Welcome back, friends! If you are new, this is my list of most underrated Disney movies. You can check out part one here! Now, where were we?
Hunchback of Notre Dame
If you remember this film, you’ll remember God Help the Outcasts, Esmerelda’s song, because it mirrors the film’s religious motif as well as Esmerelda’s struggle for acceptance. And because it sends chills up our spines every time.
We’ve all heard the story hundreds of times but focuses on the interpersonal relationships and sense of adventure that Tarzan of the Apes has always held. It’s a film that makes you want to run away and live in the jungle forever.
Princess Merida is a headstrong archer and swordswoman who rebels against her mother after her arranged marriage is announced. Despite its lack of outright musical numbers, the soundtrack is killer, featuring Birdy and Mumford and Sons. A masterpiece of new-era Disney films.
The Fox and the Hound
This one is often forgotten about because it was released in 1981. It’s a heartbreakingly beautiful story of growing up and apart, and a valuable lesson in the triumph of friendship over circumstance. The Fox and the Hound is not to be watched without a box of tissues nearby.
The story of a brave orphan desperately searching for her long lost family: Ana encounters adventure, crime, love, and the intervention of an undead traitor trying to finish her off. Inspired by the late Russian monarchs, this story features a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack that you won’t believe wasn’t composed by Alan Menkin.