Walt Disney is synonymous with animation industry. He has been the man behind development and production of cartoons. Walt holds the feat of being the first individual for having 59 Oscar nominations and winning 22 of them. In 1928 he developed his first most successful character ‘Mickey Mouse.’ In early years he also voiced his characters. Technical developments in cameras, synchronized sounds and feature-length cartoons were introduced by Disney.
A cartoon series titled ‘Silly Symphonies’ were created by him in 1929. The first coloured cartoon by Disney that became the first cartoon to win an Academy Award was ‘Flowers and Trees.’ Some of his other successful features, animated and live-action films include ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Bambi,’ ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ and many more. Disney ventured into the amusement park industry and opened ‘Disneyland’ in 1955.
One of the greatest animated classics of all time, Fantasia starring Mickey Mouse, consists of eight segments with music by Leopold Stokowski. The segments consist of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, The Nutcracker Suite, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Rite of Spring, The Pastoral Symphony, Dance of the Hours, and Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria.
Disney’s first animated feature depicts beautiful Princess Snow White whose jealous stepmother, the Queen, orders huntsman to kill her. When Queen realizes that Snow White is alive and has befriended 7 dwarfs in woods, she takes disguise to poison unsuspecting Snow White into death-like sleep. The saddened dwarfs keep vigil as they await the magic of love to bring her back to life.
Mowgli, a human child abandoned in the jungle following an accident, is found by black panther Bagheera and is raised by female wolf Raksha. When man-eating Bengal tiger Shere Khan returns in the vicinity ten years later, Bagheera, along with Mowgli's new fun-loving friend, sloth bear Baloo, attempt to convince Mowgli to head for the nearest Man-Village.
The animated Disney short revolves around Mickey having a nightmare that a mad scientist has kidnapped his dog, Pluto, with the intention of putting Pluto’s head on a chicken. As Mickey tries to rescue Pluto he himself gets caught by the scientist.
The Little House is an animated short film, which centers on a small house built at the top of a small hill, far out in the country in the beginning of the 20th century in America.
Pinocchio is an animated Disney film that revolves around a puppet named Pinocchio created by a wood carver to be his son, and after a fairy makes him come to life, he must prove himself worthy of being alive. With the aid of his appointed 'conscience', Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio stumbles through some events before finally turning into a real boy.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy are three inept firemen who are called upon to extinguish a fire at a hotel. While doing their job they discover, Clarabelle Cow is taking a shower upstairs, unaware of the fire. As they try to rescue her, she mistakes them for kidnappers leading to hilarious results.
Unable to pay their rent on time, Mickey and Donald are being forcibly evicted from their house by the ill-mannered Sheriff Pete. Mickey and Donald try to use Goofy and his delivery van to relocate with all of their belongings before Pete comes back. Unfortunately, for them, it’s easier said than done.
Two groups of tourists, one consisting of humans and the other consisting of mice, are on a visit to the statue of Benjamin Franklin. While the men stand in front of the statue to discuss Benjamin’s achievements the mice climbs up to his hat to tell the story of Amos and Ben.
Symphony Hour is an animated short comedy film, showing the popular animated character Mickey Mouse as he directs a radio orchestra. Although the sponsor loves the rehearsal, during the actual performance, Mickey’s friend Goofy creates chaos by dropping all the instruments under an elevator.
Based on an original short story by Bill Peet, Susie the Little Blue Coupe is an animated short film, which revolves around the eventful life of a little blue car.
In this animated comedy short film, Mickey Mouse is shown as a mischievous pilot at a steamboat which is being commanded by the tyrannical Captain Pete.
Alice, a young girl, is a day dreamer who dislikes literature or poems. One day while following a large rabbit, she accidentally falls into rabbit hole and finds herself in a vibrant wonderland. During her adventurous journey, she meets various characters like the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat. She also encounters the king and the queen with their army of playing cards.
Also called Mickey's Lucky Break and Mickey Plays Santa in certain home video releases, this short animation film depicts Mickey as street performer, playing his cello on a Christmas day, getting nails and bolts in return. But that does not stop him from delivering food and toys to a poor cat family dressed as Santa.
Bored with his bachelor life, pet Dalmatian Pongo manipulates his owner Roger Radcliffe into meeting Anita and her pet female Dalmatian Perdita. As their owners fall in love and marry, the Dalmatian pair has a litter of 15 puppies, which attracts the attention of Anita's wealthy former classmate Cruella De Vil who wants to make a dog-skin coat.
Adapted from the book of Austrian author Felix Salten, this movie is considered a Disney classic. The plot revolves around a fawn Bambi who is in line to inherit the title of prince of the forest. As Bambi grows up with his friends, Thumper and Flower, and flirts with Faline, he also faces danger from the hunters and realises that becoming a prince is not so easy.
