D50: Wrap-Up

Three months, 50 films. Finally we have reached the end of this journey through the world of Walt Disney animation studios. It has been a fun, and sometimes painful experience. So without further ado, I give you not only my ranked list of all 50 films, but also what are the best directed movies, the best performances, best songs, etc.

You can still find all the reviews here.

Ranked List

The Great Ones

1. Bambi

2. Beauty & The Beast

3. Cinderella

4. Dumbo

5. The Lion King

6. Sleeping Beauty

7. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

8. Lilo & Stitch

9. The Princess and the Frog

10. Mulan

11. Hercules

12. The Rescuers Down Under

13. The Little Mermaid

14. Bolt

The Really Good Ones

15. Fantasia

16. Tangled

17. Meet The Robinsons

18. Dinosaur

19. The Emperor’s New Groove

The Good Ones

20. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

21. Tarzan

22. Aladdin

23. Robin Hood

24. The Jungle Book

25. Oliver & Company

27. Lady & the Tramp

28. Melody Time

29. Pinnochio

30. The Great Mouse Detective

31. The Aristocats

32. The Rescuers

33. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

34. Make Mine Music

35. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

36. Fantasia 2000

Not Good, but Not Bad

37. Brother Bear

38. The Fox and the Hound

39. The Three Caballeros

40. Saludos Amigos

41. Atlatis: The Lost Empire

42. Pocahontas

43. The Black Cauldron

44. Treasure Planet

45. Peter Pan

46. The Sword in the Stone


47. Alice in Wonderland

48. Home on the Range

49. Fun and Fancy Free

50. Chicken Little

Best Director

1. Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff,The Lion King

2. Les Clark, Erik Larson, and Wolfgan Reitherman, Sleeping Beauty

3. Gary Truesdale and Kirk Wise, Beauty & the Beast

4. David Hand, Bambi

5. Ben Sharpsteen, Dumbo

Best Actor

1. Phil Harris as Baloo in The Jungle Book

2. Sterling Holloway as Winnie the Pooh in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

3. Bob Newhart as Bernard in The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under

4. Tate Donovan as Hercules in Hercules

5. Larry Roberts as the Tramp in Lady and the Tramp

Best Actress

1. Paige O’Hara as Belle in The Beauty & the Beast

2. Anika Noni Rose as Tiana in The Princess and the Frog

3. Daveigh Chase as Lilo in Lilo & Stitch

4. Ilene Woods as Cinderella in Cinderella

5. Eva Gabor as Miss Bianca in The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under

Best Supporting Actor

1. James Woods as Hades in Hercules

2. Jeremy Irons as Scar in The Lion King

3. Patrick Warburton as Kronk in The Emperor’s New Groove

4. Vincent Price as Profersor Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective

5. Keith David as Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog

Best Supporting Actress

1. Eleanor Udley as Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty

2. Lucille La Verne as Queen Grimhilde in Snow White and the seven Dwarfs

3. Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts in Beauty & the Beast

4. Eartha Kitt as Yzma in The Emperor’s New Groove

5. Donna Murphy as Mother  Gothel in Tangled

Best Song

1. Be Prepared, The Lion King

2. Ma Belle Evangeline from The Princess and the Frog

3. Hellfire from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

4. The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book

5. Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas

Best Score

1. The Lion King by Hans Zimmer

2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Alan Menke

3. Beauty & the Beast by Alan Menke

4. The Princess and the Frog by Randy Newman

5. Dinosaur by James Newton Howard

Best Villain

1. Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty

2. Scar, The Lion King

3. Ursula, The Little Mermaid

4. Dr. Facilier, AKA The Shadow Man, The Princess and the Frog

5. Frollo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Worst Villain

1. The Aliens, Chicken Little

2. Alameda Smith, Home on the Range

3. Amos Slade, The Fox and the Hound

4. Clayton, Tarzan

5. Lyle Rourke, Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Best Sidekick

1. Baloo & Bagheera from The Jungle Book

2. Timon & Pumbaa from The Lion King

3. Thumper from Bambi

4. Maximus and Pascal from Tangled

5.Timothy Q. Mouse from Dumbo

Worst Sidekick

1. Abby Mallard, Fish Out of Water, and Runt of the Litter from Chicken Little

2. Tinkerbell from Peter Pan

3. Merlin from The Sword in the Stone

4. The entire supporting cast of Atlatis: The Lost Empire

5.Every non-Alice Character from Alice in Woderland

Best Character Design

1. Sleeping Beauty

2. The Lion King

3. Atlatis: The Lost Empire

4. Tarzan

5. Pocahontas

Best Overall Animation

1. Sleeping Beauty

2. The Princess and the Frog

3. Tarzan

4. Atlantis: The Lost Empire

5. The Lion King


One thought on “D50: Wrap-Up

  1. Great list and I really enjoyed reading your reviews!

    I disagree with many of your choices though (“Alice in Wonderland” in your bottom 4, Bob Newhart as a good voice performance, “Ma Belle Evangeline” being the 2nd best Disney Canon song, Merlin and the characters of “Alice in Wonderland” being bad sidekicks, etc.), but then again I agree with most of the others.

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