964
6 Bedknobs and Broomsticks October 7, 1971
7 Pete's Dragon November 3, 1977
8 Who Framed Roger Rabbit June 22, 1988 Touchstone Pictures
9 The Rocketeer June 21, 1991 Walt Disney Pictures
10 The Nightmare Before Christmas [56] October 29, 1993 Touchstone Pictures
11 Enchanted November 21, 2007 Walt Disney Pictures
12 Saving Mr. Banks December 20, 2013

Reception[edit]

Box office grosses and critical reception[edit]

Note: Only the films released since 1989 have their budgets and grosses listed at the moment.[57]

Film Release date Opening Budget Domestic Worldwide RT MC
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937 $1,488,423 $3,500,000 $7,846,000 98% N/A
Pinocchio February 7, 1940 $1,000,000 $2,289,000 $1,423,046.78 $1,423,046.78 100% N/A
Fantasia November 13, 1940 $960,000 $2,280,000 $1,300,000 $1,300,000 96% N/A
Dumbo October 23, 1941 $950,000 $1,600,000 97% N/A
Bambi August 13, 1942 $1,700,000 $1,640,000 91% N/A
Saludos Amigos August 24, 1942 80% N/A
The Three Caballeros December 21, 1944 87% N/A
Make Mine Music April 20, 1946 67% N/A
Fun and Fancy Free September 27, 1947 67% N/A
Melody Time May 27, 1948 88% N/A
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 5, 1949 92% N/A
Cinderella February 15, 1950 $2,900,000 $85,000,000 97% N/A
Alice in Wonderland July 26, 1951 $3,000,000 $2,400,000 77% N/A
Peter Pan February 5, 1953 $4,000,000 $87,404,651 75% N/A
Lady and the Tramp June 22, 1955 $4,000,000 $93,602,326 89% N/A
Sleeping Beauty January 29, 1959 $6,000,000 $51,600,000 91% N/A
One Hundred and One Dalmatians January 25, 1961 $4,000,000 $144,880,014 $215,880,014 97% N/A
The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963 $4,000,000 $22,182,353 71% N/A
The Jungle Book October 18, 1967 $4,000,000 $141,843,612 $205,843,612 85% N/A
The Aristocats December 24, 1970 $4,000,000 $55,675,257 66% N/A
Robin Hood November 8, 1973 $1,500,000 $32,056,467 52% N/A
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 11, 1977 92% N/A
The Rescuers June 22, 1977 $1,200,000 $71,215,869 83% N/A
The Fox and the Hound July 10, 1981 $12,000,000 $63,456,988 69% N/A
The Black Cauldron July 24, 1985 $4,180,110 $44,000,000 $21,288,692 55% N/A
The Great Mouse Detective July 2, 1986 $3,220,225 $14,000,000 $38,625,550 81% N/A
Oliver & Company November 18, 1988 $4,022,752 $74,151,346 43% N/A