A short from ‘Mickey Mouse’ series, it intertwines different storylines. Minnie is learning to skate with Mickey’s help, while Goofy is ice-fishing by dropping tobacco in water so that the fish would come up to spit. Donald is having fun by strapping skates to Pluto; but he himself gets into trouble when he is nearly blown away, and is saved by Mickey.
The Disney animated short centers on Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Pluto climbing the Alps to look for an eagle’s egg. However, hilarious misadventures follow as their quest leads to a confrontation with mother eagle, a mountain goat, and Pluto getting drunk.
Dumbo, a baby elephant born with extraordinarily big ears, is mocked by others and later gets separated from his mother when she tries to protect him. After an accident, he is even made to perform like a clown. However, his friend, Timothy Mouse, discovers a secret about his large ears and encourages Dumbo to use it to gain fame.
Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck try to build a boat from fold-out-parts which came with the instructions that all they have to do is put the parts together. Despite making a complete mess out of the process they finally succeed but their first voyage turns out to be the boat’s last one as well.
The cartoon-film follows Pluto who rushes a kitten and gets scolded by Mickey that he will have to answer this on judgment day. As a dejected Pluto falls asleep, he dreams of facing a trial in hell with angry cats as judge and jury, who declare him guilty. He wakes up in time before being punished, and learns to love the kitten.
Jealous of Magician Mickey’s popularity, Donald Duck is continuously trying to heckle him. But each time, Mickey is able to turn the table on him, making him a victim of his own tricks, until he shoots Mickey’s flare gun.
The Cold-Blooded Penguin tells the story Pablo the Penguin, who had a dream of moving to a warmer climate, and he also makes several attempts, failing each time. He eventually finds success after making a boat with a chunk of ice.
In this short cartoon, Mickey is seen reading Gulliver’s Travels while his charges are playing with a drum, pretending it was a boat. To calm them down, he tells them Gulliver’s story, putting himself in the place of the shipwrecked sailor, pretending that it all happened to him, ending it with how he killed a giant spider. But just then, somebody dangles a fake spider in front of him.
The movie tells the story of King Arthur and his rise from humble beginnings to the throne of England. 12 years old Arthur who is known as Wart, stumbles upon the wizard Merlin in a forest, who proclaims Arthur is destined for greatness. The prophecy comes true when he retrieves Uther Pendragon’s sword from the stone.
The story centers on Mickey’s attempts to get rid of the insects in his garden by spraying bug poison on them. In the midst of the operation, he finds the spray pump blocked and while he is busy unblocking it, Pluto with his head stuck in a pumpkin bumps into him, hitting Mickey with his own spray pump, making him hallucinate.
The cartoon features a polo game between four Disney characters, namely Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Big Bad Wolf and Donald Duck, and four cartoon versions of real-life movie stars, namely Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harpo Marx and Charlie Chaplin. The game starts when Jack Holt, the referee, throws the ball and with that all hell breaks loose.
Mickey, Goofy, and Donald are the not-so-skilled mechanics at a car service station where Peg-leg Pete brings his car because it continually squeaks Yankee Doodle. Scared of Pete’s ‘10 minutes’ deadline, they tumble around, but finally succeed in discovering the cause – a grasshopper. However, in their attempts to put the car back together, they end up making a mess of the automobile.
Mickey rescues Minnie Mouse from the cold, but after that, he has to deal with Pete, who tries to snatch her away.
Pecos Bill is an animated short film, which revolves around the life of a legendary Texas cowboy and his horse Widowmaker.
After Mickey Mouse takes shelter in a house during a stormy night, he is horrified to find that the house is haunted. As the ghosts, skeletons, and a cloaked figure scare and force Mickey to play the organ, Mickey tries to find a way to escape.
Intending to travel to Pomona, Mickey Mouse and Pluto board a train at Burbank station; but are promptly kicked out by Pete the conductor, who declares that dogs are not allowed. Not one to give up, Mickey Mouse smuggles in Pluto in a suitcase just as the train is about leave. However, their trouble is far from over.
Donald Duck and Goofy disguise themselves in a female moose costume so that they lure a male moose for hunter Mickey Mouse. Unfortunately, when a large red bull moose actually answers the costumed moose’s mating call, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy find that it is more than they can handle.
Mickey Mouse is working at a construction site, operating a steam shovel under the supervision of the main antagonist, Peg-Leg Pete. At this juncture, Minnie Mouse comes on a cart pulled by Pluto with boxes of lunches for sale. The trouble starts when Mickey tries to retrieve Minnie’s hat which has blown off and landed near him.
