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has always provided us with gorgeous gems, from the early hand-drawn movies by the Walt Disney studio to the gorgeous landscapes of Miyazaki's tales. The introduction of computer animation has brought more or less satisfying results, but when done right, digital tools can also create the most jaw-dropping scenes.

So while everyone can have a favorite story for personal reasons, it's almost impossible to pick the most beautiful movie — and there's no need to. Jorge Luengo Ruiz, a video essayist with a slew of excellent videos on his Vimeo account, compiled the most beautiful shots he found in Disney movies into one neat 6-minute video. It's so gorgeous you'll want to print out each one of the shots and frame them.

The Most Beautiful Shots in The History of Disney: Animation At Its Finest

It's just so stunning I might have shed a tear. Here's the whole list of movies appearing, in order of release date:

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Peter Pan (1953)
  • Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • The Aristocats (1970)
  • Robin Hood (1973)
  • The Rescuers (1977)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  • Oliver & Company (1988)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • Fantasia 2000 (1999)
  • Dinosaur (2000)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • Treasure Planet (2002)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  • Tangled (2010)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  • Frozen (2013)
  • Big Hero 6 (2014)
  • Moana (2016)

That's been almost 80 years between the release of Snow White to Moana, and the technical level that the studio has reached in this time is simply impressive. For Moana, in which the ocean is a proper character, Disney was able to animate water like never before. In fact, it feels so real that you'll wish you were on a tropical beach the whole time you're watching.

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Now if only we could get the same compilation for !

You can check out more of Ruiz's work here.

What's your favorite Disney movie of all time? Would you add any to the video?


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