The Little Mermaid November 17, 1989 $6,031,914 $40,000,000 $111,543,479 $211,343,479 92% N/A
The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990 $3,499,819 N/A $27,931,461 $47,431,461 68% N/A
Beauty and the Beast November 22, 1991 $9,624,149 $25,000,000 $218,967,620 $424,967,620 93% N/A
Aladdin November 25, 1992 $19,289,073 $28,000,000 $217,350,219 $504,050,219 94% N/A
The Lion King June 24, 1994 $40,888,194 $45,000,000 $422,783,777 $987,483,777 90% 83
Pocahontas June 23, 1995 $29,531,619 $55,000,000 $141,579,773 $346,079,773 56% 58
The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 21, 1996 $21,037,414 $100,000,000 $100,138,851 $325,338,851 73% N/A
Hercules June 27, 1997 $21,454,451 $85,000,000 $99,112,101 $252,712,101 84% N/A
Mulan June 19, 1998 $22,745,143 $90,000,000 $120,620,254 $304,320,254 86% 71
Tarzan June 18, 1999 $34,221,968 $130,000,000 $171,091,819 $448,191,819 88% 79
Fantasia 2000 December 17, 1999 $2,911,485 $80,000,000 $60,655,420 $90,874,570 82% 59
Dinosaur May 19, 2000 $38,854,851 $127,500,000 $137,748,063 $349,822,765 65% 56
The Emperor's New Groove December 15, 2000 $9,812,302 $100,000,000 $89,302,687 $169,327,687 85% 70
Atlantis: The Lost Empire June 15, 2001 $20,342,105 $120,000,000 $84,056,472 $186,053,725 49% 52
Lilo & Stitch June 21, 2002 $35,260,212 $80,000,000 $145,794,338 $273,144,151 86% 73
Treasure Planet November 27, 2002 $12,083,248 $140,000,000 $38,176,783 $109,578,115 68% 60
Brother Bear November 1, 2003 $19,404,492 N/A $85,336,277 $250,397,798 38% 48
Home on the Range April 2, 2004 $13,880,771 $110,000,000 $50,030,461 $103,951,461 54% 50
Chicken Little November 4, 2005 $40,049,778 $150,000,000 $135,386,665 $314,432,837 36% 48
Meet the Robinsons March 30, 2007 $25,123,781 N/A $97,822,171 $169,333,034 66% 61
Bolt November 21, 2008 $26,223,128 $150,000,000 $114,053,579 $309,979,994 88% 67
The Princess and the Frog December 11, 2009 $24,208,916 $105,000,000 $104,400,899 $267,045,765 83% 73
Tangled November 24, 2010 $48,767,052 $260,000,000 $200,821,936 $591,794,936 89% 71
Winnie the Pooh July 15, 2011 $7,857,076 $30,000,000 $26,692,846 $33,152,846 90% 74
Wreck-It Ralph November 2, 2012 $49,038,712 $165,000,000 $189,422,889 $471,222,889 86% 72
Frozen November 27, 2013 $67,391,326 $150,000,000 $400,738,009 $1,267,838,009 89% 74

