The Worst Animated Disney Movie of All Time, According to Critics

Richard Evans
·2 min read

Because so many of us grew up loving Disney animated movies, the idea that any of these classic films are less than perfect can feel like sacrilege. And yet, there have been some missteps along the way, from lackluster efforts to misguided sequels to the true head-scratchers. We all know which of these films are generally regarded as classics, but what are the worst animated Disney movies ever made?

To find out, we consulted Rotten Tomatoes' ranking of every Disney animated film. It's important to note that the review aggregator site only included movies that got a theatrical release, though they did broaden the list past the official Walt Disney Animation Studios canon. We focused on the bottom of the barrel to provide a surprising look at the worst reviewed Disney animated movies of all time. Did any of your favorites earn a spot here? Read on to find out, and for more critical appraisals of the House of Mouse, check out our Ranking of Every Disney Animated Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best.


The Tigger Movie (2000)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62 percent

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Recess: School's Out (2001)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 60 percent


A Goofy Movie (1995)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58 percent


Pocahontas (1995)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 55 percent

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Robin Hood (1973)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent


Home on the Range (2004)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

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The Black Cauldron (1985)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent


Oliver&Company (1988)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 50 percent


Bambi II (2006)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 50 percent


Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 49 percent


Return to Never Land (2002)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46 percent


Planes: Fire and Rescue (2014)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 45 percent


Chicken Little (2005)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37 percent

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Brother Bear (2003)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37 percent


Doug's 1st Movie (1999)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 26 percent

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Planes (2013)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25 percent


The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 18 percent

And for more of the most disappointing sequels, check out The Worst Movie Sequels of All Time, According to Critics.