Most Popular "Storybook In Opening Shot" Titles
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1. Cinderella (1950)
Approved | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.
Writers: Charles Perrault, Bill Peet, Erdman Penner, Ted Sears, Winston Hibler, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves, Ken Anderson, Joe Rinaldi | Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
3. The House Bunny (2008)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
After Playboy bunny Shelley is kicked out of the playboy mansion, she finds a job as the house mother for a sorority full of socially awkward girls.
4. Shrek (2001)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Writers: William Steig, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman, Cody Cameron, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon | Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
5. Robin Hood (1973)
G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.
Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov
6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
7. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
8. The Jungle Book (1967)
Approved | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.
9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Approved | 88 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but the handsome prince awakens her with a kiss.
Writers: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith | Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell
10. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
Writers: Erdman Penner, Charles Perrault, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta | Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
11. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
12. Chicken Little (2005)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.
Writers: Mark Dindal, Mark Kennedy, Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, Ron Anderson, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon, David Reynolds, Sandra Tsing Loh | Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts
13. Pinocchio (1940)
Approved | 88 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Writers: Carlo Collodi, Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia | Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie
14. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
16. Elephant Walk (1954)
Approved | 103 min | Drama
The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.
17. Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004 Video)
G | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Sequel to Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
Writers: Bill Motz, Bob Roth, Peggy Holmes, Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux, Matthew O'Callaghan, Shirley Pierce, Theresa Cullen, Jim Peronto, Carole Holliday, Michael Shipley, Jim Bernstein, Colin Goldman | Directors: Carole Holliday, Matthew O'Callaghan, Theresa Cullen | Stars: Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings
19. Thru the Mirror (1936)
Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Mickey has been reading Alice in Wonderland, and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is alive. He eats a walnut, which makes him briefly ... See full summary »
20. Pigs Is Pigs (1954)
Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Flannery is a station master who does everything by the book. One day, a package of guinea pigs arrives at his station. Flannery assumes by their name that they are pigs but one customer, ... See full summary »
22. The Nifty Nineties (1941)
6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy
Mickey courts Minnie in the Gay Nineties: they take in a vaudeville show and go for a drive in his horseless carriage, to the strains of "While Strolling Through the Park" and "In the Good ... See full summary »
23. Johann Mouse (1952)
Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, Animation
At the home of Viennese composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes, the mouse would dance to the music, unable to control himself. One day, when ... See full summary »
24. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation
Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ... See full summary »
26. African Diary (1945)
Approved | 6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation
Goofy narrates his own quest to Africa accompanied by various tour guides. He is in search of wild game. After run-ins with various animals while camping for the night and taking his ... See full summary »
30. Little Boy Blue (1936)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The Big Bad Wolf stalks Little Bo Peep and steals one of her sheep. She enlists Little Boy Blue and a dancing scarecrow to assist her and her mischievous black sheep in rescuing it. Singing, dancing, hilarity and impalement ensue.
33. The Bookworm (1939)
8 min | Comedy, Animation, Short
Three witches need a worm to complete their potion; they dispatch a raven to catch one, and he goes after a bookworm. He chases the worm into the horror section, where the monsters attack ... See full summary »
Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (1959–1962)
Oil's Well That Ends Well/There's No Such Thing as a Sea Serpent/D.J. the D.J.
Animation, Comedy, Family