This week, a new generation will join in on a tradition as American as apple pie, because with the opening of Moana, some lucky kids just discovered their new favorite Disney movie.
For nearly eighty years, children and adults alike have been discovering the magic of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ movies, and no matter who you ask, chances are, their favorite Disney movies will be very different than yours. Even between the two authors of this list, we were surprised at some of the movies that the other was fond of, but that just goes to show the longevity and quality behind most of the studios’ releases. Every Disney movie was someone’s first, or has a special place in someone’s heart, so we tried to meld the perspectives of our respective generations in our rankings.
So now, after giving you the bottom half our list yesterday, we are returning to give you the rest of our ranking of every single theatrical release from the revered Walt Disney Animation Studios. Who made the top of the list? Read on to find out what we found to be the best of the House of Mouse, and let us know what your favorites are in the comments. And remember: it's all just our opinion!
And if you’re heading to the theater this Thanksgiving weekend to catch Moana — which is already receiving stellar reviews — please come back and tell us where it ranks for you, or for any younger viewers you may have brought with you.