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Disney Musicals List (Movies and Broadway)

Disney movie musicals and broadway musicals characters singing

The Disney musicals franchise is one of the most beloved brands on the planet. This international powerhouse is responsible for some of the most famous animated films, and the musical adaptations are no exception. 

One of the most important aspects of Disney singing movies is the musical numbers that are included. These songs can range from show-stopping ballads to up-tempo dance numbers.

Many Walt Disney Pictures fans sincerely appreciate these original songs and wish to honor their favorites by learning more about them. 

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Discover the complete Disney musicals list that is favorites in every home.

Whether you enjoy Disney musicals on a broadway stage or Disney musicals movies in the comfort of your own home on Disney+, be sure to enjoy the magic of Disney and sing the Disney songs with all your heart.

Below you will find two lists. One list is for Disney animated movie musicals, followed by a list for Disney Broadway musicals. 

Disney musical movies and broadway shows on stage

Disney Princess Musicals (Disney Princess List)

  • Frozen II
  • Frozen
  • The Lion King
  • Moana
  • Tangled
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Mulan
  • Pocahontas
  • Aladdin
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Disney Musical Movies

Disney on Broadway was born from Disney’s musicals movies. Walt Disney animation studios have created many beloved movies and many of them are musicals.

Below is a list of all Disney animated movies considered to be in the musical category by IMDb. Each film has memorable songs that everyone knows and loves. Sing along with your favorite Disney song lyrics with videos on our song lyrics pages. 

Encanto

Encanto coming November 2021

Coming soon, fall 2021. 

Frozen II

Frozen 2 Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven looking at the enchanted lands

Frozen II is the sequel to the most popular Disney musical of all time. The sequel digs into Anna and Elsa’s past. They learn about their origins and how Elsa got her chilling powers.

The truth behind their parent’s history is discovered, and the duo joins together to save to kingdom. Frozen II is full of hit songs like, Into the Unknown, Some Things Never Change, All is Found, and When I am Older. 

The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King 2019 Simba and Zazu

The Lion King 2019 is a remake of the animated hit movie from 1994. This remake is made with life-like animation that is so real you think you are watching Animal Planet.

This remake has many fan-favorite hit songs similar to the first Lion King film and some new songs. Some of the new popular songs are Spirit by Beyoncé, and He Lives In You from the Broadway show. 

Moana

Moana's village family posing for a picture

Moana is one of the latest Disney animated films to be released. It follows a Polynesian princess who sets sail to find her missing father and fulfill her destiny.

Moana must learn to rely on herself and overcome her fears to prove that she has what it takes to become the leader of her people.

The film features some of the best Disney songs, including How Far I’ll Go, You’re Welcome, and We Know the Way.

The film has garnered much praise and won numerous accolades, including an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Frozen

Frozen Anna and Elsa hug

Frozen is one of the most successful animated musicals in history. The story begins as a young girl named Elsa is born with unusual magical powers. As she grows up, Elsa creates a wintery curse that plunges her home into perpetual winter.

After burying her secret deep within her heart, Elsa spends the rest of her life concealing her abilities and trying to avoid hurting those around her. The film is filled with beautiful music that highlights Elsa’s journey to finding her true self.

Some of the most famous songs include Let it Go, Do You Want to Build a Snowman, and Love is an Open Door.

Winnie the Pooh

Tigger from Winnie the Pooh 1977

Pooh wants to find some honey for his hungry rumbling belly. He sets out on an adventure and soon discovers his friend Eeyore needs to find his tail. With the help of friends, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, and Christopher Robin, the group searches high and low for Eeyore’s tail.

Some popular songs from the film are Everything Is Honey, The Tummy Song, A Very Important Thing To Do, and So Long. 

Tangled

Tangled Rapunzel and Flynn Rider sitting in a boat surrounded by lanterns

Tangled is a Disney movie with singing related to the classic story of Rapunzel published by the Brothers Grimm. The story follows a girl trapped in a tower with long magical hair.

