Which is the UK’s favourite Disney movie?


The Jungle Book has been voted the most nostalgic Disney film of all time.

Topping the list of movies which make us fondly remember our childhood, the film was released in 1967 and the story follows Mowgli – an orphaned child raised by wolves and his good friend, Bagheera the panther.

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name, the film features memorable songs and references including a quartet of vultures mirroring the style of The Beatles who were at the height of their fame at the time.

The study of 2,000 UK adults also saw Bambi, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Mary Poppins appear within the top 10.

The top 40 also featured more modern Disney movies such as Finding Nemo, Enchanted and High School Musical.

James Thomas, home entertainment product manager at LG Electronics, which commissioned the study to celebrate the launch of Disney+, said: “We all had that favourite Disney film growing up.

“Lots of us remember that first time watching it as a child in front of the TV with family or friends.

“Those moments became magical memories that last a lifetime.

“With Disney+ launching on LG TVs, children and adults alike will now be able to stream their favourite classics into their living room or discover new films and original TV content from Disney.

“It’s interesting, as well, to see how most generations feel relatively similar about which films take them back and just goes to show how timeless these motion pictures are.”

The study also saw Aladdin, Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast appear in the list as well as Robin Hood, The Aristocats and Pinocchio.

Also featuring was Cool Runnings, Fantasia and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

The research also revealed how different generations reminisce over their favourite Disney movies, where 56 to 76-year olds find Bambi and Snow White to be the most nostalgic, compared to Toy Story and Finding Nemo for 18 to 24-year olds.

However, nine in 10 of all adults admit they still enjoy watching Disney films and 88 per cent agreed they are the kind of movies which can be enjoyed at any age – regardless of how old or new the film is.

Among the reasons these motion pictures are so enjoyable include the great story lines, the happy endings and the scores and songs within the films.

As many as 39 per cent also agree Disney films put them in a good mood, while 41 per cent said it makes them think of being a child and nearly half enjoy the characters.

The research also found the favourite characters of each generation where baby boomers, aged 56 to 76, love Baloo from The Jungle Book.

But millennials – 25 to 40-year olds – prefer Buzz from Toy Story.

Generation X, aged 41 to 55, agree Darth Vader from Rogue One was their most beloved Disney character, whereas Gen Z – aged 18 to 24 – preferred Nemo.

It also emerged 90 per cent of adults love Disney movies so much they’ve watched them on repeat, seeing a single movie at least 10 times.

And 11 per cent have watched one of their favourites 20 times or more.

These classics are a comfort for people, as 32 per cent will put one on when it’s raining outside.

But nothing beats watching a Disney movie with children, according to 37 per cent of respondents surveyed via OnePoll.

As a result, more than three quarters would encourage their children to watch the films they loved as a kid, and 16 per cent even reckon they watch more Disney films now compared to when they were little.

Three-fifths would even go as far to say Disney movies had a big impact on their youth growing up.

James Thomas, from LG, added: “At this time we know lots of people are spending more time at home and looking for new ways to entertain themselves and their families.

“We believe in the power of TV to inspire and offer escapism – with Disney+ there’s now a new way to do that.

“LG Electronics is leading the charge as one of the first TV manufacturers to offer Disney+, alongside the widest range of other streaming platforms on the market, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Rakuten.”

Most nostalgic Disney films according to UK adults:

1. The Jungle Book

2. Mary Poppins

3. 101 Dalmatians

4. Bambi

5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

6. Cinderella

7. Beauty and the Beast

8. Lady and the Tramp

9. Dumbo

10. Aladdin

11. Toy Story films

12. Little Mermaid

13. Pinocchio

14. Bedknobs and Broomsticks

15. Finding Nemo

16. Robin Hood

17. The Aristocats

18. Tarzan

19. A Bug’s Life

20. Pirates of the Caribbean films

21. Cool Runnings

22. The Parent Trap

23. The Incredibles

24. The Fox and the Hound

25. High School Musical

26. Frozen

27. Fantasia

28. Mulan

29. The Hunchback of Notre Dame

30. Pocahontas

31. Up

32. Wall-E

33. Hercules

34. The Sword in the Stone

35. Lilo and Stitch

36. The Princess Diaries

37. Cars

38. The Rescuers

39. Enchanted

40. Pete’s Dragon

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