When it comes to imagination and creation, there’s no other company or organization that could ever compare to Walt Disney. Disney itself is an entire universe; it’s a conglomerate of hundreds to thousands of creative parts that all work as one entity somehow. They truly must be able to wield some type of magic because everything that Disney touches somehow turns to gold. What started as a simple animation studio has become the world’s leader when it comes to entertainment creation whether it’s in the theme park industry, the music industry, television, live action films, or animation films.
From the beginning, Disney has released a total of 36 animation films that have touched the lives of millions of people throughout the world and throughout time. Time and again, Disney produces animated films that tell stories of family, friendships, love, honor, cultures, and so many more. These films all teach us valuable lessons in life and provide us with entertainment like no other. Out of all those films, there’s no doubt that each one of us have our favorites. It may very well be one of the classic films from Disney’s beginning years or it could be one of the blockbuster animation films released within the last decade. Either way, most of us will at least have one Disney film on a DVD format just for posterity’s sake. If you haven’t yet started, now would be a great time to start a collection of Disney DVDs just because they’re some of the best animated films around. Here are 20 Disney DVDs that are absolutely worth for you to have to start your collection
1. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01711CIF0″ locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs[/easyazon_link]
Starting from the very beginning in 1937, no Disney DVD collection would ever be complete without the very first animation film that Disney created and produced. To this day, Snow White still remains to be one of the most compelling stories in all of Disney history, and that’s saying a lot considering the number of great films they’ve released since then. Snow White’s story has been retold so many times, but the Disney classic had that simplicity you can’t find in any movies today. Snow White is the fairytale story originally published by the Grimm Brothers. It’s a story about how love can conquer all, even the most evil in the world.
2. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01MQIS9MA” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Pinocchio[/easyazon_link]
This is definitely another Disney DVD collection that will take you back to your childhood. We all know the story of Pinocchio, the puppet who simply wanted to become a real boy. Pinocchio goes through a few obstacles along the way, but he manages to learn how to keep his nose short through the help of some friends including Jiminy Cricket. It’s a heartwarming tale of morality, loyalty, and honesty that reminds us all what it means to believe in your dreams and to follow your dreams with integrity. Being that the original animated film was released in 1940, the DVD collection is a wonderful treat that allows us to enjoy Pinocchio in better quality compared to how it was so many decades ago.
3. [easyazon_link identifier=”B003QS9VYE” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Dumbo[/easyazon_link]
When it comes to overcoming weaknesses and character flaws, there’s probably no better way to learn how to than by watching little Dumbo find his way to the top after being dealt quite a hardship in life. Dumbo was one of the first few movies that used animals as the main characters in the movie. It became an instant success, and since then, many movies have followed it in production. Dumbo is the DVD collection that will offer you a lot of extras including a deleted scene, a deleted song, and some commentary on the movie and the Dumbo ride at the Walt Disney World parks. Dumbo, the flying elephant, will forever be remembered, thanks to the DVD collection.
4. [easyazon_link identifier=”B071DQB8GL” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Bambi[/easyazon_link]
The next DVD collection is another one that has some of the best animal characters in the history of animation. Bambi’s story is all about the strength of familial relationships and friendships as well. It’s a classic coming of age story that will bring the saddest moments and endless smiles. The collection itself will feature some short videos and interactive games that can be quite enjoyable even though you never really paid attention to those things before. You’ll also get a few enhanced galleries, so you can see photos from when the movie was being produced. At the end of the day, you’ll get more than you bargained for when you get the Bambi DVD collection. There are so many different aspects of it that you’ll just have to see once you get it. If you weren’t a fan of Bambi before, you will be after exploring some of the information on the brochures.
5. [easyazon_link identifier=”B009ITM7CS” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Cinderella[/easyazon_link]
Here’s a story that is as classic as fairy tales can be. Cinderella is just one of those stories that transcend places and time. Every single nation in this world has its own version of the Cinderella story based on the story that we all have grown with and loved as well. Cinderella’s popularity soared again with the recent live-action remake of the film, but there really no replacement for the original. One of the best parts about owning this DVD collection is the access to the songs from the original films, which also happens to be one of this collection’s biggest draws. With Cinderella collections, you can get the background information on the movie’s best song, A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes.
6. [easyazon_link identifier=”B0049GYXDG” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Alice In Wonderland[/easyazon_link]
Get lost in the world of Alice with a DVD collection that’s as varied as ever. You can get so many different kinds of collections, but a good way to start would be the 60th Anniversary Edition. You can get A Companion’s Guide to Wonderland, a unique look into the world that Alice stumbled upon. Alice in Wonderland is a great story of adventure, friendship, and just pure wonder. It’s a great way for the young ones to learn about curiosity and asking about the world around them. Alice in Wonderland will certainly bring out the part of you that you might’ve locked away. You’ll be following the white rabbit before you know it and discovering Wonderland all over again with any of the DVD collections.
