Top 10 Essential Disney Animation Movies


Casey McDuffie, Staff Writer

These movies are binge-worthy and something you won’t get tired of. I grew up watching Disney movies, and they’re something that no matter how many times you watch them, you’ll fall in love with the magic of Disney again.

  1. The original Disney Princess: Cinderella. The movie came out in 1950, and for 66 years, she has been an inspiration to little girls all over the world.
  2. Toy Story. One of the reasons I love this movie was because when I was a kid, I used to make my toys talk to each other and this movie made me think that this is actually something they did when I wasn’t around.
  3. Lilo and Stitch, because this movie showed how much having family around really means and how at the end of the day, family will always be there.
  4. Bolt. This movie is one of my favorites because it shows how much animals really do love their owners. It shows some insight in to how to care for your pet.
  5. Peter Pan, the movie makes me want to stay a kid forever, because it’s easier to be a kid. This movie is everlasting to me and one of my favorites.
  6. Frozen, one of my favorites by far. This movie is a different twist to the fairy tale ending Disney normally has. Instead, it’s about having the love of a family member instead of a guy’s love, which is a nice twist because family will always be there for you.
  7. 101 Dalmatians, another classic that no matter how many times I watch it, I don’t get sick of it. Plus, Curella de Vil won’t get old.
  8. The Little Mermaid, I’m a fan of the Disney Princess series, but not like I used to be. I enjoy watching now, because then all of the childhood memories come up.
  9. The Lion King teaches the lessons you learn after someone you care about passes away. Plus, whenever I watch the scene when Mufasa passes, I start to cry.
  10. Pinocchio, which teaches that lying is never the answer to anything and the dreams of people that wish they had something they didn’t have.

The main reason I’ve always loved Disney movies is because of the lesson taught in the movies. From believing in yourself and not to lie, the meaning of these movies will never get old to me. Trying to pick my favorites were difficult because there are so many good Disney movies that I haven’t mentioned.