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The Top 5 Disney Movies of the 1980's

Throughout lock-down, I’ve been on a chronological journey throughout Disney films on Disney +. Today, I’m looking at the best Disney films from the 1970’s. As the years went by, Disney produced more and more top-notch films, but that doesn’t always mean they were good. The 70’s, although it produced some classics, were peppered with sub-par and critically bashed films. Despite this, let’s have a look at the best of the bunch:

5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

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The effects are so incredibly dated, the movie itself is unbelievably cheesy, and there are tons of other things wrong with it here and there, but it’s not all bad, and it’s known/loved by Disney fans of all ages.

4. Pete’s Dragon (1977)

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The 2016 remake of this film is visually stunning, shockingly tense and pretty damn dramatic, but the original Pete’s Dragon will still always have a place in my nostalgia-filled heart.

3. Robin Hood (1973)

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I still find it odd that despite being set in Medieval Nottingham, England, there are several American accents fused into this British tale, at a time when the accent probably didn’t exist. But I suppose, it’s a cartoon, so I shouldn’t be so picky. Robin Hood may not have been a critical success, but it’s one of my personal favourites.

2. The Rescuers (1977)

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The popularity of The Rescuers didn’t seem to reach the same heights as most of the other films on this list, but that doesn’t stop it from being a high-quality, innovative, quirky and fun movie.

1.The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

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I was read the Pooh books as a toddler, and was first showed this film when I could just about talk, so it’s no surprise that I personally adore this film. Winnie the Pooh is universally loved, and this animation was what elevated it from the cherished British children’s story collection to a global phenomenon.

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