Top 3 Animated Features

by MouseStation Crew, staff writer

MouseStation 298 - Top 3 Animated Features

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In today's show, Mike and Mark pick their Top 3 animated features from various eras as well as overall, plus more Twitter/Facebook polls.

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Feature: Top 3 Animated Features

It has been a few months since the last one, so Mark and Mike have decided to bring back the Top 3 lists, this time discussing various Disney animated feature films.

Top 3 Animated Features from Walt's Time

Mike picked The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad as his number three choice.

Mark's third pick is Peter Pan.

Mike's second choice is 101 Dalmatians.

Mark's number two is Pinocchio.

Mike's top pick is Fantasia.

Mark's number one is also Fantasia.

Mike's honorable mention is Lady and the Tramp.

Mark's list of honorable mentions includes both Lady and the Tramp and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Top 3 Animated Features After Walt

Mark made Beauty and the Beast his number three choice.

Mike's third pick is Fantasia/2000.

Mark's second choice is The Lion King.

Mike's number two is Hercules.

Mark's top pick is Lilo and Stitch..

Mike's number one is The Lion King.

Mark's honorable mentions include Fantasia/2000 and Meet the Robinsons.

Mike's list includes Meet the Robinsons and Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Top 3 Animated Features from Pixar

Mike picked Ratatouille as his number three choice.

Mark's third pick is also Ratatouille.

Mike's second choice is The Incredibles.

Mark's number two is Finding Nemo.

Mike's top pick is WALL-E.

Mark's number one is also WALL-E.

Mike's honorable mention is the Pixar short subjects.

Mark's list includes Toy Story 2 and The Incredibles.

Top 3 Animated Features Overall

Mark picked Lilo and Stitch as his number three choice.

Mike's third pick is Fantasia/2000.

Mark's second choice is Fantasia.

Mike's number two is also Fantasia.

Mark's top pick is WALL-E.

Mike's number one is The Lion King.

Mark's honorable mention is Finding Nemo.

Mike's honorable mention is WALL-E.

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Complete list

Here is the complete list that we were working from:

Walt's Time:

  • 1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • 1940 - Pinocchio
  • 1940 - Fantasia
  • 1941 - Dumbo
  • 1942 - Bambi
  • 1943 - Saludos Amigos
  • 1945 - The Three Caballeros
  • 1946 - Make Mine Music
  • 1947 - Fun and Fancy Free
  • 1948 - Melody Time
  • 1949 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • 1950 - Cinderella
  • 1951 - Alice in Wonderland
  • 1953 - Peter Pan
  • 1955 - Lady and the Tramp
  • 1959 - Sleeping Beauty
  • 1961 - 101 Dalmatians
  • 1963 - The Sword in the Stone
  • 1967 - The Jungle Book

After Walt:

  • 1970 - The Aristocats
  • 1973 - Robin Hood
  • 1977 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • 1977 - The Rescuers
  • 1981 - The Fox and the Hound
  • 1985 - The Black Cauldron
  • 1986 - The Great Mouse Detective
  • 1988 - Oliver & Company
  • 1989 - The Little Mermaid
  • 1990 - DuckTales: the Movie, Treasure of the Lost Lamp (Disney Movietoons)
  • 1990 - The Rescuers Down Under
  • 1991 - Beauty and the Beast
  • 1992 - Aladdin
  • 1993 - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (Touchstone)
  • 1994 - The Lion King
  • 1995 - A Goofy Movie
  • 1995 - Pocahontas
  • 1996 - James and the Giant Peach
  • 1996 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • 1997 - Hercules
  • 1998 - Mulan
  • 1999 - Tarzan
  • 2000 - Fantasia/2000 (IMAX)
  • 2000 - The Tigger Movie
  • 2000 - Dinosaur
  • 2000 - The Emperor's New Groove
  • 2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • 2002 - Lilo & Stitch
  • 2002 - Treasure Planet
  • 2003 - The Jungle Book 2
  • 2003 - Piglet's Big Movie
  • 2003 - Brother Bear
  • 2004 - Home on the Range
  • 2005 - Pooh's Heffalump Movie
  • 2005 - Chicken Little
  • 2007 – Meet the Robinsons
  • 2008 – Bolt


  • 1995 - Toy Story
  • 1998 - A Bug's Life
  • 1999 - Toy Story 2
  • 2001 - Monsters, Inc.
  • 2003 - Finding Nemo
  • 2004 - The Incredibles
  • 2006 – Cars
  • 2007 – Ratatouille
  • 2008 – WALL·E

This list was condensed from the complete list of Disney films found at the D23 Web site.

Twitter/Facebook poll questions

We're continuing our new trial of spending the Thursday Listener Feedback time reviewing the responses to some questions that Mark was asking on Twitter and Facebook last week. If you'd like to get in on answering these questions in the future, you can follow Mark on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

Do you prefer to stay on property, off property, or a mix at WDW? What could make you change your mind?

