What's your state's favorite Disney movie? Survey says...

What's your state's favorite Disney movie? Survey says...
Here are Canada's favorites. (Source: CableTV.com)
Here are Canada's favorites. (Source: CableTV.com)

(WIS) - Everyone loves a Disney movie.

And with the recent release of Disney's Christopher Robin, CableTV.com took a look at the nation's love for the entertainment giant's animated video vault to see which film ranked highest in each state and in Canada.

Since its first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1937, Disney movies have been a classic was to quiet and entertain kids and their parents for generations.

It's also worth mentioning that the list stops at what the survey calls "Disney's Renaissance" - 1999 - and does not include Disney/Pixar films made in that area or afterward.

Not a whole lot of surprises on this list: The Lion King was the top movie among the states with 17 top placements. Here are more factoids from the national survey:

  • We love animals - 38 states favored a film with an animal protagonist.
  • With the support of 17 states, The Lion King (1994) is America’s favorite Disney classic, hands down.
  • Dumbo (1941) is beloved by New York, which was known for the elephant walk through Manhattan, a tradition that lasted over thirty years. While the event garnered mixed feelings from residents and tourists, it certainly left its mark in NYC.
  • Nearly 71 percent of Vermont households own a pet, so it makes sense that Vermont loves 101 Dalmatians (1961). But funnily enough, Vermont has more cat-owning households than dog-owning households.
  • With the most wilderness of any state, Alaska’s respect for wildlife reflects in its favorite movie Bambi (1942).
  • The trippy Alice in Wonderland (1951) is a big deal in New Mexico, which happens to be the only state where you can legally grow magic mushrooms (psilocybin-containing mushrooms).
  • Over 57 percent of Hawaiian residents identify as Asian American, so it’s no surprise that Mulan (1998) is a favorite for the Aloha State.
  • The Beehive State, with the youngest average population in the US, had a fourteen-way tie for its top Disney classic. No other state but Utah had a tie for its favorite movie

This is how the data was collected:

First, our team of analysts made a list of the twenty-five most popular Disney classic films. To do this, we cross-referenced all the Disney movies through the end of the Disney Renaissance (1999), starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We used title familiarity, popularity, and cultural relevance within Disney theme parks to whittle it down to the top twenty-five.

The study also discusses the most popular Disney releases by era. To see the full list of findings, click here.

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