Disney's Animated Classics

Video-Only Animated Features 1-10

Since 1994, Disney has produced a series of animated features that were released directly to home video. Many of these "video only" features were produced by the Disney Television Animation department and were sequels to one of the theatrical Disney animated "classics." As with the "other" animated features listed on the prior page, these "video only" features are an important part of the Disney animation legacy. For example, the films that are sequels to the "classic" features include the same appealing characters from the beloved "classics" and have well-developed storylines that further the arc of those characters.

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The Return of Jafar
(May 20, 1994 - 66 min.) ***

Plot: In this sequel to 1992's Aladdin, Jafar escapes from the magic lamp and sets out on an evil plot to gain revenge against Aladdin.


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Aladdin and the King of Thieves
(Aug. 13, 1996 - 82 min.) ***

Plot: Robin Williams returns as the Genie in this second sequel to 1992's Aladdin, in which Aladdin learns that his father is the leader of the legendary Forty Thieves.


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Pooh's Grand Adventure:
The Search for Christopher Robin

(Aug. 5, 1997 - 70 min.) ***

Plot: Misunderstanding a note Christopher Robin left to tell them he was going to school, Pooh and the rest of the gang set out on what turns out to be a grand adventure in search of their friend. This was a sequel to 1977's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.


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Beauty and the Beast:
The Enchanted Christmas

(Nov. 11, 1997 - 72 min.) ***

Plot: In this sequel to 1991's Beauty and the Beast, Belle tries to undo the plans of an evil enchanted pipe organ to keep Christmas from the Beast's Enchanted Castle.


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Beauty and the Beast:
Belle's Magical World

(Jan. 13, 1998 - 92 min.) **1/2

Plot: This second sequel to 1991's Beauty and the Beast recounts four stories of misadventures experienced by Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth and the other enchanted occupants of the castle.


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Pocahontas II:
Journey to a New World

(Aug. 25, 1998 - 72 min.) ***

Plot: A sequel to 1995's Pocahontas, which has the Indian princess traveling to London to ask the King of England to stop an armada that is to sail against her people.


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The Lion King II:
Simba's Pride

(Oct. 27, 1998 - 75 min.) ****

Plot: A sequel to 1994's The Lion King, in which Simba's daughter, Kiara, ventures into the Outland and encounters other lions who were loyal to the evil Scar.


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101 Dalmatians Christmas
(Oct. 16, 1998 - 44 min.) **

Plot: Based on the Disney's 101 Dalmatians television series, this video includes a Dalmatians take off on Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" and a bonus short from the television series.


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Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
(Nov. 8, 1999 - 72 min.) **1/2

Plot: As Mickey and the gang gather to celebrate Christmas, they retell three touching stories about their Christmas experiences, including one when Hewey, Dewey, and Louie got their wish for everyday to be Christmas Day.


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An Extremely Goofy Movie
(Feb. 29, 2000 - 70 min.) ****

Plot: A sequel to 1995's A Goofy Movie, in which Goofy decides to follow his son to college, leading to some father-son learning for both.

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