It is no secret that Disney has dominated the animation industry for decades. They have created some of the most iconic and beloved animated films, such as “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” However, with so many classic movies in their repertoire, it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth watching.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite non-musical animated Disney movies! You can watch these non-musical Disney movies on various platforms including Disney+. In fact streaming Disney movies with Disney+ is also possible in countries where it has not been officially launched. You can simply get a VPN and stream your favorite non-musical Disney movies.
For now, let’s quickly get to the 7 best non-musical animated Disney movies:
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Big Hero 6 is an animated movie about a 14-year old boy named Hiro Hamada, who is living in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo. He’s lost the most important thing in his life – his older brother Tadashi, who was killed by a mysterious supervillain. Feeling alone and desperate, Hiro falls into an incredible adventure when he meets Baymax, a lovable inflatable robot!
A genius inventor called Professor Callaghan has found what he believes to be the cure for chronic illness. But now it’s in the hands of evil man Mr. Yama, who would stop at nothing to use this nanotechnology to create an indestructible army of unstoppable robots that could kill thousands.
The movie is great for all ages due to its optimistic message. Much of the plot revolves around how science can be used for good rather than evil, which many movies have failed to do. Big Hero is able to balance comedy and drama well, making it a favorite for audiences of all ages.
Zootopia (2016) is a successful Disney animation movie. It was the second Disney animation movie after Frozen to be based on an original idea rather than a talking animal or fairy-tale. Phil Johnston, the writer and co-director of Wreck-It Ralph, and Byron Howard, who previously directed Bolt and Tangled, led production on the film.
Disney also tapped Rich Moore and Jared Bush to head up the project due to their work with Wreck-It Ralph and Zootopia’s sister film Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet.
The 3D computer animated comedy mystery film revolves around Judy Hopps, a rabbit from rural Bunnyburrow, who moves to the big city of Zootopia and joins the police force with one goal: to make the world better for all its inhabitants. But when she’s sidelined by a scandalous incident in her past, Judy has to team up with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack an elusive case.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Lilo & Stitch is an animated movie that was made by Disney in 2002. The movie is about two different creatures, one of which is a dog-human hybrid and the other being a Hawaiian girl. The story is set on the island of Hawaii.
Stitch, who is the dog-human hybrid, arrives on Earth in the middle of the night. Lilo, who was doing her rounds for babysitting jobs, sees him and picks him up to take him home with her. He spends his time causing trouble by destroying everything she has ever loved. She decides to teach him how to behave through “ohana” which means family or extended family.
Treasure Planet (2002)
The movie Treasure Planet was adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel Treasure Island. Treasure Planet takes place in outer space and has an animation style that is drawn like Japanese animation. Captain Silver is a cutthroat pirate with an eye patch who wants to find the treasure of Captain Flint.
The story of Treasure Planet is about a young man named Jim. Jim is a cabin boy on board the ship of Captain Amelia and Captain Flint.
The twist happens when Flint finds out that their map is in Jim’s old cabin and he sneaks back to the ship to get it, but before he can return with it, everything changes when a solar flare hits and power goes off on board the ship and Flint suddenly dies due to oxygen deprivation because of this.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 Disney animated film set in 1914, where a young man from a secluded, upper-class family has been chosen to lead an expedition to find the lost continent of Atlantis.
With a sword in hand and a head full of questions, Milo Thatch sets out to explore the remnants of Atlantis with his friends – tough-teacher lady Audrey, chef Mole, and the crew of the submarine Ulysses – and together they hunt for clues that will unlock the mysteries of this timeless world.
Brother Bear (2003)
Brother Bear is a 2003 animated motion picture based on the novel written by author Michael J. Totten. The movie starts off with two brothers, Kenai and Sitka, hunting for food in their village (Hauska).
The movie turns more serious when Kenai gets attacked by the bear (which the animators name “Nanuk”) after he had shot at it with his arrow. The Great Spirit intervenes at this point and changes Kenai into a bear but does not change his mind set on killing the bear.
The movie then switches back to Sitka who is fishing when he gets attacked by a pack of wolves which results in him becoming mortally wounded and dying after seeing his brother Kenai (who has now turned into a bear) save his tribe with the salmon they had needed for their Great Gathering.
Meet The Robinsons (2007)
Meet the Robinsons, directed by Stephen Anderson and starring Jordan Fry, is a fantastic Disney film that falls into the “non-musical” animated category.
The movie starts with what seems to be an average day for Lewis, who has no idea his life is about to change. He’s about to be abandoned by his parents and sent to live with his Uncle Jake in the city. But fate intervenes when an invention of Uncle Jake’s sends Lewis flying into the future.
Pixar writes what could be their best script yet as they follow Lewis on his journey to find a way back home.
Non-musical animated Disney movies are some of the most popular and well known films out there. These 7 best non-musical animated Disney movies should be on your list to watch, if you haven’t already seen them!