Logging onto Netflix these days, viewers are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a film to chill out to. Yet, while there is an , , and to dip into, why not consider taking it easy with some of the best Disney choices on offer?
From nostalgia-filled animation movies, to more recent House of Mouse offerings, here are eight Disney picks available on Netflix USA right now:
1. The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh
Step back in time into your own childhood or introduce your kids to one of the most beloved characters of all time with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. With Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger at his side, follow the bumbling bear as he battles with bees in his relentless pursuit of a trove of honey. Comical and heartwarming in every way.
Fun Fact: Tigger’s trademark “Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!” giggle was totally improvised by Paul Winchell, as well as his famous “TTFN: Ta-Ta For Now!” line.
, why not relive all the action surrounding our favorite gorilla-raised man with Disney animated adaptation of the 1999 blockbuster on Netflix.
Fun Fact: Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk was the inspiration for how Tarzan’s body moved when he slid down trees and logs.
3. The Emperor’s New Groove
John Goodman, David Spade and Eartha Kitt star in the sassy Disney animation The Emperor’s New Groove. Currently streaming on Netflix, it’s a dramatic story about an arrogant Emperor who is transformed into a llama by devious diva Yzma. Yep, it’s as hilarious as it sounds.
Fun Fact: Yzma wears a lot of purple, a color often associated with madness and royalty.
4. Lilo & Stitch
When a young Hawaiian girl adopts a bizarre looking pet, nobody is prepared for the critter to actually be a extra-terrestrial fugitive. Very different to many of the animated offerings being churned out by the House of Mouse in recent decades, it’s a whirlwind adventure that explores serious family issues, as well as what true friendship really means.
Fun Fact: Many of the aliens in the movie are actually inspired by other Disney characters such as Piglet and Tigger.
5. Robin Hood
It’s no wonder that 1973’s Robin Hood continues to be a favorite amongst many. The colorful feature is based on one of the most prominent heroes in English folklore, with Disney valiantly presenting a fox as our Nottingham heroic archer. He’s joined by a slew of human-like animal sidekicks who create a story that continues to warm the heart over 30 years on.
Fun Fact: This was the first film in Disney’s animated line-up that had anthropomorphic animals without any human characters at all.
6. Brother Bear
Joaquin Phoenix stars in Disney’s Brother Bear, a 2003 release that is now available on Netflix. The focus is on a little Inuit boy called Kenai, who embarks on a journey to unleash revenge on a bear for killing his brother. Tracking it down, he ruthlessly kills it, only to anger the Spirits and be transformed into one himself as punishment.
Fun Fact: Many of the characters in the movie are actually named after real places in Alaska, where the story is set. For example, Kenai is named after the Kenai Peninsula.
7. High School Musical
A TV movie that allowed a relatively unknown into the dizzying heights of Hollywood stardom, High School Musical continues to be one of the most successful productions to come from the Disney Channel. So, before , why not kick back on Netflix and relive what all the fuss was about back in 2006?
Fun Fact: Zac Efron’s singing voice was actually that of Drew Seeley, who tested for the role of Troy. Seeley sang the entirety of “Get’cha Head in the Game” and the reprise of “What I’ve Been Looking For.” Efron only sings the first four lines of “Start of Something New” and the first sentence of “Breaking Free.” Why? All because Efron’s voice was far too low for that of a tenor and he struggled to match with the other vocals.
8. Chicken Little
Chicken Little was Disney’s first venture into non-Pixar CGI and is an adorable little story suitable for grade-schoolers and all ages upwards. Although the plotline is slightly ridiculous (essentially about a piece of sky falling on a young chicken!), and the animation will undoubtedly provide a barrel of laughs.
Fun Fact: Chicken Little was originally meant to be a girl.
Which Disney movie will you be watching on Netflix next?