A Checklist of Disney's Full Length Animated Movies
My intension is to make a list of Disney's full-length movies chronologically - a kind of checklist for collectors to get a quick overview of what has been issued. For more detailed information check out my links at the bottom of this page!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Premiered: December 21, 1937 Music: Frank Churchill, Paul Smith and Leigh Harline Running time: 83 minutes Prizes: Disney received a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones. The film was also nominated for Best Musical Score.
In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten top Ten"—the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Snow White was acknowledged as the best film in the animation genre.
The story is closely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Snow White"
The 7 Dwarfs
Premiered: February 7, 1940 Music: Leigh Harline, Ned Washington, Frank Churchill and Paul J. Smith Running time: 88 minutes Prizes: Pinocchio won the Academy Award for Best Song and the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. In 1994, Pinocchio was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten top Ten"—the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Pinocchio was acknowledged as the second best film in the animation genre, after Snow White. Jiminy Cricket's song, "When You Wish upon a Star," became a major hit and is still identified with the film.
The story is based on the story "Pinocchio: Tale of a Puppet" by Carlo Collodi.
The Blue Fairy
Premiered: November 13, 1940 Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Paul Dukas, Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Amilcare Ponchielli, Modest Mussorgsky,Franz Schubert and Stephen Csillag Running time: 125 minutes Prizes: The film won two Special Academy Awards in 1941.
In 1990, Fantasia was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Fantasia has been twice recognized by the American Film Institute:
1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies #58
2008 AFI's 10 Top 10 #5 animated film
Fantasia features animation set to classical music with no dialogue. Music critic Deems Taylor introduces segments. The music was recorded under the direction of Leopold Stokowski and seven of the eight pieces were performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Premiered: October 23, 1941 Music: Frank Churchill and Lance Husher Running time: 64 minutes Prizes: Dumbo won the 1941 Academy Award for Original Music Score, awarded to musical directors Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace. Churchill and lyricist Ned Washington were also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song for "Baby Mine"
Dumbo is based upon a child's book of the same name by Helen Aberson
Timothy Q. Mouse
Premiered: August 13, 1942 Music: Frank Churchill and Edward Plumb Running time: 70 minutes Prizes: Bambi nominated in 1942 for Best Scoring Of A Dramatic Or Comedy Picture and Best Song, "Love Is A Song" In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten top Ten"— the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Bambi was acknowledged as the third best film in the animation genre.
Bambi is based on the book "Bambi, A Life in the Woods" by Austrian author Felix Salten
Premiered: August 24, 1942 Music:Edward H. Plumb, Paul J. Smith and Charles Wolcott Running time: 75 minutes Prizes: Saludos Amigos received 3 Academy Award nominations for Best Sound, Original Music Score and Best Song for "Saludos Amigos".
This 6th Walt Disney animated feature is the first of six package films made by the Disney studio in the 1940s. Set in Latin America, it is made up of four different segments; Donald Duck stars in two of them and Goofy stars in one. It also features the first appearance of José Carioca.
Each of the four segments begins with various clips of the Disney artists roaming the country drawing cartoons of some of the local cultures and scenery
The Three Caballeros
Premiered: December 21, 1944 Music:Manuel Esperón, Agustín Lara, Ary Barroso and Charles Wolcott Running time: 72 minutes Prizes: The Three Caballeros received two Academy Award nominations for Original Music Score and Best Sound
Short description: This seventh animated classic plots an adventure through parts of Latin America, combining live-action and animation. The movie consists of several segments
It is Donald Duck's birthday. He receives three presents. The first present is a film projector, which shows him a documentary on birds. The next present is a book given to Donald by José Carioca. This book takes them to Bahia. The third present is a piñata given to Donald by Panchito Pistoles.
Make Mine Music
Premiered: August 15, 1946 Music:Claude Debussy, Osvaldo Farrés, Ray Gilbert, Ken Darby, Eliot Daniel, Charles Wolcott, Al Sack, Sergei Prokofiev, Henry Creamer, Turner Leighton, Allie Wrubel, Osvaldo Farr Running time: 75 minutes Prizes: "Make Mine Music" was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festiva
Short description: This feature film is made up of 10 unrelated segments set to music.