Against her foster mother’s wishes, she escapes with a stranger with who she falls in love. This romantic story has many great songs like When Will My Life Begin, I See the Light, and I’ve Got A Dream. 

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog Tiana Kissing a Frog

The first Disney movie with singing set in America, The Princess and the Frog is based on a hardworking waitress in New Orleans.

Waitress Tiana has dreams of opening a restaurant someday, but after she kisses a Prince, she turns into a frog and must find a way to change back into her normal form before time runs out. 

Almost There and Down In New Orleans were nominated for awards. Never New I Needed was written and performed by Ne-Yo. 

Home on the Range

Home on the Range photo of all the farm animals gathered together

Home on the Range is an old western movie centered around three unique dairy cows. Along with some farm animal friends, the group must capture a cattle rustler named Slim to collect his bounty and prevent their farm from being foreclosed.

Some popular songs are a chorus of the famous Home on the Range, Little Patch of Heaven, Will the Sun Ever Shine Again, and Wherever the Trail May Lead, sung by Tim McGraw. 

Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000 green colored princess and butterflies

Fantasia 2000 is a series of animated stories set in popular classical music. Live-action celebrities introduce each segment, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is included as well, just as the original did. Some other popular sets are Symphony No. 5 and Rhapsody In Blue

Mulan

Mulan cutting her hair with a sword

Mulan is another Disney classic that is packed with unforgettable songs. The film tells a young woman who follows her heart and disguises herself as a man to take her father’s place in the army.

Mulan must conceal her true identity and brave the uncertain world outside her home to protect her family’s honor. This Disney musical features some of the best-known songs including, Reflection, I’ll Make a Man Out of You, and A Girl Worth Fighting For.

Hercules

Hercules flexing his bicep with a measuring tape

Hercules is a fun story based loosely on Greek Mythology. Hercules is stripped of his power through unfortunate events and must fight to become a genuine hero to restore it. 

Go the Distance was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Orignal Song. Other popular songs are The Gospel Truth I, Zero to Hero, and I Won’t Say I’m In Love. 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame singing on the top of the tallest roof

This classic Disney film is about a deformed bell ringer in Notre Dame who struggles to find acceptance from the community.

Some consider this film a dark Disney movie; however, it does have a good message of accepting those who are different and some great songs.

Popular songs are Someday, A Guy Like You, The Bells of Notre Dame, and Topsy Turvy

Pocahontas

Pocahontas rowing in a canoe with Meeko

Pocahontas is a romance story about a Native American Princess, Pocahontas, who accidentally meets a white soldier named John and falls in love.

Despite their differences and their father’s strong opinions, they follow their hearts and believe in one another.

The film is best known for the award-winning song, Colors of the Wind. Some other popular songs are Just Around the Riverbend, Savages, The Virginia Company, and Mine Mine Mine. 

The Lion King

The Lion King 1994

The Lion King was one of the most financially successful animated films ever made. The film was based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet and told the story of a lion cub named Simba, heir to the throne that his evil uncle covets.

Simba’s uncle is Scar, an evil lion who tries to kill young Simba but kills Simba’s father. Simba flees into exile and plans to return when he is old enough to claim his birthright.

The Lion King 1994 2

A rebellion invades Simba’s home, and he has to escape into the jungle. To save himself, Simba must overcome his fears and confront his uncle and retake the throne.

The Lion King features many memorable songs such as Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Circle of Life, and Be Prepared.

Aladdin

Aladdin asking Jasmine on a magic carpet ride

Aladdin is probably the best-known Disney animated musical of all time. The film tells a young man named Aladdin who lives in a magical realm populated by genies and princesses.

Along with his pet monkey and friend Abu, Aladdin dreams of finding his one true love while avoiding harm from the evil Jafar.

The film is packed with memorable songs, One Jump Ahead, Prince Ali, A Whole New World, and Friend Like Me. This fun film with a classic Disney tale will surely entertain the whole family.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast dancing with her yellow dress

Beauty and the Beast is a well-known classic. The characters Belle and Beast are two star-crossed lovers who are brought together by uncommon circumstances.

