Disney: All of the Disney studio’s animated and cartoon films in chronological order

Disney is a heavyweight in the world of animated films. We’ll introduce you to all of the studio’s films and show you how to watch them in the right order.

Walt Disney founded his world-famous film studio over a hundred years ago, and it has been providing us with exciting stories for generations. Over the decades, numerous classic films have been created under the Disney umbrella. We want to take a look at these with you and give you a little insight into Disney’s vast film empire.

It all began in 1923, when brothers Walt and Roy Disney founded their small Disney studio in their uncle’s garage. After parting ways with his first film distributor, Walt Disney invented the iconic character Mickey Mouse, laying the foundation for a steadily growing company. When the cost of employees and more productions became too great, Walt Disney decided he had to save his company with a full-length animated film.

Thus was born “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the Oscar-winning first feature film from Disney. The film version of the fairy tale became a huge success and ensured that we have received numerous other films of this kind over the past 100 years. We present you all the animated and cartoon films of the Disney studio and divide them into helpful categories.

All Movies of the Disney Princesses

All Disney Princesses movies

What would Disney be without its princesses? For many, the enchanting stories of the courageous heroines are the epitome of the classic Disney film. Who doesn’t love it when we swim through the seas with Ariel or dance through the ballroom with Cinderella?

There are 13 Disney princesses in total, all of whom appear in their own films or take on important roles in the stories of other heroes. They include: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Vaiana and Raya. The royal circle is completed by the two sisters Anna and Elsa, who experience equally fairytale adventures as queens.

FilmsYear of publicationPrincess
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs1937Snow White
Cinderella1950Cinderella / Aschenputtel
Sleeping Beauty1959Aurora
Ariel, the Mermaid1989Ariel
Beauty and the Beast1991Belle
Jafar’s Return1994Jasmine
Aladdin and the King of Thieves1996Jasmine
Beauty and the Beast: Christmas Magic1997Belle
Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World1998Belle
Pocahontas 2 – Journey to a New World1998Pocahontas
Ariel, the Mermaid 2 – Longing for the Sea2000Ariel
Cinderella 2 – Dreams Come True2002Cinderella / Aschenputtel
Mulan 22004Mulan
Cinderella – True Love Wins2007Cinderella / Aschenputtel
Ariel, the Mermaid – How it all began2008Ariel
Kiss the Frog2009Tiana
Rapunzel – Tangled2010Rapunzel
Merida – Legend of the Highlands2012Merida
Frozen – Completely Unabashed2013Elsa & Anna
Moana2016Moana (Original: Moana)
Frozen II2019Elsa & Anna
Raya and the Last Dragon2021Raya

Adventures in the human world

Adventures in the human world

After producing the first feature-length animated film with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Walt Disney set about the next famous story in 1940 and turned it into an animated film: “Pinocchio.

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The film about the little doll who would like to be a human being thus opened a door for adventures of brave heroes not based on a fairy tale. We show you all the adventures from “Peter Pan” to “Encanto” that accompany human heroes.

  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Make Mine Music (1946)
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Taddeus Toad (1949)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Peter Pan (1953)
  • The Witch and the Wizard (1963)
  • Taran and the Cauldron (1985)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • Hercules: Zero to Hero (1998)
  • A Kingdom for a Llama (2000)
  • Atlantis – The Mystery of the Lost City (2001)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 (2002)
  • Peter Pan: New Adventures in Neverland (2002)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • The Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Atlantis – The Return (2003)
  • Stitch & Co. – The Movie (2003)
  • Lilo & Stitch 2 (2005)
  • A Kingdom for a Llama 2 – Kronk’s Great Adventure (2005)
  • Leroy & Stitch (2006)
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  • Tinker Bell (2008)
  • Tinkerbell – The Search for the Lost Treasure (2009)
  • Tinkerbell – A Summer of Adventure (2010)
  • Ralph Riches (2012)
  • The Secret of the Fairy Wings (2012)
  • Baymax – Giant Robowabohu (2014)
  • Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy (2014)
  • Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (2015)
  • Chaos on the Net (2018)
  • Encanto (2021)
  • Strange World (2022)

Disney movies with animal heroes

Disney Movies with Animal Heroes

It’s not just humans who can have adventures. Thanks to Disney, animals have also been transformed into brave heroes, giving us a completely different perspective on their story. For example, elephants could suddenly talk and bunnies could work as policemen.

