'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.
Lady and the Tramp Movie Poster
Lady and the Tramp
In Theaters on June 22, 1955

This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable... Read More

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The Little Mermaid
In Theaters on September 13, 2013

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated... Read More

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians
In Theaters on January 25, 1961

In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely Perdita... Read More

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The Lion King
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This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Zoe Leader), the heir of... Read More

Cinderella Movie Poster
In Theaters on 1950

With a wicked stepmother (Eleanor Audley) and two jealous stepsisters (Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss)... Read More

Bambi Movie Poster
In Theaters on 1942

In a classic Disney animation, a fawn named Bambi joins his new friends, a young rabbit named Thumper... Read More

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

The Grimm fairy tale gets a Technicolor treatment in Disney's first animated feature. Jealous of Snow... Read More

Fantasia Movie Poster
In Theaters on January 6, 1940

Released in 1940, represented Disney's boldest experiment to date. Bringing to life his vision of blending... Read More

Pinocchio Movie Poster
In Theaters on February 9, 1940

When the woodworker Geppetto (Christian Rub) sees a falling star, he wishes that the puppet he just finished,... Read More

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