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