The actual performers
Song of the South
Premiered: November 12, 1946 Music:Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert, Robert MacGimsey, Charles Wolcot, Ken Darby, Foster Carling, Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston, Eliot Daniel, Hy Heath and Johnny Lange Running time: 94 minutes Prizes: The hit song from the film was "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Song. Time magazine called the film "topnotch Disney." In 2003, the Online Film Critics Society ranked the film as the 67th greatest animated film of all time.
Short description: The film is based on the Uncle Remus cycle of stories by Joel Chandler Harris. The live actors provide the frame story, in which Uncle Remus relates the folk tales of the adventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends. The animal characters appear in animation.
Fun and Fancy Free
Premiered: September 27, 1947 Music: Ned Washington, Bill Walsh, Ray Noble, Buddy Kaye, Eliot Daniel, Bobby Worth, Bennie Benjamin , Paul J. Smith, Arthur Quenzer and George David Weiss Running time: 73 minutes Prizes:
Short description: This film features two segments. First Bongo: The story of a circus bear cub, who runs away from the circus to the wild and the adventures there that follow. This was based on an original story by Sinclair Lewis. The second is Mickey and the Beanstalk which is an adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Willie the Giant
Premiered: May 27, 1948 Music:George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin, Bobby Worth, Ray Gilbert, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, Allie Wrubel, Oscar Rasbach, Ernesto Nazareth, Eliot Daniel and Johnny Lange Running time: 75 minutes Prizes:
Short description: The film is made up of several sequences set to popular music and folk music, the film is, like Make Mine Music before it, the contemporary version of Fantasia.
Andrews Sister and many more
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Premiered: October 5, 1949 Music:Don Raye, Gene de Paul, Frank Churchill and Charles Wolcott Running time: 68 minutes Prizes: Won the Golden Globe Best Cinematography
Short description: The adventures of Mr. Toad is based on Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. The story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman is based on Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad was the last "package" film, and Disney returned to single narrative features.
J. Thaddeus Toad
Premiered: March 4, 1950 Running time: 72 minutes Prizes: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins
Music:Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Short description: The story is based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault.
Alice in Wonderland
Premiered: July 26, 1951 Running time: 75 minutes Prizes: Nominated for an Oscar.
Short description: The story is based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Queen of Hearts
Tweetledee and Tweetledum
King of Hearts
Bill the Lizard
Premiered: February 5, 1953 Running time: 76 minutes Prizes: The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival
Music: Sammy Fain, Sammy Cahn, Frank Churchill, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears and Oliver Wallace
Short description: The movie was based on the play "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" by J. M. Barrie.
The Lost Boys
Lady and the Tramp
Premiered:June 22, 1955 Running time: 75 minutes Prizes:"Lady and the Tramp" was named number 95 out of the "100 Greatest Love Stories of All Time" by the American Film Institute.
Music: Peggy Lee, Sonny Burke
Short description: The movie was based on a short story written by Ward Greene, called "Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog".
Mr. Busy the beaver
Premiered:January 29, 1959 Running time: 75 minutes Prizes:Nominated for Academy Awards as Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.
Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture or Television Music:George Bruns, Pyotr Tchaikovski and Sammy Fain
Short description: "Sleeping Beauty" is based on a fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Premiered:January 25, 1961 Running time: 79 minutes Prizes: Music:George Bruns and Mel Leven
Short description: The movie was based on the novel "The Hundred and One Dalmatians" by Dodie Smith.
Cruella De Vil
The Sword in the Stone
Premiered:December 25, 1963 Running time: 79 minutes Prizes:The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Score—Adaptation or Treatment in 1963
Music:Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and George Bruns
Short description: The film is based on the novel of the same name of T. H. White’s tetralogy "The Once and Future King".
Archimedes the Owl
Little Girl Squirrel
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
Premiered:February 4, 1966 Running time: 26 minutes Prizes: Music:Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Buddy Baker
Short description: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree is an animated featurette based on the Winnie the Pooh book by A. A. Milne, it was the only Winnie-the-Pooh production released while Walt Disney was still alive before his death on December 15. It was later added as a segment to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977).
Winnie the Pooh
The Jungle Book
Premiered:October 18, 1967 Running time: 78 minutes Prizes:The film received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 for Best Song with "The Bare Necessities"
Music:Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Bruns and Terry Gilkyson
Short description: The Jungle Book was inspired by the stories about the feral child Mowgli from the book of the same name by Rudyard Kipling.