The Beast must learn that he can gain his strength through compassion, and Belle must learn that beauty inside is more beautiful than outside appearances.

This classic Disney musical features many of its most famous songs including, Be Our Guest, Something There, and If I Can’t Love Her.

The Little Mermaid

Ariel Flounder and Sebastian

One of the most popular Disney animated films is The Little Mermaid. This story features a young mermaid named Ariel who falls in love with a handsome young man named Prince Eric. She makes a deal with an evil sea witch to become human to be with her true love.

The film is full of memorable songs, Part of Your World, Under the Sea, and Kiss the Girl. The story of The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Oliver & Company

Oliver talking to a group of street dogs

This pet-friendly film is about the homeless Oliver who joins a group of dogs to survive the harsh street life.

Together the group steals to make ends meet, and one day he meets a wealthy young girl named Jenny Foxworth, who changed his life’s direction forever.

Popular songs include the Golden Globe-nominated, Why Should I Worry. Other Oliver & Company songs include, Once Upon a Time in New York City, Streets of Gold, Perfect Isn’t Easy, and Good Company. 

The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective looking at a clue with a magnifying glass

Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, is called on to solve a kidnapping case of a toymaker and discovers a deeper plot against the Crown. Songs include The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind, Let Me Be Good to You, and Goodbye So Soon

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh pulling Pooh out of a hole

The film is a collection of many short adventures with Winnie the Pooh and his Hundred Acre Wood friends. Together, they have many adventures like honey bees, bouncing, balloons, Eeyore’s birthday, floods, and more.

Some popular songs from this collection are Winnie the Pooh, Up, Down, Touch the Ground, Rumbly in My Tumbly, Little Black Rain Cloud, Mind Over Matter, and The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers, to name a few. 

Robin Hood

Robin Hood shooting his bow and arrow

The Fox hero of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, and his sidekick Little John try their best to steal from the rich and give to the poor as the greedy Prince John raises taxes.

Robin Hood meets the beautiful Maid Merian and must balance winning her heart, being the hero, and saving the poor.

Some songs your may remember are Whistle Stop, Oo-De-Lally, Love, The Phony King of England, and Not in Nottingham

The Aristocats

The Aristocats family photo

In Paris, a family of Parisian cats is living the good life with a retired opera star. When the butler finds out that all the singer’s riches will be left to the cats, he kidnaps them.

A stray cat, Thomas O’Malley, crosses paths with the cats far from the city and makes it his mission to rescue them and take them back home safely.

Some songs from the movie are, The Aristocats, Scales and Arpeggios, Thomas O’Malley Cat, Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat, and She Never Felt Alone. 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book Mogli Baloo and Bagherra behind the bushes

The Jungle Book was another famous Disney classic that was adapted for the stage. The film told the story of an orphaned boy named Mowgli raised as a human until a pack of jungle animals found him.

Mowgli spent his life growing up in the jungle and learning how to hunt and survive alone. Rudyard Kipling originally wrote the story, and Bill Peet adapted it into an animated musical that featured The Bare Necessities, and I Wanna Be Like You.

The Sword in the Stone

Wart and Merlin talking as Wart mops the floor

A poor boy named Arthur strives to become a knight’s assistant. On a hunting trip, Arthur crosses paths with a wizard named Merlin, who invests in the boy’s education since he sees great potential in the boy.

As Arthur grows, he learns about love, kindness, bravery, and leadership. Songs from the film include The Word in the Stone, Higitus Figitus, That’s What Makes the World Go Round, A Most Befuddling Thing, Mad Madam Mim, and Blue Oak Tree.

Sleeping Beauty

Aurora dancing with Prince Phillip

When Princess Aurora is born, the whole kingdom celebrates. An evil fairy, Maleficent, is jealous of the young Princess and curses her to die when she pricks her finger on her 16th birthday.

