What’s Your State’s Favorite Disney Classic?



With so many incredible Disney films over the years, it can be hard to choose a favorite. Would you go for a Golden Age film like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or a Disney Renaissance flick like Hercules?

To celebrate the recent release of Disney’s Christopher Robin, the analysts at CableTV.com created a national report revealing each state’s favorite Disney classically-animated movie.

According to their findings, Texas’s favorite Disney film is The Little Mermaid.


What It All Means

With all these fascinating results, it’s hard not to wonder why each state might love its top Disney movie. Some of the discoveries may catch you off guard:

  • The United States loves animals—38 states favored a film with an animal protagonist.
  • With the support of 17 states, The Lion King (1994) is America’s favorite Disney classic, hands down.
  • Dumbo (1941) is beloved by New York, which was known for the elephant walk through Manhattan, a tradition that lasted over thirty years.
  • Nearly 71 percent of Vermont households own a pet, so it makes sense that Vermont loves 101 Dalmatians (1961). But funnily enough, Vermont has more cat-owning households than dog-owning households.
  • With the most wilderness of any state, Alaska’s respect for wildlife reflects in its favorite movie Bambi (1942).
  • The trippy Alice in Wonderland (1951) is a big deal in New Mexico, which happens to be the only state where you can legally grow magic mushrooms (psilocybin-containing mushrooms).
  • Over 57% of Hawaiian residents identify as Asian American, so it’s no surprise that Mulan (1998) is a favorite for the Aloha State.
  • The Beehive State, with the youngest average population in the US, had a fourteen-way tie for its top Disney classic. No other state but Utah had a tie for its favorite movie.

If you’d like to read the full report which includes the Top 25 Disney classics by era and Canada’s favorite Disney classics, you can click here.

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