  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Susi and the Tramp (1955)
  • 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • Aristocats (1970)
  • Robin Hood (1973)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  • Bernard and Bianca – The Mouse Police (1977)
  • Cap and Capper (1981)
  • Basil, the Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  • Oliver & Co. (1988)
  • Bernard and Bianca in Kangarooland (1990)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Winnie the Pooh on a Great Journey (1997)
  • The Lion King 2 – Simba’s Kingdom (1998)
  • Winnie the Pooh – Merry Seasons in the Hundred Acre Forest (1999)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • Dinosaurs (2000)
  • Tigger’s Great Adventure (2000)
  • Susi and Tramp 2: Little Rascals – Big Adventure! (2001)
  • Tarzan & Jane (2002)
  • Winnie the Pooh (2002)
  • 101 Dalmatians Part 2 – On small paws to the big star! (2003)
  • Bear Brothers (2003)
  • Piglet’s Great Adventure (2003)
  • The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
  • The Lion King 3 – Hakuna Matata (2004)
  • Winnie the Pooh – Fun in Spring (2004)
  • The Cows Are Loose (2004)
  • Tarzan 2 (2005)
  • Heaven and Chicken (2005)
  • Heffalump – A New Friend for Winnie the Pooh (2005)
  • Winnie the Pooh’s Spooky Fun with Heffalump (2005)
  • Bambi 2 – The Lord of the Woods (2006)
  • Bear Brothers 2 (2006)
  • Cap and Capper 2 – Here Plays the Music (2007)
  • Bolt (2008)
  • Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  • Zoomania (2016)
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Cartoon in the real world

Animation in the real world

At the beginning of the company’s history, Disney’s hobbyhorse was the realization of films with cartoon characters. One of Walt Disney’s first productions, “Alice in Cartoonland,” combined animated film elements with a real film frame story.

Inspired by this idea, the company produced its own feature film in this style in 1941 with “The Dragon Against His Will,” which laid the foundation for famous films such as “Mary Poppins” and “Elliot the Smiley Monster.

  • The Dragon Against His Will (1941)
  • Victory Through Air Power (1943)
  • Uncle Remus’ Wonderland (1946)
  • A Champion to Fall in Love with (1949)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • The Daredevil Witch in Her Flying Bed (1971)
  • Elliot, the Smile Monster (1977)
  • Enchanted (2007)
  • G-Force – Agents with Bite (2009)
  • Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
  • Elliot the Dragon (2016)
  • Mary Poppins’ Return (2018)
  • Chip and Chap: The Knights of Justice (2022)

Films by Mickey, Goofy and Co.

Films by Mickey, Goofy and Co.

Mickey Mouse is the face of Disney and probably one of the most famous cartoon characters in the world. In the late 1920s, he made his first appearance in the six-minute silent film “Crash Landing” (original title: “Plane Crazy”). The success of his first short film was followed by further adventures in which he also meets his friends Goofy, Donald and Co.

Mickey received his first full-length animated film with the Disney classic “Fantasia”. But despite its success, the lively mouse was rarely seen in feature films. Mickey and his friends prefer to provide joy in numerous comics and series. Nevertheless, we can also accompany Micky, Goofy and Co. on adventures in 14 feature films to date.

  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Saludos Amigos (1943)
  • Three Caballeros (1944)
  • Happy, Free, Fun (1947)
  • Music, Dance and Rhythm (1948)
  • DuckTales: The Movie – Raiders of the Lost Lamp (1990)
  • Goofy – The Movie (1995)
  • Fantasia 2000 (1999)
  • Mickey’s Merry Christmas (1999)
  • Goofy Unstoppable (2000)
  • Mickey’s Big Christmas (2001)
  • Conspiracy of the Supervillains (2001)
  • Mickey, Donald, Goofy – The Three Musketeers (2004)
  • Mickey’s Turbulent Christmas Season (2004)
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The film for the series

The film of the series

Under the Disney umbrella, numerous animated series were produced in addition to films. Some of these received their own films over the years, showing special adventures of the series heroes.

  • Gargoyles – The Movie (1995)
  • Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-off (1997)
  • Doug – The 1st Movie (1999)
  • Disney’s Big Break: The Secret Mission (2001)
  • Disney’s Big Break – Merry Christmas (2001)
  • Disney’s Big Break: The Fifth Grade (2003)
  • Kim Possible: Mission Between Times (2003)
  • Disney’s Class Dog: The Movie (2004)
  • Kim Possible – The Movie: Invasion of the Robots (2005)

Some Disney classics have been given their own series after their success, on which some of the sequel films are based. “Tarzan & Jane” is a feature film based on the 2001 series “Disney’s Tarzan”. In order not to separate the series, these films are not listed here, but where the original film is located.

More movies from Disney

More movies from Disney

Over the years, Disney produced numerous animated and animated films, often similar in their narrative style. Sometimes animals were humanized or princesses became courageous heroines. But some films can’t be clearly pigeonholed. While the “Planes” films are set in the same universe as Pixar’s “Cars” film series, the airplane film series was produced by Disney itself.

  • Planes (2013)
  • Planes 2 – Always in Action (2014)

Surely you have already noticed that not all of Disney’s films have found a place in this article. We only focused on the studio’s cartoons and animated films. For the productions of Pixar and the mixed live-action adaptations of Disney classics, we have summarized our own sequence articles for you.

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