Almost every childhood in the world has been shaped in one way or another by an animated musical film. Never will we tire of the colorful characters, catchy songs, and gripping stories we fell in love with in our younger days. Just listening to a handful of lyrics from these movies can bring about an intense wave of nostalgic feels. While Disney has arguably made most of the famous ones, other studios have produced ones that are just as equally as memorable.
10. “I Stand Alone” from Quest for Camelot
When Kayley decides to follow Garrett on his quest to go after Excalibur, he naturally breaks out into song about how he prefers to be a lone wolf. Although Garrett is not very friendly towards Kayley at first, she proves that she is more than able to keep up with the blind hermit.
9. “You Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” from All Dogs Go to Heaven
Charlie B. Barkin escapes certain doom from the dog pound with a little help from his buddy Itchy Itchiford. What better way to celebrate life than hitting the bar and singing songs?
8. “Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail
Most likely the saddest scene on this list, Fievel is a mouse that was separated from his family in a terrible storm and hopes to someday reunite with them.
7. “Let Me Be Your Wings” from Thumbelina
Just as Aladdin took Jasmine on a magic carpet ride, Prince Cornelius takes Thumbelina on his bumblebee and serenades her as they soar hand in hand through the night sky.
6. “This Is My Idea” from The Swan Princess
Prince Derek and Princess Odette are the lovebirds of the film but they weren’t very fond of each other at first. The musical montage of their annual visits not only shows them throughout their teenage years, but also the progression of their eventual attraction.
5. “Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now” from Cats Don’t Dance
Filled with the choreography of Gene Kelly and upbeat music, Danny and Sawyer put on a magnificent show while Darla Dimple’s comical attempts to sabotage them only serve to make the performance even more dazzling.
4. “The Trail We Blaze” from The Road to El Dorado
Tulio and Miguel seek the lost city of gold with a map they acquired through gambling. Written by Elton John, the song reflects the bold sense of adventure and friendship that embodies the film.
3. “Through Heaven’s Eyes” from The Prince of Egypt
A powerful message regarding the worth and purpose of a person, the song follows Moses as he finds clarity and meaning in life as a shepherd in exile.
2. “Once Upon A December” from Anastasia
Upon returning to a familiar setting from distant memory, Anastasia struggles to remember her royal past. Her spectacular wardrobe transformation and the way the spectral couples emerge dancing from the walls make this scene a grand spectacle to say the least.
1. “Toxic Love” from FernGully: The Last Rainforest
After being released from imprisonment, Hexxus reveals his noxious plans through a smooth and arousing tune. Voiced by Tim Curry, Hexxus proves that villains can be sexy even if they’re a literal pile of sludge.