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♫ Say goodbye my own true lover
As we sing a lover's song.
How it breaks my heart to leave you,
Now the carnival is gone.
High above the dawn is waking
And my tears are falling rain,
For the carnival is over.
We may never meet again.
Like a drum my heart was beating
And your kiss was sweet as wine,
But the joys of love are fleeting
For Pierrot and Columbine.
Now the harbour light is calling.
This will be our last goodbye.
Tho' the carnival is over
I will love you till I die ♫

(Song - 'The Carnival Is Over' - By The Seekers) here's a Youtube link to this song: [link]


A small compilation featuring some of the most forgotten Disney animal films of all time.

The selection of characters was based around the simple; yet thought provoking question: When was the last time you consciously and willingly decided to sit down and watch one of these films from start to finish?
If the film was featured on TV and you decided to watch it, it doesn't count, it only counts if you really wanted to watch the movie, so you rented, bought or watched it from your own film collection.
I know some of you will be able to say that you watched some of these recently, but i also know that most of you would honestly say 'not for a very long time', if ever for some of you.

As for me, i own Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, The Emperor's New Groove, Oliver & Company, and The Fox & the Hound all on DVD. So i do see these films often, but i can imagine that most people don't.

I should also mention that the characters here don't represent themselves, but more so the films in which they came from.

But if there is still some confusion, i will go through each character and explain my reason for their placement in this deviation:

1. Stitch (Lilo & Stitch 2002)
Now this one i know will cause the most confusion. Because i know that Stitch is EVERYWHERE! But that is solely due to the anime show that Japan created for him simply called 'Stitch!' ever since Disney sold Stitch to Japan; he has been manufactured like crazy. But like i said earlier, he represents the film; not himself. The film 'Lilo & Stitch' these days has more or less been forgotten. The animated series has been cancelled, the sequels flopped, and Lilo has been rejected and replaced by some other anime chick. So yeah, technically i should have placed Lilo here instead of Stitch, but i can't draw human characters to save my life!

2. Kuzco (The Emperor's New Groove 2000)
Pretty self explanatory if you think about it. I loved this movie, and i still do. But this was a film that i can imagine wasn't supposed to be taken too seriously, kind of a 'joke' film or a parody of a well known tale. So it wasn't surprising that it pretty quickly lost its popularity. A lot of people from my generation don't really remember this movie. Disney tried to reprise it with a sequel and an animated TV series, but i don't think they did too well. Sorry Kuzco!

3. Kenai (Brother Bear 2003)
I really liked this movie, but much like 'The Emperor's New Groove' its popularity was pretty short lived. Which is a shame, because i think it deserves to be up there with the classics. I know a lot of you would disagree with me on that note, as i've recently found out that not many people actually like this film. Oh well, i still do. And I don't really know what happened to this movie, but before i knew it 'Brother Bear's' fame was gone and soon it was virtually unheard of. It did have a sequel sucked. As most Disney sequels do.

4. Copper (The Fox & The Hound 1981)
One of the many examples of a Disney film burdened by it's age. It was a beloved classic then, however now it's a forgotten one. Most of the newer generations have never seen it and don't seem to care. It did have a mid-quel, but i don't even want to acknowledge it's horrible existence (yes it's that bad) honestly it was the worst Disney sequel i have ever seen! And it flopped anyway, so no one cares.

5. Dumbo (Dumbo 1941)
The oldest of the lot. Now i know that the character is still quite memorable, and some scenes are too, like the controversial 'Pink Elephants On Parade' scene, that people seem to think is a reference to an acid trip. but come on... when was the last time you actually watched it all the way through? Think about it. For me at least, it's been a very looooong time.

6. Bagheera (The Jungle Book 1967)
No doubt your parents' generation would remember this film pretty well. But not ours, once again, it's age is most likely to blame. To be honest, i don't think i've ever watched this all the way through till the end.

