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Tuesday, 23 April, 2002, 23:06 GMT 00:06 UK
Toy Story beats the classics
Buzz Lightyear
Buzz Lightyear was voted favourite hero
Toy Story has beaten classics such as Bambi to top a poll of the best Disney films ever.

Its star Buzz Lightyear was voted the favourite Disney hero, with his Tom Hanks-voiced co-star Woody second.

Favourite Disney film
1 Toy Story
2 The Jungle Book
3 Toy Story 2
4 Monsters Inc
5 The Lion King
6 Beauty and the Beast
7 Bambi
8 Lady and the Tramp
9 101 Dalmatians
10 Aladdin
Cruella De Vil was voted favourite villain for her puppy-napping antics in 101 Dalmatians, closely followed by Peter Pan's devilish pirate Captain Hook.

The poll of 4,000 Disney fans favoured modern movies over established greats.

The Jungle Book was in second place followed by Toy Story 2, last year's Monsters Inc and The Lion King.

Bambi and Lady and the Tramp did relatively well - but there was no place in the poll for Dumbo, Fantasia or Snow White.

New films

It seems modern audiences are less inspired by sentimental scenes such as the death of Bambi's mother and more by sly cultural references in the likes of Toy Story.

The survey was carried out by the BBC to mark the launch of Disney Girl and Disney's Comic, two new magazines aimed at pre-teens.

Favourite Disney hero
1 Buzz Lightyear - Toy Story
2 Woody - Toy Story
3 Simba - The Lion King
4 Mowgli - The Jungle Book
5 Sulley - Monsters Inc
6 Genie - Aladdin
7 Mike - Monsters Inc
8 Aladdin - Aladdin
9 Flik - A Bug's Life
10 Ariel - The Little Mermaid
Toy Story creators Pixar have just unveiled three new computer animated films for Disney.

Their films for Disney have made more than $1.7bn (1.1bn) worldwide.

Their Monsters Inc was the second most successful animated movie of all time, behind The Lion King.

Pixar was founded in 1986 when Steve Jobs, one of the creators of Apple computers, bought the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm, founded by Star Wars director George Lucas, for $10m.

See also:

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