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 2016 has produced a total of 56 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.[1][2]

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, 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; 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.[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.



Color legend
Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Disneytoon Studios  
Pixar Animation 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[4]  
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937
Pinocchio February 7, 1940
Fantasia November 13, 1940[rls 2]
The Reluctant Dragon June 20, 1941
Dumbo October 23, 1941
Bambi August 13, 1942
Saludos Amigos August 24, 1942
Victory Through Air Power July 17, 1943[5]
The Three Caballeros December 21, 1944
Make Mine Music April 20, 1946
Song of the South November 12, 1946
Fun and Fancy Free September 27, 1947
Melody Time May 27, 1948
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 June 22, 1988 Amblin Entertainment  
Oliver & Company November 18, 1988 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Little Mermaid November 17, 1989
DuckTales the Movie 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[st 2]  
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 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 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  
Treasure Planet November 27, 2002
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 1] Studio Ghibli  
Valiant 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 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  
WALL-E June 27, 2008
Tinker Bell September 18, 2008[rls 4] Disneytoon Studios  
Roadside Romeo 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 2] 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 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 3] Studio Ghibli  
Tangled November 24, 2010 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Gnomeo & Juliet February 11, 2011 Starz Animation[st 6]  
Mars Needs Moms March 11, 2011 ImageMovers Digital[st 5]  
Cars 2 June 24, 2011 Pixar Animation Studios  
Winnie the Pooh July 15, 2011 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Secret World of Arrietty February 17, 2012[sg 4] Studio Ghibli  
Arjun: The Warrior Prince 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[6] 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 5] Studio Ghibli[st 6]  
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 6]  
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[7][8][9] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Finding Dory June 17, 2016[10][11] Pixar Animation Studios  
Moana November 23, 2016[7][8][12] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Cars 3 June 16, 2017[13] Pixar Animation Studios  
Coco November 22, 2017[14]
Incredibles 2 June 15, 2018[13][15]
Films by other non-Disney owned studios released through Miramax
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Film Date of original release Produced by Notes
Tom and Jerry: The Movie April 30, 1993 Turner Entertainment
Film Roman
[note 1][note 2]
The Thief and the Cobbler (Arabian Knight) August 25, 1995 Richard Williams Productions [note 3][note 1][note 4]
Manuelita February 14, 1999 García Ferré Entertainment
Megatrix S.A.U.
[note 3][note 5]
Princess Mononoke October 29, 1999 Studio Ghibli [note 3][note 1]
Pokémon 4Ever October 11, 2002 The Pokémon Company
4Kids Entertainment
[note 3][note 1][note 6]
Pokémon Heroes May 16, 2003 The Pokémon Company
4Kids Entertainment
[note 3][note 1][note 6]
Paris 2054: Renaissance March 15, 2006 Onyx Films
Timefirm Limited
France 2 Cinéma
[note 3][note 1][note 6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Released by Miramax Films which was a subsidiary of Disney at the time of release
  2. ^ Rights are now owned by Warner Bros.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Released by Disney in North America
  4. ^ Released by Disney in Japan
  5. ^ Released by Disney in Argentina
  6. ^ a b c Released by Disney in Australia and United Kingdom

Upcoming (schedule)[edit]

Title Intended theatrical release date
by Walt Disney Pictures/
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Animation Studio[st 1]
Ralph Breaks the Internet November 21, 2018[16][17] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Toy Story 4 June 21, 2019[13] Pixar Animation Studios  
Frozen 2 November 27, 2019[17] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Untitled films March 6, 2020[13] Pixar Animation Studios  
June 19, 2020[13]
November 25, 2020[18] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
June 18, 2021[17] Pixar Animation Studios  
November 24, 2021[17] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
March 18, 2022[19] Pixar Animation Studios  
June 17, 2022[19]
November 23, 2022[20] Walt Disney Animation Studios  

Active development[edit]

Title Animation Studio[st 1]
Untitled film by Mark Andrews[21] Pixar Animation Studios  
Untitled film by Pete Docter[22]
Untitled film by Stephen J. Anderson[23] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Untitled film by Byron Howard and Lin-Manuel Miranda[24]
Untitled Suburban Fantasy World film by Dan Scanlon[25] Pixar Animation Studios  
Untitled film by Brian Fee[26]
Untitled FC Barcelona film[27]
Dragon Empire[28] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Untitled film by Domee Shi[29] Pixar Animation Studios  


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, 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 d 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. ^ Originally released by Touchstone Pictures. Subsequently reissued by Walt Disney Pictures.
  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 Released by Touchstone Pictures.

Studio Ghibli films original release dates

  1. ^ Original date of release was November 20, 2004
  2. ^ Original date of release was July 19, 2008
  3. ^ Original date of release was July 29, 2006
  4. ^ Original date of release was July 17, 2010
  5. ^ Original date of release was July 20, 2013

See also[edit]

Distribution brands


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  2. ^ The Walt Disney Studios Animation Archived 2013-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2013-10-02.
  3. ^ The Disney-Tokuma Deal //. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  4. ^ Film included several minutes worth of non-animated narration clips, mainly of author Alexander 'Sasha' Seversky
  5. ^ War documentary, released by United Artists after having been refused by RKO
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  7. ^ a b "Disney Sets Animation Slate To Infinity And Beyond". Deadline. May 29, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
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  16. ^ Tilly, Chris (Mar 24, 2016). "Wreck-It Ralph 2 Still Happening, Might Feature Mario". IGN. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b c d Lang, Brent & Khatchatourian, Maane (April 25, 2017). "Disney Dates 'Lion King' and 'Frozen 2,' Pushes Fifth 'Indiana Jones' Film to 2020". Variety. Retrieved 2017-04-25. 
  18. ^ Lenker, Maureen Lee (October 10, 2017). "Disney shelves planned Jack and the Beanstalk animated re-telling Gigantic". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-10. We are focusing our energies on another project that has been in the works, which we’ll be sharing more about soon, now set for Thanksgiving 2020.” 
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  23. ^ ""Meet The Robinsons" director developing new animated Disney film". Den of Geek. 
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  29. ^ "Bao' Director, Domee Shi Working on a Feature-Length Film at Pixar". PixarPost. 

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