Disney's Animated Classics
Classic Animated Features 41-50
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41. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
(June 15, 2001 - 96 min.) *****
Plot: A young scientist/explorer mounts an expedition to search for the lost continent of Atlantis.
42. Lilo and Stitch
(June 21, 2002 - 85 min.) *****
Plot: A little Hawaiian girl's pet dog is really a genetically engineered creature from another planet, but that doesn't stop her from loving Stitch and teaching him about the Hawaiian concept of "ohana" or "family." [2002 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature]
43. Treasure Planet
(Nov. 27, 2002 - 95 min.) ****
Plot: This is a futuristic twist on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island, in which a young man finds himself in the company of a band of rowdy pirates on a search for lost treasure. [2002 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature]
44. Brother Bear
(Nov. 1, 2003 - 85 min.) ****
Plot: After killing a bear in anger, an Eskimo boy is himself turned into a bear by the animal spirits and sent on a wild adventure of self-discovery. [2003 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature]
45. Home on the Range
(Apr. 2, 2004 - 76 min.) ***
Plot: A trio of dairy cows turn into unlikely bounty hunters as they set out to capture a bandit to earn the reward money that they plan to use to save the farm they live on from foreclosure. [This was the last traditionally animated feature film planned by the Disney Company until 2009. Intermediate animated features were computer animated.]
46. Chicken Little
(Nov. 4, 2005 - 81 min. - Disney Studios) *****
Plot: Computer Animated: In what was Disney Studios' first fully computer animated theatrical feature film, Chicken Little, of "the sky is falling" fame, finds himself again at the center of attention as an alien invasion threatens the small farm town where he and the other animals live.
47. Meet the Robinsons
(Mar. 30, 2007 - 92 min. - Disney Studios) ***
Plot: Computer Animated 3D: An orphan boy travels to a zany future, all the while pursued by a villain who wants to steal an invention he developed, to find clues about who his mother is and why she abandoned him when he was a baby.
(Nov. 21, 2008 - 96 min. - Disney Studios) ****
Plot: Computer Animated 3D: A canine television star who believes he really has super powers finds himself lost in New York and, along with a cat and a hamster he befriends along the way, tries to make his way back to Hollywood. [2008 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature]
49. The Princess and the Frog
(Dec. 11, 2009 - 95 min.) *****
Plot: A jazzy retelling of the classic fairy tale about the prince who is turned into a frog and needs the kiss of a princess to turn him back into a human. This retelling of the tale is set in New Orleans. [2009 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature]
(Nov. 24, 2010 - 100 min. - Disney Studios) *****
Plot: Computer Animated: The story of Rapunzel is set on its ear when Rapunzel meets a dashing thief named Flynn, who takes her away from her tower prison.
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