RottenTomatoes.com has put out a list of the top Disney animated films. Before you read the list however, it is important to understand how Rotten Tomatoes evaluted each of the films. According to the website,It's difficult to overstate the influence of Disney's animated feature films on the history of cinema. Not only did Uncle Walt's works transform the concept of family entertainment forever, his company's visionary, exuberant, and sometimes haunting films have left and indelible stamp on moviegoers' consciences. Now, with the release of The Princess and the Frog on the horizon, we at RT thought it would be a good time to rank every single Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film.
However, before taking a stroll through this magical kingdom, we'll give some of the "bare necessities" (to quote Baloo) as to how we arrived at an order. We used a weighted formula that takes into account the Tomatometer, number of reviews, and release year of every film included. We excluded all Disney subsidiaries and companies through which Disney has distribution deals hence, no films from Pixar, Studio Ghibli, or DisneyToon Studios are on the list. So get ready to take a trip to never-never land with RT's Disney Animation Countdown! Can you feel the love tonight?
- Each critic from our discrete list gets one vote, all weighted equally.
- Reviews without ratings are not counted toward the results.
- Because reviews are continually added, manually and otherwise, we have a cutoff
date at which new reviews are not counted. The current cut off date is 11/19/2009.
- We use a weighted formula to account for variation in the number of reviews
per movie per year. The winners are determined by the rankings,
designated as the "adjusted score," after applying said formula:
t + ((r-a) ÷ a) if number of reviews > average number of reviews for
t * (r ÷ a) if number of reviews < average number of reviews for
t if number of reviews = average number of reviews for
with "r" representing the number of rated reviews, "t" the
Tomatometer score, and "a" the average number of reviews
per movie for corresponding yearAnd the winners are.....
48. Fun and Fancy Free
47. Make Mine Music
46. Melody Time
45. Saludos Amigos
44. Chicken Little
43. Brother Bear
42. The Great Mouse Detective
41. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
40. The Rescuers Down Under
39. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
38. Oliver and Company
37. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
36.The Black Cauldron
35. Robin Hood
34. Home on the Range
32. The Fox and the Hound
31. The Three Caballeros
30. The Aristocats
28. Meet the Robinsons
27. Treasure Planet
26. The Sword in the Stone
25. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
24. Alice in Wonderland
23. Peter Pan
21. Fantasia 2000
20. The Rescuers
19. Lilo & Stitch
18. The Emperor’s New Groove
16. Lady and the Tramp
13. The Jungle Book
11. The Little Mermaid
10. Sleeping Beauty
7. The Lion King
6. Beauty and the Beast
4. 101 Dalmatians
2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
And the #1 Disney film according to Rotten Tomatoes is….
I understand how the did the voting, but I still think they were on something when they made this list.
What do you guys think?