'Tangled,' Walt Disney's swashbuckling Rapunzel adaptation (in theaters Nov. 24), marks the studio's 50th animated feature film. It's a milestone more than 70 years in the making, ever since the release of 'Snow White' in 1937. To celebrate the Mouse Factory's golden film, we take a nostalgic look at magical moments from Disney's first 49 movies -- from the celebratory opening sequence of 'The Lion King' all the way back to the tear-jerking scene after Bambi's mother's death. This list could have easily been 100 long, but we've narrowed it down to 10 of our favorites.
In Theaters on February 15th, 1950

Poor Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, thanks to her fairy godmother. Read More

In Theaters on August 13th, 1942

A fawn learns the ways of the wild from his mother and a host of woodland friends. Read More

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
In Theaters on February 4th, 1938

A queen orders the huntsman to kill Snow White in the forest, but she meets the Seven Dwarfs there. Read More

In Theaters on January 6th, 1940

Disney animation set to classical music include Mickey Mouse as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." Read More

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The Little Mermaid
In Theaters on September 13th, 2013

A mermaid princess (Christopher Daniel Barnes) falls in love with an earthly prince (Pat Carroll). Read More

101 Dalmatians
In Theaters on January 25th, 1961

Two London dogs, the parents of a litter, must rescue 99 puppies from witchy Cruella De Vil. Read More

Beauty and the Beast
Based on 22 critics

A French maiden tells the enchanted beast who has captured her father that she will take his place. Read More

The Lion King
Based on 14 critics

Young Simba, son of Mufasa, must fight his wicked Uncle Scar to be king after his father is killed. Read More

Lady and the Tramp
In Theaters on June 22nd, 1955

A pet cocker spaniel falls in love with a jaunty mutt who protects her. Read More

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