Best kids movies on Disney+ (2023): new, classics

Best kids movies on Disney+ (2023): new, classics

Are you looking for movies to watch with your little ones? We have compiled a list of the best classics and recent releases from the entertainment giant. Enjoy it!

The Lion King (1994)

When it comes to classics and Disney, you can't help but start with The Lion King. This cartoon made an entire generation cry and forever changed our idea of the savannah. In Africa, the lion king Mufasa and his wife Queen Sarabi gave birth to an adorable lion cub named Simba. Driven by his craving for adventure, Simba fell into the trap of his evil uncle Scar, who, under the pretext of showing him the corners of the kingdom that he still did not know, took him to a dangerous territory inhabited by hyenas. Mufasa, having learned about the pranks of his son, went in search of him. But the clumsiness of the child, the cunning of his uncle and the imposing figure of the king ended Mufasa's life. Scar made Simba believe it was all his fault. The heir to the throne escaped and his uncle took over the throne. This is the life story of a young lion who had to leave to return as a worthy successor to his father...

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

Cast: Animation

Duration: 90 minutes

Aladdin (1992)

We continue with the classics. Another movie not to be missed is Aladdin. The action takes place on the streets of Agrabh, where a clever young thief named Aladdin dreams of marrying Princess Jasmine. Fate intervenes when Sultan's cunning vizier Jafar enlists Aladdin to help him steal the magic lamp from the depths of the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin finds the lamp but fails to deliver it to Jafar. In the seclusion of the desert, Aladdin desperately rubs the lamp and is surprised to see how an eccentric and colossal blue genie emerges from it and begins to grant all his wishes.

Direсted by: John Musker, Ron Clements

Cast: Animation

Duration: 90 minutes

The Jungle Book (1967)

Well, this is a super classic! Little Mowgly, abandoned in the jungle, is found by the black panther Bagheera. Thanks to her, the baby is saved and raised by a pack of wolves, and he grows up happy and healthy. With the return of the human-hating tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli must escape the jungle and live with his kind. The problem is that Mowgli doesn't want to leave his house. Forced by Bagheera, the little man goes on a long journey where he finds all kinds of wild animals until one of them captures him. This little animal is called Shanti...

Directed by: Larry Clemmons

Cast: Animation

Duration: 80 minutes

Frozen (2013)

We're betting this movie will become a classic of the same caliber as the aforementioned cartoons. The story, inspired by Scandinavian fairy tales, is as follows: in a fairy-tale kingdom, Princess Anna goes in search of her sister Elsa, who went to live alone in an ice palace in the mountains so that her magical abilities to control snow and people could not harm people. Anna is determined to bring her back to the normal world and help her accept herself for who she is. This is a story about kindness and love, which can be reviewed over and over again.

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Cast: Animation

Duration: 100 minutes

Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

In 1993, Disney released a movie about witches to help children get rid of their fear of witches, and it was Hocus Pocus. Three witch sisters return from the underworld on Halloween night to sacrifice innocent children to live and stay forever young. Now, almost two decades later, the three Sanderson sisters are back and, as if no time has passed, continue to scare us but, above all, delight us. Winnie, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson are played by the original actresses. Yes, yes, we are talking about the great Kathy Najmy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker!

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Hannah Waddingham, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Froy Gutierrez, Whitney Peak, Dan Finnerty

Duration: 107 minutes

Pinocchio (2022)

The screen adaptation of the classics of literature is a Disney feature. This year it was the turn of the character of the Collodi story, the famous wooden doll Pinocchio. This is a remake of an animated film by Walt Disney in 1940 (not to be confused with Benicio del Torro's film of the same name). Pinocchio is a wooden puppet brought to life by magic. However, to become a real boy, Pinocchio will have to learn the difference between good and evil and learn to be honest and generous. And, of course, it is worth mentioning Tom Hanks as Geppetto.

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Cast: Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, Sheila Atim, Jamie Demetriou, Giuseppe Battiston, Kyanne Lamaya, Lewin Lloyd, Angus Wright. Voz: Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 

Duration: 111 minutes

Light year (2022)

The famous Buzz Lightyear from the film Toy Story now comes to us with his spin-off and story. The film tells what happens to the legendary Space Ranger after he and his crew are trapped on a hostile planet of 4.2 million light-years from Earth. Buzz is trying to find a way to return home through space and time, and to do this, he will have a group of ambitious recruits and his adorable robot cat Sox. The arrival of Zurg with a ruthless robot army will further complicate the mission.

Directed by: Angus MacLane

Cast: Animation

Duration: 100 minutes

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022)

Do you remember the little chipmunk detectives? They're back! Separated years ago by a silly quarrel, Chip leads an orderly life as an insurance salesman, while Dale lives off his past fame by doing menial jobs. Chip is still a traditionally animated character, while Dale has received treatment and now looks like a real digital animation character. Yes, you got it right! One of the squirrels will look like a 70s cartoon, and the other will look like she was born yesterday at Pixar. Luckily, Chip and Dale won't be separated for long. They have to reunite to save their friend from the clutches of a powerful mafia boss named Sweet Pete.

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

Cast: Animation

Duration: 95 minutes

Turning Red (2022)

The story centers on Mei Li, a 13-year-old Chinese girl living in Toronto in the 2000s. One day, when he becomes a teenager, she suddenly realizes that she can transform into a giant red panda when her emotional state changes. This feature is a family legacy that has affected all the women of the Mei family, who must perform a special ritual to control this involuntary transformation.

Directed by: Domee Shi

Cast: Animation

Duration: 100 minutes

Cheaper by the Dozen (2022)

Do you remember the 80s movie starring Steve Martin? Surprise! Here's a remake, this time featuring Zach Braff (Scrubs) and Gabrielle Union. In this new family-comedy film, the Bakers are a couple who have no more and no less than twelve children. Paul and Kate will open the doors of their house to show us their crazy daily life. The family will do everything possible to keep their family business.

Directed by: Gail Lerner

Cast: Brittany Daniel, Zach Braff, Gabrielle Union, Erika Christensen, Cynthia Daniel, Kylie Rogers, Luke Prael, Andre Robinson, Cynthia Murell, Timon Kyle Durrett

Duration: 107 minuts