Watch this list of Disney movies and relive the magical mayhem
Since 1928 Walt Disney co. has been making animated shorts and features that have delighted and entertained millions of fans worldwide. For almost a century, Disney has been on top of the animated movie genre. Disney or Pixar has won thirteen out of the nineteen Best Animated Feature awards at the Academy Awards.
With many movies in both live-action and animation, there is a lot to choose from. Luckily it’s easier than ever to watch the full Disney vault with the launch of Disney+. With the last episode of WandaVision on March 5th and the first episode of Falcon and the Winter Soldier not coming out until March 19th, you’ll have over two weeks to find something to watch.
While we can watch classics like Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, or 101 Dalmations all day long with the expansive catalog, why not try watching some magical mayhem and some lovable non-classics and misses. Here’s what to watch on Disney+.
The Black Cauldron
The Black Cauldron might not be what you want to watch with young kids. However, anyone who loves darker fantasy stories will enjoy this unknown film. When it came out in 1985, it was a box-office flop, only grossing $21.3 million domestically on a $44 million budget.
However, you can rediscover The Black Cauldron on Disney+. It’s such a weird, chaotic film. It’s one of the darkest films Disney has ever released. The villain, The Horned King, is definitely the scariest in Disney history. The xerography process really went well with the darker tone of the film. This new process of animation made dark lines stand out.
The Black Cauldron is a great watch for anyone looking to get into Disney’s extensive back catalog. It’s one of the final animated movies before the Disney Renaissance that brought us some of the best Disney movies of all time.
The Rescuers series
The Rescuers is a cult classic in the Disney Bronze era. Not many people talk about The Rescuers with the amount of love as they do with The Jungle Book, Fox and the Hound, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Okay, maybe Winnie the Pooh is just as synonymous with Disney as Mickey & Minnie Mouse.
However, The Rescuers’ success spawned a sequel during the Disney Renaissance, arguably the most successful and well-known era for the company. If you’ve never heard of The Rescuers, it follows two agents of the Rescue Aid Society, an international mouse organization inside the United Nations. They’re tasked with finding Penny – an orphan abducted from her orphanage.
If you’re looking for a double feature, then look no further than adding the sequel to your Disney binge watch. The Rescuers Down Under is the first-ever sequel to a Disney movie.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Despite having a ride at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland Paris, you might not be aware of Mr. Toad’s origins. If you’re looking to expand your Disney viewing, check out The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
Mr. Toad comes from the beloved children’s novel from 1908, The Wind and the Willow. It’s paired with the classic short from 1820, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” It’s a weird, almost forgotten film in Disney history. Your only connection to it might only be the theme park ride.
If you’re a fan of the parks and haven’t seen this film, then it should move up your watch list. Honestly, it’s a really doable film. It’s a little over an hour and is perfect to start a binge-watch of Disney movies you have never seen or aren’t as memorable as Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast.