Disney Films In Chronological Order

Frequently Asked Questions

    Have you ever read or seen the Chronicles of Narnia?
    Well, you see, I have never seen this movie or read a book, and I would like you guys to help me. I want you to tell me what's it about. All of my friends read it, and I didn't even see the movie. Please help!!! Real anwers please! The best answer will be chosen!! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The Chronicles of Narnia are a 7-book series, written by the British author C.S. Lewis, that were originally released in the following order:.

      The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
      Prince Caspian
      The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
      The Silver Chair
      The Horse and His Boy
      The Magician's Nephew
      The Last Battle

      These books are similar to J.R.R. Tolkien's series, The Lord of the Rings. They center on an imaginary world called Narna, where animals talk, dwarves exist and witches tend to be the main source of villainy. They are extremely well-written, both for children and for adults.

      In the first book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (which is the basis for the Disney movie that was made 2 years ago) the main characters are a set of four siblings. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. The four children discover the land of Narnia through a wardrobe closet in a spare room at the house of a professor they are visiting one summer (the professor and the wardrobe come into play later on in the series in The Magician's Nephew).

      Once in Narnia, the children are faced with a serious task that could either restore order to the land or cost them their lives. It divides the family and pushes the children to discover what they are made of, through the help of their friends Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, with an ultimate sacrifice from Aslan the Lion and culminates in an engulfing battle between good and evil.

      The second book, Prince Caspian, features the same four siblings (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy) in a return trip to Narnia. After that, the series goes on to develop other characters and the history of Narnia.

      I read them first when I was 10 years old, and then took a class on them in college when I was 20. You can take the series on two levels. First, they are an exquisite work by a very talented author, and they bring to life your imagination and keep you captured throughout your reading. Second, if you want to dig deeper, there are unending allegories and references to the Spiritual world, which become more apparent after several readings.

      I thoroughly recommend that you read the books, and I think you should do so before you watch the movie. I think you will really enjoy them, regardless of how deep you want to delve into the series.

      Additionally, if you're interested, there was a BBC production of the first four books that came out in the 1980s, I believe. These movies are most likely available at your local public library. Although they don't have the technologies of the most recent Disney film, they stick very closely to the original storylines. I watched them as a kid, after I had read the books. I also saw the 2005 movie and have to admit, that while it was a great cinematic experience, I would prefer the BBC movies, in the context of the stories.

      *** You may want to note, that after Lewis' death, the series began to be published in the following order:
      The Magician's Nephew
      The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
      The Horse and His Boy
      Prince Caspian
      The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
      The Silver Chair
      The Last Battle
      *** This order reflects the chronological timeline of the adventures that are described in the books, but Lewis originally wrote and published them in the order that I listed at the beginning of this answer. Either way you read them, you're going to be entertained.

    what is the order of the beauty and the beast movies?
    i'm wondering what are the names of all the disney beauty and the beast movies and what order do they go in thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Beauty & the Beast was released in 1991
      Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas direct-to-video release in Nov 1997
      Belle's Magical World direct-to-video release in Feb 1008

      Beauty and the Beast is first, but the Enchanted Christmas and Belle's magical world are both midquels, sequels which take place during chronological gaps during the first movie, so they can be watched in any order.

    If all the Disney animated musicals took place in the same continuity, what would be their chronologic order?
    I'm talking about the full length animated features that include songs. What order would they be placed in the scheme of human history?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a categorized and chronological list of the official Disney Classic Animated Features as categorized by Jason Dietz:

      The Classics

      The beginnings of the genre. All great movies even today.

      1.Snow White Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney Special Platinum Edition)

      The first ever animated feature film. Invented the genre and still holds up great.

      2. Pinocchio Pinocchio (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Comming as a Platinum DVD in the next few years.

      3. Fantasia The Fantasia Anthology (3-Disc Collector's Edition) Fantasia (60th Anniversary Special Edition)

      Another genre invention really. Also available in a box set with Fantasia 2000 and a features disk. Comming as a Platinum DVD.

      4. Dumbo Dumbo (60th Anniversary Edition)

      5. Bambi Bambi (55th Anniversary Limited Edition)

      Comming soon as a Platinum DVD

      The Package Era

      During the War, disney could not afford to but out a true feature, so he did six "features" made up of shorter material.

      6. Saludos Amigos Saludos Amigos (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Material inspired by a trip to Latin America.

      7. The Three Caballeros The Three Caballeros (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      More of the same. A great vehicle for Donald Duck!

      8. Make Mine Music Make Mine Music (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Often called a "poor man's Fantasia." One of the highlights is the Peter and the Wolf section.

      9. Fun and Fancy Free Fun and Fancy Free (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Two short stories joined to create a feature. Mickey and the Beanstalk is well known. The other is a Dumbo-like story about a circuis bear.

      10. Melody Time Melody Time (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Another lesser Fantasia. More story driven.

      11. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Another two parter.

      The Neoclassics

      After the war, Disney made a triumphant return to the way things were with five more classics of the genre.

      12. Cinderella

      Not yet on DVD. This one is comming as a Platinum edition as well.

      13. Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      The classic book brought to life.

      14. Peter Pan Peter Pan (Special Edition)

      15. Lady and the Tramp

      Look for the as yet released Platinum of this one as well.

      16. Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty (Special Edition)

      The final movie done in the "traditional" style.

      The Modern Era

      With the advent of Xerox, Disney's movies took on a new look.

      17. One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

      Platinum DVD comming in the next few years.

      18. The Sword in the Stone The Sword in the Stone (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      It seems every other title in the Modern Era is a weaker picture.

      19. The Jungle Book

      Platinum Edition Comming

      20. The Aristocats The Aristocats (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Another weaker, if still good, title.

      21. Robin Hood Robin Hood (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      22. The Many Adventures of Winbnie the Pooh The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (25th Anniversary Edition)

      The exception to the weaker movie rule.

      The Dark Era

      The good ones during this era have a dark theme. The rest are some of the worst Disney made.

      23. The Rescuers The Rescuers

      A good start to the dark decade.

      24. The Fox and the Hound The Fox and the Hound (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Good try, oh well.

      25. The Black Cauldron The Black Cauldron (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      Some try to save this one by saying it has break through new animation style. I don't think so (see The Lord of the Rings). It is simply the worst animated feature Disney has ever done.

      26. The Great Mouse Detective The Great Mouse Detective

      The Best of the Era.

      27. Oliver and Company Oliver & Company (Special Edition)

      Another slip.

      The Renaissance

      At the end of the eighties, Disney managed to string together five more great movies in the old tradition.

      28. The Little Mermaid

      Platinum DVD comming

      29. The Rescuers Down Under

      The only acceptable Disney Sequel.

      30. Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast (Disney Special Platinum Edition)

      The crowning achievment of Disney animation.

      31. Aladdin

      Comming as a Platinum DVD.

      32. The Lion King The Lion King (Disney Special Platinum Edition)

      Some of the best animation put on film.

      The Nineties

      The rest of the decade saw Disney trying to maintain perfection and almost without exception, failing.

      33. Pocahontas Pocahontas (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      34. The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Hunchback of Notre Dame

      35. Hercules Hercules (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      36. Mulan Mulan (Disney Gold Classic Collection)

      37. Tarzan Tarzan

      The Best since the Lion King

      The Millenium Era

      Beginning really with Tarzan, Disney saw a return to good movies.

      38. Fantasia 2000 The Fantasia Anthology (3-Disc Collector's Edition)

      39. The Emperors New Groove The Emperor's New Groove

      A return to the humor found in the likes of Aladdin

      40. Lilo and Stitch Lilo & Stitch

      Hand drawn like the classics.

      The PG Style

      Along with these latest entries, Disney has produced a PG animation feature the past two years. While not bad, they don't have the same Disney feel as the other classics.

      41. Atlantis Atlantis - The Lost Empire

      42. Treasure Planet Treasure Planet

    Disney and gender stereotypes.....!?
    What are the female gender stereotypes in the classic disney movies? I mean the older classic movies such as Snow White, etc.? How has society constructed our traditional notions of what it means to be a woman?

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing we see Snow White doing is scrubbing some stone steps, singing out her fantasy of having prince charming sweep her off her feet. Other key points in the film: running through the woods she is helpless and meek, and ends up sobbing on the ground in the middle of a dark forest like a certain vampire-obsessed teenager. She goes to the dwarfs' cottage where, again, she cleans up and sings. When the dwarfs come home she cooks them supper like a motherly figure. When the disguised queen comes by and offers her an apple, Snow White, being a female moron as they liked to perceive back in the 30's, blindly takes a bite for the sake of politeness. In the end, a man has to save her life. The evil queen is a pretty 2-dimensional character and all we know about her is that she is so vainly obsessed with her appearance that she's willing to murder an innocent woman. The Evil Queen is the ultimate b*tch, the kind all men love to fear.
      Just let me clarify that, for a film of its time, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was an amazing leap in the field of animation and is still a beautiful story, just very dated.

      Female gender stereotypes in Disney films have changed, possibly even dissolved, with the passing of time.

      In chronological order:
      - Snow White
      - the Latin American women, objectified in The Three Caballeros (WWII period)
      - Cinderella: like Snow White, spends her time cleaning, singing, and fantasizing of men
      - Wendy (Peter Pan): the Lost Boys (and the Pirates) look at her as a mother figure, a role which she gladly occupies
      - Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty): does chores, sings, fantasizes of men, is beautiful. But unlike Snow White, Aurora shows some resistance and wit when she first meets Philip
      - Duchess (The Aristocats): this is the first female protagonist appearing in a movie made after Walt Disney's death. Duchess is still somewhat meek and overly feminine, but was brought up that way and is not an outdoor cat, compared to Thomas O'Malley. Both of their gender roles are still stereotypical in the sense that O'Malley is the wrong-side-of-the-tracks macho savior.
      - Maid Marian (Robin Hood): shows some subtle hints of rebelliousness, and displays personality in the way that she interacts with the children. She may be decked head to toe in pink, but for once there's actually a backstory pertaining to her and Robin Hood's love for each other.
      - Bianca (The Rescuers): displays a bit of gender equality with light stereotyping. Bianca is incredibly polite and well kept but has a daring/adventurous streak. There's some vanity but her character is far more 3-dimensional than past female protagonists. There's also Lady Medusa, who's vain, materialistic, and manipulative (especially of men)
      - Ariel (The Little Mermaid): Little Mermaid was released in 1989 and for once we have a strong female protagonist who a) doesn't fantasize about some random person who doesn't exist, but rather someone who she has met before, b) actually knows what she wants, c) has a strong but relatable personality. Yes she's beautiful, and a freaking mermaid at that, but shows no signs of vanity. She's like the girl next door. Yes she fantasizes, in song, but about a different lifestyle, not Mr. Right.
      From Ariel in The Little Mermaid up to Esmerelda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the female protagonists all show strong personalities and dimensionality, coupled with their somewhat idealized looks (with the exception of maybe Belle).

      - Megara (Hercules): one of my favourite characters with which to analyze female gender stereotypes (this is from 1997). Meg is badass. She's the first character to insist that she's NOT in love with the uber macho hunk-u-les. If anything, Hercules is equally as idealized as Megara. Sexy body's still there, but juxtaposed with Hercules's 8-pack and bulging biceps, it's hardly noticeable. It's also the first film where they really start stylizing their characters, aesthetically, so her slender figure isn't your typical hourglass shape.

      - Mulan: holy 180 flip. Gender stereo-what?

      Upwards from those films you can see the female gender stereotypes have dissolved a lot.

      Most recently with Tangled you can see some elements that seem stereotypical but on further analysis the story and characters are incredibly well-rounded. For instance, Rapunzel might be good looking, but so's Flynn. It's not love-at-first-sight for either Rapunzel or Flynn for once. And both the princess and the "prince" save each other in the end.

    Chronological Donald vol.3?
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    • ANSWER:
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    What can I write for my research essay about film making?
    I have to write a 4 page essay on the history of film making. I guess I'll start from the very beginning when the cameras were made and whatnot. How should I go about it though? I have a page that's kind of like a table of contents but it lists the subjects I write about in order. I started with an introduction and thesis statement. How can I separate my essay into different subjects of film making? Where can I find information for this essay? I need websites with good reliable information. No Wikipedia or whatever. Thanks(:

    • ANSWER:
      Doing a chronological format would be okay, but tedious and boring. I would break it into different types of films and maybe what made them successful. I would do three categories-- silent films/classic Hollywood, action films and their progression, and animation. I'd talk about special effects (CGI, stunts, drawing boards vs computer animation, MUSIC!, etc.) as they pertain to the films. Try to pick things that have changed the quality of those types of films. For example, in animation, the making of Disney's first films (Sleeping Beauty and Snow White) and the progression to computer animated films such as Pixar films. Note: Beauty and the Beast was the FIRST to incorporate computer animation with drawing board animation (the ballroom scene is where it made the biggest difference).
      As for sites, not sure but start with an advanced google search for the history of each category/subject of interest. Look for educational works (searching for .edu works best!) and look through databases!

      Good luck!

    kingdom hearts summary?
    recently, i went over to my friends house and we played "kingdom hearts" and now, im curious as to what the whole story is. what are all the kingdom heart games and how do they tie into each other? what are all the characters, and what happens in each game? what are the goals of all the games? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Kingdom Hearts begins on Destiny Islands, where Sora, Riku, and Kairi live. The three friends want to leave the islands to explore new worlds and have prepared a raft for this purpose. One night, the islands are attacked by darkness and shadow creatures—the Heartless. Sora seeks out his friends, finding Riku, who disappears into darkness. At the same time, Sora obtains the Keyblade. The islands are destroyed, and Sora is left adrift. Meanwhile, King Mickey has left his world to deal with the increasing darkness and left instructions for mage Donald and knight Goofy to find the "key".

      Donald and Goofy use a Gummi Ship to travel to Traverse Town, to where Sora has drifted. Sora encounters the shadow creatures again, and meets Leon, who explains the shadow creatures are Heartless, beings that consume hearts, and that the Keyblade is the only weapon capable of defeating them. A man named Ansem, the leader of Leon's home world, is said to have studied the Heartless. Sora meets Donald and Goofy and the three decide to travel together: Donald and Goofy to find Mickey, and Sora to find Kairi and Riku. The three go to various worlds based on Disney films, finding that the Keyblade also locks "Keyholes", passages the Heartless use to take the heart of a world. A group of Disney villains, led by Maleficent, seek out the seven Princesses of Heart to unlock the Keyhole that leads to Kingdom Hearts, a repository of knowledge and power and the source of all hearts. This group includes Riku, whom Maleficent promises she will help in finding Kairi. Maleficent shows distrust in Riku, telling him Sora has abandoned him and Kairi for new friends and the Keyblade. An increasingly antagonistic Riku finds Kairi's body, but cannot find her heart.

      Sora and his friends eventually arrive at Hollow Bastion, the homeworld of Ansem and the headquarters of Maleficent. Riku takes the Keyblade from Sora, claiming he was simply the "delivery boy". Donald and Goofy, taking their order to follow the "key" seriously, leave with Riku. Sora challenges Riku, stating his heart derives strength from his friends; his friends return to him, as does the Keyblade. In his shame, Riku meets a cloaked man who goads him to give into the darkness. The three engage and kill Maleficent but then meet a strangely-behaved Riku with a Keyblade that unlocks hearts. Sora finds Kairi's body and Riku, who reveals himself to be Ansem, possessing Riku's body. Ansem explains that Kairi is a Princess of Heart and her heart was trapped within Sora's body since the Destiny Islands were destroyed. After defeating Ansem, Sora uses Ansem's Keyblade to unlock his heart by impaling himself, releasing both his and Kairi's heart. Kairi's heart returns to her body, in turn completing the final Keyhole, while Sora becomes a Heartless. Sora is restored to human form by Kairi and resolves to confront Ansem.

      Ansem is found in End of the World, the combined remnants of worlds taken by the Heartless. Ansem explains his belief that darkness is the heart's true essence, and he seeks Kingdom Hearts, as that would be the ultimate darkness. However, upon opening the door to Kingdom Hearts, it reveals its light, overwhelming and destroying Ansem. Beyond the door are King Mickey and Riku, and they help Sora and the others close the door, as there are many Heartless beyond it. Mickey and Sora use their Keyblades to lock the door. The worlds reconstruct themselves, separating Sora and Kairi. The game concludes as Sora, Donald, and Goofy resolve to find Riku and Mickey.

      The Kingdom Hearts games in chronological order:
      1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, PSP (Coming soon)
      2. Kingdom Hearts 1, PS2
      3. Kingdom Hearts 1 Final Mix (Jap), PS2
      4. Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, GBA
      5. Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (Jap), PS2
      6. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, DS (Coming soon)
      7. Kingdom Hearts 2, PS2
      8. Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix (Jap), PS2
      9. Kingdom Hearts Coded, Mobile phones (Coming soon)
      10. Kingdom Hearts 3 (Maybe)

disney films in chronological order