Best Animated Movies for Kids
Our favorite award-winning animated flicks of all time, including Pixar, Disney movies and a few surprises
The Little Mermaid
Who can resist singing along whenever “Part of Your World” starts playing? While Disney films have always featured music, it’s “The Little Mermaid” that’s credited with bringing Broadway into cartoons—a move that was honored by Academy and Golden Globes awards for best original score and song, respectively. What’s more, this film about a fish out of water revived the Disney Animation Studios and spurred on the Disney Renaissance, which led to a period in which some of the most successful and beloved animated films were made. Ariel herself was revolutionary as the first princess to be characterized as spunky and rebellious.