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In 1923, Walt Disney Studios began producing animated short films. In 1937, the studio released its first feature-length animated film with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The studio has continued to produce shorts, featurettes, and feature films to this day. Throughout the years, the studio has expanded its reach. Between collaborating with other studios to co-produce films to The Walt Disney Company distributing animated features produced by other companies, Walt Disney Studios no longer produces all of the animated content under the Disney banner. The following animated feature films were produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company. The lists have been broken down categorically by sub-studio.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios

The following is a list of the animated films that were either entirely produced in-house by Walt Disney Productions pior to 1986, or were produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, formerly known as Walt Disney Feature Animation, after 1986.

For advertising purposes, The Walt Disney Company began to affix numbers to each of the films in the late 1980s. Through this method, they could proclaim the film to be "Disney’s X full-length animated film". When the numbering system was introduced, the group of films included became collectively known as the "Disney Animation Canon." The term 'canon' was used to indicate that the films were all of a similar medium and caliber, although they didn't have any other continuity, such as story or characters. Many film historians and animation fans refer to them as Disney "classics." The numbering system remains today, as recent press releases for such products as the Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition still refer to the film's number.[1][2][3][4]

# Film Date of original release
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1 December 21, 1937 (premiere)
February 4, 1938 (wide release)
2 Pinocchio 1 February 7, 1940 (premiere)
February 9, 1940 (wide release)
3 Fantasia 1, 2, 3, 4, November 13, 1940 (premiere/roadshow)
January 29, 1941 (RKO roadshow)
January 8, 1942 (wide release)
4 Dumbo October 23, 1941
5 Bambi August 13, 1942 (limited)
August 21, 1942 (wide release)
6 Saludos Amigos 3, 4 August 24, 1942 (premiere)
February 6, 1943 (wide release)
7 The Three Caballeros 3, 4 December 21, 1944 (premiere)
February 3, 1945 (wide release)
8 Make Mine Music 3, 4 April 20, 1946 (premiere)
August 15, 1946 (wide release)
9 Fun and Fancy Free 3, 4 September 27, 1947
10 Melody Time 3, 4 May 27, 1948
11 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 3 October 5, 1949
12 Cinderella February 15, 1950
13 Alice in Wonderland July 26, 1951 (limited)
July 28, 1951 (wide release)
14 Peter Pan February 5, 1953
15 Lady and the Tramp 5 June 16, 1955 (premiere)
June 22, 1955 (wide release)
16 Sleeping Beauty 6 January 29, 1959
17 One Hundred and One Dalmatians January 25, 1961
18 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963
19 The Jungle Book October 18, 1967
20 The Aristocats December 24, 1970
21 Robin Hood November 8, 1973
22 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 3 March 11, 1977
23 The Rescuers June 22, 1977
24 The Fox and the Hound 7 July 10, 1981
25 The Black Cauldron 6 July 24, 1985
26 The Great Mouse Detective July 2, 1986
27 Oliver & Company November 13, 1988 (premiere)
November 18, 1988
28 The Little Mermaid November 15, 1989 (premiere)
November 17, 1989
29 The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990
30 Beauty and the Beast 1, 8, 12 November 13, 1991 (limited)
November 22, 1991
31 Aladdin November 11, 1992 (limited)
November 25, 1992 (wide release)
32 The Lion King 8 June 15, 1994 (limited)
June 24, 1994 (wide release)
33 Pocahontas June 16, 1995 (premiere)
June 23, 1995 (wide release)
34 The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 19, 1996 (premiere)
June 21, 1996 (wide release)
35 Hercules June 14, 1997 (premiere)
June 27, 1997 (wide release)
36 Mulan June 5, 1998 (premiere)
June 19, 1998 (wide release)
37 Tarzan June 18, 1999
38 Fantasia 2000 2, 3, 4, 8 December 17, 1999 (premiere)
January 1, 2000 (IMAX)
June 16, 2000 (wide release)
39 Dinosaur 9 May 13, 2000 (premiere)
May 19, 2000 (wide release)
40 The Emperor's New Groove December 10, 2000 (premiere)
December 15, 2000 (wide release)
41 Atlantis: The Lost Empire June 3, 2001 (premiere)
June 8, 2001 (limited)
June 15, 2001 (wide release)
42 Lilo & Stitch June 16, 2002 (premiere)
June 21, 2002 (wide release)
43 Treasure Planet 8 November 17, 2002 (premiere)
November 27, 2002 (wide release)
44 Brother Bear October 20, 2003 (premiere)
October 24, 2003 (limited)
November 1, 2003 (wide release)
45 Home on the Range March 21, 2004 (premiere)
April 2, 2004 (wide release)
46 Chicken Little 9, 10 October 30, 2005 (premiere)
November 4, 2005 (wide release)
47 Meet the Robinsons 9, 10 March 30, 2007
48 Bolt 9, 10 November 21, 2008
49 The Princess and the Frog November 25, 2009 (limited)
December 11, 2009 (wide release)
50 Tangled 9, 10 November 24, 2010[5]
51 King of the Elves 9, 10 2012 11
Notes:
  1. Added to the National Film Registry.
  1. Originally released in Fantasound.
  1. "Package" films: releases made up of two or more short films with bridging sequences.
  1. Contains live-action scenes and/or sequences.
  1. Lady and the Tramp was photographed simultaneously in both the regular Academy format and in CinemaScope. Both versions were released at the same time.
  1. Shot in the 70 mm Super Technirama process with six-channel stereophonic sound. Reduced 35 mm CinemaScope-compatible prints with standard soundtracks (mono for Sleeping Beauty) were released at the same time as the 70 mm versions.
  1. First to be presented in Dolby Stereo as RCA Photophone Sound Recording
  1. Received a release or re-release in the IMAX format in addition to their regular theatrical releases.
  1. Computer-animation films.
  1. Also released in a Disney Digital 3-D limited cinema version.
  1. Tentative release dates for upcoming films.
  1. First animated film to be nominated to Academy Awards for Best Picture.
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In development

