Over nearly 80 years, the 56 feature films from Walt Disney Animation Studios have become beloved and instantly recognizable their iconic fairy tales, memorable comic-relief sidekicks, terrifying villains, and some of the greatest songs in cinema history. This week heralds the release of Disney’s latest animated film, Moana, which boasts songs co-written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. So there’s no better time to compile a list of the 25 best songs in animated Disney history — with a couple of important pre-list caveats. First, to avoid overloading the list with songs from only a few films, each movie here could only be represented by a maximum of two songs. Second, this list has films in the official Disney animation canon only, so nothing from Pixar or even The Nightmare Before Christmas. With that in mind, here’s the list!
We can expect a lot of mash-ups and clever edits with ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ trailer that debuted last month. We’ve seen one with cats, and now there’s a new one, which combines scenes from the classic Disney film ‘The Lion King’ with the audio from the trailer for the next Batman flick.
It’s a mash-up that somehow manages to be both scary and…adorable!