8 Criminally Underrated Disney Movies

It’s likely that the first movie that most of us saw was a Disney flick…

Alan Howell


Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

Sometimes, I feel as if Walt Disney and his famous studios had as much of a hand in raising me as my parents did. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. After all, Walt Disney and the production company has produced more movies for children than all the other major studios all put together. It’s likely that the first movie that most of us saw was a Disney flick. Most of us have memories of our first viewings of at least one Disney film (for me, my strongest is my first experience in a movie theater, going to see The Lion King when I was four years old).

When we reminisce about our favorite Disney flicks, it’s usually the acknowledged classics that dominate our discussions. Said classics include such films as Cinderella, Aladdin, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Lady And The Tramp, and Beauty And The Beast, not to mention the mother of all animated films, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. And that’s just the animated flicks; Walt Disney Pictures also produced a vast number of fondly-remembered live-action flicks, such as Old Yeller, The Parent Trap, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, and so on.

However, even though all those classics deserve all the attention that they get, there are many equally good Disney flicks that have been shafted. For one reason or another, they haven’t gotten the attention that the aforementioned films have. It’s not because they’re lacking in quality; rather, it’s generally because the studio didn’t believe in the film. As much as we hate to admit it, studio marketing plays a huge part in how we think of a film, and Disney’s sketchy marketing for these films guaranteed that they would be forgotten as years went by.

This article will discuss eight Disney flicks that deserve more attention than they get.