  • - On property unless I'm slotted up in an All-Star vacation home with a private pool and hot tub.
  • On property always! Nothing could change my mind.
  • on property...would only go off if offered a free stay in someones time share or if no cabins/suites available on property
  • on property...hands down...wouldn't change!
  • On property. Definitely!!!
  • On property -- I love being surrounded by all things Disney during my stay -- it's all a part of the magic!
  • On property. We love Pop Century!!
  • On property, nothing could change my mind anymore!
  • Definately on property. Free airfare, free rental car and free partk tickets might sway my decision.
  • On property!
  • On property, but you already knew that, Mark :)
  • On property! Extra Magic Hours, WDW Transportation, 24-hour a day round the clock Disney Magic
  • I wish I could LIVE on property!
  • On property for sure! Just like Sarah says!
  • I never stayed on property when I lived with my parents. It was always Days Inn for us. Now that I have my own family, I'm planning a pop century visit sometime soon.
  • I've only ever stayed on property, so I can't really compare. I don't really drive in my normal life, though, so I suspect that being off property would be stressful to me, since I'd have to drive on unfamiliar roads.
  • On property-- extended time in the parks, transportation from the airport, transportation on property. Like they say, location, location, location!
  • On property -- all inclusive magic.
  • on property, with my other option being home. Even with living down here I often stay on property for special events or holidays.
  • On property. Price or if someone else is paying would make me change my mind.
  • on property all the way. I love not having to drive on WDW vacations.
  • I cannot think of a reason that would make me want to stay off property at WDW. Disneyland is another story
  • I'm with the the previous responder
  • Done both, now always "on". Can't imagine would could change our mind at this point.
  • Staying on property is the only way to go, would have to be an exceptional deal to get me to even look off property.
  • Definitely ON-property...not sure anything could change my mind. (obviously - we're DVC) :)
  • I prefer to stay on property because the benefits of D transportation
  • There's only one way to go to Disney and that's on property.
  • Depends on many variables. Slight preference for on property.
  • DEFINITELY on property! Love all the perks!
  • My family must stay on property. We love the atmos and being near the parks. (Although we might stay off for a good price cut.)

Mike has stayed off property many times, in many places. He'll often stay on property so that he won't have to rent a car, but when he has a car he has no problem staying off property. Mark usually stays on property, largely because he's a DVC member, but because he's going down more often than he has points to cover he has been staying on a cash basis. He has stayed off property and likely will again in the near future.

What do you think?

How long is your average Walt Disney World vacation? How often do you go?

  • Our vacations are about 8 days long and we try to make it an annual trip, however this year we are trying to squeeze in another trip with the 4/3 deal.
  • 8 days 7 nights usually
  • Since we've joined DVC we try to take longer trips. Averaged 10 nights the last two trips. I would think if we average one trip to DW a year it would most likely be around 10 nights a year.
  • abt 8 days in length. we go about every 2-3 years
  • Before we moved to FL - 8-10 nights.
  • 8 Days and not long enough! We live 6 hours from Disneyland so when we get a chance to go to DW we try to make the most of it!
  • 6 days average. I was averaging once every 4 years.
  • i ussually go for 9 days every december but this year i am going to Disney World in august for 6 days, Disneyland in september for 4 days, Disney World for 4 days in october, and my ussual 9 days at Disney World in december.
  • 7 to 10 days. Every one to 2 years.... Wish it could be more often!! We like End of September, after all the kids are back in school, and lines are shorter. Luckily we haven't run into any hurricanes, but had a few close calls! Next, I'd like to visit in early-to-mid May and take in the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot.
  • my average vaca is a week and I go at least twice a year but have been averaging 4 times a year lately!
  • Suzy and I go for about 2 weeks every other year. that gives us the chance to explore a lot of the World and even(gasp!) leave the property. Alas, I'm not sure it's going to happen this year...
  • On average, 5 days. I've been on a few 7 and 8 day trips but most of my trips have been 4 or 5 days. I've averaged a trip every 1.5 years approximately since 1998. Don't have a set schedule about going, just get down there whenever a good chance arises. My wife and I, along with my mom and my sister and her family, are going in a few weeks to celebrate my mother's recent retirement, to excited to sleep.
  • The longest has been 7 days and the shortest 4 days. Our vacation time is always determined by work/school schedules. We also like to take a few local short trips during the year, so our major vacation is usually limited to one week. We also don't have a set schedule about how often we go. There were 18 months between our last two trips. Now that our son is in college, I see us taking more frequent trips due to a more flexible schedule.
  • It costs so much for the flight and the price per day goes down so quickly (tix etc), that we usually go for 10 days. This time, we're going for 11.
  • We go every year. Usually it is for 5-7 days.
  • We stay at WDW at least 7 days since we come from Hawaii. last trip was 10 days.... We don't go to WDW as often as we would like but get to Disneyland at least once a year
  • 9Days/8Nights each year for the past 4 years the streak is in jeopardy this year.
  • We usually do one 2 week trip and two (2) 4-5 day trips a year
  • Usual trip is 9-11 days once a year. May have to readjust now that kid is starting school in the fall, though.
  • 9 days is my normal trip to the world and usually annually.
  • 8 days and 7 nights. We're trying to go every other year. Once daughter is too old to be a camper it could be every year.

Again, if you'd like to get in on answering these questions in the future, you can follow Mark on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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