Analyzing the Ranking, or Math and Trivia

While we wait for Moana I thought it might be fun to analyze my ranking. Here are some interesting facts about it, in no particular order.

  • The only movie that has its release order the same as its ranking in the countdown is The Great Mouse Detective. I consider it the 26th best film, and it was the 26th film released.
  • More than half of the Renaissance films are in the top ten and more than half of the top ten are Renaissance films.
  • Eight of the ten Renaissance films are in the top 15.
  • The highest-ranked Disney Princess film is Aladdin, and the lowest is Pocahontas. The complete ranking of said films is as follows: Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Pocahontas.
  • The only Disney Princess film not ranked and reviewed is Brave. It’s a Pixar movie and therefore not part of the animated canon.
  • The decades ranked by their average score is as follows:
    1990s: 14.9
    1960s: 18.6667
    1930s: 20 (only one film in this decade)
    2010s: 21
    1950s: 22
    1970s: 22.75
    1980s: 30.6
    1940s: 39.7
    2000s: 39.8181…
  • That’s including Fantasia 2000 as ‘90s film though, because its premiere was in December 1999. Its wide release was January 2000. If it is included as a 2000s film, these are the averages:
    1990s: 13.222…
    1960s: 18.6667
    1930s: 20 (only one film in this decade)
    2010s: 21
    1950s: 22
    1970s: 22.75
    1980s: 30.6
    2000s: 39
    1940s: 39.7
  • The highest and lowest ranked film from each decade are as follows:
    1930s: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (only film in this decade)
    1940s: Fantasia, The Three Caballeros
    1950s: Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland
    1960s: The Jungle Book, The Sword in the Stone
    1970s: Robin Hood, The Aristocats
    1980s: The Little Mermaid, The Black Cauldron
    1990s: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas
    2000s: Lilo & Stitch, Chicken Little
    2010s: Frozen, Winnie the Pooh
  • There is only one CGI movie in the top ten, and only two in the top 20.
  • Only two movies in the top ten were worked on by Walt Disney himself, and only one of the two was released in his lifetime.
  • 39 of the 55 films are good or great. That’s 71%.
  • 18 of the 55 are great. That’s 33%.
  • Only three films are in the bad category. That’s 5%.
  • My ranking indicates that the movies have been getting better over time.

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Remember, lower is better

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Analyzing the Ranking, or Math and Trivia