If you’ve ever wondered what the most popular Disney movie in the United States was, well you’re in luck. CableTV.com’s team of analysts looked at the Disney data and determined the country’s favoritest of the faves. So what did CableTV.com uncover? The Lion King is the number one Disney flick in America, ranking at the top of the list in a whopping 16 states.
Here are how some of the other top-ranking Disney films across the United States. Which Disney movie does your state claim as the best?
The Lion King
The Lion King (1994) was a clear favorite among 16 different states and not limited to one specific region of the country, either. The story of Simba's coming-of-age tale-meets-Hamlet clearly has broad appeal across the United States. Here's where The Lion King reigns supreme: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Wisconsin.
Each state where Bambi was the most popular Disney film makes total sense, as each has sweeping meadows and beautiful landscapes where fawns like Bambi are a common sight. Folks in the five states of Alaska, Maryland, Montana, Oklahoma and Virginia are absolutely twitterpated for Bambi (1942).
The Little Mermaid
It makes sense that a place like Florida would have The Little Mermaid (1989)as its favorite Disney flick, but even dry desert states like Arizona, Nevada and Texas have a longing for what's under the sea, too.
Minnesota, Missouri and Tennessee are home to the coolest cats—and the biggest fans of The Aristocats (1970).
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Kentucky, Massachusetts and Washington must really love their honey and one silly ol' bear, where The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh seems to be these states' favorite Disney flick.
Maine, New Hampshire and Oregon love the tale of a clever fox named Robin Hood who steals from the rich to help the poor folk of Nottingham (1973).
The Fox and The Hound
Nebraska, North and South Dakota love Disney's 1981 classic, The Fox and the Hound.
There's something about Aladdin (1992) that the coastal states of California and New Jersey can't get enough of—perhaps it's the flying carpets, Robin Williams as the Genie, the allure of "Prince Ali" (a.k.a., the best Disney song ever) or maybe just dreams of "A Whole New World."
Mulan, Dumbo & More
Nine states favored films that weren't the favorites of any other state, representing a wide swath of Disney classics, both new and old, including: Arkansas (Pocahontas), Delaware (Lady and the Tramp), Hawaii (Mulan), Idaho (Sleeping Beauty), Mississippi (Fantasia), New Mexico (Alice in Wonderland), New York (Dumbo), Vermont (One Hundred and One Dalmatians), West Virginia (Snow White) and Wyoming (Hercules).
...And Then There's Utah
Utah really likes its Disney movies—so much that there wasn't just a two- or three-way tie for the Beehive State's favorite Disney films. Utah had a 14-way tie for the following Disney favorites: Snow White, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules and Tarzan!
—Erica Loop, with additional reporting by Keiko Zoll