As one of the undisputed legendary brands in entertainment, Disney has made its mark on every generation of movie-lovers dating back to the 1940s. What’s even more impressive is that a great deal of their movies (consisting mostly of reimagined fairy tales) have crossed generations to appeal to a wide age range. From growing up with loveable rags to riches characters, to being inspired to believe your dreams can come true – you’re sure to find at least one Disney movie on most people’s list of classics.
The great news for Disney fans is that nearly all of these classics exist now within a fingertip’s reach. Here are five nostalgic movies from the Disney canon that you can stream right now on Disney+.
Pinocchio (1940) (Disney+) (VOD)
One of the most memorable versions of the classic morality tale about a wooden puppet on a quest to become a real boy.
Based on: The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.
Classic line: “A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as clear as the nose on your face.” – The Blue Fairy
Mary Poppins (1964)(Disney+) (VOD)
Julie Andrews’s feature film debut as the mysterious nanny who brings some sorely needed magic (and medicine) to a troubled London family.
Based on: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
Classic line: “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” – Mary Poppins
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)(Disney+) (VOD)
The innovative noir-comedy mash-up about a detective who not only has to live with toons, but is forced to work with one too.
Based on: Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf
Classic line: “I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)(Disney+) (VOD)
An inventor whose inventions never work wishes his ambitions were a bit smaller when he accidentally shrinks his and his neighbors’ kids.
Classic line: “Earthquake!” – Ron
“No, worse. Lawn mower!” – Nick
Cool Runnings (1993)(Disney+) (VOD)
The inspiring tale of the first ever Jamaican bobsled team and the first, if not only appearance of Jamaican cold weather attire in a movie.
Based on: The true story of the Jamaica national bobsleigh team during the 1988 Winter Olympics
Classic line: “Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Cool Runnings!” – Sanka Coffie
When was the last time you streamed one of these Disney classics? Do you have a favorite line? Let us know in the comments!
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