List of sources for Disney theatrical animated features


List of sources for Disney theatrical animated features

This is a list of literary sources or inspirations for Disney theatrical animated features.

# Film Date of original release Source / Inspiration Source language / culture
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs December 21, 1937 (premiere)
February 4, 1938 (wide release)
"Snow White" (fairy tale, 1812), Brothers Grimm[1] German
2 Pinocchio February 7, 1940 (premiere)
February 9, 1940 (wide release)
The Adventures of Pinocchio (novel, 1883), Carlo Collodi[2] Italian
3 Fantasia 1, 2 November 13, 1940 (premiere/roadshow)
January 29, 1941 (RKO roadshow)
January 8, 1942 (wide release)
Inspired by musical pieces.
The Sorceror's Apprentice segment based on "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (poem, 1797), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Sorceror's Apprentice segment: German
4 Dumbo October 23, 1941 Dumbo, the Flying Elephant (Roll-A-Book, 1939), Helen Aberson[3][4][5] American
5 Bambi August 13, 1942 (limited)
August 21, 1942 (wide release)
Bambi, A Life in the Woods (novel, 1923), Felix Salten[6] Austrian
6 Saludos Amigos 1, 2 August 24, 1942 (premiere)
February 6, 1943 (wide release)
7 The Three Caballeros 1, 2 December 21, 1944 (premiere)
February 3, 1945 (wide release)
8 Make Mine Music 1 April 20, 1946 (premiere)
August 15, 1946 (wide release)
Multiple segments.
Peter and the Wolf segment based on "Peter and the Wolf" (music, 1936), Sergei Prokofiev
Peter and the Wolf segment: Russian
9 Fun and Fancy Free 1, 2 September 27, 1947 Multiple segments.
Bongo segment based on "Little Bear Bongo" (short story, 1936), Sinclair Lewis[7]
Mickey and the Beanstalk segment based on "Jack and the Beanstalk" (fairy tale, 1890 version by Joseph Jacobs?)
American
British
10 Melody Time 1, 2 May 27, 1948 Multiple segments.
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed segment based on the life of John Chapman (1774-1845)
Little Toot segment based on Little Toot (1939), Hardie Gramatky[8]
Pecos Bill segment based on the legend of Pecos Bill, originally from The Saga of Pecos Bill (1923), Edward O'Reilly
American
11 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1 October 5, 1949 Multiple segments.
Adventures of Mr. Toad segment based on parts of The Wind in the Willows (novel, 1908), Kenneth Grahame[9]
Ichabod Crane segment based on "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (story, 1820), Washington Irving[10]
British
American
12 Cinderella February 15, 1950 "Cinderella" (Mother Goose tale, 1697), Charles Perrault[11] French
13 Alice in Wonderland July 26, 1951 (limited)
July 28, 1951 (wide release)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (novel, 1865), Through the Looking-Glass (novel, 1871), Lewis Carroll[12] British
14 Peter Pan February 5, 1953 Peter Pan (play, 1904), Peter and Wendy (novel, 1911), J. M. Barrie[13] British
15 Lady and the Tramp 3 June 16, 1955 (premiere)
June 22, 1955 (wide release)
"Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog" (story, 1943), Ward Greene[14][15] American
16 Sleeping Beauty 4 January 29, 1959 "The Beauty sleeping in the Wood" (Mother Goose tale, 1697), Charles Perrault[16] French
17 101 Dalmatians January 25, 1961 The Hundred and One Dalmatians (novel, 1956), Dodie Smith[17] British
18 The Sword in the Stone December 25, 1963 The Sword in the Stone (novel, 1938), T. H. White[18] British
19 The Jungle Book October 18, 1967 "Mowgli's Brothers", "Kaa's Hunting", and "Tiger! Tiger!" in The Jungle Book (stories, 1894), Rudyard Kipling[19] British
20 The Aristocats December 24, 1970 The Secret Origin of the Aristocats by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe British
21 Robin Hood November 8, 1973 legend of Robin Hood British
22 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 1, 2 March 11, 1977 Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh (stories, 1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (stories, 1928), A. A. Milne[20] British
23 The Rescuers June 22, 1977 The Rescuers (novel, 1959) and Miss Bianca (novels, 1962), Margery Sharp[21] British
24 The Fox and the Hound July 10, 1981 The Fox and the Hound (novel, 1967), Daniel P. Mannix[22] American
25 The Black Cauldron 4 July 24, 1985 The Book of Three (novel, 1964), The Black Cauldron (novel, 1965), etc. by Lloyd Alexander[23] American
26 The Great Mouse Detective July 2, 1986 Basil of Baker Street (story, 1958), Eve Titus[24]; Eve Titus was of course inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes series American?, British
27 Oliver & Company November 13, 1988 (premiere)
November 18, 1988
