Considering the company’s primary audience, Disney+ is easily the best major streaming platform for kids movies. That might hold the service back from having consistently exciting new originals, but the appeal of what’s already there is broad. And when it comes to finding fun and suitable content for the family, that’s all you need. If you find yourself needing help in picking something out for the little ones or the entire family, be sure to check through this consistently updated guide on the best kids movies available to stream on Disney+ right now.
In addition to all of this family entertainment, the Disney Bundle is more than worth consideration if you’re not already subscribed. It nets you access to Disney+, Hulu’s basic ad-based plan, and ESPN+ for a respectable price. It’s an excellent combined value for your streaming dollars, especially in a market packed with similar platforms.
We’ve also rounded up the best kids movies on Hulu, the best kids movies on Netflix, and the best kids movies on Amazon Prime Video if you don’t find what you’re looking for on Disney+.
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The latest Disney+ original movie, David Lowery’s Peter Pan & Wendy is a live-action adaptation of the classic 1953 animated movie — which, in turn, is based on the original play known as Peter and Wendy. As nostalgic fans would come to know, Peter Pan & Wendy revolves around the titular duo traveling to Neverland along with the equally beloved character Tinker Bell.
Along the way, the group comes to face off against the villainous Captain Hook. Lowery’s live-action version doesn’t measure up to the original, but it’s a solid modernized rendition to engage the younger ones in the family.
The original Finding Nemo was a critically-acclaimed classic of the early 2000s, still standing as one of Disney Pixar’s greatest animated movies to date. Thirteen years later, Finding Dory lived up to its predecessor’s reputation, with Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks returning to reprise their roles as Dory and Marlin.
The story sees the titular amnesiac fish lose herself on a journey to reconnect with her parents. Finding Dory should satisfy those who grew up on the first movie and new viewers all the same, as it was equally praised for its heartfelt story and clever humor.
The Toy Story franchise is still one of Pixar’s most beloved properties, and 15 years after the original movie, Toy Story 3 still successfully tugs at the heartstrings. The third movie in this series follows Woody, Buzz, and company as they’re accidentally donated to a daycare center after a now 17-year-old Andy moves out to college.
From there, the various iconic toys are forced to decide where they belong and how to get back to their home. Toy Story 3 is a massive payoff of what the 1995 classic started, representing a coming-of-age theme packed with emotion.
Disney+ every so often releases delightful, small-scale original movies that are charming for the whole family. Chang Can Dunk follows the story of the titular 16-year-old high schooler (played by Bloom Li), who makes a bet that he can dunk a basketball by Homecoming. However, that’s quite the challenge given the fact that he’s 5 feet, 8inches tall. But Chang’s determination to do so results in so much more than he imagined.
He ends up going through some self-discovery along the way, learning the importance of overcoming obstacles, maintaining a sense of identity, and having a strong support system. A timeless series of messages make Chang Can Dunk a worthwhile coming-of-age dramedy for the whole household.
There’s little that can be said of Finding Nemo that hasn’t been already, as the 2003 movie was one of animation and Disney’s best theatrical achievements that decade.
The movie revolves around an overprotective clownfish father named Marlin as he and his bubbly yet forgetful friend, Dory — a regal blue tang — embark on an ocean-wide journey to find his lost son. Its brand of charm, genuinely clever humor, and visual spectacles have hardly aged, and its themes ensure that Finding Nemo will forever be a Disney Pixar classic all ages can get behind.
The Peanuts characters are pop culture icons, and the 2015 animated movie beautifully and lovingly put that on display for the modern age. The film sees the beloved Charlie Brown and Snoopy go off on their respective exploits, with the former continuing to try to win the affection of the Little Red-Haired Girl, while Snoopy aims to write a book about him as a World War I flying ace going on a daring rescue mission.
The Peanuts Movie earned high critical praise, largely for its vibrant art direction that still stays faithful to the tone of the comic strips, while effectively catering to both the new generation and the older, nostalgic fans who grew up with Peanuts.
The Toy Story series is one of the most critically acclaimed and iconic Disney Pixar creations of all time, and the 1999 sequel still holds up as well as the rest. Following up a beloved original is always a tall order, but Toy Story 2 satisfied on all fronts, introducing new and lovable characters alongside an equally emotional story.
Following the shocking events of Woody being stolen by a crazed toy collector, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toy gang go on a daring mission to rescue him. But when Woody meets Jessie, the former is tempted by the thought of “immortality” in a museum. Toy Story 2‘s character-driven story earned widespread acclaim, and is arguably superior to its predecessor.
The late Angela Lansbury may be better known for lending her voice to the animated Beauty and the Beast, but Bedknobs and Broomsticks is truly her Disney movie. She headlines the cast as Miss Eglantine Price a woman in 1940s England who is learning to be a witch through a correspondence course in the hopes of saving her country from the Nazis. Miss Price reluctantly takes in three orphans: Charles (Ian Weighill), Carrie (Cindy O’Callaghan), and Paul Rawlins (Roy Snart). When the siblings discover that Price is a witch, she swears them to secrecy. They also accompany Price when she goes on a magical journey alongside Emelius Browne (David Tomlinson), a con man who also comes to care for the makeshift family.
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