Walt Disney Company has slowly and surely become one of the strongest production company in Hollywood. And they have always been a pioneer in making animated movies and bringing book characters into life. The ‘90s is one of the best phases of Disney because it is the time when some of their greatest movies were released. With that, we will give you a list of the best Disney films that was released in the ‘90s.
This movie is about a fictional character that was based on a true story. Pocahontas was based on a Native American woman who is a part of the Powhatan tribe in the 1600s. This two-time Academy Award winner movie told the story of how Pocahontas saved the life of a ship captain named John Smith. The captain brought English settlers to Pocahontas’ secluded island but as she was protecting her land, she also fell in love with the captain despite being betrothed to the next chief in line. Pocahontas was released in 1995 and it was directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg. The film featured the voices of Mel Gibson, Irene Bernard, David Odgen Stiers, Christian Bale, Russel Means, and Linda Hunt.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast tells the story of how an egotistic prince named Prince Adam was turned into a beast by an enchantress for being a heartless being. His curse can only be reversed if he finds a woman who will accept and love him with all her heart before the last petal fell from the enchanted rose. Beauty and the Beast is one of the Disney movies who had the strongest female leads. It was released in 1991 and was directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Critics say that The Hunchback of Notre Dame was one of the darkest movies that Disney released during their Renaissance era. This movie was based on a Victor Hugo novel with the same title and it tells the story of Quasimodo, a deformed orphan bell-ringer in the famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Quasimodo then falls for a gypsy woman named Esmeralda who saved him from public humiliation. Hunchback of Notre Dame was released in 1996 and it was again directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
Disney released several movies in the ‘90s that succeed at the box office all over the world. Some of them had serious themes and some were a little romantic and funny. But there’s one movie that stands out from all of them and brings back fun memories even until today and that is Toy Story. It tells the story of how toys came to life and have their own personality. It tells the adventures of Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and their friends while they prove that they are the best toys in the world for their owner Andy. Toy Story was released in 1995 and it was directed by John Lasseter. It featured the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Jim Varney, Annie Potts, Wallace Shawn, and John Morris.
Aladdin is based on the popular novel from Arabian literature entitled “A Thousand and One Nights”. And it was Disney’s idea to add a pleasant genie who made Aladdin’s wishes come true. This brilliantly colored animated film also featured a free-willed and rebellious Princess Jasmine, a ragged but kind hero Aladdin, and a silly Genie. Aladdin was released in 1992 and it was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. It featured the voices of Robin Williams, Jonathan Freeman, Scott Weinger, Frank Welker, and Douglas Seale.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas was a stop-motion animation film that was released in 1993. It tells the story of the leader of Halloween Town who accidentally fell into a portal that brought him to Christmas Town where he realized that he never known or experienced a festival like that before. He then kidnaps Santa Claus and had some rollercoaster adventures while he revealed every trick he has up his sleeve to ruin Christmas. The Nightmare Before Christmas was released in 1993 and it was directed by Henry Selick and produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton.
Tarzan was an animated movie that was based on a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs entitled “Tarzan Of The Apes”. The movie tells the story of a child named Tarzan who was raised by gorillas after his parents were killed by wild animals. Tarzan was disliked by his adoptive father but he proves time and time again that he was loyal to them and he loves them. Tarzan was released in 1999 and it won a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe.
We’ve heard the story of this Greek God of strength a thousand times and his story has been featured on the big screen quite frequently. But no one ever told his story as Disney did because of its vibrant animation and wonderful songs. The story of how Hercules used his powers to become a hero and conquer all evils to reclaim his lost position among the gods is spectacular. Hercules was released in 1997 and it was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.
Disney is known to bring stories from all over the world to the big screen that’s why they cannot miss the popular story of the brave Chinese girl named Hua Mulan from China. It tells the story of Mulan as she took her ill father’s identity and join the army to defeat the Huns. Mulan featured beautiful and catchy songs as well as the vibrant colors of China that makes the movie worth the watch.
The Lion King
Let’s admit it, The Lion Kind set a high benchmark for itself that other movies that came after it borrowed its theme to a certain extent just to entertain the viewers. Despite having a lot of stiff competition from some of the biggest movies in 1994, The Lion King stood out because of its excellent storytelling, vibrant colors, wonderful music, crazy but lovable characters, and a moral lessons that everybody will remember. Who could ever forget Hakuna Matata? It’s such a wonderful phrase!
These are the top Disney movies of the 1990’s. We hope we took you down to memory lane and remembered the good old days where we laugh and cried our hearts out while watching these films.