Talk:List of Disney animated shorts

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Lot of Short missing inculded Donald Duck, Goofy, pluto etc.The Tramp 16:10, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

'Symphony Hour'?[edit]

"Symphony Hour" is missing from the list. The cartoon has prettymuch every Disney cartoon character in it, they're basically musicians in a symphony and they're scrambling around a huge Carnegie Hall-type building (or larger) trying to get their ess together for the show. Its more or less a disaster -- I seem to remember an elevator crushing a bunch of musical instruments. I was surprised it wasn't on this big list. I'd add it myself but I don't know what year it was made. --Ragemanchoo (talk) 08:25, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

'Hot Dogs!'?[edit]

I've never heard of this and Google reveals nothing. It's not listed on Disney's site. I call fake. I'll leave it for a while, if anyone wants to try to verify it. (talk) 06:16, 7 January 2009 (UTC)NealP

I've been thinking the same thing. Don't think this exists (or will exist..) SWatsi (talk) 20:45, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

'2000's Missing Shorts!'?[edit]

Also, the 2000's list is missing some shorts, here's the full list but I'm too lazy to edit it in myself:

Well, excluding the Mickey Mouse shorts (from "The House of Mouse") I can fill you in on the 2000's other shorts:

'John Henry' (2000) - Released on "Disney's American Legends" DVD. Only place to get it on DVD, except it is a full screen version when the true ratio was wide screen.

'Grievance of a Starmaker' (2002) - Released on "It's A Small World Of Fun! Volume One" DVD only and cannot be found anywhere else.

'Destino' (2003) - Releasing in 2010 on its own DVD on the same day as the "Fantasia" and "Fantasia/2000" Blu-ray releases. Will include a documentary about the short in order to increase buying value. Not currently available on DVD.

'A Dairy Tale' (2004) - This is a bonus feature on the "Home on the Range" DVD and cannot be found anywhere else.

'Lorenzo' (2004) - This is not available on DVD or any format. Currently it's only shown specially - such as at film festivals and Disney cruises. Possibly (this is my assumption) will release on the 'Destino' DVD or "Fantasia" or "Fantasia/2000" re-releases.

'One By One' (2004) - Available on "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" Special Edition DVD and cannot be found anywhere else.

'The Cat That Looked At A King' (2004) - Available on the "Mary Poppins" 40th Anniversary DVD. There is a 45th Anniversary DVD coming out this January 27. It may be re-released on there, as well. Can't be found anywhere else.

'The Origin of Stitch' (2005) - Available on "Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch" DVD and cannot be found anywhere else.

'The Little Match Girl' (2006) - Available on "The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition DVD and cannot be found anywhere else.

'Pip's Predicament: A Pop-up Adventure' (2007) - Found only on the "Enchanted" DVD/Blu-ray.


'Destino', 'Lorenzo', 'One By One', and 'The Little Match Girl' were all made for a third Fantasia that was once called "Fantasia 2006" but the film was canceled and the four shorts completed for it got or will get separate releases.

'Grievance of a Starmaker' was made by Walt Disney Studios Japan and was part of a contest where a person wrote the story and won the contest so their story was made into an animated short.

'A Dairy Tale' was directed by the same people behind "Home on the Range" and was made especially for the DVD as an extra purchase incentive. The same mindset was behind 'The Origin of Stitch' - to be an incentive for people to buy the Direct-To-Video sequel to the Disney Animated Classic.


Upcoming shorts include:

There will be a new short starring Bolt from "BOLT" for its March DVD/Blu-ray release that will premiere exclusively on the DVD/Blu-ray.

"How to Hook Up Your Home Theater" was completed in 2007 and shown before "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets", no word on a DVD release.

"Glago's Guest" was completed in 2008 and supposed to show before "BOLT" but got pulled. It may show before "The Princess and the Frog".