7. Dodger (Oliver & Company 1988)
Probably one of the most forgotten Disney films of all time. This film had no sequel, no TV series, no commercial celebration upon re-release, very little merchandise, and get this; when i listed all the Disney films i could think of one day at school, everyone who saw the list mentioned that they had never heard of this movie. And for once, i don't think it's age is the reason. But for the life of me, i don't know what is.

8. Duchess (The Aristocats 1970)
Just as they did with Stitch, Disney sold the rights to Marie to Japan, and ever since then; she too has been manufactured to no end. You'll find her on T-Shirts, stickers, plushies and other items at many Asian novelty shops. Way to sell out again Disney. However; Duchess here represents the movie, and quite frankly, nobody watches this film anymore. Pretty much the only thing this movie is 'famous' for now is Marie and the song 'Everybody Wants To Be A Cat.'


So people please, for their sake and yours, watch at least one of these classic Disney movies today, and make them live again! Because NOTHING hurts more than being forgotten. Your inner child is calling, answer it!


*Here are some films that i think deserves an honorable mention, ones that should be on here; but aren't due to either lack of room or character drawing difficulty:
101 Dalmatians, Great Mouse Detective, The Rescuers, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Black Cauldron, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Pocahontas, The Sword In The Stone, Hercules, and Tarzan.*
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HurdleGirl Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Every movie you have mention here, I own on their original VHS tapes (or dvd for the few newer ones). I have love and cherished all of these movies. It's difficult to imagine that there are people in my generation who have never heard of some of these movies. There is another movie I'd like add to the list. It was my all time favorite movie of my childhood. "The Pebble And The Penguin". Thank you for creating this image.
Miz-Jynx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww!  Sad Kuzco kills me!  :iconsadcryplz:
RavenTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Artist
I've seen all those movies (THANK YOU LAWD FOR NETFLIX) and I'm like...'holy shit these are fantastic! Why's nobody gushing about them?' 8(

Aristocats is like, the first disney movie I remember WATCHING. I loved it to pieces! I STILL DO! I loved that scene that introduced Scat Cat and his gang. XD

Emporer's New Groove just kills me, it's so funny. I can't eat while watching it, I risk choking. @.@

Oliver And Company. *nostalgic sigh* I wuv dat movie. x3

I LOVE BROTHER BEAR! The sequel wasn't too bad in my opinion. T'was rather cute to me. Better than TLK2 but eh, whaddyagonnado? I have most of the music from that movie and I still watch it whenever I can. *hums On my Way while walking off, cuddling Koda*

I liked Lilo and Stitch and it's US show wasn't terrible. They did get creative with Jumba's other experiments that came before Stitch. Hell Lilo was cracking me up most of the time. *No!" "No, WHAT?" "Noooo!" *thump onto ground* Me: XD

Jungle Book, awesome movie. Shere Khan was a delightfully classy villain. x3

I loved The Fox and the Hound. It was one of the first fairly dark Disney movies I saw (They show Chief getting whacked by a train...damn...) Chief was my favorite. x3

Robin Hood is another forgotten one. Sure it plays into quite a few character stereotypes but I enjoy that movie. Especially the fight at the archery tournament. XD
"Release my buddy!" *erk!* "I-I mean release the prisoner!"
"........untie the prisoner?" o.O

