List of Disney theatrical animated features

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This list of theatrical animated feature films consists of animated films produced or released by The Walt Disney Studios, the film division of The Walt Disney Company.

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 feature animation department of Walt Disney Productions, producing its first feature-length animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 and as of 2018 has produced a total of 57 feature films.[st 1] Beginning with Toy Story in 1995, The Walt Disney Studios also released animated films by Pixar Animation Studios, which Disney acquired in 2006.[1][2] On March 20, 2019, The Walt Disney Studios acquired Blue Sky Studios as a third major animation studio upon its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, as well as 20th Century Fox Animation which operates as a label within 20th Century Fox.

Other studio units have also released films theatrically, namely Walt Disney Television Animation's Disney MovieToons/Video Premiere unit (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, 20th Century Fox or previously owned Miramax film labels.[citation needed] In 1996, The Walt Disney Studios signed a deal with Tokuma Shoten for distribution rights to the theatrical works of Studio Ghibli worldwide (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, however Studio Ghibli remains wholly independent of Disney and maintains strict creative control over the handling of the foreign language localization Disney produces.[3] All of the theatrical Ghibli back catalog originally included in the deal have since been released to DVD in North America and several other countries. Other studios globally have released films through Walt Disney Pictures which maintains distribution rights in certain territories.

Films[edit]

Released[edit]

Color legend
Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Pixar Animation Studios  
Blue Sky Studios  
20th Century Fox Animation  
Disneytoon Studios  
Walt Disney Television Animation  
Studio Ghibli  
Other Disney studio  
Third-party studio  
Title Original theatrical release date[rls 1] Animation studio[st 1]
Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons May 19, 1937 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937
Pinocchio February 7, 1940
Fantasia[S] November 13, 1940[rls 2]
The Reluctant Dragon[S] June 20, 1941
Dumbo October 23, 1941
Bambi August 13, 1942
Saludos Amigos[S] August 24, 1942
Victory Through Air Power[S] July 17, 1943
The Three Caballeros[S] December 21, 1944
Make Mine Music April 20, 1946
Song of the South[S] November 12, 1946
Fun and Fancy Free[S] September 27, 1947
Melody Time[S] May 27, 1948
So Dear to My Heart[S]

January 19, 1949

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 5, 1949
Cinderella February 15, 1950
Alice in Wonderland July 28, 1951
Peter Pan February 5, 1953
Lady and the Tramp June 22, 1955
Sleeping Beauty January 29, 1959
One Hundred and One Dalmatians January 25, 1961
The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963
The Jungle Book October 18, 1967
The Aristocats December 24, 1970
Robin Hood November 8, 1973
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 11, 1977
The Rescuers June 22, 1977
The Fox and the Hound July 10, 1981
The Black Cauldron July 24, 1985
The Great Mouse Detective July 2, 1986
Who Framed Roger Rabbit[S] June 22, 1988 Co-production of Disney and Amblin Entertainment[st 2]  
Oliver & Company November 18, 1988 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Little Mermaid November 17, 1989
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp August 3, 1990 Disney MovieToons  
The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Beauty and the Beast November 22, 1991
Aladdin November 25, 1992
The Nightmare Before Christmas October 29, 1993 Skellington Productions  
The Lion King June 15, 1994 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
A Goofy Movie April 7, 1995 Disney MovieToons  
Pocahontas June 23, 1995 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Toy Story November 22, 1995 Pixar Animation Studios  
James and the Giant Peach[S] April 12, 1996 Skellington Productions[st 3]  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 21, 1996 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Hercules June 27, 1997
Mulan June 19, 1998
A Bug's Life November 25, 1998 Pixar Animation Studios  
Doug's 1st Movie March 26, 1999 Walt Disney Television Animation
Jumbo Pictures
 
