7 Disney movies you forgot existed


Elyse Perry, staff writer

Over the years, Disney has produced so many good movies, shows, and cartoons. The abundance of these blockbusters have pushed many of their beloved productions to the back of our minds. For example, before Mickey Mouse blew up, Disney’s pride and joy was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. With this being said, here are seven amazing Disney movies that you have forgotten ever existed.


  1. Sword in the Stone

Released in 1963, this animated movie is often forgotten about or even unknown. The story focuses on the legend of King Aurthur. In this movie, Aurthur, referred to as Wart, is a young boy when he stumbles upon a wizard who tells him he is bound for greatness. His travels eventually lead him to find―wait for it―a sword in a stone. This movie is predictable, but it is just so charming you have to watch it. 


  1. Homeward Bound

Yes, this is a Disney movie. Somehow this movie, though it is so well-known, often slips through our memory and we forget about it. Homeward Bound is a story about the adventures of a group of pets trying to get home. This show is just so nostalgic that it is a definite watch. 


  1. The Aristocats

This story, like most Disney movies, starts with death. A wealthy old woman dies and leaves her fortune to her cats. So, her butler drops the cats off in the middle of nowhere and tries to take the money for himself. The movie is about their journey home. This is another movie that has either been forgotten or just not watched. Either way, it will either be a new love or a bit of nostalgia when you see this film.  


  1. Lady and the Tramp

Do you remember that movie where two dogs are eating the same piece of spaghetti? That is a part of this movie. Lady and the Tramp is an animated movie that was released in 1955. If you decide to watch this movie, stick with the 1955 animated one. The 2019 live action was a mistake. 


  1. Emperor’s New Groove

Remember that movie where the emperor turns into a llama? This is that movie. Emperor’s New Groove is the story of how an empero learns humility after being turned into a llama by his power-hungry advisor Yzma. I rewatched this movie and it is just as good now as it was when I was little. 


  1. Atlantis: The Lost Empire

This movie is often overshadowed by another huge Disney movie that came out right after it: Monsters, Inc. Atlantis: The Lost Empire follows the travels of a young adventurer as he joins with a group of daring explorers to discover the mystery that is―drum roll, please―Atlantis. This movie is too good to be forgotten about.  


  1. Parent Trap

Who would ever separate twins at birth? That is cruel. This movie, the original one that was created in 1961, is the perfect example of why not to do this. A pair of twins who were separated by their parents’ divorce work together to get their parents back together after meeting at a summer camp. This movie is so unique that it should never be forgotten. 


Over these next few weeks of quarantine, we will have so much time on our hands. What better way to spend it than by watching obscure and often forgotten Disney movies? Whether you like live action or animated, there are a plethora of options that you’d never think of. So, while we have all the time in the world to do nothing, make sure to watch these movies and show them the love they deserve.