Kitsune0206 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually seen all these movies, including Dinosaur & We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, & remember all these characters. Everyone I know also has heard of these, except the Dinosaur ones. So many good memories.
FelisLupus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this isn't a Disney movie, but I just recently bought All Dogs Go to Heaven 1 and 2 for 5.00 at Wal-Mart.
kdawson36 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I and a few of my friends are the only ones in my year to remember these guys, I was brought up on Disney films and I used to watch the animals over and over again! Oliver and Company are my second favourite behind The Lion King. It's sad that some don't remember these :/
HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
I love it!
StitchRunes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Stitch will rise again, I can assure you.
ArtistOfDawn Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 I watched the heck out of most of these when I was a kid and I have watched most of them pretty recently.
to me they will always hold a special place in my heart.
Leafflight354 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
But I love ALL of them =3 ♡
BloodyMagic14 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I love every single one of them!!! 
RodeoWolves Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Still love them and never will stop!
snapette88 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Disney classics. I just watched Oliver and Company ^^
WEED-DORlTOS Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
ALSO SONG OF THE SOUUTH the characters from that movie are so forgotten even disney doesn't remember them, even tho the movie is banned from America .-.
KikaHyuga Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014   General Artist
I still love all of you. Every night I watch a different Disney movie before I go to bed. I still wuv you all very much!!   <3
StarTheWolfPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched all of these films except the Emperor's New Groove- really sad because I can't find them anywhere now :(
RavenTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Artist
Netflix baby. You can find them in netflix. =3
dragon-vine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
My family and I have seen them all. I love them all. Course I'm 24 and a half.
I think the Stitch! series is an abomination and I actually love both "Brother" Bear movies.
El-Miller Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Very cute^^
RyuSenju Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I still love them! D:
skaiblue Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
ZoomaRavewolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite honestly I have Netflix and they dont have a few of those movies but I think at least half are on there and I do loves me some disney movies :) went a week watching the ones they had on Netflix start to finish one after another. I guess Im a rarity
KappaMikeyGuanofan12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
unfortunately, we have almost everything Disney film EXCEPT Oliver & Company. I've never seen it, but oh do I ever want to see it so badly! wanted to see it ever since I was 13. i'm 18 now. actually, I've recently been watching all of these good oldies, and they've yet to get old for me :) 
WaimeaChild2000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
i still watch all of those!!! i LOVE classics
JohnStripedfur Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I'm kind of shocked that Disney sold Stitch to Japan. I thought he was pretty popular for several years after the film was released. And also shocked that Disney sold the character Marie from The Aristocats to Japan as well. WTH Disney? Anyways, I do see Marie and Stitch almost everywhere in the parks still. So, there's still people who still remember those movies. Though, Marie not always because I'm still confused as why she's popular and around and the movie isn't. AND the biggest question of all, of all the characters from The Aristocats, why Marie? I just don't get it. What's so special about Marie?
RavenTheCat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Artist
Cuteness factor. Sheer cuteness factor. What's cuter than a female kitten wearing a huge pink bow on her neck and a pink bow in her hair that's cotton-fwuffy and can sing in an adorably bad way?
amiablehacker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I own Emperor's New Groove and still watch it! My brother and I watched it so much when we were little that my mom hid the DVD for a while. :-P Awesome picture! I absolutely love it!
hansemist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Is up for somebody to do something about it!
AlonDarsSister Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Some of those movies I either haven't seen or it's been many years since, but Lilo & Stitch, The Emperor's New Groove and Brother Bear I've seen not as long ago and I love them. Atlantis is one I must own but I don't yet. I own Treasure Planet on Blu-ray DVD combo pack, I got it for Christmas last year. I also have Pocahontas Blu-ray and DVD.
DBsTreasure Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen all the movies represented here except maybe Oliver and Company.
TLK-FAN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
awe. . . these are my favorite movies of all time. I watch them pretty much every weekend.
Ginga-Ninga1994 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all of these movies so much :D
iWhiteblaze Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ahhh... i remember each of those films. when i was little, at first i never had any appreciation for all the hard work put into them. don't get me wrong, i love, love, LOVED those movies. and now that i'm in animation and have watched a documentary of Walt Disney himself, i have a lot of appreciation for all the old classic cartoons. he, along with many others, worked hard on those old cartoons. trust me, animation was a lot harder than it seemed back then. it wasn't just "i'm gonna go onto my computer and make a cartoon." it was "if i want to make a cartoon, i'll need LOTS of help." some of Walt's movies were later forgotten, like "Alice's Wonderland." not the new one or cartoon one, i mean the old series he made, where he put a live action character into a cartoon, which was quite impossible in his day. yeah, there was putting cartoon in live action, but never live action in cartoon.

