Minnesota dog lovers won't be pleased about this...

The folks over at CableTV.com recently crunched some numbers to determine each state's favorite classic Disney movie.

To begin, the team whittled the list of films down to just 25 from the very first Disney movie (Snow White, 1937) to the end of the Disney Renaissance (1999). That final list of films is:

1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
2. Pinocchio (1940)
3. Fantasia (1940)
4. Dumbo (1941)
5. Bambi (1942)
6. Cinderella (1950)
7. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
8. Peter Pan (1953)
9. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
10. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
11. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
12. The Jungle Book (1967)
13. The Aristocats (1970)
14. Robin Hood (1973)
15. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
16. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
17. The Little Mermaid (1989)
18. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
19. Aladdin (1992)
22. The Lion King (1994)
21. Pocahontas (1995)
22. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
23. Hercules (1997)
24. Mulan (1998)
25. Tarzan (1999)

From there, the CableTV team referred to Google Trends to determine which Disney films each US state (and Canadian provincec) showed the most interest in over the last five years.

Minnesota's favorite classic Disney film? Aristocats.

CableTV.com
CableTV.com

I guess I don't have a good reason to be surprised, but I am. I know our Central Minnesota audience well enough to know that they love their dogs, so I'm not sure who all the cat-lovers are or where they're hiding.

CableTV also determined that Lion King is the most popular classic Disney film at 17 states; 37 states favored a movie with an animal protagonist; and Hawaii's favorite film is Mulan which is little surprise considering 57% of the state's residents identify as Asian-American.

Check out the full results from the study here.

What's your favorite classic Disney film?


I love dogs, and I love movies about dogs. My actual experience with dogs, though? Well, watch for yourself...