All Disney movies have a lot of musical content, and they will play many songs from when we were very young. We select here the most musical (some jumped from the screen to the theaters) for this top of the best Disney musicals .
The Lion King
The Lion King , published in 1994, the movie is inspired by Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, from 1603. Two sequels followed: Lion King 2 and 3 - which were only published on video - as well as a series: Timón and Pumba , and a musical comedy that premiered on Broadway in 1997. Among other awards, the 1995 Oscars deserved the best music, for Hans Zimmer, and the best song, "Can you feel the love tonight" by Elton John and Tim Rice .
The little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, and is inspired by the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, published in 1836. In 1990, Oscar deserved the best original song for " Under the Sea " by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. It is a cheerful, candid, and romantic film, while very funny.
Aladdin was released in 1992, and is inspired by both "The Thousand and One Nights", as in "Aladdin and the wonderful lamp", and in "The Thief of Baghdad", the latter from 1940. His musical quality and the story of a fresh and candid love story deserved the Oscar for the best original band, by Alan Menken, the Grammy for the best song for "A whole new world", and the Golden Globes for the best soundtrack already the best song, also "An ideal world", by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
Tarzan is a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912. It is a variation of the myth of the "good savage" (Friday in Robinson Crusoé) and the legend of the "wild child" (as Mowgli in the Jungle Book ). Numerous films have been made about this character but it is noteworthy from the Disney version the warmth of the character and the excellent soundtrack, with songs by Phil Collins himself , to highlight, " Son of Man ."
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast premiered in 1991, and is inspired by a story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, published in 1757. Subsequently, two sequels were made, which only came out on video. This beautiful love story deserved in 1992, among other awards, the Oscars for the best music, by Alan Menken, and the best original song, for " Beauty and the Beast, " by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. In addition, in 2002, "Beauty and the Beast" of Disney Studios was selected to be part of the library of the United States Congress "for its historical, aesthetic and cultural interest."
High School Musical
High School Musical premiered in 2006, like the typical teen movie, although it eventually ended up being the first in a trilogy. The film achieved worldwide success, with more than 7.7 million viewers in the United States and 225 million worldwide. This musical film , of love and young talents, has won numerous awards from very different organizations.
The jungle book
The Jungle book is a film released in 1984, and based on the book the same name of Rudyard Kipling, 1967. The story of little Mowgly, who, accompanied by his animal friends must return to the world of men, deserved in 1968 an Oscar nomination for the best original song for "The bare necessities" by Terry Gilkyson, who plays the beloved Baloo bear in the film.
This is a film based on the legend of Hua Mulan, a young only daughter who decides to leave to defend her country, China, from the attack of the Huns. It premiered in 1998, and had a sequel, published directly on video in 2004. Among other awards, the 1999 Oscar deserved the best movie music, for Mattthew Wilder, David Zippel and Jerry Goldsmith.
Pinocchio is Disney's second feature film. It was released in 1940, and is inspired by the story "Avventure di Pinocchio, storia di un burattino", by Carlo Collodi, from 1881. The moralizing story of the pine doll manufactured by Gepetto , which becomes a boy at the wish of the old carpenter , and the misadventures that his bad head brings to him, until he is saved by the Blue Fairy, deserved, in 1941, the Oscar for the best original song, for "When you wish upon a star", and the Oscar for the best score original, for Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith and Ned Washington.
Mary Poppins is a Robert Stevenson musical film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Pamela L. Travers, which premiered in 1964. As a curiosity, mix real shots with cartoons. The story of the magic nanny revealed Julie Andrews' talent and confirmed that of Dick van Dyke. This is one of the Disney productions best received by the public and the press, deserving, among many other awards, of 5 Oscars: the best actress (Julie Andrews), the best visual effects, the best editing, the best original music (Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman), and the best original song " Chim Chim Cher-ee" (Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman). And let's not forget your supercalifragilisticoespialidoso ! Mary Poppins is also among our selection of the best musicals in history .
Dumbo is a fictional elephant created by the novelist Helen Aberson in 1939. The story was taken to the cinema by Disney in 1941, in the form of a feature film, with drawings by Harold Perl. A newborn elephant in the circus has huge ears that make fun of his peers, until the day he discovers that they allow him to fly. A lot of lively and endearing characters put the icing on the film.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(First of all we apologize for the poor quality of the video, but we preferred to put the first Disney movie). It is, in effect, the initial Disney movie in the world of cinema, released on December 21, 1937. It is an adaptation of the story of the same name that the Grimm Brothers published in 1982. The budget invested in production, of 1.48 million dollars, set a record at the time. However, it has long been profitable for the success achieved, and still provides benefits, which shows that it was an undeniable success.
This is our compilation of the best Disney musicals . Hopefully it reminds you of childhood memories or, to those who have children, others more recent, all of them tender and cheerful at the same time. Disney songs have this feature. They get excited, or they get infected! If you want you can visit our top of the best musicals in history , which will surely interest you. And leave your comment with your favorite Disney musical .