Updated Math and Trivia

Now that Moana has been released the math and trivia needed to be updated. I’ve also added a brand new section at the end.

  • The only movie that has its release order the same as its ranking in the countdown is One Hundred and One Dalmatians. I consider it the 17th best film, and it was the 17th 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: AladdinBeauty and the BeastThe Little MermaidMulanSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsCinderellaThe Princess and the FrogTangled, 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: 15.2
    1960s: 19.3333…
    2010s: 20.7143
    1930s: 21 (only one film in this decade)
    1950s: 22.8
    1970s: 23.5
    1980s: 31.4
    1940s: 40.6
    2000s: 40.8182
  • 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: 13.4444…
    1960s: 19.3333…
    2010s: 20.7143
    1930s: 21 (only one film in this decade)
    1950s: 22.8
    1970s: 23.5
    1980s: 31.4
    2000s: 40
    1940s: 40.6
  • 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: FantasiaThe Three Caballeros
    1950s: Peter PanAlice in Wonderland
    1960s: The Jungle BookThe Sword in the Stone
    1970s: Robin HoodThe Aristocats
    1980s: The Little MermaidThe Black Cauldron
    1990s: The Hunchback of Notre DamePocahontas
    2000s: Lilo & StitchChicken Little
    2010s: FrozenWinnie the Pooh
  • There is only one CGI movie in the top ten, and only three 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.
  • 40 of the 56 films are good or great. That’s 71%.
  • 19 of the 56 are great. That’s 34%.
  • Only three films are in the bad category. That’s 5%.
  • My ranking indicates that the movies have been getting better over time.


Remember, lower is better

The longest review is The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The shortest is Saludos Amigos. The average for a review is 740 words. Robin Hood is the only review in the top 10 that isn’t more than 1000 words long. Moana is the only review not in the top 10 that is more than 1000 words. Fantasia 2000 is the only sequel with a shorter review than its predecessor. Fantasia 2000 and Winnie the Pooh have the same number of words and both are sequels. Not one movie has its release order the same as its review length order. The following movies have matching numbers in my ranking and in review length: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Fantasia, and Fun and Fancy Free. Here’s every review ranked by word count (note that word counts do not include footnotes, the list recap at the end of The Lion King, or the updated lists at the end of Zootopia and Moana).

  1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2814
  2. Frozen 2583
  3. The Lion King 1504
  4. Mulan 1262
  5. Beauty and the Beast 1225
  6. The Little Mermaid 1203
  7. Fantasia 1163
  8. Moana 1149
  9. Aladdin 1145
  10. The Jungle Book 1060
  11. Wreck-It Ralph 948
  12. The Princess and the Frog 910
  13. Zootopia 868
  14. Tangled 866
  15. Robin Hood 790
  16. Big Hero 6 750
  17. Pocahontas 738
  18. Sleeping Beauty 701
  19. One Hundred and One Dalmatians 655
  20. Lady and the Tramp 650
  21. Lilo & Stitch 646
  22. The Great Mouse Detective 639
  23. Peter Pan 634
  24. Hercules 633
  25. Dinosaur 629
  26. Cinderella 621
  27. The Rescuers Down Under 614
  28. The Rescuers 612
  29. Tarzan 600
  30. Pinocchio 599
  31. Atlantis: The Lost Empire 588
  32. The Black Cauldron 587
  33. Bolt 568
  34. Chicken Little 550
  35. Bambi 542
  36. Dumbo and Home on the Range 539
  37. Brother Bear 522
  38. The Three Caballeros 520
  39. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 518
  40. Treasure Planet 500
  41. Fantasia 2000 and Winnie the Pooh 487
  42. The Fox and the Hound 473
  43. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 467
  44. Make Mine Music 460
  45. Melody Time 446
  46. Meet the Robinsons 417
  47. Alice in Wonderland 416
  48. The Emperor’s New Groove 405
  49. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 402
  50. The Sword in the Stone 395
  51. Fun and Fancy Free 390
  52. The Aristocats 383
  53. Oliver & Company 344
  54. Saludos Amigos 307
Updated Math and Trivia