Disney's Animated Classics

Other Animated Features

Since 1990, there have been a number of theatrically-released Disney animated features that are not considered by Disney to be among the "classics." In general, these features were based on animated television series. Although the production values of these features were often not up to the standard of the "classics," they nevertheless are part of the Disney animation legacy. Standout features in this group were sequels to the Disney animated classics The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, and The Jungle Book.

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DuckTales: The Movie
Treasure of the Lost Lamp

(Aug. 30, 1990 - 73 min.) ***

Plot: Uncle Scrooge and Huey, Dewey, and Louie set out in search of the lost treasure of Collie Baba and his Forty Thieves in this take-off on the Indiana Jones movies.


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The Nightmare Before Christmas
(Oct. 22, 1993 - 76min. - Tim Burton/Disney) ****

Plot: Stop-Motion Animated by Tim Burton: Jack Skellington discovers the existence of Christmas and tries to bring Christmas joy to Halloween Town and the rest of the world, with very unexpected results for everyone.


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A Goofy Movie
(Apr. 14, 1995 - 78 min.) ***

Plot: The is the first feature-length movie starring Goofy, the 3rd of the Disney "big three." Goofy and his son Max head out on an adventure-filled cross country road trip.


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James and the Giant Peach
(Apr. 12, 1996 - 79 min. - Tim Burton/Disney) ***

Plot: Live-Action & Stop-Motion Animated by Tim Burton: A young boy goes on a magical journey across the ocean, inside a giant peach, in the company of a band of friendly bugs.


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The Tigger Movie
(Feb. 11, 2000 - 77 min.) ****

Plot: In this sequel to 1977's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, when Tigger gets into trouble again because of his "bouncing," Winnie and the rest of the gang suggest to Tigger that he search for others of his own kind, which launches a grand adventure in the 100 Acre Woods.


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Return to Never Land
(Feb. 15, 2002 - 72 min.) ***

Plot: In this sequel to 1953's Peter Pan, some 20 years after the original story, Captain Hook travels to England and kidnaps Wendy's daughter in a plan to capture Peter Pan.


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The Jungle Book 2
(Feb. 14, 2003 - 72 min.) ****

Plot: In this sequel to 1967's The Jungle Book, Mowgli decides to leave the man village and return to Baloo and his jungle friends, but Shere Kahn the tiger is still on the prowl.


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Piglet's BIG Movie
(Mar. 21, 2003 - 75 min.) ***

Plot: In this sequel to 1977's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet finds out that although he's the smallest member of the 100 Acre Woods gang, he still has a lot to contribute and is an important member of the group.


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Pooh's Heffalump Movie
(Feb. 11, 2005 - 68 min.) ***

Plot: In this sequel to 1977's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Rooh and the rest of the 100 Acre Woods gang meet a dreaded Heffalump and learn some important life lessons in the process.


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Valiant
(Aug. 19, 2005 - 76 min. - Vanguard/Disney) ***

Plot: Computer Animated by Vanguard Animation Studios in England: This is the story of a young pigeon and his feathered friends who serve in the Royal signal corps during World War 2, avoiding German killer falcons to deliver their messages to the troops behind the lines.


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The Wild
(Apr. 14, 2006 - 94 min. - C.O.R.E./Disney) ***

Plot: Computer Animated by C.O.R.E. Animation: This film is the story of a lion cub who is mistakenly shipped from a city zoo to the jungles of Africa, leading his father and the other zoo animals to mount a daring rescue mission.


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Frankenweenie
(Oct. 5, 2012 - 87 min.- Tim Burton/Disney) ****

Plot: Stop-Motion Animated by Tim Burton: This is a feature-length remake of Tim Burton's 1984 short of the same name. When a boy's beloved dog dies, he re-creates Dr. Frankenstein's experiment to bring his dog back to life.


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Planes
(Aug. 9, 2013 - 92 min.) ****

Plot: Computer Animated: Dusty, a timid crop-duster airplane, dreams of being a successful air racer but he has one problem -- he's afraid of heights! So he gets help from some of his winged friends and eventually enters a big around-the-world race.


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Planes: Fire & Rescue
(Jul. 18, 2014 - 84 min.) ****

Plot: Computer Animated: Dusty, the now-famous racing airplane, has a damaged engine and changes careers to become a firefighting airplane. But when a massive wildfire threatens a historic national park, Dusty learns that being a firefighter takes a different set of skills in order to save the park and his friends.

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