My Top 10 Disney animated films Picture

As someone who deeply loves traditional Disney animation and all the 2D movies the studio has made over the years, it was rather difficult for me to narrow it down to whichever ones I think would be my most favorite, but I've finally compiled a list for my Top 10 animated Disney movies. Just to make one thing clear in advance: this list does not include any of Disney's recent CG movies, cause I personally am not a fan of them, and it also doesn't include Pixar movies simply because I treat their movies separately from Disney's movies.

With that said, here is what I picked out:

1. Aladdin

I knew right from the beginning that this movie was going to take the #1 spot for me. No question. I can not even begin to describe why this movie has always been my absolute favorite Disney film. It's appealing on so many levels. Aladdin is one of the best heroes Disney has ever made. He's handsome, clever-witted, and athletic, and guys who watch the movie can totally relate to him wanting to win the heart of a beautiful princess, but being afraid that she won't accept him for who he is. Jasmine is also one of the best Disney princesses ever made, being not only beautiful but a very strong, independent woman. Then you have great comedic characters in Abu the monkey and Iago the parrot (who's twice as funny thanks to the performance of Gilbert Gottfried), and an excellent villain in Jafar. With such a fun, colorful cast of characters, how could I not love this film? But the one character that I think may have had the most part in winning me over was none other than Robin Williams as The Genie. Seriously, Genie has to be one of my most favorite Disney characters of all time, with all his jokes, references to other Disney movies, turning into random celebrities, and pretty much defying reality, and still being a sympathetic character who wants to be free. Stuff like that is why I love cartoons.

Aside from the characters, the other reason I love Aladdin so much is for it's overall cartoony animation style, the lighthearted tone of the story and it's humor, and the intriguing Arabin world the movie is set in. Which is why my love for Aladdin is not only for the original film, but also the TV series (and yes, even the sequels), because of how much they expanded upon that world with even more adventures and interesting new villains, while the characters stay pretty much true to what they were right down to having all the exact same voices (except for Dan Castellaneta taking on the mantle of The Genie from Robin, but Genie still remained an entertaining character to me nonetheless). And let's not forget all the wonderful songs while we're at it ("A Whole New World" being one of the best Disney pop-songs of the 90's).

Anyway, I think I've made my point here. Aladdin is, and has always been, my most favorite Disney movie, one of my most favorite television shows from Disney, and my most favorite Disney franchise overall. To this day I still think it was one of the best things Disney had ever made.


2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

This one's kind of a cheat since it's only partly animated (and only technically a Disney film since it was released by Touchstone Pictures), but I just have to have this on my list. Roger Rabbit is one of the most significant movies in the history of animation, and it's easy to see why. The interaction between the animated Toons and the live actors in this movie is very convincing, with the way they grab each other and look each other in the eye, and the way the Toons interact with everything that's real. There's no doubt that this movie was truly impressive looking for it's time, and still is today to some extent. But the great thing about this movie is that it's a celebration of the Golden Age of classic cartoons, and a once-in-a-lifetime moment where you could see Disney characters like Donald and Mickey in the same scene as Looney Tunes characters like Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny (the only other thing close to this would have to be Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue).

And I can't talk about this movie without talking about Roger himself, whom I've always loved as a cartoon character cause of his screwball antics and Charles Fleischer's voice ("P-P-P-Pleeeease!"). Then there's his wife Jessica: considered by many to be the hottest animated girl ever, and for obvious reasons. Overall, a great movie, and one of the best things the Disney studio was involved in making.


3. Lilo & Stitch

This is the one movie from Disney that has the work of
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