A kind fairy, Merryweather, changes the curse so Aurora will fall into a deep sleep until she is woken with true love’s kiss. Popular songs from the movie are I wonder, Once Upon a Dream, Skumps, Sleeping Beauty, Hail to the Princess Aurora, and The Gifts of Beauty and Songs. 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan Wendy and Tinker Bell flying together

Peter Pan visits the Darling family and invites the three kids to visit Never Land, where there is an ongoing fight between Peter’s gang of runaways and an evil pirate, Captain Hook, and his crew.

Some fan-favorite songs are The Second Star to the Right, You Can Fly, A Pirate’s Life, and Never Smile at a Crocodile.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice sitting on a large mushroom top

Alice sees a large white bunny while outside one day. The bunny is dressed up in a jacket and carrying a large watch. She follows him as he bounces away into the forest and down a large rabbit hole.

Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole. She finds herself in a whole new world of wonder and adventure. Songs include Alice in Wonderland, In a World of My Own, All in the Golden Afternoon, and The Unbirthday Song. 

Cinderella

Cinderella and her Fairy Godmother

With both of Cinderella’s parents gone forever, her cruel stepmother takes advantage of her kindness and forces her to be the maid of the house. A royal ball is announced, and all single ladies are invited.

When Cinderella’s evil stepmother blocks her from attending, Cinderella is shown some incredible kindness by her Fairy Godmother.

Some popular songs in the movie are Cinderella, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, The Work Song, and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. 

Melody Time

Melody Time characters collection

Melody Time is a mash-up of seven different animated stories set to popular music and folk music. The seven segments are, Once Upon a Wintertime, Bumble Boogie,

The Legend of Johnny Appleseed, Little Toot, Trees, Blame It on the Samba, and Pecos Bill. Some songs from the movie include Melody Time, Bue Shadows on the Trail, Once Upon a Wintertime, Bumble Boogie, and more. 

Fun and Fancy Free

Fun and Fancy Free Mickey Goofy and Donald walking

Fun and Fancy Free is a movie where Jiminy Cricket tells two separate stories called Bongo and Mickey and the Beanstalk. The stories feature some of Disney’s most famous characters, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy.

Top songs in the two short films include Fun and Fancy Free, I’m a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow, Too Good to be True, My What a Happy Day, Eat Until I Die, and My Favorite Dream.  

Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music A whale of a time song

Make Mine Music is a collection of ten short animation films set to music. The six segments are, The Martins and the Coys, Blue Bayou, All the Cats Join In, Without You, Casey at the Bat, Two Silhouettes, Peter and the Wolf, After You’ve Gone, Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet, and The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.

Some music from the film includes Make Mine Music, The Martins and the Coys, Blue Bayou, and All the Cats Join In to name a few. 

The Three Caballeros

Jose Carioca Panchito and Donald Duck in the Three Caballeros

In The Three Caballeros, Donald gets a large present delivered to him on his birthday. There are three individually wrapped gifts inside that each takes him on an adventure to South America, Brazil, and Mexico.

The film was nominated for Best Musical Score, and some of the songs are, Have You Been to Bahia, Os Quindins de Yayá, Lilongo, You Belong to My Heart, and La Zandunga.

Saludos Amigos

Saludos Amigos Goofy Donald and José Carioca

Saludos is made up of live-action segments and animation. Disney animator’s sketches come to life as the music plays. The film was nominated for best musical score and best original song, Saludos Amigos. Other songs are Brazil and Tico-Tico.

Dumbo

Dumbo and his mouse friend that encourages him to fly

A stork delivers a baby elephant to Mrs. Jumbo, but he is teased for his oversized floppy ears. Dumbo is separated from his mother and incorporated into the circus act. Dumbo quickly befriends a mouse who helps him soar to new heights.

The film’s score won an Academy Award for best original score. The song Baby Mine was also nominated. Other popular songs are Pink Elephants on Parade, When I See an Elephant Fly, The Clown Song, and Song of the Roustabouts.

Fantasia

The Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia

Fantasia is a series of classical music set to different animation segments. Seven of the segments are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Fantasia experimented with new multi-channel sound while recording with 33 microphones.

