History of Walt Disney Animated Feature Films

Timeline created by Moonprism11
In Film
  • Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

    Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs
    Fact: Walt Disney came up with the idea of retelling the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when he was 15.
  • Pinocchio

    Pinocchio
    Fact:
    It took 12 artists and 18 animators to design the character Pinocchio.
  • Fantasia

    Fantasia
    Fact:
    Fantasia was the first film to be screened in stereo sound.
  • Dumbo

    Dumbo
    Fact:
    Dumbo is the only lead character to not speak.
  • Bambi

    Bambi
    Fact:
    Donnie Dunagan, the voice of Bambi, later joined the Marines and became its youngest drill instructor.
  • The Three Caballeros

    The Three Caballeros
    Fact:
    The Three Caballeros were created by Disney in order to improve the United States relations with South America during World War II.
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

    The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
    Fact:
    The movie is based on the children's novel, "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.
  • Cinderella

    Cinderella
    Fact:
    Cinderella is Walt Disney's favorite princess.
  • Alice in Wonderland

    Alice in Wonderland
    Fact:
    According to Lewis Carroll, the author of the children's book "Alice in Wonderland, the riddle, "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" has no answer.
  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan
    Fact:
    Walt Disney once starred as Peter Pan in a school play.
  • Lady and the Tramp

    Lady and the Tramp
    Fact:
    Lady is inspired by a real dog named Lady. One of the writers showed Walt Disney several sketches of his own cocker spaniel named Lady and soon wrote a screenplay of the movie.
  • Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty
    Fact:
    The film took a long time to make. Production started in 1951 and the film was made with expensive technology and design.
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians
    Fact:
    There are over six million spots in the movie.
  • The Sword in the Stone

    The Sword in the Stone
    Fact:
    The Sword in the Stone is the last film Walt Disney directed before his death on December 15, 1966.
  • The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book
    Fact:
    Bruce Reitherman, the voice of Mowgli, is now a wildlife documentarian.
  • The Aristocats

    The Aristocats
    Fact:
    The Aristocats is based on a true story of a Parisian family of cats that inherited a famous fortune in 1910.
  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood
    Fact:
    Some of the dance scenes in the morning were recycled from scenes in Snow White, The Jungle Book and The Aristocats.
  • The Rescuers

    The Rescuers
    Fact:
    The Rescuers is the first Disney film to inspire a sequel.
  • The Fox and the Hound

    The Fox and the Hound
    Fact:
    The Fox and the Hound is the first animated Disney movie to use CGI (computer-generated imagery).
  • The Great Mouse Detective

    The Great Mouse Detective
    Fact:
    Production of The Great Mouse Detective only took one year.
  • Oliver & Company

    Oliver & Company
    Fact:
    Oliver & Company is based on the book "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.
  • The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid
    Fact:
    The Little Mermaid started "The Disney Renaissance Era".
  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast
    Fact:
    Walt Disney attempted to develop Beauty and the Beast into an animated film in the 1930's and the 1950's, but writers found the original story too hard to adapt.
  • Aladdin

    Aladdin
    Fact:
    Aladdin is the first animated movie to gross more than $200 million.
  • The Lion King

    The Lion King
    Fact:
    The Lion King is based on Shakespeare's play "Hamlet".
  • Pocahontas

    Pocahontas
    Fact:
    Pocahontas is the first Disney animated film to have a Native American Protagonist
  • Toy Story

    Toy Story
    Fact:
    Toy Story is the first feature-length computer-animated film.
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Fact:
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is the first animated Disney film to receive a PG rating due to its dark themes.
  • Hercules

    Hercules
    Fact:
    The movie took 72,000 pencils and 1,000,000 sheets of paper to make.
  • Mulan

    Mulan
    Fact:
    Mulan is the first Disney animated film to openly deal with warfare.
  • Tarzan

    Tarzan
    Fact:
    Tarzan's sliding movements on the trees were based off pro-skater Tony Hawk.
  • The Emperor's New Groove

    The Emperor's New Groove
    Fact:
    The character Kuzco is named after the ancient capital of the Incas, Cuzco.
  • Lilo & Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch
    Fact:
    "Lilo & Stitch" was the first animated Disney film since "Dumbo" to use watercolor painted backgrounds.
  • Chicken Little

    Chicken Little
    Fact:
    There are over 250,000 feathers on Chicken Little.
  • Meet The Robinsons

    Meet The Robinsons
    Fact:
    The movie took four years to make.
  • Bolt

    Bolt
    Fact:
    The movie's art style is inspired by the work of Edward Hopper.
  • The Princess and the Frog

    The Princess and the Frog
    Fact:
    Princess and the Frog is the first 2-D film since Beauty and The Beast to have all the actors do both the speaking and singing parts.
  • Tangled

    Tangled
    Fact:
    Tangled is Disney's first CGI-animated fairy tale adaptation.
  • Frozen

    Frozen
    Fact:
    Frozen is currently the high grossing animated film.
  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6
    Fact:
    Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel comic.
  • Zootopia

    Zootopia
    Fact:
    Zootopia is currently the longest Disney animated feature.
  • Moana

    Moana
    Fact:
    Moana is currently the most technologically advanced animated film Disney has ever done.