Tarzan June 18, 1999 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Toy Story 2 November 24, 1999 Pixar Animation Studios  
Fantasia 2000[S] January 1, 2000 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Tigger Movie February 11, 2000 Disney MovieToons  
Dinosaur May 19, 2000 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Emperor's New Groove December 15, 2000
Recess: School's Out February 16, 2001 Walt Disney Television Animation  
Atlantis: The Lost Empire June 15, 2001 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001 Pixar Animation Studios  
Return to Never Land February 15, 2002 Disney MovieToons
Lilo & Stitch June 21, 2002 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Spirited Away September 20, 2002[sg 1] Studio Ghibli  
Treasure Planet November 27, 2002 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Jungle Book 2 February 14, 2003 Disney MovieToons  
Piglet's Big Movie March 21, 2003
Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Pixar Animation Studios  
Brother Bear November 1, 2003 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Teacher's Pet January 16, 2004 Walt Disney Television Animation  
Home on the Range April 2, 2004 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Incredibles November 5, 2004 Pixar Animation Studios  
Pooh's Heffalump Movie February 11, 2005 Disneytoon Studios  
Howl's Moving Castle June 10, 2005[sg 2] Studio Ghibli  
Valiant[R] August 19, 2005[rls 3] Vanguard Animation  
Chicken Little November 4, 2005 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Bambi II February 7, 2006[rls 4] Disneytoon Studios  
The Wild[R] April 14, 2006 C.O.R.E. Feature Animation  
Cars June 9, 2006 Pixar Animation Studios  
Meet the Robinsons March 30, 2007 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Ratatouille June 29, 2007 Pixar Animation Studios  
Enchanted[S] November 21, 2007 Sonnenfeld Productions  
WALL-E[S] June 27, 2008 Pixar Animation Studios  
Tinker Bell September 18, 2008[rls 4] Disneytoon Studios  
Roadside Romeo[R] October 24, 2008 (India)[rls 5] Yash Raj Films[st 4]  
Bolt November 21, 2008 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Up May 29, 2009 Pixar Animation Studios  
Ponyo August 14, 2009[sg 3] Studio Ghibli  
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure September 3, 2009 (Argentina)[rls 4] Disneytoon Studios  
A Christmas Carol[R] November 6, 2009 ImageMovers Digital[st 5]  
The Princess and the Frog December 11, 2009 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010 Pixar Animation Studios  
Tales from Earthsea August 13, 2010[sg 4] Studio Ghibli  
Tangled November 24, 2010 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Gnomeo & Juliet[R] February 11, 2011 Starz Animation[st 2]  
Mars Needs Moms[R] March 11, 2011 ImageMovers Digital[st 5]  
Cars 2 June 24, 2011 Pixar Animation Studios  
Winnie the Pooh[S] July 15, 2011 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Secret World of Arrietty February 17, 2012[sg 5] Studio Ghibli  
Arjun: The Warrior Prince[R] May 25, 2012[rls 5] UTV Motion Pictures[st 4]  
Brave June 22, 2012 Pixar Animation Studios  
Secret of the Wings August 31, 2012[rls 6] DisneyToon Studios  
Frankenweenie October 5, 2012[4] Tim Burton Productions[st 3]  
Wreck-It Ralph November 2, 2012 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Monsters University June 21, 2013 Pixar Animation Studios  
Planes August 9, 2013 Disneytoon Studios  
Frozen November 22, 2013 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Pirate Fairy February 13, 2014[rls 6] Disneytoon Studios  
The Wind Rises February 21, 2014[sg 6] Studio Ghibli[st 2]  
Planes: Fire & Rescue July 18, 2014 Disneytoon Studios  
Big Hero 6 November 7, 2014 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Strange Magic January 23, 2015 Lucasfilm Animation[st 2]  
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast March 3, 2015 Disneytoon Studios  
Inside Out June 19, 2015 Pixar Animation Studios  
The Good Dinosaur November 25, 2015
Zootopia March 4, 2016[5][6][7] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Finding Dory June 17, 2016[8][9] Pixar Animation Studios  
Moana November 23, 2016[5][6][10] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Cars 3 June 16, 2017[11] Pixar Animation Studios  
Coco November 22, 2017[12]
Incredibles 2 June 15, 2018[11][13]
Ralph Breaks the Internet November 21, 2018[14][15] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Toy Story 4 June 21, 2019[11] Pixar Animation Studios  
The Lion King July 19, 2019[15] Fairview Entertainment  