Academy Award wins and nominations[edit]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
MUSIC (Scoring) Walt Disney Studio Music Department, Leigh Harline, head of department (Score by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith) Nominated
SPECIAL AWARD To Walt Disney for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon. Noticeable for the fact that Walt Disney was given a special Oscar trophy with seven smaller Oscars aside. Won
Pinocchio (1940)
MUSIC (Original Score) Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington Won
MUSIC (Song) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Music by Leigh Harline; Lyrics by Ned Washington
Fantasia (1940)
SPECIAL AWARD To Walt Disney, William Garity, John N. A. Hawkins and the RCA Manufacturing Company for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of the use of sound in motion pictures through the production of Fantasia. Won
To Leopold Stokowski and his associates for their unique achievement in the creation of a new form of visualized music in Walt Disney's production, Fantasia, thereby widening the scope of the motion picture as entertainment and as an art form.
Dumbo (1941)
MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Frank Churchill, Oliver Wallace Won
MUSIC (Song) "Baby Mine," Music by Frank Churchill; Lyrics by Ned Washington Nominated
Bambi (1942)
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) Frank Churchill, Edward Plumb Nominated
MUSIC (Song) "Love Is a Song," Music by Frank Churchill; Lyrics by Larry Morey
SOUND RECORDING Walt Disney Studio Sound Department, Sam Slyfield, Sound Director
Saludos Amigos (1942)
MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Charles Wolcott, Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith Nominated
MUSIC (Song) "Saludos Amigos," Music by Charles Wolcott; Lyrics by Ned Washington
SOUND RECORDING Walt Disney Studio Sound Department, C. O. Slyfield, Sound Director
The Three Caballeros (1944)
MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Charles Wolcott, Edward Plumb, Paul J. Smith Nominated
SOUND RECORDING Walt Disney Studio Sound Department, C. O. Slyfield, Sound Director
Cinderella (1950)
MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Oliver Wallace, Paul J. Smith Nominated
MUSIC (Song) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Music and Lyrics by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
SOUND RECORDING Walt Disney Studio Sound Department, C. O. Slyfield, Sound Director
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Oliver Wallace Nominated
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
MUSIC (Scoring of a Musical Picture) George Bruns Nominated
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
MUSIC (Score of a Music – Adaptation or Treatment) George Bruns Nominated
The Jungle Book (1967)
MUSIC (Song) "The Bare Necessities," Music and Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson Nominated
Robin Hood (1973)
MUSIC (Song) "Love," Music by George Bruns; Lyrics by Floyd Huddleston Nominated
The Rescuers (1977)
MUSIC (Original Song) "Someone's Waiting for You," Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins Nominated
The Little Mermaid (1989)
MUSIC (Original Score) Alan Menken Won
MUSIC (Original Song) "Under the Sea," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
"Kiss the Girl," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman Nominated
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
MUSIC (Original Score) Alan Menken Won
MUSIC (Original Song) "Beauty and the Beast," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
"Be Our Guest," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman Nominated
"Belle," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
BEST PICTURE Don Hahn, Producer
SOUND Terry Porter, Mel Metcalfe, David J. Hudson, Doc Kane
Aladdin (1992)
MUSIC (Original Score) Alan Menken Won
MUSIC (Original Song) "A Whole New World," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Tim Rice
"Friend Like Me," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman Nominated
SOUND Terry Porter, Mel Metcalfe, David J. Hudson, Doc Kane
SOUND EFFECTS EDITING Mark Mangini
The Lion King (1994)
MUSIC (Original Score) Hans Zimmer Won
MUSIC (Original Song) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice
"Circle of Life," Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice Nominated
"Hakuna Matata," Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Pocahontas (1995)
MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score) Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Alan Menken Won
MUSIC (Original Song) "Colors of the Wind," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score) Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Orchestral Score by Alan Menken Nominated
Hercules (1997)
MUSIC (Original Song) "Go the Distance," Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by David Zippel Nominated
Mulan (1998)
MUSIC (Original Musical or Comedy Score) Music by Matthew Wilder; Lyrics by David Zippel; Orchestral Score by Jerry Goldsmith Nominated
Tarzan (1999)
MUSIC (Original Song) "You'll Be In My Heart," Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins Won
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
MUSIC (Original Song) "My Funny Friend and Me," Music by Sting and David Hartley; Lyrics by Sting Nominated
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Chris Sanders Nominated
Treasure Planet (2002)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Ron Clements Nominated
Brother Bear (2003)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker Nominated
Bolt (2008)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Chris Williams and Byron Howard Nominated
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Ron Clements and John Musker Nominated
MUSIC (Original Song) "Almost There," Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
"Down in New Orleans," Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Tangled (2010)
MUSIC (Original Song) "I See the Light," Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Glenn Slater Nominated
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Rich Moore Nominated
Frozen (2013)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho Won
MUSIC (Original Song) "Let It Go," Music by Robert Lopez; Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez


See also[edit]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i These are "package films," releases made up of two or more short films with bridging sequences. Though some consider the package films to be only the six consecutive package films of the 1940s (numbers 6–11 above), the definition used here also includes both Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. Inclusion of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is unique since it contains three previously released featurettes.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h These films contain live-action scenes and/or sequences.
  3. ^ Lady and the Tramp was photographed simultaneously in both the regular Academy format and in CinemaScope. Both versions were released at the same time.
  4. ^ a b These two films were shot in the 70 mm Super Technirama process. Reduced 35 mm CinemaScope-compatible prints were released at the same time as the 70 mm versions.
  5. ^ a b c These films were released or re-released in IMAX format in addition to their regular theatrical releases.
  6. ^ a b These films were also released or re-released in a Disney Digital 3-D limited cinema version.

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