Disney+ Titles Dropped In A Massive Twitter Thread, So We’ve Linked The Start Of Each Decade’s Tweets

Disney+ shared every movie and show in a Twitter thread. We value your wrists, so we're here to help.

There’s less than a month until the new Disney+ streaming service. Naturally, Disney wants to bring up the hype, and there’s no better way to do so than by dropping all the titles that will be available. So obviously, the right thing for the Disney+ social team to do is to… make a Twitter thread about it?

Yes, all 400-plus(?) releases. In a Twitter thread. Tweeted individually PER FILM.  We didn’t even get a press release with the titles (yet). In other words, you have to do a massive session of scrolling in order to see what’ll be available. RIP smartphone users, especially the ones without wifi who need to load every single image.

The good news is, they tweeted all the titles in order of release, listing the year of each. As they say at the top of the thread, they’re listing “basically everything” on the service, “from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian.” (Reminder: the latter is the Star Wars series focused on a bounty hunter after Return of the Jedi. It comes out with the streaming service on November 12.)

If you want, then, you can dig through the thread and find each era. But we’re going to make it easier by linking the start of each era. Go find your favorite era of visual media, and see if your favorite flicks and series made the streaming cut!

1930s

Okay, so technically, they only had Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was a 1937 flick. But we need to be thorough, right?

1940s

The 1940s weren’t a great time to be alive. Great Depression, leading into World War II, Americans were racist to immigrants and pretty much everyone, even the Irish at that point. But hey,  now we can pretend they didn’t produce Song of the South (1946), which is not included on Disney+! Go ahead and blissfully watch such classics as Miracle on 42nd Street (1947), Pinocchio (1940) and Swiss Family Robinson (1940). Not to mention Fantasia (1940)! (There’s too much ground to cover in this decade.)

1950s

There is very little as age-appropriate as Cinderella (1950) to kick off the aesthetic of the 1950s, and Sleeping Beauty (1959) to cap it off. Plenty of other classics lie in this decade too, such as Old Yeller (1957), some Davy Crockett flicks (1955, 1956) and Peter Pan (1953). If you’re eyeing Disney’s remakes, there’s also the quiet favorite Lady and the Tramp (1955), which is getting a remake in the next few years. Or if you’re a lover of nature, there was also the True Life Adventures series, which featured animals in the wild doing… animal things?

1960s

What an era to be scrolling through, those wild 1960s. It gave us such films as the soon-to-be-remade-like-half-the-animated-movie-here 101 Dalmatians (1961), the cult hit The Sword in the Stone (1963) and the original Jungle Book (1967).

Within this era, we also have one of Disney’s first major flagship titles acquired through the Twenty-First Century Fox acquisiton. The Sound Of Music (1965) will be making its way onto the Disney+ streaming service when it launches. It features the timely message of “screw Nazis” and the song “My Favorite Things” which got wrongfully turned into a Christmas song, when it should really be a year-round bop. Classic!

1970s

We kick off the groovy 1970s with a chill classic, The Aristocats (1970), and finish off with a strange sci-fi flick The Black Hole (1979). If you’re a fan of the “dark age” of Disney flicks, obviously, this is the era for you. You’ve got the original The Rescuers (1977), The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh (1977), and Robin Hood (1973). There’s also the original Pete’s Dragon (1977) buried in here.

Oh! And don’t forget Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). And I’ll get yelled at by someone if I don’t include The Muppet Movie (1979).

1980s

Gen X is starting to be born during the 1980s, which shifts into the “Disney Renaissance.” We’re still in some “dark age” stuff with the tear-jerker The Fox and the Hound (1981), cult hit The Black Cauldron (1985) and the final real flop before the surge, The Great Mouse Detective (1986). And don’t forget the whole Ducktales series (1987)!

But things really start to kick up with Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), a genuinely incredible hybrid flick recommended to pretty much anyone with an interest in film. Obviously, there’s also The Little Mermaid (1989), and cartoon classic… The Simpsons (1989)? Oh, right, Fox. And don’t forget the Marvel pickups, because they’ve got the 80’s Spider-man cartoons coming, too.

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1990s

When the 90s kick in,  you really can’t stop Disney’s roll. It’s a genuinely packed era! The Rescuers Down Under (1980) is a fantastic film, and Darkwing Duck (1991) jumps into the scene. The Renaissance kicks up with Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and The Lion King (1994), and Pixar makes their debut with Toy Story (1995). There’s also Hercules (1997) and okay you get the idea, it’s a great time to be alive if you’re a fan of animated Disney movies.

But we absolutely need to mention that the Recess series, which debuted 1997, is gonna be on here, so please take that fact from this era, if nothing else. And Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, the absolute banger of a Disney Channel Movie, which aired in 1999. And don’t forget the first Star Wars prequel. You’re welcome.

2000s

(Wait, you can see that we didn’t mention Toy Story 2? Okay, well, we told you, the 90s were packed.)

Now we break into the new millennium the right way—with Fantasia 2000 (obviously 2000)! It’s a bit of a wild decade for film and television, including the completely forgettable Dinosaur (2000) and the absolutely unforgettable Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Treasure Planet (2002).  And with production easier than ever, television shows and movies are just getting churned the heck out.

No, really, I don’t know where to keep going with this. Maybe go watch The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) and turn off your brain for a few hours, or watch High School Musical (2006) and turn it the heck up. If you’re really feeling yourself, there’s also Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, which hopefully is still in 3D somehow? Or if you want an underrated hit, The Princess and the Frog (2009) is considered one of the last bastions of 2D Disney flicks. It’s definitely earned its following.

Strangely missing from this list is Enchanted, the animated/live-action hybrid musical starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey.

2010s

Just as a casual reminder: It’s 2019, so it’s almost the end of the decade. You feel that confused panic in your gut as you realize it’s throwing off your age calculation strategies? You’re welcome.

Right, well, you’ve made it this far, and Disney owns pretty much every means of media production at this rate. And surely you remember Frozen (2013), Tangled (2010) and Brave (2012), right? And Wreck-It Ralph (2012)? None of that was that long ago, obviously.

My personal recommendation is Gravity Falls (2012), an animated series inspired by such hits as Twin Peaks and The X FilesBig Hero 6 (2014) is also a deeply underrated movie and has earned the massive online following, which was translated into a television series (2017) as well.

Did you make it through the Twitter thread of 80 years of Disney flicks yourself? What are you excited for? And is anything missing that caught your attention?

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Victoria Rose

Victoria is a Brooklyn-based, chaotic good former dungeon master who writes the news in the morning for Fanbyte. She's a self-proclaimed esports pundit, and used to do Dota 2 news and reporting as a full-time part-time gig. She's also four red pandas stacked in a hoodie, and will never, ever drop this joke.

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