Special Report

The Worst Animated Disney Movies of All Time

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25. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
> IMDb rating: 7
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 70
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $674.6 million
> Starring: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton

Mingling comedy and drama, this film adds sweetness and a happy ending to the dark Victor Hugo classic. Quasimodo, the disfigured and sorely abused bellringer, joins forces with the beautiful gypsy, Esmerelda. Together, they save the gypsies’ home, and, ultimately, the cathedral, from the evil Frolio, Quasimodo’s life-long tormentor.

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24. The Lion King (2019)
> IMDb rating: 6.9
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 88
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $1.7 billion
> Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

A computer animated remake, the film sticks boringly close to the original, with an all-star cast voicing the photorealistic characters. With a little help from his friends, Simba the cub accepts his destiny to replace his dad as king of the jungle, but this time the story and characters lack the charm and energy of the 1994 traditionally animated version. The critics panned it, while praising the technology, but the box office returns were phenomenal.

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23. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
> IMDb rating: 6.8
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 74
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $227.1 million
> Starring: Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, Angela Bassett, Jordan Fry

A 12-year-old orphan with a genius for invention is on a quest to find his mother, a quest that takes him back and forth in time as his brain-scanning machine is sabotaged by evil-doers. After hanging out with own future self and family, he rejects a chance to reunite with Mom. Disney scrapped a plan to do a sequel.

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22. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
> IMDb rating: 6.7
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 65
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $362.7 million
> Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Ryan Teeple

Arlo is a young dinosaur in a reimagined world in which dinosaurs survived a near-hit by a meteor and lived as a superior species in the age of cavemen. Arlo blames an orphaned cave boy, who he has dubbed Spot, for the death of his own father. Arlo and Spot ultimately find friendship, alternately saving each other’s lives through a number of misadventures and encounters with dinosaur rivals.

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21. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
> IMDb rating: 6.9
> Rotten tomatoes audience score: 68
> Worldwide ticket sales, adjusted for inflation: $103.0 million
> Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

A young boy in the Australian outback attracts a menagerie of determined animals in his effort to save an Eagle and her eggs from the ruthless poacher McLeash. The story culminates in a chaotic rescue at a torrential waterfall and its crocodile infested pool, where death awaits the villain.