Now that Netflix doesn’t store Disney produced content anymore, you have to resort to Disney+ to fulfill your daily dose of Disney movies and TV shows. But this time, we want to take you to reminiscence classic Disney movies! The best part is, you can watch most of them on the streaming platform. Whether you’re looking for musicals or live-action classics, Disney+ has them all! We have shortlisted some of the best Disney classic movies so keep reading to find out!
The Lion King (1994)
Disney has given us many classic movies in the early to mid-90s. From the fantasia of Disney princesses to talking animals, Disney had set varied standards in the domain of animated movies. However, the musicals produced by Disney were mostly based on the world of princesses, mostly derived out of the Grimm Brother stories. And the decision to release a musical movie, The Lion King in 1994 proved to be a successful gamble. The story fills the heart with joy but also wrenches it to the core. The death of Mufasa is deemed as one of the saddest moments in animated film history. But what follows after his death is an arc of redemption and a journey towards continuing Mufasa’s legacy.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
The Little Mermaid is more than a bubbly story about a young mermaid straying from her destined fate. Her desire to become human led her to many obstacles. She gave up her voice, her identity and was tricked to give up her life with a prince. But she stayed firm with what she wanted and unlike the original story by Hans Christian Anderson, she doesn’t turn into foam and wither into nothingness. She triumphs over her enemies and ends up with a happily ever after.
A magical genie that renders every wish true? Well count us in. Aladdin is set in a fictional world of Arabian city Agrabah and is centered on Aladdin, a mischievous thief, Jasmine, the charismatic princess of Agrabah, Jafar, the main antagonist and Genie, who lives in a lamp stolen by Aladdin. Aladdin managed to summon Genie and learns the entity can grant any wish he has. With hopes to capture Princess Jasmine’s heart, he learns Jafar has something malicious brewing up in the city of Agrabah. With the help of Jasmine and Genie, he has to suppress Jafar’s intentions before things get a bit messy.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Another Disney movie that showcases a powerful portrayal of independent women is none other than Beauty and the Beast. The movie’s success and notoriety can be judged by the fact that it was the first animated movie to score an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Beauty and the Beast doesn’t flaunt the world of extravagant princes and princesses. You don’t have to be a beast to act like one. The story is based on a journey towards salvation and each character beautifully knits together the journey which ultimately heads to its success.
The Greek hero Hercules is portrayed in a comical touch by Disney in the studio’s 1997 movie, Hercules. The story revolves around Hercules, son of the gods Zeus and Hera. In every Greek methodology, there’s a god who isn’t too joyous of a new successor to the kingdom. Here the main antagonist is Zeus’ brother, Hades. He plans a scheme to kidnap Hercules and become the ruler of Olympus instead. He is successful in his evil scheme however, as Hercules grows up, he realizes his true potential. He isn’t meant to live like a mortal man. But what’s his real identity? He embarks on an adventure to find his identity and destiny.
Other classic movies to watch on Disney+
• Toy Story
• Mary Poppins
• 101 Dalmatians
• Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
• A Bug’s Life
• Lady and the Tramp
• Lilo and Stitch
• The Jungle Book
• The Princess and the Frog
Disney+ has added several Marvel movie classics, documentaries, animated movies, and TV shows to its repository. But classics remain classics and aren’t to be missed on the streaming platform. Recent Disney animated movies that are a must-watch on Disney+ include Moana,
Frozen, Inside Out and Zootopia. No matter what timeline you pick in the world of Disney, you aren’t ought to be disappointed ever!
To satiate your televisual entertainment cravings, you can also resort to cable TV. While you might not find Disney-original movies and shows, cable providers like Spectrum and its Spectrum Silver Package offer a wide array of channels and premium network add-ons that broadcast animated movies, reality TV shows, documentaries, sports telecasts and much more.