Walt Disney Animation Studios are reported to have both Winnie the Pooh[6] and The Snow Queen[7] in development.

Walt Disney Studio Live-action films

All of the following live-action films and documentaries include Disney animation.

# Film Date of original release
1 The Reluctant Dragon 1, 2, 3 June 20, 1941
2 Victory Through Air Power 2, 3, 4 July 17, 1943
3 Song of the South 3 November 12, 1946
4 So Dear to My Heart 3 November 29, 1948 (limited)
January 19, 1949
5 Mary Poppins August 27, 1964 (limited)
August 29, 1964
6 Bedknobs and Broomsticks November 11, 1971 (limited)
December 13, 1971
7 Pete's Dragon November 3, 1977
8 Who Framed Roger Rabbit 5 June 21, 1988 (premiere)
June 22, 1988
9 Enchanted November 21, 2007

Notes:

  1. Some segments in black and white.
  1. Partial or full documentary.
  1. Main storyline separated by independent animated segments.
  1. Majority of the film is animated.
  1. Released by Disney through their Touchstone Pictures label, the film had special licensing to include many animated characters from other studios.

DisneyToon Studios

This is complete list of DisneyToon Studio films which have had a theatrical release.

# Film Date of original release
1 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp August 3, 1990
2 A Goofy Movie April 7, 1995
3 Doug's 1st Movie 1 March 19, 1999
4 The Tigger Movie February 11, 2000
5 Recess: School's Out February 10, 2001
6 Return to Never Land February 10, 2002
7 The Jungle Book 2 February 9, 2003
8 Piglet's Big Movie March 16, 2003
9 Teacher's Pet January 16, 2004
10 Pooh's Heffalump Movie February 11, 2005
11 Bambi II 2 January 26, 2006
Notes:
  1. produced with Jumbo Pictures
  1. Not released theatrically in the United States.[8]

Pixar Animation Studios

Disney now owns Pixar Animation Studios, but Pixar has continued to exist as a separate studio from Disney.

# Film Release Date
1 Toy Story 1 November 22, 1995
2 A Bug's Life November 25, 1998
3 Toy Story 2 1 November 24, 1999
4 Monsters, Inc. November 2, 2001
5 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003
6 The Incredibles November 5, 2004
7 Cars June 9, 2006
8 Ratatouille June 29, 2007
9 WALL-E 2 June 27, 2008
10 Up 1 May 29, 2009
11 Toy Story 3 June 18, 2010[9]
12 Cars 2 June 24, 2011 3
13 The Bear and the Bow Christmas 2011 3
14 Newt June 2012 3
Notes:
  1. Released or re-released in Disney Digital 3-D.
  1. Features live-action sequences.
  1. Tentative release dates for upcoming films.

