Disney's Animated Classics
Classic Animated Features 21-30
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21. Robin Hood
(Nov. 8, 1973 - 83 min.) ***
Plot: A retelling of the story of Robin Hood's adventures in Sherwood Forest, with the characters all being played by animals.
22. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(Mar. 11, 1977 - 83 min.) *****
Plot: A collection of three adventures based on A.A. Milne's tales about a boy named Christopher Robin and his animal friends who live in the Hundred Acre Woods. The segments are:
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968)
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (1974)
23. The Rescuers
(June 22, 1977 - 76 min.) ***
Plot: Two mice, members of the International Rescue Aid Society, come to the aid of an orphan girl kidnapped by a evil woman who forces her retrieve a precious diamond from a seaside cave.
24. The Fox and the Hound
(July 10, 1981 - 83 min.) ***
Plot: A young fox and a puppy grow up together as friends, but as they grow older, they realize that their friendship can't survive their roles in life as hunter and prey.
25. The Black Cauldron
(July 24, 1985 - 80 min.) ****
Plot: A young boy named Taran must fight off the evil Horned King, who wants to gain control of the mythical Black Cauldron and the army of deathless warriors that live within it.
26. The Great Mouse Detective
(July 2, 1986 - 80 min.) ***
Plot: Basil, the Great Mouse Detective, takes on a case of kidnapping, which turns out to be part of a plot to overthrow Queen Moustoria.
27. Oliver and Company
(Nov. 18, 1988 - 72 min.) ****
Plot: Oliver, an orphaned kitten, falls in with a group of street-wise dogs in the big city.
28. The Little Mermaid
(Nov. 17, 1989 - 82 min.) *****
Plot: Ariel the mermaid makes a deal with the wicked sea witch Ursula that will give Ariel the legs she desperately wants, but Ursula has the destruction of King Triton as her evil goal.
29. The Rescuers Down Under
(Nov. 16, 1990 - 74 min.) ***
Plot: The two mouse heroes from the International Rescue Aid Society are in action again, this time helping a boy escape from a cruel poacher in the Australian Outback.
30. Beauty and the Beast
(Nov. 22, 1991 - 85 min.) *****
Plot: While imprisoned in the castle of a monstrous beast, Belle finds the goodness hidden behind the beast's monstrous exterior. [1991 Academy Award nominee for Best Picture]
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