15 absolutely timeless Disney movies from the '90s

From Beauty and the Beast and Mulan to even A Goofy Movie, here's some of the best '90s Disney films that stand out.

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The Santa Clause (1994)

Another classic holiday movie the '90s brought us is The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. Its start and the fact that Scott becomes Santa because the current one before him falls to his death down the chimney is a bit dark for a kids movie. But I guess it goes over their heads. The fact that a regular guy can become Old St. Nick is an interesting and enjoyable concept that contributes to the production's success. The film has become a staple for families to enjoy together during the holidays, and it was followed up by two movie sequels, as well s the Disney+ television series The Santa Clauses.

Pocahontas (1995)

Pocahontas was such an important and pivotal movie for its time, and it still is. Unfortunately, the Native Americans are still not treated the way they should be today, and there's many lessons to learn from this film. It may be an animation, but there's so many lessons like respecting other people and beliefs, and the importance of taking care of the Earth. This was also the first Disney movie to really make the female lead strong and empowering, and taking charge. Pocahontas knows what to do and is more than capable, which is a strong message for young girls watching today. In 1998, the sequel Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World, was also released.

Toy Story (1995)

Tim Allen had another very important project come out in the '90s, and just one year after The Santa Clause. He voices Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story! I mean, is there anyone out there who doesn't like Toy Story or hasn't watched it? Like The Nightmare Before Christmas, the animated production was a big deal for being the first completely computer-animated feature film. Did you also know it's Pixar's first full-length theatrical movie? With the success and slew of projects the studio has produced now, it's hard to believe there was a time where it wasn't as big.

I think the story is important and relatable as well, with old school Woody wanting to do things his way vs. the modern Buzz Lightyear. It's an important message that we should always keep an open-mind and not be closed off to new ideas. And the fact that Woody gets jealous of Buzz, always remember there's enough love to go around! No need to be jealous. Just before the start of a new century, Toy Story 2 was released in 1999.