Movies Overview

For each Disney movie I watched, I tracked the theater and home viewing release dates, source materials, my rating, where I found it, and its Bechdel Test score.  You can see that info here “at a glance,” and click on the movie title to see my full post on it (including why it passed or failed the Bechdel).

I’ve also included links to make source materials as easy to find as possible, linking to full text versions when available. All to make it easier for you to embark on your own Disney marathon year!

Movie Title

First Theatrical Release

First Home Viewing Release

My Rating

Where I Found It

Bechdel Test Score

Source Material

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 12-21-1937 8-28-1994 3/5 stars My personal VHS collection Failed. Snow White – Brothers Grimm
Pinocchio 2-23-1940 8-1985 3.5/5 stars Library Failed. The Adventures of Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi
Fantasia 11-13-1940 11-1-1991 3/5 stars Library Exempt. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – J.W. Goethe
Dumbo 10-31-1941 6-26-1981 3/5 stars Library Passed. Dumbo the Flying Elephant – Helen Aberson
Bambi 8-13-1942 9-28-1989 3.5/5 stars My personal VHS collection Failed. Bambi – Felix Salten
Saludos Amigos 8-24-1942 5-2-2000 2/5 stars Library Failed. Original
The Three Caballeros 12-21-1944 12-1982 1/5 stars Library Failed. Original
Make Mine Music 4-20-1946 6-6-2000 2/5 stars Library Exempt. Peter and the Wolf
Fun & Fancy Free 9-27-1947 11-1982 2/5 stars Library Failed. Little Bear Bongo – Sinclair Lewis; Jack & the Beanstalk – Brothers Grimm
Melody Time 5-27-1948 12-25-1987 2/5 stars Library Failed. Johnny Appleseed Folk Tale
The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad 8-5-1949 6-25-1999 2.5/5 stars Library Failed. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving
Cinderella 02-15-1950 10-4-1988 3.5/5 stars My personal VHS collection Passed. Cinderella – Charles Perrault
Alice in Wonderland 8-26-1951 10-15-1981 3/5 stars Library Passed. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carol
Peter Pan 2-5-1953 9-21-1990 3.5/5 stars My sister’s VHS collection Passed. Peter and Wendy – J.M. Barrie
Lady & the Tramp 6-22-1955 10-6-1987 4/5 stars My personal VHS collection Passed. “Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog”/Lady and the Tramp -Ward Greene
Sleeping Beauty 1-29-1959 10-14-1986 3/5 stars My sister’s VHS collection Passed. The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood – Charles Perrault
101 Dalmatians 1-25-1961 4-10-1992 3/5 stars Library Passed. The 101 Dalmatians – Dodie Smith
The Sword in the Stone 1-25-1963 3-1983 3/5 stars Library Failed. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
The Jungle Book 10-18-1967 05-3-1981 3/5 stars Library Failed. The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories – Rudyard Kipling
The Aristocats 12-24-1970 1-1-1990 3/5 stars Library Passed. Original
Robin Hood 11-8-1973 12-4-1984 4/5 stars A friend’s DVD collection Passed. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Howard Pyle
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 3-11-1977 6-26-1981 2.5/5 stars Library Failed. Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner – A.A. Milne
The Rescuers 6-22-1977 9-18-1992 4/5 stars Library Passed. The Rescuers and Miss Bianca – Margery Sharp
The Fox and the Hound  7-10-1981  3-4-1994  3.5/5 stars  My personal VHS collection  Failed. The Fox and the Hound – Daniel P. Mannix
The Black Cauldron  7-24-1985 8-4-1998  3/5 stars  Library  Failed.  The Chronicles of Prydain – Lloyd Alexander
The Great Mouse Detective  7-2-1986  7-17-1992  3/5 stars  Library  Passed. Basil of Baker Street – Eve Titus
Oliver & Company  11-18-1988  9-25-1996  4/5 stars  My personal VHS collection  Failed. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
The Little Mermaid  11-17-1989 5-18-1990 5/5 stars My personal VHS collection  Passed. The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen
The Rescuers Down Under  11-16-1990  9-20-1991  3.5/5 stars  Library  Failed.  Original
Beauty and the Beast  11-22-1991  10-30-1992  4.5/5 stars  My personal VHS collection  Passed. Beauty and the Beast – Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont
 Aladdin  11-25-1992  10-1-1993  4.5/5 stars  My personal DVD collection  Failed. Aladdin or The Wonderful Lamp
The Lion King  6-15-1994 3-3-1995  4/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love  Failed. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Pocahontas  6-24-1995  2-28-1996  4/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love Passed. Historical legend of Pocahontas
The Hunchback of Notre Dame  6-21-1996  3-4-1997  4.5/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love  Failed. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
Hercules  6-27-1997  2-3-1998  3.5/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love  Failed. Greek myths
 Mulan  6-19-1998  2-2-1999 4.5/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love  Passed. The Ballad of Mulan
 Tarzan  6-16-1999  2-1-2000  4.5/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love  Failed. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs
Fantasia 2000  12-19-1999 11-14-2000  3/5 stars Netflix streaming  Exempt. The Steadfast Tin Soldier – Hans Christian Andersen; Genesis 6 – 9
 Dinosaur  5-19-2000  1-30-2001  2.5/5 stars  Library  Passed. Original
 The Emperor’s New Groove  12-15-2000  5-1-2001  3/5 stars  A friend’s DVD collection  Passed.  Original
 Atlantis: The Lost Empire  6-15-2001  1-29-2002  4.5/5 stars My sister’s DVD collection  Passed.  Myth
 Lilo & Stitch  6-21-2002  12-3-2002  4.5/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love Passed.  Original
 Treasure Planet  11-27-2002  4-29-2003  3/5 stars Netflix streaming  Failed. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Brother Bear  11-1-2003  3-30-2004  4/5 stars Netflix streaming  Passed.  Original
 Home on the Range  4-2-2004  9-14-2004  2/5 stars  Library  Passed.  Original
 Chicken Little  11-4-2005  3-21-2006  4/5 stars Library  Failed.  Henny-Penny
 Meet the Robinsons  3-30-2007  10-23-2007  3/5 stars  Library  Failed. A Day With Wilbur Robinson – William Joyce
 Bolt  11-21-2008  3-22-2009  4/5 stars  Library Failed.  Original
The Princess and the Frog  11-25-2009  3-16-2010  3.5/5 stars  Library  Passed. The Frog Princess – E.D. Baker; The Frog Prince – Brothers Grimm
Tangled  11-14-2010  3-29-2011  4/5 stars My Big Box o’ Disney Love  Passed. Rapunzel – Brothers Grimm
Winnie the Pooh  4-15-2011  8-22-2011  2.5/5 stars  Library  Failed.  Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner – A.A. Milne
 Wreck-It Ralph  11-2-2012  3-5-2013  4/5 stars Library  Passed.  Original
 Frozen  11-23-2013  2-24-2014  4.5/5 stars  My personal DVD collection  Passed. The Snow Queen – Hans Christian Andersen
 Big Hero 6  10-23-2014 2-24-2015  3.5/5 stars  Library  Failed. Marvel’s Big Hero 6 Comics