20. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
> Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
> Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy
> Domestic box office gross: N/A
This 1977 classic combined four previously released Winnie the Pooh shorts based on books by A.A. Milne. Sterling Holloway lends his voice to the lovable, honey-eating bear and is joined by Ralph Wright as Eeyore and Paul Winchell as Tigger. The film has been praised for its commitment to the original books and maintains a perfect 100% Freshness rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
19. The Little Mermaid (1989)
> Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
> Starring: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois
> Domestic box office gross: $111.5 million
“The Little Mermaid” was a project of Walt Disney’s long before it became a box office hit in 1989. Initially conceived in the 1930s, Disney put the project aside to push ahead with “The Ugly Duckling,” and it stayed on the shelf until studio execs revived it in 1984. Jodi Benson provides the voice of Princess Ariel as she squares off against evil sea witch Ursula, voiced by Pat Carroll.
18. The Straight Story (1999)
> Directed by: David Lynch
> Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz
> Domestic box office gross: $6.2 million
This 1999 David Lynch drama tells the true story of Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth), who embarked on a long, slow drive from Iowa to Wisconsin on a John Deere lawn mower to reconnect with his estranged brother. The film didn’t achieve the same financial success as many of Disney’s, hits but it was a critical success and holds an impressive 96% Freshness rating from critics and 91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
17. Mary Poppins (1964)
> Directed by: Robert Stevenson
> Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson
> Domestic box office gross: $102.3 million
Julie Andrews made her feature film debut in “Mary Poppins” and found immediate screen success, winning the Oscar for Best Actress at the 37th Academy Awards. This picture uses a combination of live action and animation to tell the story of a magical nanny who teaches the Banks family that every day can be its own adventure. The beloved family classic has grossed $102.3 million at the box office since premiering in 1964.
16. The Lion King (1994)
> Directed by: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
> Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
> Domestic box office gross: $312.9 million
“The Lion King” was an instant hit with viewers and critics in 1994, with Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers praising its music and “fun, eye-popping thrills.” It has remained a fan favorite, and currently has a 93% score in both Freshness Freshness from critics and audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Matthew Broderick leads this loaded voice cast in the role of Simba, with Jeremy Irons voicing the scheming Scar.