These movies are indelible marks on our childhood and teen years. They’re the Disney movies that we inevitably had on VHS and loved almost as much as the classics. Sometimes even more. There, we said it.
Professor Philip Brainard (best last name EVER) invents a crazy green slime that can’t be contained. Hilarity ensues.
Fun Fact: Weebo, Philip’s robot assistant, is voiced by Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel).
George of the Jungle (1997)
George grows up in the jungle with an elephant for a pet and lion-raising for exercise. And then he meets city girl Ursula. And he impresses all her friends when he runs around with horses and his long locks flow loosely in the wind. At least, that’s the part we remember best.
Fun Fact: Many of the animals, including the toucan and George’s friend Ape, are a mixture of costume and animatronics provided by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
First Kid (1996)
This movie showed us that being the President’s kid isn’t all fun and games. We mean, some of it was fun (boxing with Sinbad?!) but you still have to deal with typical kid problems too.
Fun Fact: Brock Pierce (Luke Davenport) also starred in The Mighty Ducks!
A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995)
This was culture clash to the extreme. Calvin Fuller, clad in full baseball uniform, drops into King Arthur’s court and shakes things up when he starts playing rock music.
Fun Fact: This was the second feature film for two of the supporting actors: Daniel Craig and Kate Winslet.
The Santa Clause (1994)
Tim Allen becomes Santa Claus. Albeit reluctantly and after a few bad hair dye jobs, but he gets there. And there is a cookie-dispensing sleigh waiting when he does.
Fun Fact: Tim Allen also played two of our favorite Disney characters: Tim Taylor in Home Improvement and Buzz Lightyear from, you know, Toy Story.
Angels in the Outfield (1994)
Tiny Joseph Gordon-Levitt. That is all.
Fun Fact: Tiny Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Blank Check (1994)
If you were an eleven-year-old with $1 million, wouldn’t you put the entrance to the water slide in your bedroom too? We’re thinking yes.
Fun Fact: The gangster bad guy Quigley, played by Miguel Ferrer, voices another Disney villain: Shan-Yu in Mulan.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Easily one of the most inspirational movies OF ALL TIME, Homeward Bound tugged at all of our heart strings. Cats and dogs working together! An all-star voice cast! Crazy encounters with porcupines! But seriously, this movie is amazing.
Fun Fact: Michael J. Fox (voice of Chance) also voiced Milo Thatch in Atlantis: The Lost Empire!
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Three scary (sort of?) witches. Three kids and an immortal cat. One eerie Halloween evening. These are the ingredients for a hilarious (and spooky!) comedy.
Fun Fact: Bette Midler (Winifred) voiced sassy Georgette in Oliver & Company.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
The Ducks. The Hawks. Emilio Estevez. Joshua Jackson. Triple-dekes. Green jerseys. Quack quack quack. Any questions?
Fun Fact: The ever-wise Hans (Joss Ackland) plays King Arthur in our other ‘90s favorite, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court.
The Rocketeer (1991)
A superhero come to life, The Rocketeer was based on an awesome comic character of the same name. This movie was action packed (with a bit of romance, too) and did not disappoint.
Fun Fact: Timothy Dalton (Neville Sinclair) voiced Mr. Pricklepants in Toy Story 3!