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Audio Description on Disney+ By Year

Disney+ was rightly praised by the visually impaired and blind communities with their announcement that all of the movies and series created for the platform would arrive with audio description. But one thing that has gone under the radar is how many of their older films and animated shorts have had audio description added as well! This isn’t only new titles that they’re adding to Disney+; they’ve quietly been adding it to their existing list of movies and series each week.  This includes many titles from the 30s-70s. which generally are rarely audio described.  As a companion to my alphabetical list of Disney+ Titles with Audio Description, I wanted to also provide a list of the films, series, and shorts available on Disney+ with audio description by year in case you want to find out which older films you can now enjoy with audio description!

For the most up to date list of all movies on Disney+, and other streaming services, make sure to visit the Audio Description Project sponsored by the American Council for the Blind.

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Disney+ Titles with Audio Description By Year

Black and White cartoon of Mickey Mouse steering a ship from Steamboat Willie

1920s-1930s

1928

  • Steamboat Willie

1932

  • Babes in the Woods
  • Flowers and Trees
  • Santa’s Workshop

1933

  • The Pied Piper
  • Three Little Pigs
  • Ye Olden Days

1934

  • The Big Bad Wolf
  • The Goddess of Spring
  • Grasshopper and the Ants
  • The Wise Little Hen

1935

  • The Band Concert
  • The Golden Touch
  • The Tortoise and the Hare

1936

  • Three Blind Mouseketeers
  • Three Little Wolves
  • Toby Tortoise Returns

1937

  • Clock Cleaners
  • Hawaiian Holiday
  • Lonesome Ghosts
  • The Old Mill
  • Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs

1938

  • Ferdinand the Bull

1939

  • Beach Picnic
  • Society Dog Show
  • The Ugly Duckling

Mickey Mouse leading a broom carrying water buckets from The Sorcerer's Apprentice scene in Fantasia

1940s

1940

  • Fantasia
  • Pinocchio
  • Swiss Family Robinson

1941

  • Canine Caddy
  • Chef Donald
  • Dumbo
  • Lend a Paw
  • The Little Whirlwind
  • The Reluctant Dragon
  • The Little Whirlwind

1942

  • Bambi
  • How to Play Baseball

1943

  • Saludos Amigos

1945

  • The Three Caballeros

1946

  • A Knight for a Day

1947

  • Chip an’ Dale
  • Fun and Fancy Free

1948

  • Melody Time
  • Mickey and the Seal

1949

  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • All in a Nutshell

Fairy Godmother measuring Cinderella with measuring tape

1950s

1950

  • Cinderella
  • In Beaver Valley
  • Treasure Island

1951

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Corn Chips
  • Nature’s Half-Acre

1952

  • Lambert, the Sheepish Lion
  • The Olympic Elk
  • Pluto’s Christmas Tree
  • Water Birds

1953

  • The Living Desert
  • Peter Pan
  • Prowlers of the Everglades

1954

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • Grand Canyonscope
  • The Vanishing Prairie

1955

  • Beezy Bear
  • Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
  • Lady and the Tramp

1956

  • Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
  • Secrets of Life

1957

  • Old Yeller
  • Perri

1959

  • Darby O’Gill and the Little People
  • The Shaggy Dog
  • Sleeping Beauty

Mary Poppins holding a pink and white umbrella

1960s

1960

  • Jungle Cat
  • Pollyana
  • The Sign of Zorro
  • Swiss Family Robinson

1961

  • The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • The Parent Trap

1962

  • Almost Angels
  • The Prince and the Pauper

1963

  • The Incredible Journey
  • The Sword in the Stone

1964

  • Emil and the Detectives
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Moon-Spinners

1965

  • That Darn Cat

1966

  • The Ugly Dachshund

1967

  • The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
  • Disneyland Around the Season
  • The Jungle Book

1968

  • Blackbeard’s Ghost

1969

  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • The Love Bug
  • My Dog, the Thief

Group of people sitting on a bed surrounded by animated fish from Bedknobs and Broomsticks

1970s

1970

  • The Aristocats

1971

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Hacksaw
  • Million Dollar Duck

1972

  • The Biscuit Eater
  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  • Snowball Express

1973

  • Robin Hood

1974

  • The Bears and I
  • The Castaway Cowboy
  • Herbie Rides Again

1975

  • The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • The Boy Who Talked to Badgers
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • The Strongest Man in the World

1976

  • Gus
  • The Shaggy D.A.
  • Treasure of Matecumbe

1977

  • Freaky Friday
  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • The Rescuers
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • A Tale of Two Critters

1978

  • Candleshoe
  • The Cat from Outer Space
  • Return from Witch Mountain

1979

  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
  • The Black Hole
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Unidentified Flying Oddball

Two people wearing outfits covered with blue lights from Tron

1980s

1980

  • Herbie Goes Bananas
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  • Sultan and the Rock Star

1981

  • Amy
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • The Great Muppet Caper

