13 animated Disney classics to watch with your children | review

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One of the great advantages of Disney+ is that it offers the complete catalog of all his animated films produced since 1937, the year his first feature film was released: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. If you have young children and you want to see one of these Disney classics with them, here we offer you a selection of 13 films (although there are many more), ordered by release date, so that your little ones can discover these jewels of cinema and so that relive what you felt when you saw them for the first time.


1. Fancy

  • Year: 1940
  • Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr.
  • Duration: 125 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.7/10 stars

This film is a collection of animated shorts of great classics of Western classical music that covers mythology, fantasy and settings that go from the prehistoric to the supernatural, with Mickey Mouse doing magic.


  • Year: 1940
  • Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.4/10 stars

Based on two works by the English writer Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and in less part in Through the looking glass and what Alice found there (1871). The film tells the story of Alice, who goes on adventures and meets wacky characters in Wonderland as she searches for her way back home.


  • Years: 1953
  • Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
  • Duration: 78 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.3/10 stars

Based on the play Peter Pan and Wendy by JM Barrie, published in 1911. The story tells of Wendy and her siblings’ journey to Neverland and their adventures with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys gang.

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  • Year: 1963
  • Director: Wolfgang Reithermann
  • Duration: 79 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.1/10 stars.

A young man named Arthur learns about kindness, knowledge and courage with the help of the wizard Merlin, who will secretly prepare him to become the king of England.

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  • Year: 1967
  • Director: Wolfgang Reithermann
  • Duration: 78 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.6/10 stars

Based on the homonymous book by English writer Rudyard Kipling, published in 1894. Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear receive the mission of bringing young Mowgli back to civilization, a human child who has been loved by the animals of the jungle since he was a baby. , and who is in danger today.

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  • Year: 1973
  • Director: Wolfgang Reithermann
  • Duration: 83 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.5/10 stars

Based on the medieval legend of the character on the tape. The brave Robin Hood steals from the rich to give to the poor inhabitants of Sherwood Forest, much to the anger of the miser Prince John.

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  • Year: 1977
  • Directors: John Lousbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Duration: 74 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.5/10 stars

Based on the homonymous character created by the British writer Alan Alexander Milne in the 1920s. This film is the reunion of three shorts with different stories about Winnie, Christopher Robin and all their friends, like the day they met Tigger.

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  • Year: 1977
  • Directors: John Lousbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens
  • Duration: 78 minutes
  • IMDB: 6.9/10 stars

Two mice from the Rescue Society search for a girl who has been kidnapped by treasure hunters led by the sinister Madame Medusa.

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  • Year: 1986
  • Directors: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener
  • Duration: 74 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.2/10 stars

It is a free adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective created by the English writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was the protagonist of 4 novels and 56 stories published between 1892 and 1927. In this film, Basil, the detective mouse, investigates the disappearance of a toymaker and discovers that his greatest enemy is behind the kidnapping: Professor Ratigan.

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  • Year: 1991
  • Directors: Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdal
  • Duration: 84 minutes
  • IMDB: 8/10 stars

A prince transformed into a beast must win the love of a young woman named Belle, to break the spell that weighs on him, before the last petal of an enchanted rose falls. This film is based on the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1770), who wrote it from La Belle et la Betean original story by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (1740).

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  • Year: 1994
  • Directors: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
  • Duration: 85 minutes
  • IMDB: 8.5/10 stars

Simba, the young heir to the throne of the African savannah, has to flee into exile because of his uncle Scar, who has concocted lies to take his place as head of the animal kingdom.

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  • Year: 1998
  • Directors: Tony Bancrof, Barry Cook
  • Duration: 115 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.6/10 stars

Based on the Chinese poem Ballad of Fa Mu Lan, written in the sixth century. Because his father is too sick to respond to the army’s call, his fearless young daughter will secretly take her place and gradually forge her legend in imperial China.

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  • Year 2002
  • Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • IMDB: 7.3/10 stars

A Hawaiian girl unknowingly adopts a dangerous alien recently arrived on Earth, who will learn in her new home the value of friendship and kindness while trying to stay safe from her pursuers.

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13 animated Disney classics to watch with your children | review