List of Disney theatrical animated features

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This article is about all animated features produced by or released through The Walt Disney Company and its predecessors. For a list of features produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and its predecessors, see List of Walt Disney Animation Studios films. For lists of features produced by other animation studios owned by The Walt Disney Company, see List of Pixar films and DisneyToon Studios#Filmography.

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

Currently, the 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 animation division of Walt Disney Productions, producing animated short films since 1923. The studio produced its first feature-length animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 and as of 2014 has produced a total of 54 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 (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 world-wide (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 (except Only Yesterday) and several other countries. Other studios globally have released films through Walt Disney Pictures which maintains distribution rights in certain territories.



TitleOriginal theatrical release date[rls 1]Animation Studio[st 1]
Snow White and the Seven DwarfsDecember 21, 1937Walt Disney 
PinocchioFebruary 7, 1940Walt Disney 
FantasiaNovember 13, 1940[rls 2]Walt Disney 
DumboOctober 23, 1941Walt Disney 
BambiAugust 13, 1942Walt Disney 
Saludos AmigosAugust 24, 1942Walt Disney 
Victory Through Air PowerJuly 17, 1943Walt Disney 
The Three CaballerosDecember 21, 1944Walt Disney 
Make Mine MusicApril 20, 1946Walt Disney 
Fun and Fancy FreeSeptember 27, 1947Walt Disney 
Melody TimeMay 27, 1948Walt Disney 
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. ToadOctober 5, 1949Walt Disney 
CinderellaFebruary 15, 1950Walt Disney 
Alice in WonderlandJuly 28, 1951Walt Disney 
Peter PanFebruary 5, 1953Walt Disney 
Lady and the TrampJune 22, 1955Walt Disney 
Sleeping BeautyJanuary 29, 1959Walt Disney 
One Hundred and One DalmatiansJanuary 25, 1961Walt Disney 
The Sword in the StoneDecember 25, 1963Walt Disney 
The Jungle BookOctober 18, 1967Walt Disney 
The AristocatsDecember 24, 1970Walt Disney 
Robin HoodNovember 8, 1973Walt Disney 
The Many Adventures of Winnie the PoohMarch 11, 1977Walt Disney 
The RescuersJune 22, 1977Walt Disney 
The Fox and the HoundJuly 10, 1981Walt Disney 
The Black CauldronJuly 24, 1985Walt Disney 
The Great Mouse DetectiveJuly 2, 1986Walt Disney 
Oliver & CompanyNovember 18, 1988Walt Disney 
The Little MermaidNovember 17, 1989Walt Disney 
DuckTales the MovieAugust 3, 1990DisneyToon Studios 
The Rescuers Down UnderNovember 16, 1990Walt Disney 
Beauty and the BeastNovember 22, 1991Walt Disney 
AladdinNovember 25, 1992Walt Disney 
The Nightmare Before ChristmasOctober 29, 1993Skellington Pictures [st 2] 
The Lion KingJune 24, 1994Walt Disney 
A Goofy MovieApril 7, 1995DisneyToon Studios 
PocahontasJune 23, 1995Walt Disney 
Toy StoryNovember 22, 1995Pixar Animation Studios 
James and the Giant PeachApril 12, 1996Skellington Pictures[st 2] 
The Hunchback of Notre DameJune 21, 1996Walt Disney 
HerculesJune 27, 1997Walt Disney 
MulanJune 19, 1998Walt Disney 
A Bug's LifeNovember 25, 1998Pixar Animation Studios 
Doug's 1st MovieMarch 26, 1999Walt Disney Television Animation 
TarzanJune 18, 1999Walt Disney 
Toy Story 2November 24, 1999Pixar Animation Studios 
Fantasia 2000December 17, 1999Walt Disney 
The Tigger MovieFebruary 11, 2000DisneyToon Studios 
DinosaurMay 19, 2000Walt Disney 
The Emperor's New GrooveDecember 15, 2000Walt Disney 
Recess: School's OutFebruary 16, 2001Walt Disney Television Animation 
Atlantis: The Lost EmpireJune 15, 2001Walt Disney 
Monsters, Inc.November 2, 2001Pixar Animation Studios 
Return to Never LandFebruary 15, 2002DisneyToon Studios 
Lilo & StitchJune 21, 2002Walt Disney 
Treasure PlanetNovember 27, 2002Walt Disney 
The Jungle Book 2February 14, 2003DisneyToon Studios 
Piglet's Big MovieMarch 21, 2003DisneyToon Studios 
Finding NemoMay 30, 2003Pixar Animation Studios 
Brother BearNovember 1, 2003Walt Disney 
Teacher's PetJanuary 16, 2004Walt Disney Television Animation 
Home on the RangeApril 2, 2004Walt Disney 
The IncrediblesNovember 5, 2004Pixar Animation Studios 
Pooh's Heffalump MovieFebruary 11, 2005DisneyToon Studios 
Howl's Moving CastleJune 10, 2005[sg 1]Studio Ghibli 
ValiantAugust 19, 2005[rls 3]Vanguard Animation 
Chicken LittleNovember 4, 2005Walt Disney 
Bambi IIFebruary 7, 2006 [rls 4]DisneyToon Studios 
The WildApril 14, 2006[rls 5]C.O.R.E.[st 3] 
CarsJune 9, 2006Pixar Animation Studios 
Meet the RobinsonsMarch 30, 2007Walt Disney 
RatatouilleJune 29, 2007Pixar Animation Studios 
WALL-EJune 27, 2008Pixar Animation Studios 
Roadside RomeoOctober 24, 2008 (India)[rls 5]Yash Raj Films[st 4] 
BoltNovember 28, 2008Walt Disney 
UpMay 29, 2009Pixar Animation Studios 
PonyoAugust 14, 2009[sg 2]Studio Ghibli 
Tinker Bell and the Lost TreasureSeptember 3, 2009 (Argentina)[rls 4]DisneyToon Studios 
A Christmas CarolNovember 6, 2009ImageMovers Digital[st 5] 
The Princess and the FrogDecember 11, 2009Walt Disney 
Toy Story 3June 18, 2010Pixar Animation Studios 
Tales from EarthseaAugust 13, 2010[sg 3]Studio Ghibli 
TangledNovember 24, 2010Walt Disney 
Mars Needs MomsMarch 11, 2011ImageMovers Digital[st 5] 
Cars 2June 24, 2011Pixar Animation Studios 
Winnie the PoohJuly 15, 2011Walt Disney 
The Secret World of ArriettyFebruary 17, 2012[sg 4]Studio Ghibli 
Arjun: The Warrior PrinceMay 25, 2012 (India)[rls 5]UTV Motion Pictures 
BraveJune 22, 2012Pixar Animation Studios 
Secret of the WingsAugust 31, 2012 [a]DisneyToon Studios 
FrankenweenieOctober 5, 2012[4]Tim Burton[st 2] 
Wreck-It RalphNovember 2, 2012Walt Disney 
Monsters UniversityJune 21, 2013Pixar Animation Studios 
PlanesAugust 9, 2013DisneyToon Studios 
FrozenNovember 27, 2013Walt Disney 
The Pirate FairyFebruary 13, 2014 [b]DisneyToon Studios 
The Wind RisesFebruary 21, 2014 (through Touchstone label)[rls 6][sg 5]Studio Ghibli 
Planes: Fire & Rescue[5]July 18, 2014DisneyToon Studios 
Big Hero 6[6][7]November 7, 2014Walt Disney 

