In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of the five 5 best Disney Irish movies available to stream on Disney+.
“The Hound of Ulster” (1996)
It is well-known that the plot arcs of Gargoyles draw inspiration from real-world myths and stories worldwide. The 45th episode of the series, titled “The House of Ulster,” did not break the pattern. The episodes, which are voiced by Keith David and take place in Ireland, follow Goliath and the rest of the gang as they embark on their “Avalon World Tour.”
As soon as the cunning and robust Banshee (whose voice is provided by Sheena Easton) learns that the Manhattan Clan has arrived, she takes them into custody and puts them through interrogation.
“The Last Leprechaun” (1989)
When the Ranger Plane makes an emergency landing in Ireland, things turn more humorous, given that the Rescue Rangers have a reputation for getting into crazy and exciting situations. After arriving on the Isle of Emerald, the Rangers lend their assistance to the King of the Leprechauns in his quest to liberate his people from the tyranny of the Queen of the Banshees.
Because of their prevalence in Irish tradition, banshees are frequently shown in media of this nature, as you can see. This is because banshees are terrifying creatures.
Lucky Toupée (2021)
Lucky Toupée, a short film with an Irish theme produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and included in the Short Circuit series, features everything you could want in a movie of this genre.
It’s the wacky and dynamic plot that makes the entire Short Circuit series fun to watch, from a gangster leprechaun to a sweet romance, and it’s what this episode is about.
Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)
The addition of Darby O’Gill and the Little People is required for a St. Patrick’s Day movie marathon to be considered legitimate. The picture is a Christmastime classic, and Disney veteran Robert Stevenson was in charge of directing it.
It stars Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, and Jimmy O’Dea. In it, an elderly groundskeeper engages in a protracted mental duel with the King of the Leprechauns. This conflict has been going on for a long time. This picture, released in 1959, is renowned for its amazing effects and for being the vehicle via which James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli first became aware of Sean Connery.
The Luck of the Irish (2001)
Lastly, “The Luck of the Irish” is just as essential to Disney’s entertainment with an Irish theme as “Darby O’Gill.” Even though it does not include cutting-edge spectacular effects or an early performance by the best 007, it is content that should be considered at the pinnacle of DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie) status.
The Luck of the Irish is the nostalgic made-for-television fantasy picture that makes the price of admission to Disney+ worthwhile for millennials and zoomers. The film was released twenty years after it first aired on television.