Walt Disney Full Length Animated Movies

A Checklist of Disney's Full Length Animated Movies


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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.


Short description:
The story is closely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Snow White"


Characters:
Snow White
The 7 Dwarfs
The Queen


Pinocchio

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.


Short description:
The story is based on the story "Pinocchio: Tale of a Puppet" by Carlo Collodi.


Characters:
Pinnocchio
Gepetto
Jiminy Cricket
Figaro
Cleo
Honest John
Gideon
Stromboli
The Blue Fairy
The Coachman
Lampwick
Monstro


Fantasia

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


Short description:
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.


Characters:
Mickey Mouse


Dumbo

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"


Short description:
Dumbo is based upon a child's book of the same name by Helen Aberson


Characters:
Dumbo
Timothy Q. Mouse
Mrs. Jumbo
The Ringmaster
Casey Junior
Mr. Stork
Jim Crow


Bambi

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.


Short description:
Bambi is based on the book "Bambi, A Life in the Woods" by Austrian author Felix Salten


Characters:
Bambi
Bambi's Mother
Thumper
Flower
Friend Owl
Faline
Mrs. Rabbit


Saludos Amigos

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".


Short description:
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


Characters:
Donald Duck
Goofy
José Carioca


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.


Characters:
Donald Duck
José Carioca.
Panchito Pistoles
Aurora Miranda


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.


Characters:
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.


Characters:
Brer Rabbit
Brer Bear
Brer Fox


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.


Characters:
Bongo
Jiminy Cricket
Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck
Goofy
Willie the Giant
Singing Harp


Melody Time

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.


Characters:
Donald Duck
Roy Rogers
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.


Characters:
J. Thaddeus Toad
Moley
Angus MacBadger
Ratty
Weasels
Winkie


Cinderella

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.


Characters:
Cinderella
Lady Tremaine
Jaq
Gus
Bruno
Prince Charming
Anastasia Tremaine
Drizella Tremaine
Fairy Godmother
Lucifer
Winkie


Alice in Wonderland

Premiered: July 26, 1951
Running time: 75 minutes
Prizes: Nominated for an Oscar. Music:David Simpatico


Short description:
The story is based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.


Characters:
Alice
Caterpillar
Cheshire Cat
March Hare
Queen of Hearts
White Rabbit
Tweetledee and Tweetledum
King of Hearts
Bill the Lizard
Rose


Peter Pan

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.


Characters:
Peter Pan
Tinker Bell
Wendy Darling
John Darling
Michael Darling
Mr. Darling
Mrs. Darling
Nana
Captain Hook
Tiger Lily
Crocodile
Nana
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".


Characters:
Darling
Lady
The Tramp
Jock
Joe
Bulldog
Dachsie
Trusty
Mr. Busy the beaver
Aunt Sarah
Boris
Tony
Jim Dear


Sleeping Beauty

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.


Characters:
Princess Aurora
Flora
Maleficent
Fauna
Merryweather
Prince Phillip
King Stefan
King Hubert


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.


Characters:
Pongo
Perdita
Cruella De Vil
Roger Radcliffe
Anita Radcliffe
Nanny
Inspector Craven
Colonel
Towser
Collie
Captain
Jasper Badun
Horace Badun
Sgt. Tibbs


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".


Characters:
Arthur
Merlin
Archimedes the Owl
Sir Ector
Sir Kay
Madame Mim
Sir Pellinore
Black Bart
Scullery Maid
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).


Characters:
Winnie the Pooh
Rabbit
Christopher Robin
Owl
Gopher
Roo
Kanga
Eeyore


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.


Characters:
Mowgli
Baloo
Bagheera
King Louie
Shere Khan
Kaa
Colonel Hathi
Akela


Aristocats

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.


Characters:
Thomas O'Malley
Duchess
Toulouse
Marie
Berlioz
Roquefort
Scat Cat
Shun Gon
Hit Cat
Peppo
Billy Boss
Napoleon
Lafayette


Robin Hood

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.


Characters:
Robin Hood
Little John
Friar Tuck
Prince John
King Richard
Sir Hiss
Maid Marian
Lady Kluck
The Sheriff
Alan-a-Dale
Nutsy
Trigger
Skippy


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


Characters:
Winnie the Pooh
Rabbit
Christopher Robin
Owl
Gopher
Roo
Kanga
Eeyore
Tigger


The Rescuers

Premiered:June 22, 1977
Running time: 77 minutes
Prizes:The film received an Academy Award nomination for the song "Someone's Waiting for You".
Music:Artie Butler


Short description:
The film is based on Margery Sharp's children's novels "The Rescuers".


Characters:
Miss Bianca
Bernard
Madame Medusa
Penny
Mr. Snoops
Orville
Evinrude
Brutus
Nero


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.
Music:Buddy Baker


Short description:
The film is loosely based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name.


Characters:
Big Mama
Chief
Boomer
Dinky
Widow Tweed
Tod
Amos Slade
Copper


The Black Cauldron

Premiered:July 24, 1985
Running time: 80 minutes
Prizes:
Music:Elmer Bernstein


Short description:
The film is based on Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain book series, which is in turn based on Welsh mythology.


Characters:
Taran
Princess Eilonwy
Dallben
Fflewddur Fflam
King Eidilleg
Gurgi
Orddu
Orwen
Orgoch


The Great Mouse Detective

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


Characters:
Basil
Professor Ratigan
Dr. David Q. Dawson
Olivia Flaversham
Fidget
Toby
Hiram Flaversham
Felicia
Mrs. Judson


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


Characters:
Oliver
Dodger
Fagin
Jenny
Ignatio
Georgette
Sykes
Einstein
Francis


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"
Music:Alan Menken


Short description:
The movie is based on the Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name


Characters:
Princess Ariel,
Prince Eric
Chef Louis
Ursula
Scuttle
Flounder
King Triton
Grimsby
Francis


The Rescuers Down Under

Premiered:November 16, 1990
Running time: 74 minutes
Prizes:
Music:Bruce Broughton


Short description:
the film is the sequel to the 1977 animated classic The Rescuers, which was based on novels by Margery Sharp.


Characters:
Miss Bianca
Bernard
Percival LcLeach
Marahute
Wilbur
Cody
Joanna


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.


Characters:
The Beast
Belle
Gaston
Lumière
Mrs. Potts
Cogsworth
Chip
LeFou


Aladdin

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.


Characters:
Aladdin
The Genie
Jafar
Princess Jasmine
Iago
The Sultan


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.


Characters:
Rafiki
Mufasa
Sarabi
Scar
Nala
Zazu
Timon
Pumbaa


Pocahontas

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"
Music:Alan Menken


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.


Characters:
Pocahontas
John Smith
Governor Ratcliffe
Wiggins
Meeko
Chief Powhatan
Thomas
Grandmother Willow


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.
Music:Alan Menken


Short description:
The movie is inspired by Victor Hugo's novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".


Characters:
Quasimodo
Esmeralda
Judge Claude Frollo
Captain Phoebus
Clopin
Hugo
Victor
Laverne


Hercules

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.


Characters:
Hercules
Hades,
Megara
Philoctetes
Zeus
Pegasus
Hera
Pain

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