Upcoming or in production[edit]

TitleIntended theatrical release date
by Walt Disney Pictures/
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Animation Studio[st 1]
Inside Out[8][9][10][11][12]June 19, 2015Pixar 
The Good Dinosaur[8][13][14]November 25, 2015[15]Pixar 
Zootopia[16][17][18]March 4, 2016Walt Disney 
Finding Dory[19]June 17, 2016[15]Pixar 
Moana [16][17][20]November 23, 2016Walt Disney 
Toy Story 4[21]June 16, 2017Pixar 
Untitled film[22]November 22, 2017Pixar 
Giants[16][17][23]March 9, 2018Walt Disney 
Untitled film[22]June 15, 2018Pixar 
Untitled film[16][17]November 21, 2018Walt Disney 


Release Notes

  1. ^ Limited release in the United States.
  2. ^ Limited release in the United States.
  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, 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 Not released theatrically in the United States
  5. ^ a b c Released by Disney outside North america
  6. ^ Limited release in the U.S. by Disney through Touchstone Pictures. Oscar qualification run during November 8–14, 2013.

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. 
  2. ^ a b c Stop-motion animation directors Henry Selick and Tim Burton have worked on these stop-motion animated films that have been released or distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
  3. ^ Animation produced by C.O.R.E. Feature Animation of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures.
  4. ^ 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.

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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