Mickey Mouse is the ring master of a circus show. Performing with him are Donald Duck and his team of three sea lions. The first act is juggling, which is more or less successful; but as soon as it is finished the sea lions start asking for food. Donald has come ready for it, but before he can finish feeding, a pup steals a fish, creating a chaos.
The black and white Mickey Mouse short depicts the premier of Mickey’s latest cartoon, ‘Galloping Romance’ at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The premier is attended by Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Clarabelle and Horace who arrive in a limo and walk the red carpet. All the celebrities and eminent actors of the time are present to congratulate and cheer Mickey and his team.
After his parents get separated, Johnny, a seven year old boy visits the plantation of his grandmother for an extended stay. He soon befriends Uncle Remus, who works at the plantation. He tells Johnny the stories of Brer Rabbit, and through these stories Johnny learns how to cope with the problems he faces in his life.
Pluto rescues a bag floating in the ice only to find a kitten inside. When the kitten follows him home, Mickey Mouse adopts the kitten, raising feelings of extreme jealousy in Pluto. Pluto must battle his good and bad side when he accidentally endangers the kitten’s life.
The animated short finds Mickey Mouse and his friends, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto vacationing in Hawaii. Full of humorous misadventures, the friends continuously find themselves in trouble but end up enjoying their holiday anyway.
Mickey and his crew, Donald and Goofy, are working on his tugboat when they receive a distress call from a sinking ship. Hurriedly they get underway, but forget to cast-off, dragging half the dock along. As Donald struggles with the pistons, Goofy mistakenly overloads the boiler with coal, causing big explosion. Later, they realize that the SOS was only a radio show.
The Worm Turns is an animated short comedy film, revolving around mad scientist Mickey, who after brewing up a new potion, tries it out on different test subjects.
Mickey, Goofy and Donald Duck go whaling on a whaling boat. As usual, disasters keep happening from the very start; but it reaches the climax when Goofy and Donald spot a sleeping whale and try to harpoon it.
The truck carrying a talking parrot drives into some obstacle and the parrot lands at Mickey’s doorstep. On a newsflash, Mickey and Pluto learn about an escaped criminal, Machine-Gun Butch. Afraid that Butch is in the basement, Mickey descends stealthily. Pluto hears the parrot talk, but thinks it’s the fish. Finally, they are relieved to find that it’s parrot and not Butch.
Mickey Mouse takes Pluto to a high-society dog show where Pluto gets enchanted by a Pekingese, Fifi. When the judge makes fun of Pluto, he goes after the judge; consequently, Mickey and Pluto are thrown out. Then a fire starts at the venue with Fifi stuck inside. Pluto fearlessly rescues Fifi from the burning building, and receives a medal for his bravery.
After being enhanced by scary stories on the radio and books, Donald Duck’s imagination moves into a seemingly real crime world.
Two-Gun Mickey is an animated short comedy western film, which tells the story of Micky Mouse, who tries to rescue cowgirl Minnie, after she is pursued by a bandit Pete.
Camping Out is an animated musical comedy short film, which revolves around Mickey Mouse and his friends while they are out camping. However, things take a turn for the worse, when they are attacked by a horde of angry mosquitoes.
Giantland is an animated comedy short film which revolves around Mickey Mouse as he tells the mice children the well-known fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. However, Mickey inserts himself in the role of the main character Jack.
Based on the Greek folktale, this animated film tells the story of King Midas, who gains the ability to turn anything he touches into gold. However, he eventually realizes that it is more of a curse than a blessing.
Mickey is getting ready to conduct an opera wherein Donald Duck and Clara Cluck sing a duet. Pluto, whom Mickey had earlier banished to the backstage, crashes into magician’s props and discovers magic hat. As the opera starts, Pluto enters the stage chasing the magic hat which falls into a tuba. Mickey is all exasperated as the hat’s animals fill the stage.
The Pointer is an animated short comedy film, which revolves around Mickey Mouse and his dog Pluto, as they are hunting for quail. However, their hunting trip turns into a disaster, when Mickey wakes up a bear.
Set in 1890s, the short begins with Mickey Mouse meeting lovely Minnie in a public park one spring day. Developing an instant liking for each other, they attend a vaudeville show together before going for a ride in a Brass era car, delighting Goofy and the Duck family; but scaring horses and cows, on the way.
Chip and Dale, two chipmunk rodents, set up a house in the wooden stove of Mickey Mouse’s cabin. Therefore, Mickey Mouse’s matches keep going out whenever he tries to light a fire. However, Mickey’s dog Pluto knows about them and this leads to a confrontation between Pluto and the chipmunks.
When the firehouse alarm bell rings, Mickey and his team of fire-fighters rush towards a burning apartment building. As the nearby hydrant is not properly functioning, Horace Horsecollar puts out the fire with drinks of water from a pond. Climbing on a neighboring building, Mickey uses clothesline to cross to where Minnie is trapped on the upper floor and saves her heroically.