1982

  • Tron

1983

  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

1984

  • The Adventures of Andre and Wally B
  • Frankenweenie
  • Splash

1985

  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Journey of Natty Gann
  • One Magic Christmas
  • Return to Oz

1986

  • Casebusters
  • The Christmas Star
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • Fuzzbucket
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • Luxo, Jr.
  • Mr. Boogedy

1987

  • Benji the Hunted
  • Bride of Boogedy
  • Red’s Dream
  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Willow

1988

  • Big Business
  • Oliver & Company
  • Tin Toy

1989

  • Cheetah
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Turner & Hooch

Animated Belle and the Beast dancing in fancy clothes at night

1990s

1990

  • DuckTales: The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • Three Men and a Little Lady

1991

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Rocketeer
  • Shipwrecked
  • White Fang

1992

  • Aladdin
  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Newsies
  • Sister Act

1993

  • The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  • Life with Mikey
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Sister Act 2
  • The Three Musketeers

1994

  • Aladdin: The Return of Jafar
  • Blank Check
  • Camp Nowhere
  • Iron Will
  • The Lion King
  • The Santa Clause

1995

  • A Goofy Movie
  • A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
  • Heavyweights
  • Operation Dumbo Drop
  • Pocahontas
  • Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventure
  • Tom and Huck
  • Toy Story
  • While You Were Sleeping

1996

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Aladdin and the King of Thieves
  • First Kid
  • Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Fransisco
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Jack
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Kazaam
  • Muppet Treasure Island

1997

  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
  • Flubber
  • George of the Jungle
  • Geri’s Game
  • Hercules
  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
  • Jungle 2 Jungle
  • Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • That Darn Cat

1998

  • A Bug’s Life
  • Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
  • The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
  • Meet the Deedles
  • Mighty Joe Young
  • Miracle at Midnight
  • Mulan
  • The Parent Trap
  • Pocahontas 2: Journey to the New World
  • You Lucky Dog

1999

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Annie
  • Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
  • Doug’s 1st Movie
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • My Favorite Martian
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Toy Story 2

Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean

2000s

2000

  • 102 Dalmatians
  • Dinosaur
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Fantasia 2000
  • The Kid
  • The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea
  • Ready to Run
  • Remember the Titans
  • The Tigger Movie
  • Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale

2001

  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • For the Birds
  • Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Recess: School’s Out

2002

  • Cinderela II: Dreams Come True
  • The Country Bears
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Mike’s New Car
  • Peter Pan: Return to Never Land
  • The Rookie
  • The Santa Clause 2
  • Snow Dogs
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
  • Treasure Planet
  • Tuck Everlasting

2003

  • 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure
  • Atlantis: Milo’s Return
  • Brother Bear
  • The Cheetah Girls
  • Destino
  • Finding Nemo
  • Freaky Friday
  • George of the Jungle 2
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Holes
  • Inspector Gadget 2
  • The Jungle Book 2
  • Knick Knack
  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Recess: Taking Fifth Grade
  • Recess: All Growed Down
  • Stitch: The Movie
  • The Young Black Stallion

2004

  • America’s Heart & Soul
  • Around the World in 80 Days
  • Boundin’
  • Confessions of  a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Home on the Range
  • The Incredibles
  • The Lion King 1 1/2
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
  • Miracle
  • National Treasure
  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Sacred Planet
  • Teacher’s Pet
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

2005

  • Chicken Little
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • Deep Blue
  • The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • Herbie Fully Loaded
  • Ice Princess
  • Jack Jack Attack
  • Kronk’s New Groove
  • Life is Ruff
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
  • Mulan 2
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
  • Valiant

2006

  • Bambi 2
  • Brother Bear 2
  • Cars
  • Eight Below
  • The Fox and the Hound 2
  • Glory Road
  • High School Musical
  • Invincible
  • Leroy & Stitch
  • Lifted
  • Mater and the Ghostlight
  • One Man Band
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Roving Mars
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • The Wild

2007

  • Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time
  • Dan in Real Life
  • The Game Plan
  • High School Musical 2
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • Ratatouiile
  • Snow Globe
  • Star Wars: The  Clone Wars
  • Your Friend, the Rat

2008

  • Bedtime Stories
  • Bolt
  • Burn-E
  • Cars Toon: El Matador
  • Cars Toon: Mater the Greater
  • Cars Toon: Tokyo Mater
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • College Road Trip
  • DisneyNature: Crimson Wing
  • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Iron Man
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
  • Presto
  • Tinker Bell
  • WALL-E

2009

  • Avatar
  • The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story
  • Dug’s Special Mission
  • G-Force
  • George and AJ
  • Old Dogs
  • Partly Cloudy
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Secret of the Magic Gourd
  • Super Rhino
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  • Trail of the Panda
  • Up
  • Walt & El Grupo

Group of the Avengers in battle including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Widow

