List of Disney theatrical animated features

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 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. 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.


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Color Legend
Walt Disney Animation Studios  
DisneyToon 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  
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Pinocchio February 7, 1940 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Fantasia November 13, 1940[rls 2] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Dumbo October 23, 1941 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Bambi August 13, 1942 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Saludos Amigos August 24, 1942 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Victory Through Air Power[4] July 17, 1943 Walt Disney Animation Studios[5]  
The Three Caballeros December 21, 1944 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Make Mine Music April 20, 1946 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Song of the South November 12, 1946 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Fun and Fancy Free September 27, 1947 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Melody Time May 27, 1948 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad October 5, 1949 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Cinderella February 15, 1950 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Alice in Wonderland July 28, 1951 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Peter Pan February 5, 1953 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Lady and the Tramp June 22, 1955 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Sleeping Beauty January 29, 1959 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
One Hundred and One Dalmatians January 25, 1961 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Jungle Book October 18, 1967 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Aristocats December 24, 1970 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Robin Hood November 8, 1973 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh March 11, 1977 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Rescuers June 22, 1977 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Fox and the Hound July 10, 1981 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Black Cauldron July 24, 1985 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Great Mouse Detective July 2, 1986 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Who Framed Roger Rabbit June 22, 1988 Amblin Entertainment  
Oliver & Company November 18, 1988 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Little Mermaid November 17, 1989 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
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 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Aladdin November 25, 1992 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
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[st 3]  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 21, 1996 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Hercules June 27, 1997 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Mulan June 19, 1998 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
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 December 17, 1999 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 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
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  
Spirited Away September 20, 2002[sg 1] Studio Ghibli  
Treasure Planet November 27, 2002 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Jungle Book 2 February 14, 2003 Disney MovieToons  
Piglet's Big Movie March 21, 2003 Disney MovieToons  
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 2] 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[rls 5] C.O.R.E.[st 4]  
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 Pixar Animation Studios  
Tinker Bell September 18, 2008[rls 4] DisneyToon Studios  
Roadside Romeo October 24, 2008 (India)[rls 5] Yash Raj Films[st 5]  
Bolt November 28, 2008 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Up May 29, 2009 Pixar Animation Studios  
Ponyo August 14, 2009[sg 3] 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 6]  
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 4] Studio Ghibli  
Tangled November 24, 2010 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Gnomeo and Juliet February 11, 2011 Starz Animation[st 7]  
Mars Needs Moms March 11, 2011 ImageMovers Digital[st 6]  
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 5] Studio Ghibli  
Arjun: The Warrior Prince May 25, 2012 (India)[rls 5] UTV Motion Pictures  
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 27, 2013 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Pirate Fairy February 13, 2014[rls 6] DisneyToon Studios  
The Wind Rises February 21, 2014[sg 6] Studio Ghibli[st 7]  
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 7]  
Inside Out June 19, 2015 Pixar Animation Studios  
The Good Dinosaur November 25, 2015 Pixar Animation Studios  
Zootopia[7][8][9] March 4, 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Finding Dory[10] June 17, 2016[11] Pixar Animation Studios  
Moana[7][8][12] November 23, 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios  

Upcoming or in production

Title Intended theatrical release date
by Walt Disney Pictures/
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Animation Studio[st 1]
Cars 3[13] June 16, 2017 Pixar Animation Studios  
Coco[14] November 22, 2017 Pixar Animation Studios  
Wreck-It Ralph 2[15] March 9, 2018[16] Walt Disney Animation Studios  
The Incredibles 2[13][17] June 15, 2018 Pixar Animation Studios  
Gigantic[7][8][13][18] November 21, 2018 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Untitled film[13] April 12, 2019 DisneyToon Studios  
Toy Story 4[13] June 21, 2019 Pixar Animation Studios  
Untitled film[19] November 27, 2019 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Untitled film[13] March 13, 2020 Pixar Animation Studios  
Untitled film[13] June 19, 2020 Pixar Animation Studios  
Untitled film[13] November 25, 2020 Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Frozen 2[20] TBA Walt Disney Animation Studios  
Untitled Lin-Manuel Miranda/Byron Howard-developed Disney Animation film[21] TBA Walt Disney 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. 1 2 3 Not released theatrically in the United States
      5. 1 2 3 Released by Disney outside North America
      6. 1 2 Limited release in the United States.

      Studio/Production Notes

      1. 1 2 3 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. Originally released by Touchstone Pictures. Subsequently reissued by Walt Disney Pictures.
      3. 1 2 Released by Walt Disney Pictures.
      4. Animation produced by C.O.R.E. Feature Animation of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures.
      5. Co-production with The Walt Disney Company India Pvt. Ltd.
      6. 1 2 The film studio ImageMovers Digital, run by Robert Zemeckis, was owned by Disney from 2007 to 2010. These films were performance captured animated films.
      7. 1 2 3 Released by Touchstone Pictures.

      Studio Ghibli films original release dates

      1. Original date of release was July 20, 2001
      2. Original date of release was November 20, 2004
      3. Original date of release was July 19, 2008
      4. Original date of release was July 29, 2006
      5. Original date of release was July 17, 2010
      6. Original date of release was July 20, 2013

      See also

      Distribution brands


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