"The Ballad of Nessie" is the last announced upcoming Disney short and there is no word on a release. (talk) 06:16, 7 January 2009 (UTC)NealP

Some of those are already on there, but please do put those others in. I'm not sure what should and should not be included re: the origin or stitch, walt disney studios japan etc.. or if this list should be exclusively what is considered part of WDAS\WDFA. Eitherway that should be cleared up somehow, and the list made to fit that as there are others from the 90's and 2000's that are not yet in the list as well. SWatsi (talk) 21:17, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, before I add them it needs to be decided what 'counts'. They are all 'Disney shorts' but some didn't come from the two U.S. studios - one came from the Japan studio, some were from the U.S. only other departments at Disney, some were animated at DisneyToon in Australia. What counts and what doesn't? (talk) 21:57, 12 January 2009 (UTC)NealP

Discussion Regarding Disney Film List Clean-Up[edit]

For discussions regarding the over-arching clean-up of the various Disney animated film lists, please see this WikiProjects page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Disney/Animated Film Article Cleanup. Please add any discussion regarding same there for the time being. Thank you. Jvsett (talk) 04:45, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Changes by 85.220.*.*[edit]

So, the IP user in the 85.220.*.* range (who seems to be from Iceland) is making various changes to this list, mostly good, but there are a few problems. On the off chance that that user notices this talk page posting, please consider getting an account, or alternatively, please comment here so we can discuss some of the problems with your additions. (I've also tried contacting the user via edit summaries and the talk page of the IP, but their IP keeps changing.)

For starters, you can't just add links using square brackets without pipes to all film names and expect that to work. Doing so will link to unrelated articles, such as disambiguation pages or links to completely unrelated topics (like the band article for the link I just fixed). --Mepolypse (talk) 21:23, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Oh, sorry what did you want say? I do have account but I don't remember my password, so sorry. Apart form that linking problem, personally don't have time to sit down a write all articles for all shorts :(. but Ken Paulson is site I have been linking in edit summaries pretty save bet on correct dates and additions as he gives original scource. (talk) 21:46, 16 December 2010 (UTC)
If you have lost your password you can create a new account, see WP:SOCK#LEGIT (under "Compromised accounts"). Please do so, as it makes communication much easier. No one expects you to create articles for all shorts. Just make sure the links you create don't link to unrelated articles (and please don't revert me when I remove such links). Use the preview button and check that any links which are blue don't link to unrelated articles. The site you mention looks like a reliable source, but it would be better if you added this as actual references in the article, as the edit summaries are not considered proper citations. Otherwise someone else is likely to change the dates back according to some other (less reliable) source. Also, piping such as [[Health for the Americas: The Human Body|The Human Body]] seems inappropriate. The prefix is either part of the title or isn't. If it is, it should be the title of the article and the link. There were a couple of other minor issues, but I can't remember them anymore. As I said, your changes look good overall. Keep it up, but please get an account. --Mepolypse (talk) 22:35, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Tick Tock Tale[edit]

I don't think it was released theatrically with Tangled, was it? --Oerks 10:47, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


Turns out some of the Alice Comedies have more than 50% live action. (Alice's Day at Sea on YouTube) Should they be moved to the other article or should we rework the criteria for inclusion? I don't have a strong opinion, I just noticed it's inconsistent. Pigby (talk) 01:29, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

NO because Alice is an series, but we could lower % of animation into let say 30%. (talk) 12:05, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Tiny's Big Adventure[edit]

Should the Prep & Landing short - Tiny's Big Adventure be in the 2009 section? It was put up on the Disney website following the release of the tv special.
SWatsi (talk) 21:07, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

You are right. I have found a confirmation on this site saying it was put online on December 9, 2009. --Carniolus (talk) 08:17, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Nice one. Shall we retain the DVD release details? SWatsi (talk) 20:06, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Well, the column's title is "DVD Release", and every preceding short has a DVD information - if it was released on DVD, of course. And other two Prep & Landing shorts are also getting a DVD release... --Carniolus (talk) 10:08, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Orange background?[edit]