Films distributed by Miramax[edit]

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Film Date of original release Produced by Notes
Tom and Jerry: The Movie July 30, 1993[sg 7] Turner Entertainment
WMG
Film Roman
[note 1]
The Thief and the Cobbler (Arabian Knight) August 25, 1995[sg 8] Richard Williams Productions [note 2][note 1][note 3]
How the Toys Saved Christmas October 21, 1997[sg 9] Alpha-Film
Lanterna Magica
Monipoly Productions
[note 2][note 1]
Princess Mononoke October 29, 1999[sg 10] Studio Ghibli [note 2][note 1]
The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina October 11, 2002 Hyperion Pictures [note 2][note 1]
Pokémon 4Ever October 11, 2002[sg 11] The Pokémon Company
Shogakukan
4Kids Entertainment
[note 2][note 1][note 4]
Pokémon Heroes May 16, 2003[sg 12] The Pokémon Company
Shogakukan
4Kids Entertainment
[note 2][note 1][note 4]
Bionicle: Mask of Light September 16, 2003 The Lego Group
Create TV & Film
Creative Capers Entertainment
[note 1]
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui October 19, 2004 The Lego Group
Create TV & Film
Creative Capers Entertainment
[note 1]
In Search of Santa November 23, 2004 Colorland Animation
Tundra Productions
[note 1]
Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows October 11, 2005 Good Story Productions
Create TV & Film
Creative Capers Entertainment
[note 1]
Paris 2054: Renaissance March 15, 2006 Onyx Films
Millimages
LuxAnimation
Timefirm Limited
France 2 Cinéma
[note 2][note 1][note 4]

Notes:

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Released by Miramax Films which was a subsidiary of Disney at the time of release
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Released by Disney in North America
  3. ^ Released by Disney in Japan
  4. ^ a b c Released by Disney in Australia and United Kingdom

Upcoming[edit]

Title Scheduled U.S. theatrical release Production company[st 1]
Frozen 2 November 22, 2019[15][16] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Spies in Disguise[R] December 25, 2019[17][18] Blue Sky Studios[st 6]  
Call of the Wild[S][R] February 21, 2020[19][18] 3 Arts Entertainment[st 6]  
Onward March 6, 2020[11][20] Pixar Animation Studios  
Soul June 19, 2020[11][21]
Bob's Burgers: The Movie[R] July 17, 2020[22] 20th Century Fox Animation[st 6]  
Ron's Gone Wrong[R] November 6, 2020[23] Locksmith Animation[st 6]  
Raya and the Last Dragon[24] November 25, 2020[25] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Nimona[R] March 5, 2021[26][27][28][18] Blue Sky Studios[st 6]  
TBA June 18, 2021[15] Pixar Animation Studios  
November 24, 2021[15] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
March 18, 2022[29] Pixar Animation Studios  
June 17, 2022[29]
November 23, 2022[29] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
S Live-action/animation hybrid
R Not produced, but released by Disney under its label.

Highest-grossing films[edit]

film currently playing indicates films playing in theaters around the world in the week commencing 18 October 2019.
Rank Film Worldwide gross Studio Year Ref.
1 The Lion King film currently playing $1,645,993,494 Fairview 2019 [30]
2 Frozen $1,290,000,000 Disney 2013 [31]
3 Incredibles 2 $1,242,805,968 Pixar 2018 [32]
4 Toy Story 4 film currently playing $1,068,085,820 2019 [33]
5 Toy Story 3 $1,066,969,703 2010 [34]
6 Finding Dory $1,028,570,889 2016 [35]
7 Zootopia $1,023,784,195 Disney [36]
8 The Lion King $968,483,777 1994 [37]
9 Finding Nemo $940,335,536 Pixar 2003 [38]
10 Inside Out $857,611,174 2015 [39]