Oliver Twist (novel, 1838), Charles Dickens[25] British
28 The Little Mermaid November 15, 1989 (premiere)
November 17, 1989
"The Little Mermaid" (fairy tale, 1837), Hans Christian Andersen[26] Danish
29 The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990 Characters from The Rescuers (novel, 1959), etc., Margery Sharp[27] British
30 Beauty and the Beast 5 November 13, 1991 (limited)
November 22, 1991
"Beauty and the Beast" (fairy tale, 1756), Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont;[28] abridged from Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's version (1740) French
31 Aladdin November 11, 1992 (limited)
November 25, 1992 (wide release)
"Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (Arabic manuscript copied 1703; Antoine Galland translation 1704-1717) Arabic
32 The Lion King 5 June 15, 1994 (limited)
June 24, 1994 (wide release)
Inspired by Hamlet (play, 1603), William Shakespeare[29] British
33 Pocahontas June 16, 1995 (premiere)
June 23, 1995 (wide release)
life and legend of Pocahontas (c.1595-1617);
legend based on accounts by John Smith: "Letter to Queen Anne" (1616),[30] New England's Trials (1620),[31] The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles (1624)[31][32]
Native American, British/American
34 The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 19, 1996 (premiere)
June 21, 1996 (wide release)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (novel, 1831), Victor Hugo[33] French
35 Hercules June 14, 1997 (premiere)
June 27, 1997 (wide release)
myth of Hercules Greek
36 Mulan June 5, 1998 (premiere)
June 19, 1998 (wide release)
legend of Hua Mulan Chinese
37 Tarzan June 18, 1999 Tarzan of the Apes (novel, 1914), Edgar Rice Burroughs[34] American
38 Fantasia 2000 1, 2, 5 December 17, 1999 (premiere)
January 1, 2000 (IMAX)
June 16, 2000 (wide release)
Inspired by musical pieces.
The Sorceror's Apprentice segment based on "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (poem, 1797), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Steadfast Tin Soldier segment based on "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" (fairy tale, 1838), Hans Christian Andersen
German
Danish
39 Dinosaur 2, 6 May 19, 2000
40 The Emperor's New Groove December 10, 2000 (premiere)
December 15, 2000 (wide release)
41 Atlantis: The Lost Empire June 3, 2001 (premiere)
June 8, 2001 (limited)
June 15, 2001 (wide release)
Inspired by:
legend of Atlantis (beginning with Timaeus, c. 360 BC, Plato)[35]
Greek
42 Lilo & Stitch June 16, 2002 (premiere)
June 21, 2002 (wide release)
43 Treasure Planet 5 November 17, 2002 (premiere)
November 27, 2002 (wide release)
Treasure Island (novel, 1883), Robert Louis Stevenson[36] British
44 Brother Bear October 20, 2003 (premiere)
October 24, 2003 (limited)
November 1, 2003 (wide release)
45 Home on the Range March 21, 2004 (premiere)
April 2, 2004 (wide release)
46 Chicken Little 6, 7 October 30, 2005 (premiere)
November 4, 2005 (wide release)
Inspired by the fable of "Chicken Little" (before 1865-1871)[37] American/British
47 Meet the Robinsons 6, 7 March 30, 2007 A Day with Wilbur Robinson (picture book, 1990), William Joyce[38] American
48 Bolt 6, 7 November 21, 2008
49 The Princess and the Frog November 25, 2009 (limited)
December 11, 2009 (wide release)
The Frog Princess (novel, 2002), E. D. Baker[39]
"The Frog Prince" (fairy tale, 1812), Brothers Grimm
American
German
50 Tangled 6, 7 November 24, 2010 [40][41] "Rapunzel" (fairy tale, 1812), Brothers Grimm[42] German
51 Winnie the Pooh [43] July 15, 2011 [44] Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh (stories, 1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (stories, 1928), A. A. Milne[45][43] British
52 Wreck-It Ralph 6, 7, 8 [44] [46] November 2, 2012 [44] [46]
53 King of the Elves 8 [47] [48] Christmas 2013 [46] "The King of the Elves" (short story, 1953), Philip K. Dick [46] American
Notes:
  1. "Package" films: releases made up of two or more short films with bridging sequences.
  1. Contains live-action scenes and/or sequences.
  1. Lady and the Tramp was photographed simultaneously in both the regular Academy format and in CinemaScope. Both versions were released at the same time.
  1. Shot in the 70 mm Super Technirama process. Reduced 35 mm CinemaScope-compatible prints were released at the same time as the 70 mm versions.
  1. Received a release or re-release in the IMAX format in addition to their regular theatrical releases.
  1. Computer-animation films.
  1. Also released in a Disney Digital 3-D limited cinema version.
  1. Not yet released; release dates are as announced, but tentative. Final canon numbers may change based on actual release date.

