Remember those family movie nights you had as a child? Your family would gather around the TV as you and your sibling fought over which Disney movie you wanted to watch. If those memories are rushing back and you’re feeling nostalgic, you’re not the only one. Many of us probably dressed up as Disney characters during Halloween, had a Disney-themed birthday party, or remember watching movies in the theater!
Disney animations are part of many people’s childhood, and some of us still remember the songs and lyrics from them by heart! Although most of us grew apart from them as we grew older, Disney didn’t stop and continues to make great animations even today. Over time, Disney animations have changed from the simple 2D artwork to fancy animations that really seem alive. And don’t get me wrong. They’re amazing! But the ones closest to our hearts are, of course, the ones we watched as children.
Today, Maimovie ranked the most nostalgic animations available on Disney+ from the 1980s and 1990s to transport you back to your childhood! Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Which one was your favorite?
The following list was based on Maimovie on April 29, 2022, under the “1980s” “1990s” “Animation” and “Disney+” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
1999, 1h 6m
Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.
1989, 1h 23m
This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters — including the villainous sea witch Ursula.
1996, 1h 31m
At the urging of his gargoyle pals, Quasimodo leaves the solitary safety of his Notre Dame tower against the wishes of his guardian, the evil Judge Claude Frollo. He ventures out to the Festival of Fools and finds his first true friend, a Romani woman named Esmeralda, who entrusts him with a secret. When the secret is revealed, Quasi soon finds himself fighting to save the people and city he loves.
1997, 1h 33m
Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who’s plotting to take over Mount Olympus!
1998, 1h 28m
A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country — and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.
1999, 1h 28m
Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he’s human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to…
1995, 1h 21m
Led by Woody, Andy’s toys live happily in his room until Andy’s birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy’s heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.
1992, 1h 30m
Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.
1994, 1h 29m
A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?
1991, 1h 24m
Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who’s been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all — that true beauty comes from within.