Most popular Disney classics in the USA Ranked

Disney The Lion King
Image Courtesy of The Lion King 1994 – Zhenyakot / Shutterstock

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For the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown, we will undoubtedly be consuming a lot of content from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+.

With the latter online streaming service only launching a few months ago, it has generated a ton of interest and excitement among Disney enthusiasts.

“Disney has become so integral to pop-culture. From theme parks to merchandise, everything they do becomes a major spectacle. Much of Disney’s success and acclaim has come from the animated movies they started making back in the late 1930’s, creating an endless number of classics which were captivating and visually ahead of their time. To their credit, these movies continue to resonate with audiences from different generations and this research certainly shows which classic animated Disney titles are the most popular in the USA. With some very surprising results” Cas Paton, Managing Director of

Interested in pop culture, utilized analytics tool Ahrefs, to discover which classic animated Disney movies (available on Disney+) are the most popular in the USA.

OnBuy found that the iconic Lion King (1994) is the USA’s favorite, with an astonishing 94,000 online searches per month.

The 1992 version of Aladdin is second, gaining 69,000 internet searches each month.

Disney Beauty and the Beast
Image: Beauty and the Beast 1991 – Delcarmat / Shutterstock

In third position is Beauty and the Beast (1991), getting 36,000 online queries each month.

Interestingly, Cinderella (1950) and Tarzan (1999) are the joint fourth most popular classic Disney animated movies in the USA – each on a monthly basis receiving 19,000 online searches.

Disney Tarzan
Image: Tarzan 1999 – Alaver / Shutterstock

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