Anyways, sorry for boring you with this long comment, i just had to tell you that since you brought up all the classic cartoons.

Again, sorry for boring you with this. x3
Dandinofthebluefire Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The forgotten films, much like forgotten characters and the beauty of hand drawn.
Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Writer
And animation that actually MOVED. Now it's flash animation.
xx69erForLifexx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still love them, there all amazing characters! 
minepearl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
aaaaaaaawww i love those guys i will love them they were my favorit
KindGenius Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
* Gives them all a hug*
I do remember you and the cartoons you all come from... I used to watch them a lot as a kid...
magic713 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
They might also be sad because they are from a time of beautiful, classic animation and now they're being pushed aside for computer generated animation (not that it's all bad but I miss the old ways).

As for your last note "NOTHING hurts more than being forgotten.", so true. That's why I sympathize with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. He has much experience in it.
stormy1x2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Oliver and Company has been my favorite since I saw it in the theater in 1988. So yep, I consciously choose to watch it almost every other month. :) I also adore Brother Bear (mostly because the music is done by Phil Collins). The rest, I'm with you. Gorgeous picture!
Royal-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Black Cauldron yes! That needs to be acknowledged
Firija Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I"m quite proud to think I actually saw all those films :) Lilo and stitch is one of my all-time favourites, while Brother Bear is the only cartoon to make me cry aside from The lion king
spankingfemfatale Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I've loved a lot of these and Fox and the Hound is my all time Disney fave. Emperor's New Grove and Oliver & Company are in the top ten
Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I saw all these movies, too, and for most of them I have fond memories. Just Emperors new groove and Oliver and Company I found kind of forgettable.
Thank you for your pictures.
Hebigami-Okami-77 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
My God, I've actually seen all of these films (plus the ones that you've mentioned), and I was born in the 90's! 0.0 It really saddens me though - I still remember a lot of each film.  I honestly don't like any sequel that Disney makes for an original - it just doesn't live up to the classic masterpiece. 

I agree on the thing with Marie - I see her everywhere but I always wondered about her brothers (I personally loved the boy kittens more - they were pretty funny, and I found them more adorable with their little bowties and stuff XD).  To be honest, out of the Aristocats songs, the song "Thomas O'Malley" stuck to me the most because of its tune.  (And now I understand Duchess' little wise joke about his name covering most of Europe XD).  For Dumbo, I actually didn't think something was wrong with it or controversial until I was explained about that Pink Elephants on Parade thing - I was more focused on Dumbo and his mother to be honest.  =^^= (Baby Mine made my heart break, I swear...TTnTT) For Brother Bear, I'm quite surprised - I actually loved it a lot; it had beautiful and smooth animations, the Transformation sequence sent chills down my spine, and Phil Collins was singing in it (he was awesome in Tarzan! :love:.).

:glomp: :hug: to everyone! You're not forgotten!
Nakouwolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of these films have a dedicated site on Animation Source to remember how much there were awesome <3
Nice pic' and idea =)
warman546 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey I love all of them
LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have watched every single one of these movies shown and listed and are all my favorite. I may not be able to watch them on DVD But I do try. I try to mention these to my nieces and nephews and get them to watch them. And they end up liking them. So I will continue this until my own children are born and they have their own. These movies will not be forgotten
bluewolfpups Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
love all this movies *giving the group a huge *bear hug*
BlazeHeartPanther Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist

Wait WHAT!!? why would Disney sell Stitch!????? Chris Sanders must be so uber pissed off at Disney. how long ago did this happen? probably after Kingdom Hearys Birth By Sleep.


I have to agree with you, Dumbo is the most underrated Disney film of all time. if only the people knew that this was not just a film, the animators, directors, and voice actors poured their blood, sweat, and tears into this movie.

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