7. [easyazon_link identifier=”B0095EH1UE” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Peter Pan[/easyazon_link]
Perhaps no other story quite affects people the way that Peter Pan can. J.M. Barrie’s story is a story about transcendence. It’s also a story about friendship and forgiveness. There are so many different aspects to the story of Peter Pan that you can love. There are the Darling children who ends up get lost in Neverland. There’s the infamous Captain Hook and his band of pirates. You’ll also get the story of Tinkerbell, the creative and feisty fairy, and all the other mystical creatures of Neverland including the mermaids and the crocodile. Then there’s Neverland itself, the place where all of it happens. So many other characters make Peter Pan such a worthy buy. Some of those include Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys, and a few more. It’s all the right reasons to own this movie on DVD.
8. [easyazon_link identifier=”B079DT2VCT” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Sleeping Beauty[/easyazon_link]
For some reason, watching Sleeping Beauty is like going down a time-vault. It seems like such an old movie, but actually, it’s just the story that seems really old. Sleeping Beauty is as classic as any other films could ever be. You can get a lot of benefits from any of the DVD collections, but one thing that you might want to pay attention to is the special audio commentary that talks about the movie as you watch it. You can learn so much from the history of the show. You already know that it’s a great story. Sleeping Beauty is that film that captures resilience like no other. It’s a film about love and its power to conquer darkness. This was the film that introduced us to Maleficent, which will eventually be a great live-action film on its own.
9. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00OZLF4AG” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]101 Dalmatians[/easyazon_link]
When we first met Cruella de Vil, we were terrified of the idea of her. But she was such a good character contrast to all the little Dalmatian pups that litter this movie. 101 Dalmatians is another great movie that talks about family and all the things anyone would do to protect its sanctity. The film even tackles the touch subject of animal cruelty. 101 Dalmatians DVD collections will have a look at a few deleted songs and scenes. One of them will even have an interactive pop up trivia game that you can play by yourself or with your family. You can also have a look into how the creators of the film drew up one of the most menacing characters in all of Disney.
10. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00CUDD0XO” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Sword in the Stone[/easyazon_link]
This classic film that shows the story of young King Arthur before he even became king is probably one of the most overlooked Disney films there could be. Not many people will say that Sword in the Stone is their favorite Disney film, and not many people can even say that they’re familiar with the film at all or the story for that matter. Most people will only nod in agreement once they realize that the Sword in the Stone is about that actual stone in King’s Arthur’s history from which he pulled the Excalibur out. Still not kicking in? You’ll just have to purchase a DVD collection and watch all the featurettes and behind-the-scenes footage. Meet the best part about the film (besides young King Arthur)–Merlin, and how he teaches the young boy everything he needs to know in order to be king one day.
11. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00GDT5T9Y” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Jungle Book[/easyazon_link]
As soon as you hear the title of this film, you can automatically hear the songs that this beloved movie has. The Jungle Book is one of the most iconic films in Disney history. In the DVD collections, you can get audio commentaries and a whole feature on how the film was made. That’s an interesting thing enough to follow, especially since the story of Mowgli and the jungle he grows up in is so fascinating. There are quite a few deleted scenes and another special feature titled, “Mowgli’s Return to the Wild.” The DVDs will give you endless access to all the great songs from the movie including The Bare Necessities. You’ll never regret having this film in your collection at all.
12. [easyazon_link identifier=”B078YTTCFD” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]The Little Mermaid[/easyazon_link]
With this film, we’re now entering into the era of Disney’s modern classic films. Disney took a little break from making animated movies and restarted the program again in the 80s, with The Little Mermaid as the film to kick it all off. The story of The Little Mermaid is one that embraces so many different topics: love, family, friendships, curiosity, sacrifice, and so much more. Aside from the wonderful story and characters, the songs in the film are probably one the best collections of songs in any film. The Little Mermaid is as unique a story as any could be, and it again features one of Disney’s best villains: Ursula. If you didn’t have nightmares about Ursula as a child, you probably didn’t watch The Little Mermaid enough.
13. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01HE0A7YC” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Beauty and the Beast[/easyazon_link]
It’s surely a tale that’s as old as time. Again, this movie is highly representative of Disney’s modern classic era. Beauty and the Beast is easily a fan favorite, with the wonderful characters such as Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and so many more. You can see a more in-depth telling of how these characters came to life on paper before they came to dance on our screens. You can also get access to deleted scenes and a selection of behind-the-scenes features with the DVD collections. There’s so much you can learn about the film and the world that it’s created in. This story is ultimately about true love, but there are so many other topics you can pick up from it. There’s curiosity yet again; there’s compassion and of course, love for family.