Premiered:December 24, 1970 Running time: 79 minutes Prizes: Music:Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Bruns and Georges Bizet
Short description: Aristocats is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe that revolves around a family of aristocratic cats.
Premiered:November 8, 1973 Running time: 83 minutes Prizes:The film received an Academy Award nomination in 1973 for Best Song, "Love".
Music:Roger Miller and George Bruns
Short description: The film is loosely based on the legend of Robin Hood.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Premiered:March 11, 1977 Running time: 74 minutes Prizes: Music:Buddy Baker, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Short description: The film is composed of material from previously released animated featurettes based upon the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968), Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! (1974), and later re-releases Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983
Winnie the Pooh
Premiered:June 22, 1977 Running time: 77 minutes Prizes:The film received an Academy Award nomination for the song "Someone's Waiting for You".
Short description: The film is based on Margery Sharp's children's novels "The Rescuers".
The Fox and the Hound
Premiered:July 10, 1981 Running time: 83 minutes Prizes: The film was awarded a Golden Screen Award at the Goldene Leinwand Awards in 1982 and it was nominated for a Young Artist Award and the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film.
Short description: The film is loosely based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name.
Premiered:July 2, 1986 Running time: 74 minutes Prizes: Music:Henry Mancini and Melissa Manchester
Short description: Based on the children's book series Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titu and it draws heavily on the tradition of Sherlock Holmes
Dr. David Q. Dawson
Oliver and Company
Premiered:November 18, 1988 Running time: 73 minutes Prizes:Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "Why Should I Worry?" and nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Family Feature Film - Animation. Won the
Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing.
Music:J.A.C. Redford and Barry Manilow
Short description: The movie was inspired by the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist
The Little Mermaid
Premiered:November 15, 1989 Running time: 85 minutes Prizes:Won two Academy Awards; Best Original Score and Best Original Song - "Under the Sea". One Nomination in Best Original Song - "Kiss the Girl" Won two Golden Globe Awards; Best Original Score - Motion Picture and Best Original Song - Motion Picture - "Under the Sea". Moreover two Nominations for Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical and Best Original Song - Motion Picture. A Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television: Alan Menken (composer) Howard Ashman (lyricist) for "Under the Sea"
Short description: The movie is based on the Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name
Short description: the film is the sequel to the 1977 animated classic The Rescuers, which was based on novels by Margery Sharp.
Beauty and the Beast
Premiered:November 13, 1991 Running time: 84 minutes Prizes:Beauty and the Beast won two Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score and Best Music, Song for Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's "Beauty and the Beast". Two other Menken and Ashman songs from the movie also nominated for Best Music, Song were "Belle" and "Be Our Guest", making it the first picture ever to receive three Academy Award nominations for Best Song. In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten top Ten"—the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres—after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community. Beauty and the Beast was acknowledged as the 7th best film in the animation genre.
Music:Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Short description: The film is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.
Premiered:November 11, 1992 Running time: 90 minutes Prizes:The movie won two Academy Awards, Best Music, Original Score and Best Music, Original Song for "A Whole New World" and receiving nominations for Best Song ("Friend Like Me"), Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound.
Music: Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Short description: The film is based on Aladdin from One Thousand and One Nights.
The Lion King
Premiered:June 15, 1994 Running time: 87 minutes Prizes: The Lion King garnered two Academy Awards for its achievement in music and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Music:Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M
Short description: The story is strongly influenced by the William Shakespeare play "Hamlet" and takes place in a kingdom of anthropomorphic animals in Africa.
Premiered:June 23, 1995 Running time: 84 minutes Prizes:Won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Colors of the Wind", the Academy Award for Original Music Score and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "Colors of the Wind"
Short description: The story is based on the known facts of the real historical story and also the folklore and legend that surround the Native American woman Pocahontas.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Premiered:June 21, 1996 Running time: 87 minutes Prizes: Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score by Alan Menken.
Short description: The movie is inspired by Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".
Judge Claude Frollo
Premiered:June 27, 1997 Running time: 93 minutes Prizes: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Go the Distance".Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Go the Distance".
Music:Alan Menken and David Zippel
Short description: The film is based on the legendary Greek mythology hero Heracles, the son of Zeus, in Greek mythology.