The most famous segment is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which shows Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who pushes his new abilities too far. This segment was so popular that it was later used in Fantasia 2000 as well. 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio tells a lies and his nose grows longer

A craftsman, Gepetto, carves a wooden marionette he names Pinocchio. One night when he sees a shooting star, he wishes for Pinocchio to become a real boy. A blue fairy grants his wish and gives him a small friend names Jiminy Cricket to be his guide.

In this classic movie, If Pinocchio can stay out of trouble, he may become a real boy forever. The Pinocchio soundtrack won the Academy Awards for best original score.

Popular songs like When You Wish Upon A Star, I’ve Got No Strings, and Give A Little Whistle will have you humming along all day. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White in bed naming the seven Dwarfs as they look over the foot of the bed

A beautiful and kind Princess, Snow White flees into the forest from her jealous stepmother, the Queen. She stumbles upon an empty house in the woods and makes herself at home by cleaning up and cooking dinner.

Seven dwarfs return home to find Snow White sleeping in their bed. The dwarfs allow her to stay, and they all become friends. This musical movie was Disney’s first in 1937. Some of the most popular songs are Heigh-Ho, Whistle While You Work, and Someday My Prince Will Come

Disney Broadway Musicals

Over the years, Disney has turned some of its big animated movie hits into Broadway musicals. Welcome to the wonderful world of Disney on the big stage as Disney strives to keep the tradition of musical theater alive. This Disney musical list includes animated movie adaptations and live-action movies turned into stage plays.

These movie adaptations were developed by Disney Theatrical Productions (also known as Disney On Broadway or Disney Theatrical Group), and many have received high honors and accolades for their achievements in music and song. Here is a list of Disney musicals on Broadway. What Disney shows are you looking forward to seeing?

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical Belle asking Beast to dance

Beauty and the Beast was the first film adaptation shown on the big stage on April 18, 1994, at the famous Palace Theatre. This is Disney’s first Broadway movie adaptation based on the 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast. Many new songs were written for the musical, including Home, sung by the character Belle. 

The Lion King

The Lion King musical photo of cast singing on stage

The Lion King musical is based on the 1994 animated movie. It was first performed on July 8, 1997, at the Orpheum Theatre, then moved to the Broadway version at the New Amsterdam Theatre in October 1997.

The play is performed by actors in animal costumes and is the third longest-running show ever. Many fans consider The Lion King to be their favorite Disney musical.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical cast singing on stage

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical opened on June 5, 1999, at Theatre am Potsdamer Platz, as it is now known. This was Disney’s first musical to debut outside the states and ran a successful campaign until 2002.

The play also was performed at the US La Jolla Playhouse later in 2014, Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015, and German cities Munchen and Berlin in 2017. The play took on a darker tone than the animated film.

Many serious discussions were had about allowing Esmeralda to die in the ending as she does in the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo. 

Tarzan

Tarzan the musical Tarzan showing Jane a map

Tarzan on Broadway is based on the animated Disney films with the same name and premiered on May 10, 2006, at Richard Rodgers Theatre. In 2007 the show closed up shop in the US and moved to the Netherlands to take the place of The Lion King in Scheveningen.

The possibility of a renewed version was discussed to debut in Atlanta in 2009; however, this never worked out. 

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid musical with cast singing on stage

The Little Mermaid Broadway musical is inspired by the 1989 animated movie. They had a soft opening in late 2007 and opened fully to the public on January 10, 2008, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and later a world premiere at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado.

All of the film’s songs made it into the show, along with nine new songs written by Menken and Glenn Slater. After opening to various reviews, the show closed in the fall of 2009 with 685 performances. 

Aladdin

Aladdin Musical Aladdin and Jasmine riding on a magic carpet

Aladdin on Broadway is based on the 1992 animated Disney movie with the same name. The show premiered in Seattle at the 5th Avenue Theatre for a short while, then the Muny Theatre in St. Louis, before moving to Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

This musical theater show continued to be performed in other cities such as London and remains a fan favorite movie and play. 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio the musical cast singing on stage with Pinocchio in the middle

The Pinocchio play based on the animated film opened in London at the Lyttleton Theatre in December 2017. The play was short-lived and ended in April 2018. 