14. [easyazon_link identifier=”B079DRW5P1″ locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Aladdin[/easyazon_link]
This award-winning film is many people’s favorite Disney movie. Aladdin is one of Disney’s first ventures into the world of the Middle East and all that’s mystifying and wondrous about it. Who can resist a good magic carpet ride after all? You get princesses and thieves, scary wizards and tons of treasure. However, the best part is yet to come. Aladdin introduced us to what is one of the best characters in all of Disney: the Genie. Portrayed by Robin William, the Genie is one of the most iconic characters from all of Disney’s animated films. You can get a deeper insight on the Genie, Aladdin, and the world they live in through a DVD collection. This is one movie you can never get tired of watching.
15. [easyazon_link identifier=”B073YHZSTP” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]The Lion King[/easyazon_link]
From the film that inspired the Broadway hit musical, The Lion King gives so much visual and auditory entertainment. It’s an amazing feat of a film, probably considered as the best of them all during that time. The Lion King was the ultimate animal film, and it was also one of the first Disney films that allowed us to watch a character grow. Simba, the little cub that grew up to be king, is one of the most compelling characters and stories there is. You also get other characters to watch such as Timon and Pumbaa, Nala, and Scar. You can get access to how these characters were created, how all the songs were created alongside Elton John, and how the picture was put together through a DVD collection. You’ll watch it more than once, guaranteed.
16. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00AO686JC” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Mulan[/easyazon_link]
Disney’s venture into the east oriental culture was as successful as it could ever be. Mulan is based upon a traditional person, in real life. The story of Mualn is that of utter courage, no matter what was being thrown at you. It’s also got some of the best action sequences any where in Disney animation. Get behind the scenes with all the voice over work, all the wonderful songs of the film, and the true inspiration behind the animation. Mulan is such a unique story of strength. It’s such an inspirational film that it surely belongs to your collection. You might even get lucky with a DVD collection that has both the first movie and the sequel. Either way, you’ll get to enjoy the vocal stylistics of Eddie Murphy in either film, and that alone makes it worth to get.
17. [easyazon_link identifier=”B000AAF1TU” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Tarzan[/easyazon_link]
This time around, Disney brought in Phil Collins to bring us some of the best Disney songs yet again. There are so many wonderful Disney songs, but the songs from Tarzan had such as touching sound to them. Our favorite part about the Tarzan DVD collections is the behind-the-scenes footage of how Tarzan became the man who he was in the jungle. You can also meet Jane, Tarzan’s counterpart. You’ll enjoy watching the film as much as you watch all the bonus features that include deleted scenes, music videos, trailers, pictures, and so many more. Tarzan’s story of courage and strength are the focus of the film. You’ll have a blast just watching Tarzan swing through trees over and over again.
18. [easyazon_link identifier=”B078XKT1KL” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]The Princess and The Frog[/easyazon_link]
Now with this film, we’re starting to move into the more modern and recent DVD collections. The Princess and The Frog is one of Disney’s most colorful animations. Against the background of New Orleans and its culture, this movie is very unique in its own right. You get jambalaya, voo doo, beignets, the swamps, and so much more iconic things in the movie. This story is about honesty, true love, ambition, dreams, and family. It also doesn’t hurt that you’ve got Beyonce singing in the background. The result is something truly magical and almost hypnotizing. There’s no going wrong with owning The Princess and the Frog on DVD; it’ll be an utter shame not to.
19. [easyazon_link identifier=”B0786T4XSH” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Tangled[/easyazon_link]
It was about time that the studios created a movie about Rapunzel’s character, one of the classic fairy tale stories. They may have strayed quite a bit from the original Rapunzel story, but Tangled was an actual welcome change. Tangled was full of action and story twists and turns. We also get such a wonderful character with Rapunzel–so full of life and awe at everything. Her adventures are something that’s worth buying a DVD collection for. Then of course, you get Eugene, Max, and all the other unlikely heroes from the saloon. It’s entertainment like no other, and the songs are so great that you can probably watch the music video bonus features over and over again. Tangled is a great story of courage, of love, of freedom, and of honesty. It’s definitely one of the best stories from recent years, and it’ll eventually become a classic. It’s best to invest in a DVD collection now before it goes into the Disney vault in the future.
20. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HV2KPNW” locale=”US” tag=”tvovermind00a-20″]Frozen[/easyazon_link]
This is probably the single most successful Disney movie of all time. Frozen became an obsession for many people, children and adults alike. Maybe it was the way the story approached true love. Maybe it was all the addicting songs that kept playing in our heads over and over again. Something in Frozen’s formula worked so much that the entire nation literally had Frozen frenzy (maybe still does). Frozen was one of those once-in-a-lifetime stories. The story of sisterhood was so strong; it immediately drew us all in. The character of Elsa was someone so powerful and compelling. While her sister Anna was the exact opposite, she was also just as powerful in her own way. If you haven’t gotten this DVD collection, you should as soon as possible. Frozen will probably go down in Disney’s history as the best ever (at least so far it is). You’ve probably memorized all the songs already, but it wouldn’t hurt to find out all the events that took place behind the scenes to make Frozen the movie that it was. .