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What is the Worst Disney Animated Film Ever??

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Posted on Nov 23, 2011 5:15:27 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 23, 2011 5:41:06 AM PST
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I dislike defending "The Sword in the Stone", which largely misses the point of T H White's novel -- Arthur's /moral/ education. (You've probably never heard of White, nor of "The Once and Future King", of which "Sword" is one of four novels about the Arthurian legend. Very much worth reading.) But other than throwing out the book's reason for being, it is a fairly faithful (!!!) adaptation, plot-wise. And Arthur is called "Wart".

I used to dislike "Alice" quite a bit, but viewing the Blu-ray changed my mind. It is a decent and fairly honest representation of a book that is fundamentally unfilmable. See my review.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:49:20 PM PST
Kaiser Sosse says:
Wow. Pocahantas is a violent contortion of history and American culture. As for the American Indians, Kenowick Man proves that they are not infact indigenous 'Americans', but conquerors who came from Asia and took the land from prior inhabitants, who themselves were here for 10,000's of years. So to put political drivel and animism as an alternate faith into a children's film is devilish at least.
That said, if you all rate the Oliver film and the Black Cauldron worse, then they MUST be insufferable effluent.

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 2:17:06 AM PST
As far as I know, there is no evidence of people living in the Americas for tens of thousands of years, or for "conquerors" displacing previous cultures. The indigenous or aboriginal people (terms I prefer to "native") of the Americas believe they were put here by divine intervention, which is patently incorrect. But as "Pocahontas" is more or less (rather less than more) historically correct, and is not a film about religion, I'm not bothered by its showing respect for aboriginal beliefs.

As for the animistic/pantheistic beliefs presented (which I do not accept)... Can Jews, Christians, or Muslims prove that /anything/ they believe is true?

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 8:18:03 PM PST
SpiderWebb says:
Are you people kidding? Come on! Fantasia was the only Disney film I asked for my money back. It was terrible!

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 2:14:04 AM PST
WHY was it terrible? Because it used classical music? (All of the works aren't particularly challenging, and most listeners should have no trouble with them.) Is the animation bad? Bill Tytla's animation for "Night on Bald Mountain" is considered one of the high points of hand-drawn animation in the history of animation.

The question is not which Disney animated film(s) you didn't like, but which are the worst. The latter requires some insight and perception other than "Duh. I didn't like it. Duh.".

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2011 3:49:04 AM PST
SpiderWebb says:
OK! I'm a man of simple tastes. I took my kids to be entertained. I was bored. My kids were bored and they couldn't wait to leave. Had I known in advance what the film was about, I never would have gone to see it nor would I have taken my kids. Were I a fan of classical music, I probably would have enjoyed it, but I'm not. In my eyes, of all the Disney films, animated or not, Fantasia was the worst!

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 6:57:20 AM PST
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Americans are incredibly parochial. They think history began with the American Revolution, and the world revolves around US. Our point of view is right, everyone elses's is wrong. We are destined to rule the world (socially and economically, if not politically). If you've never heard the expression "American exceptionalism", look it up.

Unfortunately for that point of view, Western history goes back more than 4500 years. It began in Mesopotamia, and there is a continuity to it. The oldest surviving work of Western literature is "The Epic of Gilgamesh", which I urge you to read, simply to broaden your world-view. (I recommend the Mitchell version.) What might shock you is that there is /nothing/ in this story that is alien to a modern audience. Such issues as the proper use of power; whether striving for glory is worth the sacrifices; what good and evil are; the search for eternal life; are central themes. There's even an intense bromance between Gilgamesh and his best bud, Enkidu.

Humans haven't changed in 5000 years. Our country's history is only one part of Western history. To think that it eliminates the need to be aware of what has gone before is not only ludicrous, but dangerous.

So how am I supposed to judge the "taste" of people watching a classic film that's barely 70 years old who find it "boring"? Their boredom says more about their lack of cultural awareness than it does about the film. I was born 30 years /before/ "Star Wars" was released, and have seen Hollywood systematically move toward the production of "dumb and dumber" films that have become a cultural Newspeak.

It's reached the point where viewers have become utterly intolerant of serious drama, or even a film that doesn't start with violent action, followed by explosions every five minutes. Incredible as it might seem, there are reviews of ''Rango" that proclaim the film /boring/. Well, maybe it is to people who have no knowledge of the things the film parodies.

YOU don't have to be one of these people. There are so many interesting things in this world -- both "popular" and "arty" -- that go far beyond the pallid hash of loud rock 'n roll and empty-headed motion pictures -- that you can have a lifetime of broadening and stimulating experiences.

Here's one to start with. If your kids are past 12 or 13, get "Lonesome Dove", one of /the/ great Westerns, with one of the great performances of all time (Robert Duvall). If you or they find this film "boring" -- I can only pity you and them.

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 5:58:52 AM PST
SpiderWebb says:
WS> Your response seems to be a tad bit presumptuous, arrogant and self aggrandizing. My mother sang with the Rackham Symphony Choir and sang several performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I've probably been to more live perfomances of classical music than most and I still don't like it! I feel the same way about modern art. If I look at a painting and feel nothing, I don't feel guilty about saying so.

My passion happens to be with the Humane movement. I've been involved for over 40 years. That being said, I really enjoyed Snow Dogs! There was a lot to like and very little not to like. My cultural satisfaction comes from walking in the woods with my dogs. We walk at least three miles every day. The Sumpter National Forest in SC is huge and we never have to cover the same ground twice. Enjoying the gifts nature gives us never gets old....for me!