Frozen

Frozen musical Elsa singing Let It Go

Frozen on Broadway is based on the Disney smash-hit animated film. Bob Iger announced early in 2014 that screen adaption is in the works, and the play finally premiered a few years later on March 22, 2018, after a brief 22 previews.

Frozen’s play had its last show on March 11, 2020, and closed due to the COVID 19 worldwide pandemic. Preparations are now being made for a US tour at a later date. 

Hercules

Hercules musical with cast singing on stage

The Hercules stage play is based on the 1997 Disney animated movie. In 2017 Alan Menken revealed he is working on the stage production from the film to the live stage. The play premiered at the Delacorte Theater for a short while, from August 31 to September 8. 

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book musical with mowgli

The Jungle Book on Broadway is currently in the production stages. It will likely be based on the original Disney animated film and the Live-action remake movie that showed real people and life-like animated animals.

In May 2020, the book will be written by Rajiv Joseph and new songs written by Richard M. Sherman. Premiere dates are to be announced at a later date. 

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the pooh the musical pooh and friends on stage

Winnie the Pooh Off-Broadway was announced in May 2021 by Disney Theatrical Productions. The play will likely be based on several different stories around the life of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends, including Christopher Robin. 

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins musical Mary Poppins flying away with her umbrella-min

Mary Poppins the musical is very popular and has been performed in several countries. The stage adaptation by Cameron Mackintosh made its world premiere at the Bristol Hippodrome on September 18, 2004, after a few preview performances.

Mary Poppins opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater in November 2006 and closed in 2013 after 2,619 successful performances.

Mary Poppins on stage also performed in Australia, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Mexico, Iceland, and Germany, proving to be one of Disney’s most popular screen-to-stage adaptations. 

High School Musical 

High School Musical cast

High School Musical was adapted for the stage based on the Disney Channel movie with the same name. The play premiered at the Theatre of the Stars in Atlanta, followed by a US tour that ran for one year, from August 2007 to August 2008.

The play has had widespread success internationally in Japan, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Netherlands, and South Korea. The High School Musical play grew even more in popularity after being licensed by Disney in three different formats for schools and has been performed over 5,000 times.  

High School Musical 2

High School Musical 2 on stage

High School Musical 2 on stage is an adaptation of the movie’s sequel and was released in October 2008. Similar to the original, High School Musical 2 was licensed by Disney to schools in three different formats to choose.

Camp Rock

Camp Rock musical cast singing on stage photo

Camp Rock on stage is based on the second film, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The play includes songs from both the first and second films. The play debuted in Ontario, CA, at the Gardiner Spring Auditorium in August 2010. Camp Rock has been performed worldwide, and since it is licensed, it can be performed by schools all over. 

Descendants

Descendants the musical cast singing on stage

Descendants on stage are inspired by the Disney Channel Descendants franchise. All three films contributed songs to the stage adaptation as well as the tv series. Madeline Smith and Nick Blaemire also added new songs and lyrics. The show was released on February 6, 2020. 

Newsies

Newsies musical cast high kicking off of individual chairs

Newsies on Broadway is based on the 1992 film. The play premiered in Millburn, New Jersey, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in September 2011. After receiving high praise from most reviews, the show opened on Broadway in March 2012 at the Nederlander Theatre.

The play was nominated for eight Tony Awards and even filmed to be shown on the big screen at cinemas. The musical is now available to be licensed and performed by schools and other theaters. 

Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday musical cast singing on stage

Freaky Friday stage musical is an adaptation of the film and was initially expected to debut in 2012. Due to unknown circumstances, the lyrics and music changed hands to Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.

The premier eventually took place at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia, from October to November 2016. Disney later released a studio recording of the cast singing the songs from the play on February 10, 2017. 