Goliath I, the biggest elephant of the jungle, is unhappy with Goliath II, his 8-year-old miniature son. But Goliath’s loving mother protects him, especially from Raja, the tiger. Once Goliath runs away, lands in trouble, and receives spanking after being rescued by mother. When the herd encounters a mouse, all elephants panic, but Goliath bravely defeats the mouse, earning his father’s respect.
Barnyard Olympics is an animated comedy short film which revolves around Mickey Mouse and his friends who stage a small Olympics in a makeshift stadium inside a farm.
While going through financial difficulties, the owner of a ship conspires with the captain to sink the ship in order to collect the insurance money. The captain agrees, but soon he realizes that his daughter and her lover are on the ship.
While Mickey and Minnie is out on a picnic, Mortimer Mouse, Minnie’s old sweetheart, arrives. Mortimer, who strives for Minnie’s affection, starts playing practical jokes on Mickey.
The Little Whirlwind is an animated short comedy film, which revolves around Mickey Mouse, who tries to chase away a tiny tornado with a mind of its own. However, the tornado goes off and gets his big brother, who comes and makes a huge mess of Minnie’s yard.
Mickey Mouse gets into bed after his nighttime prayers and soon falls asleep. He dreams about proposing to Minnie Mouse. One day, after they're happily married, Mickey is in the garden with Pluto when a stork sends a bunch of baby mice down their chimney. But the stork never stops.
Mickey Mouse is working as a mail pilot and is entrusted with a chest of money. He battles rain and snow on his journey, but Pete, who is equipped with a machine gun and a harpoon cannon, pursues him. After putting up a tough fight, Mickey Mouse manages to demolish Pete’s plane, and hand him over to the authorities, as well as deliver the money.
Mickey is leading his ‘Manglers’ against Pete’s team in a big football game, with Goofy trying his best as radio announcer and Pluto working as water dog. An animation short full of action and gags where Mickey uses heavy teammate as steamroller to flatten their opponents, then ambulance driver rolls them and takes away…. and lastly, Mickey scores the winning touchdown!
Mickey Mouse is driving a taxicab in the city, and picks up an enormous pig as a passenger. However, the pig is too fat and this leads to problems.
The Mad Dog is an animated comedy short film which revolves around Mickey Mouse as he tries to give a bath to Pluto Dog. Pluto tries to run away, and is mistaken for a rabid dog, and eventually a dogcatcher tries to shoot him down.
Pluto rescues a litter of kittens from river, but as Mickey and Minnie pamper them and blame Pluto for their mischief, Pluto’s devil-self starts popping its head, prodding him to chase the kittens out. When dejected Pluto walks out, the kittens follow and fall in the well. Pluto’s angel-self wins over as he again rescues them, regaining his place in Mickey’s heart.
Mickey Mouse lies in bed like a lord, where he gets served breakfast by his dog Pluto. He next sends Pluto to fetch the newspaper, and gives him a coin for the vending machine. However, the task is not as easy for Pluto as it seems to be.
Mickey Mouse rides his ostrich up to the bar Cantina Argentina and dances and flirts with Minnie Mouse. But soon wanted outlaw Black Pete kidnaps Minnie and Mickey is forced to chase him on his ostrich. When he catches up to them, Mickey emerges victorious in a sword fight and rides away with Minnie.
Mickey Mouse receives a baby elephant, which a friend ships to him, as a playmate for his dog Pluto. However, Pluto’s devil self tells him that he is being replaced, and tells him to attack the elephant with red pepper.
Mickey’s Amateurs is an animated short comedy film, which revolves around a radio show hosted by Mickey Mouse, where Donald Duck, Clara Cluck and Goofy are participants.
Bongo is an animated comedy short film, which tells the story of a performing bear, who escapes from the circus, and tries to adapt to life in the wild.
After a gorilla escapes, Mickey Mouse panics and calls Minnie Mouse. However, she claims that she is not afraid and plays a song to show it. Things take a turn when the gorilla comes up from behind her and grabs her. Now it is up to Mickey Mouse to save her.
Mickey and friends are having fun on the beach. Clarabelle loses her swimsuit in which Mickey gets entangled, receiving good whacking from Clarabelle. Pluto first chases a crab, then accidently drags a displeased octopus ashore while retrieving string of sausages tossed by Mickey. The menacing octopus disrupts the party, but Mickey gets rid of it by lassoing it with rope and anchor.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are on a vacation in Arabia, but soon a sultan kidnaps Minnie. Therefore Mickey tries his best to rescue her from the sultan’s palace.
This animated short comedy film revolves around the story of the friendship between a pelican and a snipe.