It’s Spring! 15 Top Disney Moments that Celebrate Nature

Spring has sprung and green shoots are pushing up in my garden. It’s very exciting. I love how springtime buzzes and flitters; it calls to mind the many gifts and powers of nature. Disney has a long and distinguished history celebrating the wonderful world of nature. So, to get us into the spirit of spring, here’s a look at 15 top Disney moments that celebrate nature.


  • Landscapes of Great Wonder 1 of 18
    Landscapes of Great Wonder
    "Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed jungles between tides, and even drops of water. Life in these hidden worlds is more startling in reality than anything we can imagine. How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?" (Walt Disney 1901-1966)

  • He can call me flower if he wants to. 2 of 18
    He can call me flower if he wants to.
    Bambi celebrates our curiosity for, exploration of, and joy in discovering nature.
  • Sliding to the earth 3 of 18
    Sliding to the earth
    After a life separated from nature ....
  • Landing 4 of 18
    ...Rapunzel's foot touches the ground in Tangled. "Smell the grass, the dirt...," she reminds us as she soaks in the rich, sensory experience of nature.
  • Aurora in the forest 5 of 18
    Aurora in the forest
    Aurora from Sleeping Beauty celebrates our special relationship to animals.
  • Inspiration 6 of 18
    Fantasia celebrates nature's power to inspire artists and artwork.
  • 1st Day of School 7 of 18
    1st Day of School
    Nemo heading to his first day of school celebrates the diversity of nature.
  • Hello, hello 8 of 18
    Hello, hello
    Gnomeo and Juliet remind us of nature's ability to bring us together.
  • Tarzan 9 of 18
    Tarzan celebrates nature by reminding us that nature is our home.
  • Whales 10 of 18
    A great pod of whales illustrates the grandeur of nature in this scene from Fantasia.
  • Think, think, think 11 of 18
    Think, think, think
    Winnie the Pooh teaches us nature is a place to think and play.
  • Bare Necessities 12 of 18
    Bare Necessities
    Baloo from Jungle Book teaches Mowgli nature's ability to feed and sustain us.
  • The Circle of Life 13 of 18
    The Circle of Life
    In this classic scene from The Lion King, we are reminded of the great cycles of nature.
  • Secret of the Wings 14 of 18
    Secret of the Wings
    John Lasseter suggested to the artists on Secret of the Wings to "go back to nature," when looking for the best wing design inspiration. They found it, among other things, in an abalone shell.
  • Little April Shower 15 of 18
    Little April Shower
    This little rain song celebrates the music of nature as well as nature's power to change in Bambi.

  • Firebird 16 of 18
    Fantasia celebrates the regenerative power of nature.
  • Pocahontas 17 of 18
    Disney's Pocahontas celebrates the unity of nature.
  • Colors of the Wind 18 of 18
    Colors of the Wind
    With a beautiful melody and rich, meaningful lyrics, Colors of the Wind is one of the all time greatest Disney moments that celebrate nature. Enjoy and Happy Spring!


Photo Credits: © Walt Disney Studios


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