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and broomsticks musical cast sitting on bed singing

Bedknobs and Broomsticks musical on stage is based on the 1971 film, which featured songs from the movie and new songs written by Neil Bartram. The musical is set to premiere at the Theatre Royal in August 2021 before heading on tour through the UK and Ireland.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride musical Westly and The Princess Bride posing

The Princess Bride stage musical based on the film has been announced by Disney. The book is to be written by Bob Martin and Rick Elice, songs by David Yazbek. Premiere dates and additional cast details have yet to be announced. 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland musical Alice having dinner with friends

Alice in Wonderland stage musical is in the works as Disney talks with Tim Burton and Linda Woolverton to adapt the 2010 film to the stage. Burton will be charged with the set designs and aesthetics of the performance and Woolverton the screenplay. The musical leadership has yet to be announced. 

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride musical family members in the living room

Father of the Bride musical on stage is said to be currently in development. Bartlett Sher is likely to be the director of this new film to stage adaptation. 

King David

King David musical large cast on stage

The King David stage musical is based on several stories from the Biblical books of Samuel, 1st Chronicles, and passages from Psalms. The music will be by Alan Menken and is currently in development. 

Aida

Aida Musical large cast singing on stage

Aida the musical is based on the opera version of the same name. Aida premiered in March 2000 with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Elton John. 

On the Record

On the Record musical large cast singing over 60 Disney songs

On the Record musical on stage was a performance of 60 Disney songs. The songs ranged from 1930 classics up until 2004. The songs created a simple storyline that expressed the characters’ moods and relationships. The play was performed at the National Theater in Washington DC and then on a national tour. 

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher musical Peter and friends captured

Peter and the Starchatcher musical was adapted from the prequel to Peter Pan, known as Peter and the Starchers. It was developed in part with La Jolla Playhouse’s Page to Stage program and was performed from February 2009 to March 2009 as an off-Broadway production. Peter and the Starchatcher then moved to Broadway in April 2012. 

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in love musical dancing

Shakespeare in Love musical is based on the film by the same name. The musical on stage premiered at the Noel Coward Theatre on July 23, 2014. Lee Hall adapted the screenplay, and the production eventually closed on April 18, 2015. 

Final Thoughts

Disney is known for producing some of the best animated films in history. The movies featured in this list are some of the best animation films ever released and will undoubtedly delight children and adults alike.

These Disney animated films will always be favorites with your family with fantastic music, stunning visuals, and timeless stories filled with memorable characters. We will be singing these classic songs for many years to come!

Most Disney movies are available on Disney+ so that you can easily enjoy these classic films at home.

What Broadway musicals are owned by Disney?

Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Tarzan
The Little Mermaid
Aladdin
Pinocchio
Frozen
Hercules
The Jungle Book
Mary Poppins
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
Camp Rock
Descendents
Newsies
Freaky Friday
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Aida
On the Record
Peter and the Starcatcher
Shakespeare in Love
Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical Belle asking Beast to dance

What is the best Disney musical?

Disney’s The Lion King is the top musical ever, which has brought in over $1.6 billion in gross revenue and $8.2 billion worldwide. Only two other musicals have joined the billion-dollar club in the U.S., which are Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera.
The Lion King musical photo of cast singing on stage

How many Disney Broadway musicals are there?

Disney Theatrical Productions owns 22 on-stage musicals and 5 more upcoming projects currently in development.
The Princess Bride musical Westly and The Princess Bride posing

What Disney movies have been turned into musicals?

Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Tarzan
The Little Mermaid
Aladdin
Pinocchio
Frozen
Hercules
The Jungle Book
Mary Poppins
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
Camp Rock
Descendents
Newsies
Freaky Friday
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Aida
On the Record
Peter and the Starcatcher
Shakespeare in Love
Aladdin Musical Aladdin and Jasmine riding on a magic carpet

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

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Brandon established Featured Animation in 2006 to celebrate animated movies. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Find out more about me and my movie journey, About Featured Animation.