Notes[edit]

Release Notes

  1. ^ Listed are the original theatrical release dates in the United States (or other non-U.S. territories) when the film was contributed by the Walt Disney Company. Different distributors are attributed and credited for distributing each film throughout the history of the Walt Disney Company. Films released before 1954 were released by RKO Radio Pictures (with the exception of Victory Through Air Power, refused by RKO and then released by United Artists), films released after 1955 were released by Disney-owned Buena Vista Distribution and through its current name Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (since 2007), and films released after 1985 are co-credited with Walt Disney Pictures.
  2. ^ Originally distributed by Walt Disney Productions. Original RKO date of release was April 1, 1941
  3. ^ Released by Walt Disney Pictures in North America
  4. ^ a b c Not released theatrically in the United States
  5. ^ a b Released by Disney outside North America
  6. ^ a b Limited release in the United States.

Studio/Production Notes

  1. ^ a b c 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. Archived from the original on 2013-01-21.
  2. ^ a b c d Released under the Touchstone Pictures label.
  3. ^ a b Released by Walt Disney Pictures.
  4. ^ a b Co-production with The Walt Disney Company India Pvt. Ltd.
  5. ^ a b The film studio ImageMovers Digital, run by Robert Zemeckis, was owned by Disney from 2007 to 2010. These films were performance captured animated films.
  6. ^ a b c d e Released by 20th Century Fox.

Studio Ghibli films original release dates

  1. ^ Original date of release was July 20, 2001
  2. ^ Original date of release was November 20, 2004
  3. ^ Original date of release was July 19, 2008
  4. ^ Original date of release was July 29, 2006
  5. ^ Original date of release was July 17, 2010
  6. ^ Original date of release was July 20, 2013
  7. ^ Original date of release was October 1, 1992
  8. ^ Original date of release was May 15, 1992
  9. ^ Original date of release was December 5, 1996
  10. ^ Original date of release was July 12, 1997
  11. ^ Original date of release was July 7, 2001
  12. ^ Original date of release was July 13, 2002

See also[edit]

Distribution brands

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  31. ^ Frozen
    Total as of August 3, 2014: $247,650,477
    Total as of August 31, 2014: $249,036,646
    Total as of July 27, 2014: $21,668,593
    Total as of November 2, 2014: $22,492,845
    Total as of August 17, 2014: $167,333
    Total as of June 8, 2014: £39,090,985
    Total as of November 30, 2014: £40,960,083 ($1 = £0.63866)
    Total as of December 7, 2014: £41,087,765 ($1 = £0.64136)
    Total as of December 14, 2014: £41,170,608 ($1 = £0.636)
    Total as of November 26, 2017: £42,840,559 ($1 = £0.7497)
    Total as of December 3, 2017: £42,976,318 ($1 = £0.742)
    Total as of March 30, 2014: €35,098,170
    Total as of October 18, 2015: €42,526,744
    nb. the exact euro to dollar conversion rate is unknown for earnings since April 2014, but the euro never fell below parity with the dollar during 2014 and 2015 (as can be verified by comparing the exchange rate on the individual date entries at the provided reference) so an approximate conversion rate of €1:$1 is used here to give a lower-bound.
  32. ^ "Incredibles 2 (2018) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  33. ^ "Toy Story 4 (2019) - Box Office Mojo".
  34. ^ "Toy Story 3 (2010) - Box Office Mojo".
  35. ^ "Finding Dory (2016) - Box Office Mojo".
  36. ^ "Zootopia (2016) - Box Office Mojo".
  37. ^ "The Lion King (1994) - Box Office Mojo".
  38. ^ "Finding Nemo (2003) - Box Office Mojo".
  39. ^ "Inside Out (2015) - Box Office Mojo".

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