References

  1. ^ Writing credits for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (IMDB)
  2. ^ Writing credits for Pinocchio (IMDB)
  3. ^ Writing credits for Dumbo (IMDB)
  4. ^ Obituary: Helen Aberson Mayer. www.independent.co.uk. April 12, 1999. Retrieved September 30, 2009.
  5. ^ "The Mysterious ''Dumbo'' Roll-A-Book". Michaelbarrier.com. http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays/DumboRollABook/DumboRollABook.html. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  6. ^ Writing credits for Bambi (IMDB)
  7. ^ Writing credits for Fun and Fancy Free (IMDB)
  8. ^ Writing credits for Melody Time (IMDB)
  9. ^ Writing credits for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (IMDB)
  10. ^ Writing credits for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (IMDB)
  11. ^ Writing credits for Cinderella (IMDB)
  12. ^ Writing credits for Alice in Wonderland (IMDB)
  13. ^ Writing credits for Peter Pan (IMDB)
  14. ^ Writing credits for Lady and the Tramp (IMDB)
  15. ^ "Lady and the Tramp History". Disney Archives. http://disney.go.com/vault/archives/movies/ladytramp/ladytramp.html. 
  16. ^ Writing credits for Sleeping Beauty (IMDB)
  17. ^ Writssing credits for 101 Dalmatians (IMDB)
  18. ^ Writing credits for The Sword in the Stone (IMDB)
  19. ^ Writing credits for The Jungle Book (IMDB)
  20. ^ Writing credits for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (IMDB)
  21. ^ Writing credits for The Rescuers (IMDB)
  22. ^ Writing credits for The Fox and the Hound (IMDB)
  23. ^ Writing credits for The Black Cauldron (IMDB)
  24. ^ Writing credits for The Great Mouse Detective (IMDB)
  25. ^ Writing credits for Oliver & Company (IMDB)
  26. ^ Writing credits for The Little Mermaid (IMDB)
  27. ^ Writing credits for The Rescuers Down Under (IMDB)
  28. ^ Writing credits for Beauty and the Beast (IMDB)
  29. ^ The Lion King: Platinum Edition (Disc 2), Origins (DVD). Walt Disney Home Entertainment. 1994-06-15. 
  30. ^ Smith."John Smith's 1616 Letter to Queen Anne of Great Britain". Digital History. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/pocohontas/pocahontas_smith_letter.cfm. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  31. ^ a b Stan Birchfield, "Did Pocahontas Save Captain John Smith?"
  32. ^ John Smith, The generall historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles, p. 101.
  33. ^ Writing credits for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (IMDB)
  34. ^ Writing credits for Tarzan (IMDB)
  35. ^ Writing credits for Atlantis: The Lost Empire (IMDB)
  36. ^ Writing credits for Treasure Planet (IMDB)
  37. ^ The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little Boston, between 1865-71
  38. ^ Writing credits for Meet the Robinsons (IMDB)
  39. ^ Writing credits for The Princess and the Frog (IMDB)
  40. ^ "Disney Pictures Home Page". http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/index.html. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  41. ^ http://www.disneyanimation.com/projects/tangled/index.html
  42. ^ Writing credits for Tangled (IMDB)
  43. ^ a b http://www.mannythemovieguy.com/index.php?entry=entry090910-140611
  44. ^ a b c Stewart, Andrew (May 13, 2010). "Disney sets toon dates". Variety.
  45. ^ Writing credits for Winnie the Pooh (IMDB)
  46. ^ a b c d Supplement to Disney A to Z (accessed December 10, 2010)
  47. ^ http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/07/06/is-disneys-king-of-the-elves-still-alive/
  48. ^ http://progresscityusa.com/2010/07/20/sketchy-information/

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