If you haven’t signed up for Disney +, but are missing these magical movies, you’ll be happy to know that Netflix is still showing a handful of Disney movies.
The streaming service offers a diverse collection of Disney features, from traditional animations to new live action hits. While all of this is likely to migrate to Disney + in the future, now is the time to see them on Netflix while you still can.
Get ready to use your imagination as we take a closer look at eight Disney movies you can watch via Netflix right now.
1. The Princess and the Frog
2. Incredibles 2
The overwhelming sequel to The Incredibles found its home on Netflix. While the first film has Mr. Incredible trying to return to hero work, this one has his wife Elastigirl taking the lead after she is recruited to explore a mysterious villain known as the Screenslaver.
Meanwhile, at home, Incredible discovers that he can better serve his family (and the world) by taking care of his three children. Unfortunately, managing a passionate teenager, a 10-year-old boy and a baby who has just discovered his superpowers is no easy task.
Perhaps the story is a little predictable, but the humorous scenarios and cutting action sequences are worth it.
3. Saving Mr. Banks
If you’re looking for a more mature Disney success, this period drama, which tells a somewhat obscure version of how the original Mary Poppins hit the big screen, may be worth watching.
In Saving Banks, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) tries to convince author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to give him creative freedom in adapting Mary Poppins children’s books for a film. However, Travers is reluctant to let Hollywood profit from his stories, mainly because of the meaning they have in his life.
Flashbacks reveal that Travers’ difficult childhood forced her to become possessive of her characters, particularly that of George Banks.
4. Ralph Breaks the Internet
Just like The Incredibles, the original Wreck-It Ralph movie is only available on Disney +, but its sequel remains ready to be streamed on Netflix.
Ralph Breaks the Internet starts with Litwak’s Arcade games going online. While the arcade stars know little about the new WiFi tunnel that opened at Game Central Station, Ralph and Vanellope venture inside after the Sugar Rush wheel breaks and the game is in danger of being permanently disconnected. Your goal: buy a new wheel on eBay. As the pair soon learns, however, browsing the Internet is no easy task.
Although the movie’s online references may not be relevant years later, they are colorful, sharp and very lively – so you should watch it while it’s still right.
5. Christopher Robin
The Winnie-the-Pooh stories received a new perspective in this 2018 comedy drama. And while many of the characters in the classic children’s franchise were brought to life in Christopher Robin, the themes and warmth of the film gave a universal appeal.
Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), an adult businessman, forgot his friends from Hundred Acre Wood after watching his father die, marry an architect, have a daughter and serve in World War II. Concerned about the safety of his work, Christopher spends little time with his family and chooses to stay home after the trip they planned to take at his home. That’s when Pooh stumbles across London and finds Christopher, who needs Pooh’s help as much as the bear needs him.
6. Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Film Collection
This collection of shorts is perfect for those who want to taste the magic of Disney, but not the commitment of a full movie. There are twelve short films in total, including “Get a Horse”, centered on Mickey, the romantic “Paperman” and “Feast”, perfect for dogs.
Although these films are distinct from Disney, each has different animation techniques and themes that set them apart. Its mixture of emotion and style will delight you.
Bolt (John Travolta) is the hero of a television series alongside his child star owner, Penny (Miley Cyrus). Although the dog uses his “super bark” to rescue it from the villains on the screen, he believes he can also save the day off the screen because the show’s producers have led him to believe that his TV show is real life. Then, after an episode ends on a cliff, Bolt escapes from his Hollywood trailer to find Penny, only to realize that the off-screen world plays different rules.
Sometimes, Bolt is passed over in favor of Disney Renaissance films or more recent hits like Frozen and Moana, but he shouldn’t. It has a creative story, smart visuals and tons of cute animals.
8. Mary Poppins Returns
The original Mary Poppins was released in 1964, but that didn’t stop Disney from creating a sequel more than 50 years later. This time, Emily Blunt assumed the role of full-time nanny, and Lin-Manuel Miranda was her new lamp partner.
In London in the 1930s, Mary Poppins returns to Banks’ home, where the children she used to care for, Jane and Michael, are still suffering the loss of Michael’s wife. In addition, Michael risks losing his childhood home if he doesn’t find the money he needs. Despite the bleak circumstances, Mary Poppins decides to take her three children on an extravagant adventure and give them new reasons to remain hopeful.