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Disney Movie Map Shows Which States Love ‘Lion King’ More Than ‘Mulan’

It's a small world after all.

For Disney fans, picking a favorite movie from Disney’s iconic filmography is a sacred thing. For more than 80 years, Disney has dominated the animation landscape and has made countless classic films that are beloved by millions all around the country. And picking your favorite isn’t just saying which movie you like best; it’s a selection that you wear as a proverbial badge of honor to let the world know exactly who you are. Given that there are more than 330 million people in America, it would be pretty much impossible to track everyone’s favorite Disney movie. But CableTV.com was able to do the next best thing by creating a map that shows the favorite Disney movie in all 50 states. Check it out below to see which movie your state chose.

Unsurprisingly, the map reveals that people love seeing animals go on adventures and sing catchy tunes, as 38 states selected movies with animal protagonists. There were some pleasant surprises within the animal kingdom, including the Aristocrats managing to be the favorite of three states despite often being overlooked in the Disney canon.

But even more than animals, on the whole, the real winner was clearly The Lion King, which was chosen as the favorite by a whopping 17 states. The 1994 classic dominated in the Midwest and especially the Rust Belt. It also had a very strong showing in the South, where it was picked by several states.

Disney princesses were also extremely popular, with Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, the Little Mermaid, and Mulan all claiming at least one state on the map. Ariel from the Little Mermaid proved to be the favorite of the princesses, with the Little Mermaid being chosen by four states, included Florida and Texas, two of the largest populated states in America.

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