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Sasha Lee

Eleven Irresistible Musical Numbers From Animated Movies

Animated films are responsible for bringing so many different kinds of stories to life, and are responsible for so many iconic cinematic moments cherished by children and adults alike. For those of us who love music and musicals, some of Hollywood’s all-time best earworms can be found within this medium, appealing to viewers of all ages. These singalongs and show tunes have stood the test of time—film buffs and even the most casual fans can point to so many scenes that have spelled movie magic, whether it’s Timon, Pumbaa, and Simba head-bopping across a log or SpongeBob’s Patrick Star posing in fishnet stockings and heels.

The animated films of the last few decades have dealt with everything from fairy tales to family trauma, from falling in love to making the world a better place. And when it comes to family-friendly fare, there’s often truly memorable music to be found, be it a revamped classic or an original number, giving these movies a chance to prove that they’re as rich in epic tunes as any live-action musical.

Below, I’ve rounded up the eleven of my favorite animated movie moments that are sure to spark a dance party! From The Little Mermaid to Hotel Transylvania to Encanto, these stirring showstoppers and goofy, feel-good gems are guaranteed to get you moving…

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