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Disney Movies for Black Kids that are educational, touching, and entertaining for the whole family.

 

What are the best Disney Movies for Black Kids?

Where can I watch Black Disney Movies?

Which Disney movies have African American characters?

 

Disney animated movies are famous for their lifelong characters and big-screen movies that have been made in theaters during early 1900s. Disney Plus has opened to the public and these great box office series and movies for Black kids and children of all ages. Preschooler, toddler, and older children can explore, watch, and enjoy content created in this article. Enjoy the Pixar’s best animated features along with Dreamwork’s animations.

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Rated G – Movies appropriate toddlers, preschoolers and persons of all ages

 

Elephant (2020)
Starring: Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
Directed by Mark Linfield, an African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo set out on an epic journey with their herd, traveling hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi River.

 

Toy Story 4 (2019)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Annie Potts
Animator: Josh Cooley
Academy award movie starts when a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Enjoy the sequel of Toy Story.

  

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
Starring: Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, and Kristen Bell
A Christmas-themed theatrical special featuring characters from Walt Disney Pictures’ 53rd full-length animated motion picture, “Frozen (2013)”.

 

The Princes and the Frog (2009)
Starring: Anika Rose, Oprah Winfrey
A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she must face the same problem after she kisses him.

 

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Starring: Mary Costa, Eleanor Audley, Barbara Luddy
The feature length film begins as Vengeful Maleficent places an evil curse on Princess Aurora, a curse that can be broken only by the kiss of her true love.

 

Cinderella (1950)
Starring: Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton
When Cinderella’s cruel and villain 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.

 

Cars (2006)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt
Animators: Doug Sweetland and Scott Clark
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

 

 

Rated TV-Y7 – Television programs most appropriate for children age 7 and up.

 

Star Wars Resistance (2018-2019)
Kaz embarks on a spy mission for the Resistance but gets in over his head with racers, pirates, and the mysterious owner of the platform he’s stationed on. Enjoy this content as it covers the deeper sequel of Star Wars.

 

Tangled Before Ever After (2017)
Starring: Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, and Eden Espinosa
Set between Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Tangled” and its short film “Tangled Ever After,” this animated adventure/comedy series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona.

 

 

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Rated PG and TV-PG – Television programs that parental guidance is recommended; these programs may be unsuitable for younger children.

 

Flora & Ulysses (2021)
Starring: Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, and Ben Schwartz
When Flora rescues a squirrel, she names Ulysses, she is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life and her outlook forever.

 

Raya and The Last Dragon (2021)
Starring: Kelly Tran, Awkwafina, and Izaac Wang
In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon.

 

Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute For a King (2020)
Starring: Robin Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, and Whoopi Goldberg
Celebrate and honor “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman’s life, legacy, career, and the cultural imprint he made on- and off-screen.

 

The Big Fib (2020)
Starring: Yvette Nicole Brown and Rhys Darby
The Big Fib is a fun-loving comedy game show hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and featuring Rhys Darby as her robot sidekick, C.L.I.V.E.

 

Soul (2020)
Starring: Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx leads and voiced a all-star cast in this hilarious, family movie, and heart-filled adventure. Pixar’s “Soul” introduces Joe, who lands the gig of his life at the best jazz club in town.

 

Safety (2020)
Starring: Jay Reeves, Thaddeus J. Mixson, and Corinne Foxx
Safety is a drama inspired by the empowering storytelling of former Clemson University safety Ray McElrathbey, a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances.

 

 

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)
Starring: Winslow Fegley, Ophelia Lovibond, and Craig Robinson
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, follows the hilarious exploits of our quirky, deadpan hero, Timmy Failure, who, along with his 1,500-pound polar bear partner, Total.

 

Onward (2020)
Starring: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Enjoy the animated film where two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day.

 

Frozen II (2019)
Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Josh Gad
The Frozen sequel continues as Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers to save their kingdom.

 

Togo (2019)
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, and Christopher Heyerdahl
“Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 of champion dogsled trainer Leonhard Seppala and his lead sled dog.

 

Apollo Missions to the Moon (2019)
Starring: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
In the late 1960s, the United States space program neared its goal of landing a man on the Moon, but it was a journey that began years before. This is the story of Project Apollo – 12 years, 12 manned-missions, one impossible goal.

 

Free Solo (2018)
Starring: Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell
Free solo climber Alex Honnold prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope.

 

 

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Starring: Oprah Winfrey and  Reese Witherspoon
Three mystical fairies lead young Meg on an epic journey, “tessering” through time and space to find her father following his mysterious disappearance.

 

Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)
Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Gal Gadot
In Disney’s feature-film Ralph Breaks the Internet Ralph and Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the world wide web—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Enjoy this animation studio creation.

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Hailee Steinfeld
Enjoy the animated feature as Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

 

The Jungle Book (2016)
Starring: Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba
When he’s threatened by fearsome tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli — a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves — is forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known, embarking on a captivating journey of self-discovery. Best animated film award in 2016.

 

Queen of Katwe (2016)
Starring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, and Madina Nalwanga
In this celebration of the human spirit, a Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess.

 

Inside Out (2015)
Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Richard Kind
When 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, her emotions team up to help her through the transition. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness work together.

 

 

PG-13 – Movies that parents are strongly cautioned as some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

 

Mulan (2020)
Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, and Gong Li
In Disney’s animated film Mulan, a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Bradley Cooper
The Guardians in their sequel struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord’s encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Bradley Cooper
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

 

Red Tails (2012)
Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Ne-Yo
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

 

 

TV-14 – Television programs that may be unsuitable for children under 14.

 

 Marvel Behind The Mask (2021)
“Marvel’s Behind the Mask” is a Marvel cinematic documentary special that explores the power of identity behind the iconic superheroes we know and love today. These legendary Marvel creations and stories have not only reflected the world outside our window.

 

Own the Room (2021)
Starring: Alondra Toledo, Daniela Blanco, and Henry Onyango
Five student entrepreneurs from disparate corners of the planet go head-to-head at one of the most prestigious business competitions in the world.

 

Black is King (2020)
Starring: Beyonce Knowles-Carter
Visual album from Beyoncé inspired by academy award for ‘The Lion King’.

 

 

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We’ve all seen them but what do movie ratings really mean? When ‘G’ Movies Are For Kids, Do Kids Avoid ‘G’ Movies?  Still unsure if a movie is appropriate for your children? The Motion Pictures Association offers more information, including an interactive guide on understanding TV and movie ratings.

If there are any other Black kids’ movies on Disney+ that we have missed, please leave a comment and we will add them to our list.

 

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