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List of Disney direct-to-video movies facts for kids

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This is a list of feature-length movies produced by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company that were released directly to video with no theatrical run.

On June 21, 2007 Disney announced that following the release of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning and Tinker Bell, they would no longer be making direct to video sequels to their theatrical releases. Many executives were upset over the lack of quality of the sequels and felt that they undercut the value of the originals. [1]

Animated movies


The direct-to-video movies were created by DisneyToon Studios and Walt Disney Television Animation.



List of animated movies distributed by Disney (years are by released on video/DVD).

  • The Brave Little Toaster (1987) (originally a limited non-Disney theatrical release)
  • How the Toys Saved Christmas (1997) (released by Miramax Films)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1998)
  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (2003)
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind (2005)
  • Porco Rosso (2005)
  • The Cat Returns (2005)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (2006)
  • Whisper of the Heart (2006)

Live-action movies

  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) (produced and released by Touchstone Pictures)
  • Air Bud: World Pup (2000)
  • The Other Side of Heaven (2001) (originally a limited non-Disney theatrical release)
  • Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002)
  • Inspector Gadget 2 (2003)
  • Air Bud Spikes Back (2003)
  • George of the Jungle 2 (2003) (co-production with Kerner)
  • Where the Red Fern Grows (2003) (originally a limited non-Disney theatrical release)
  • Spymate (2006)
  • Air Buddies (2006)
  • The Secret of the Magic Gourd (2007) (theatrically released in China; unknown when to be released in the US)
  • Snow Buddies (2008)
  • "High School Musical 4: Back to Class" (2010)

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