Among the best 90s movies, there exist a handful of animated productions much to the credit of Walt Disney Studios. The 90s was the decade when Disney animated motion picture classics were welcomed into the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. And these movies are remembered and sought after to this very day. Here is the list of the best 90s animated movies.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
This was Disney’s first masterpiece of the decade, so good and so well made that it became the first animated movie to be selected for a Best Picture Academy Award Nomination.
One of the most memorable movies with Robin Williams cast as the voice of the Genie, which was an Oscar-worthy performance. The movie went on to make over $500 million worldwide, a remarkable achievement especially at that time.
The Lion King (1994)
This movie was a monumental hit all around the globe with a monster haul of over $750 million. The animation genre was in full swing with the release of this movie, which has been adapted for Broadway and continues its strong run.
Toy Story (1995)
This Pixar animated movie was the first full-length feature to be fully computer animated. The highlight of the film was not just its technological achievement, but the depth and wit in storytelling that won the heart of audiences and initiated the revolution in computer animated motion pictures that would inevitably force hand-drawn animated films to be gradually phased out.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
This Pixar animated sequel was planned for straight-to-video release but the production went much better than planned so the movie was upgraded for the big screen, to the delight of audiences worldwide. This movie went on to gross nearly $500 million worldwide and acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert praised the film for being even better than the original.
Just as computer animation was beginning its fast and steady rise, this movie took the traditional hand-drawn route but at the pace of a fast moving roller coaster, which was what the movie felt like in various sequences. The loin-clothed hero performed exceptionally well at the box office with nearly $450 million worldwide.