The Disney Animation Chronology

Check description to see which era the films are from.

THE GOLDEN AGE (1937-1942):
These are the classic films that started it all. Walt Disney hand-crafted each of these with his personal vision of what he wanted. Each film seems to take huge steps forward in the art, from the opening multi-plane shot of Pinocchio to the naturalism of Bambi.


THE ANTHOLOGY ERA (1943-1949):
After World War II, audiences decline and income from films had fallen, and Disney needed to produce films on a tighter budget. These next films helped control costs by combining shorter segments into one film. Many of these films also combined live-action with animation (There are other films made during this period that do not make…