2010s

2010

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Cars Toon: Mater Private Eye
  • Cars Toon: Monster Truck Mater
  • Cars Toon: Moon Mater
  • Cars Toon: Rescue Squad Mater
  • Cars Toon: Unidentified Flying Mater
  • Day & Night
  • Heavy Metal Mater
  • Iron Man 2
  • The Last Song
  • Monster’s University
  • Secretariat
  • Tangled
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Toy Story 3
  • Tron: Legacy
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty

2011

  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Austin and Ally (Season 1)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Cars 2
  • Cars Toon: Air Mater
  • DisneyNature: African Cats
  • DisneyNature: Wings of Life
  • Mars Needs Moms
  • The Muppets
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Prom
  • Small Fry
  • Thor
  • Winnie the Pooh

2012

  • Austin and Ally (Season 2)
  • Brave
  • Cars Toon: Time Travel Mater
  • DisneyNature: Chimpanzee4
  • Frankenweenie
  • Gravity Falls (Season 1)
  • Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Season 2)
  • John Carter
  • La Luna
  • The Legend of Mor’Du
  • Marvel’s: The Avengers
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Partysaurus Rex
  • Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • Secret of the Wings
  • Shake it Up (Season 3)
  • Wreck-It Ralph

2013

  • Austin and Ally (Season 3)
  • The Blue Umbrella
  • Cars Toons: Bugged
  • Cars Toons: Spinning
  • Frozen
  • Iron Man 3
  • Jessie (Season 2)
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Super Buddies
  • Thor: The Dark World

2014

  • Austin and Ally (Season 4)
  • Big Hero 6
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • DisneyNature: Bears
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • I Didn’t Do It (Season 1)
  • Jessie (Season 3)
  • Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Party Central
  • The Pirate Fairy
  • Radiator Springs 500 1/2

2015

  • Ant-Man
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • Jessie (Season 4)
  • Lava
  • Riley’s First Date?
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2016

  • The BFG
  • Bizaardvard (Season 1)
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Finding Dory
  • The Finest Hours
  • Inner Workings
  • The Jungle Book
  • Mickey Mouse Roadster Racers (Season 1)
  • Moana
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Piper
  • Puppy Dog Pals (Season 1)
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Stuck in the Middle (Season 1)
  • The Swap
  • Zootopia

2017

  • Andi Mack (Season 1)
  • Bizaardvark (Season 2)
  • Cars 3
  • Coco
  • DisneyNature: Born in China
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  • L.O.U.
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
  • Raven’s Home (Season 1)
  • Star Wars: The Lost Jedi
  • Stuck in the Middle (Season 2)
  • Thor: Ragnarok

2018

  • Auntie Edna
  • Bao
  • Black Panther
  • Disneynature: Dolphin Reef
  • Freaky Friday
  • A Wrinkle in Time

2019

  • Aladdin
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • Descendants 3
  • Disney Family Sundays (Season 1)
  • Disneynature: Penguins
  • Dumbo
  • Encore! (Season 1)
  • Forky Asks a Question (Season 1)
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Season 1)
  • The Imagineering Story
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • The Lion King
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Audio Description also available in Dutch and French)
  • The Mandalorian (Season 1)
  • Marvel Hero Project (Season 1)
  • Noelle
  • One Day at Disney
  • Pick of the Litter (Season 1)
  • Pixar in Real Life (Season 1)
  • SparkShorts
  • Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Togo
  • Toy Story 4
  • Trail of the Panda (2019)
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Season 1)

Girl standing confidently on edge of couch with her family sitting next to her smiling in her direction.

2020

  • Artemis Fowl
  • Be Our Chef (Season 1)
  • The Big Fib (Season 1)
  • A Celebration of the Music of Coco
  • Diary of a Future President (Season 1)
  • Disney Gallery – Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season 1)
  • Disney Insider (Season 1)
  • Disneynature: Diving with Dolphins
  • Disneynature: Elephant
  • Disneynature: In the Footsteps of Elephant
  • Disneynature: Penguins – Life on the Edge
  • Disney’s Fairytale Weddings (Season 2)
  • It’s a Dog’s Life (Season 1)
  • Lamp Life
  • Onward
  • Playdate with Destiny
  • Prop Culture (Season 1)
  • Shop Class (Season 1)
  • Short Circuit
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 7)
  • Stargirl
  • Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
  • Zenimation (Season 1)

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What Movies Are You Hoping Disney+ Will Add?

With additional movies and series having audio description added each week, what existing title are you most hoping will have audio description added soon?

 

Theresa is a Maryland native who is grateful to only be a 2-hour flight from Walt Disney World. She loves exploring new locations & cuisines, and can beat anybody in a game of “Oh! You know what else that actor was in?” Although myopic macular degeneration is deteriorating her eyesight, it hasn’t dampened her spirit or sense of humor; she likes to tell people this simply makes her a “temporary visionary.” Visit About Theresa to learn more or send an email to insightfulllife@gmail.com!

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