Listen up, all you self-proclaimed Disney movie buffs! We’re calling you down to the red carpet!
That’s right! We’re putting your Disney+ membership and movie knowledge to the ultimate test to see if you REALLY know your stuff!
Sure, we’ve all watched Cinderella about a bibbidi bobbidi BILLION times (and it just keeps getting BETTER!), but what about some of Disney’s older or lesser-known stuff? Let’s see how deep in Disney’s archives you’ve delved!
You’ve Probably Seen: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Snow White is a total classic, so of course, there’s no way you haven’t been charmed by the stunningly beautiful princess and her seven little roommates!
Perhaps you’ve even attended Storybook Dining in Disney World, gone for a spin on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom, or been frightened through the forest by her scary adventures in Disneyland (or remember when it was in Disney World!).
But Have You Seen: Steamboat Willie (1928)
But while Snow White might be Disney’s first full-length animated film, Steamboat Willie is the first time we ever get the chance to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse!
The 8-minute clip can hardly be called a movie, but it’s practically required viewing for every Disney fan! 😉
You’ve Probably Seen: Dumbo (1941)
Thanks to this 1941 movie, Dumbo is most certainly a Disney icon! You’ve most likely taken flight with this flying pachyderm at his Storybook Circus or Disneyland digs.
But Have You Seen: The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
Unfortunately, The Reluctant Dragon wasn’t as big of a hit when Disney released it a few months before Dumbo came out in theaters.
The Reluctant Dragon was sadly overshadowed by the magnificent Dumbo, but we think this understated film is still worth a screening!
You’ve Probably Seen: Fantasia (1940)
Okay, so maybe you haven’t been able to sit still long enough to watch all of Fantasia in its entirety, but we think you definitely know who Sorcerer Mickey is (and hopefully you know this version of Mickey originated in Fantasia!).
And if you haven’t gotten the full 2-hour, 6-minute Fantasia experience yet, cancel any plans you have for this weekend (it’s really good, we promise!).
But Have You Seen: Three Caballeros (1944) or Melody Time (1948)
While Fantasia’s animated sequences are based largely around classical music, Three Caballeros and Melody Time draw their inspiration from upbeat lyrical songs!
Plus we just love watching stuff from this time period of Disney animation!
You’ve Probably Seen: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Sleeping Beauty is no sleeper hit with Disney lovers! Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle pays a sweet tribute to this timeless classic!
Disney World also reps for this oldie-but-goodie film with its fire-breathing Maleficent parade float!
But Have You Seen: The Sword in the Stone (1963) or The Black Cauldron (1985)
The Sword and the Stone and The Black Cauldron are similar-ish but far less well known!
The Sword and the Stone even got ITS OWN float in Disneyland’s daytime parade, Magic Happens! (temporarily unavailable) And Merlin is TOPS on this one, y’all! Wait until you see his moves!
You’ve Probably Seen: Mary Poppins (1964)
Oh it’s a jolly ‘oliday with Mary…Mary makes your ‘eart so light!
Even Mary Poppins Returns which came out in 2018 was a delight!
But Have You Seen: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
A few years later, Disney tried to recreate its success with Bedknobs and Broomsticks, but the part live-action part-animated movie just didn’t capture everyone’s attention like Mary Poppins did originally!
It’s such a shame because as much as we love Julie Andrew’s performance, Angela Lansbury is THE QUEEN! Treguna mekoides trecorum satis dee, y’all!
You’ve Probably Seen: The Little Mermaid (1989)
And what kind of a Disney fan would you be if you didn’t know all the words to Under the Sea?
This was, after all, the Frozen of the 1980s and we all wanted “to flip our fins” just like Ariel anytime there was a pool nearby!
But Have You Seen: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
1989 was synonymous with another movie for us 80s Babies: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! There was once even a play area at Hollywood Studios featuring a giant Oreo cookie you could crawl around in and a mega-sized piece of Kodak film you could slide down! (Film, for you young’uns, is how we took pictures pre-cell phones! 😉 )
And while the 1992 sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kid wasn’t AS awesome, Rick Moranis still holds the key to our hearts. We hear there’s even a reboot in the making with him in it!
You’ve Probably Seen: Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Aladdin (1992)
The early 1990s were known as the Renaissance of Disney animated movies! Beauty and the Beast debuted followed a year later by Aladdin!
But with this kind of rapid succession, some lesser-known films might have slipped through the cracks!
But Have You Seen: The Rescuers Down Under (1990) or DuckTales: The Movie (1990)
In fact, Disney released a sequel to its 1977 movie, The Rescuers, with The Rescuers Down Under!
Disney also released a full-length cartoon feature called DuckTales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp in 1990 based on the original animated series! Now that DuckTales has been reimagined and a new DuckTales World Showcase Adventure is coming to Epcot, we highly recommend brushing up on your Duckberg history!
How did you do? Have you seen ALL of these movies? If so, our hats are off to you! You’re officially a true Disney fan! If not, you know what you need to do now — fire up the old Disney+ and get watchin’!
Which quintessential Disney films do you think ever fan should watch? Let us know in the comments below!