Because we don't happen to share the same tastes nor share the same ideas, it makes neither you nor I lesser persons. Rather than dispensing pity to those who are different than you, I suggest that you concentrate on walking your path while I walk mine.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 8:36:09 PM PST
S. Freiberg says:

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 4:51:42 PM PDT
A. B. says:
In no particular order, some of my least favorites. I will admit that pretty much all of the animation canon is at least somewhat significant, entertaining, or worth seeing. Most of these are simply average, nothing special.

Home on the Range
Chicken Little
The Black Cauldron
Oliver and Company
Treasure Planet
Robin Hood
Brother Bear
Meet the Robinsons

...among others.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 5:35:29 PM PDT
J. Sheer says:
Oh my gosh you have no IQ with Disney quality!
Hercules, Robin Hood, Oliver and Company, Bolt, meet the robinsons and Pocahontas are not BAd films. what makes them so good is their music and Meet the Robinsons is founded by Walts kids......everything else sucks on your list

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 8:20:42 PM PDT
Marty says:
.... Man, what is WRONG with all you people? The ONLY Disney animated movies that sucked were the stupid direct to video sequals. And even then, some had some gems, like Aladdin's Return of Jafar and The Lion King's "Lion king 2 Simba's pride"

What I found stupider than anything you people mention was the obsessive Pixar stage. Yea, a lot of those films were crap. Bolt? The Incredibles? Please. A Bugs life, toy story, up... those were good. Up was a surprise to me, actually.

Most of you are just nuts. Every movie you guys mentioned... Pocahontas, Aladdin, Snow White... Cinderella... they were all box office hits, and they have all been hailed by most as phenomenal movies. I believe most of you are jaded... :/

Posted on Apr 22, 2012 10:44:39 AM PDT
Lolo says:
Worst Disney Animated Film? Atlantis and Treasure Planet would be my picks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:10:35 AM PDT
You are insane. Lion King is top three disney.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 3:38:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2012 3:53:08 PM PDT
Michelle says:
I am so surprised by some of the movies listed as "worst" by some of the people on here. Snow White? Cinderella? Pocohantas? Aladdin? Lion King??? I really didn't expect to see that.

I have to admit, Snow White is not exactly my favorite, but I would NEVER put "Snow White" and "worst" in the same sentence. (except this one ;) ) You can say it was boring, you can say you didn't like it, but you simply cannot call a critically acclaimed movie such as this, one of the "worst" movies. It's almost as if those people have something against Disney films in general. Especially since most of those people didn't even name one single Disney film they actually did like.

I also loved Hercules, one of my favorites. I am seriously incapable of understanding how it's even considered as "bad". I am at least thankful no one has named The Little Mermaid, since it's my definite favorite. :D

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 3:50:27 PM PDT
I think "Hercules" would have worked better without the disappointing songs. It also suffers from being too much like the first two "Superman" films. The similarities are excessive.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 4:05:19 PM PDT
Michelle says:
Strangely, I actually quite liked the songs... I have them on my mp3 player. I thought the muses were a nice touch to emphasize the Greek myth feeling.

I haven't watched the old Superman films, but I can imagine they might be quite similar. However, it is probably also true that most films bear some resemblance to the plot of another existing film. It's how each film packages the material and the presentation that makes it unique.

Posted on May 3, 2012 4:33:18 AM PDT
jwaustinNL says:
The next one.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 12:05:35 AM PDT
ianrtech says:
LILO is is not spoiled so much as troubled. How old is she and her parents are dead. Stitch is supposed to be annoying he's a monster. But yes the movie is a bit to contrived and commercial. I think now that whats his name is out as Coe we,ll get better movies. Still to Commercial and less art but they're in it to make money, just hope they get the hart back in it

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 5:46:25 AM PDT
Jim Lightner says:
worst was "Song of the South".

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 7:15:37 PM PDT
Jackson says:

Usually the Best Disney Movies are put into the "Disney Vault" (
so that should narrow it down to what is the worst, its usually the ones people never heard of (the movies from 1943-1949)

My personal opinion of the worst Disney Movies are the ones that came out from 1995-1999 (excluding Fantasia 2000) although they are very popular they have a cliche "90s formula" with dramatic tones but obnoxious, low brow humor that, just doesn't mix well.
Ok you can have drama and low brow humor like in Cinderella, Snow White, or the Lion King. But the Characters mix well with those events (for example Simba says things that compliments the humerus part, he burps and has a girlfriend that says "I eat Danger for Breakfast", but at the same times kicks ass fighting a very evil uncle). So if you mother Dies, your stuck in a world of nonsense, or you "boyfriend" is being flattered by some chick from London who can't even fly, there characters, mix well with the Story. Therefore, your feel emotionally attached to them.
where movies like Mulan are in good stories but they involve Characters that are just bad additions to the story.

Not to mention things like:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is no more suitable for Children than The Diary of a young Girl (the book is at least) and they turned it into some kind of joke.
And Tarzan,is wildly known since its birth as "Healthy" not some Calvin Klein model, call me a perv but every time i watch that movie i feel like his Junk is gonna show up at any moment. I can't bear to watch it, even if it does have a sweet story.

They all have Great songs though ;)

-Jackson S.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2012 7:16:52 PM PDT
Jackson says:
If Alice in Wonderland is so bad
why is it in the Vault
and Im not trying to be aggressive,
but if there is another Adaption of the book id love to see it

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2012 8:14:38 PM PDT
J. Sheer says:
what are you talking about? Tarzan is incredible, Lion King is amazing, Pocahontas regardless of not being accurate had amazing music, Norte dame was fantastic, Hercules was awesome Mulan was incredible crap disney movies are The Wild, hands down what a joke that was......Atlantis and treasure planet are pretty amazing too
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