Stop-motion films

The Stop-motion makers Henry Selick and Tim Burton have worked on following stop-motion films for Disney.

# Film Date of original release
1 The Nightmare Before Christmas 123 October 9, 1993 (premiere)
October 13, 1993 (limited)
October 29, 1993
2 James and the Giant Peach 24 April 12, 1996
3 Frankenweenie November 11, 2011[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. Originally released by Disney through their Touchstone Pictures label.
  1. Includes animation by Skellington Productions.
  1. Released or re-released in a Disney Digital 3-D limited cinema version.
  1. Contains live-action shots.

Disney Double Dare You

Guillermo del Toro has recently founded a new animation studio for Disney realizing darker films. [10]

# Film Date of original release
1 Trollhunters 2011 [11] [12]
Notes:
  1. Computer Animated.
  1. Stop-Motion Animation.

ImageMovers Digital

The following films were produced by ImageMovers Digital since its acquisition by Disney. Disney doesn't own earlier films made by ImageMovers Digital.

# Film Original Release Date
1 A Christmas Carol 1, 2, 3 November 6, 2009
2 Mars Needs Moms! 3, 4 [13] March 2011[13]
3 Yellow Submarine 3, 4, 5 2012
Notes:
  1. Released or re-released in a Disney Digital 3-D limited cinema version.
  1. Computer animated shots.
  1. Performance-Capture by ImagesMovers' Robert Zemeckis.
  1. Tentative release dates for upcoming films.
  1. co-production with Apple Corps.

Other animated films funded by Disney

This is list of films distributed and funded by Disney but not produced.

# Film Date of original release Produced by
1 The Brave Little Toaster July 10, 1987 Hyperion Pictures
The Kushner-Locke Company
2 The Wild April 14, 2006 C.O.R.E.
3 Roadside Romeo October 24, 2008 Yash Raj Films
Notes:

Other animated films distributed by Disney

This is list of films only distrubuted by Disney.

Studio Ghibli

In 1996, Disney 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 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.[14] All of the Ghibli back catalog originally included in the deal have since been released to DVD in North America (except Only Yesterday) and several other countries. The following movies were given theatrical releases outside of Japan by Disney and subsidiaries:

# Film Original Release Date Disney Release Date
1 Kiki's Delivery Service July 29, 1989 May 23, 1998 [15]1
2 Princess Mononoke July 12, 1997 October 29, 1999 2
3 Spirited Away July 27, 2001 September 20, 2002
4 The Cat Returns July 19, 2002 May 2, 2003 [16]1
5 Howl's Moving Castle November 20, 2004 June 10, 2005
6 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea July 19, 2008 August 14, 2009 [17]
7 Tales from Earthsea July 29, 2006 July 30, 2010 3, 4
8 The Borrower Arrietty July 17, 2010 TBA 4
Notes:
  1. Limited premiere and limited distribution.
  1. Released by Disney through their Miramax Films company.
  1. Released by Disney through their Touchstone Pictures company.
  1. Tentative release dates for upcoming releases.

Additional features

The list is incomplete.

# Film Date of original release Produced by
1 Tom and Jerry: The Movie 2, 3 July 30, 1993 Turner Pictures Worldwide
Film Roman
2 Arabian Knight2, 3, 4 August 25, 1995 Richard Williams Productions
3 Manuelita3, 5 February 14, 1999 García Ferré Entertainment
Megatrix S.A.U.
4 Pokémon 4Ever 2, 3, 6 October 11, 2002 (limited)
October 25, 2002
The Pokémon Company
Shogakukan
4Kids Entertainment
5 Pokémon Heroes 2, 3, 6 May 16, 2003 (limited) The Pokémon Company
Shogakukan
4Kids Entertainment
6 Valiant 3 7 August 19, 2005 Vanguard Animation
Notes:
  1. Released by Disney worldwide.
  1. Released by Disney through their Miramax Films company.
  1. Released by Disney in North America.
  1. Released by Disney in Japan.
  1. Released by Disney in Argentina.
  1. Released by Disney in Australia and United Kingdom.
  1. Computer animated.

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