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25 Weeks of DisneyToon Sequels: A Viewing Guide

Last year, I did a series called the 25 Weeks of Pixar leading up to the release of Toy Story 4 in which I watched everything Pixar had made up to that point. Each week, I wrote about the history of the content I watched and shared my personal thoughts. This year, I am going to do something similar. Starting next week, I will be watching the sequels to Disney animated films made by DisneyToon Studios in the years 1994 to 2008. I will discuss the history of DisneyToons in-depth in another article, but for those who want to watch along, here is an explanation of what I am doing and a viewing guide. All of the films on this list are available on Disney+.

  • It must be a Disney sequel/prequel to a film from the animated canon. This means no Pixar sequels or sequels to films not made by Disney Feature Animation such as A Goofy Movie. For a list of films that are part of the Disney Animated Canon, click here.
  • It must be made by DisneyToons Most of the Disney animated sequels were animated by DisneyToons, but some were made exclusively by Walt Disney Television with the intention of making them into television shows or as a television movie. Examples of this would be Leroy and Stitch or Tarzan and Jane and will not be included.
  • It must be a direct-to-video release (with two exceptions). Almost every sequel made by DisneyToons was released directly to video.  However, there were two rare occasions where Disney decided to release them theatrically, these being The Jungle Book 2 and Return to Never Land. These will be included in my watching because the standards are more in line with those released direct-to-video.
  • Week 1 (Apr 20-26)

The Return of Jafar (1994)

  • Week 2 (Apr 27-May 3)

Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

  • Week 3 (May 4-10)

Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997)

  • Week 4 (May 11-17)

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

  • Week 5: (May 18-24)

Belle’s Magical World (1998)

  • Week 6 (May 25-31):

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)

  • Week 7 (Jun 1-7):

The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)

  • Week 8 (Jun 8-14)

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)

  • Week 9 (Jun 15-21):

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure (2001)

  • Week 10 (Jun 22-28):

Return to Never Land (2002)

  • Week 11 (Jun 29-Jul 5)

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)

  • Week 12 (Jul 6-12):

The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)

  • Week 13 (Jul 13-19)

101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure (2003)

  • Week 14 (Jul 20-26):

The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

  • Week 15 (Jul 27-Aug 2):

Atlantis: Milo’s Return (2003)

  • Week 16 (Aug 3-9)

The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

  • Week 17 (Aug 10-16):

Mulan II (2005)

  • Week 18 (Aug 17-23):

Tarzan II (2005)

  • Week 19 (Aug 24-30):

Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)

  • Week 20 (Aug 31-Sep 6)

Kronk’s New Groove (2005)

  • Week 21 (Sep 7-13):

Bambi II (2006)

  • Week 22 (Sep 14-20):

Brother Bear 2 (2006)

  • Week 23 (Sep 21-27):

The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)

  • Week 24 (Sep 28-Oct 4)

Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007)

  • Week 25 (Oct 5-11)

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008)

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