Why are some entries highlighted with orange background? I can't find the legend.--Krystaleen 06:58, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Because they were not originally released to theaters. DoctorHver (talk) 16:44, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. It needs a legend then, don't you think?--Krystaleen 05:43, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but can you add it?DoctorHver (talk) 09:43, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Wait, are you sure it's the animations that weren't originally released to theaters? So all the others have been released to theaters?--Krystaleen 10:35, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, 1920's all in theaters, with the expactation of the 2 1929-1930's Mickey Mouse Club shorts of the 1930's. The club might have been run in theaters so buting a legend there might be questionable and one of them is actually lost and the title unknown some Disney historians have talked about that cartoon lost cartoon online on Jerry Beck's cartoonbrew website for example but they have been unable to confirm the title.
The Mickey color cartoon in 1932 Pride of Award Nominees should have legend as it was not intended for the general public it was commisoned by the Academy.
The two late Mickey Mouse 1939 commercials one was used at World is Fair exhibition and the other one I'm unsure it might have shown up in theaters since it featured Mickey, but both should have legend since they were commissioned by others.
All propaganda shorts featuring Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Pluto, the three Little Pigs and where commisioned by others need a legend since they wouldn't have been other wise made and to reflect there different status form other more regular theatericals at the time, all shorts not distributed by RKO, Disney's distributor at time.ö
All Health for Americans cartoons were only released in South America and only on 16mm film for educational purposes and thus not in American theaters, according to the book South of the Boarder with Disney maybe the sole expectation might be the short that featured the Seven Darwes.
Industrial shorts of 1940's should have legend since they were commisioned by other companies, but the offical Disney enclopedia don't mention that they were ever shown in theaters, some might have been but officel enclopedia don't confirms such showning.
How to Catch a Cold (1951) should have a legend since it was originally distributed too schools, not theaters and it was commisioned by another company
Donald's educationals of 1956, 1959, 1961, where originally shown in theaters and thus no legend need.
1965 educationalds featuring donald and gooofy not sure if they should have legned since there is conflicting reports whether they where shown in theaters or not.
1968 Family Planning should have legend since it was only used for educational purposes in South America.
1969-1995 all none theaterical shorts where used for educational puropsed and originally distributed to schools.
I know that most of the none-theatericals of 2000's and 2010's should have legend but they currently don't have it, but I think legend should differ in color for each since few were theme parks releases few were educationals and other Direct-to-DVD/VHS and internet. DoctorHver (talk) 15:03, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
It seems that you know a lot about this. Maybe you can help add the legend? It should be something like this, you just need to modify/add the content.

Not released to theaters

Not intended for general public

Distributed to schools
--Krystaleen 16:35, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Walt Disney and 'Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day'[edit]

Didn't Walt Disney produce Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day? I know it was released two years after Walt's death but wasn't Walt involved during early production on it before he died?

First appearances of Mickey Mouse[edit]

The short "Cleaning Up" states it is the first appearances of Mickey Mouse. The entire demo reel (which contains "Cleaning Up") can be viewed on YouTube (it is public domain because it was released prior to 1923) and it clearly does not contain Mickey Mouse. This short contains only a man (presumably a burglar) escaping from the scene of a crime. Please cite or correct. (talk) 19:21, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Industrial vs Educational shorts[edit]

It's not totally clear to me what is the difference between "industrial" and "educational" shorts. I would see the term "industrial short" as having three possible meanings, none of which can be justified here.

  • (a) It is a short sponsored by an industrial company.
    • If this is the case, then why is "The Story Of Menstruation" sponsored by Kimberly-Clark, listed as an educational short and not an industrial short?
  • (b) It is a short produced for the employees of an industrial company.
    • Clearly not true, as these shorts were distributed more widely (e.g. an advert for purchase of "The Building Of A Tire" appeared in the April 1946 issue of The Rotarian)
  • or (c) It is a short produced about an industry (but for public distribution).
    • If this is the case, why is "Bathing Time For Baby" listed as an industrial rather than an educational short? (the description of "Bathing Time For Baby" states: "this practical and educational movie shows how to bathe a baby in a table tub" - clearly the subject matter is not industrial)

I think different people have got different definitions of what classifies as an industrial short. Personally, I feel that this distinction of industrial vs educational short is unnecessary. Kidburla (talk) 12:01, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Thin line, actually most of these where commissioned and/or sponsored by other companies and/or schools and/or insitutions and thus they wouldn't have been made other wise. But it seems that all those shorts that where made pre-1955 where done for companies or institutions that are not schools. While majority of shorts done post-1955 where produced for schools. The main thing though is to different them form shorts that are pure entertainment such as Don Donald, Steamboat Wille etc . You can change it yourself but keep the background color intact, maybe it should also be mentioned in the explanation that these are industrial/educational shorts DoctorHver (talk) 17:39, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
I think the definition you are proposing is equivalent to my (a). If this is the case, then I think only "The Story Of Menstruation" needs to be changed from an educational to an industrial short. Also, all the educational war shorts should be marked as such -- currently only some of them are, but we need to differentiate them from those which are called educational only because they were produced for schools. In this case, we can keep the "industrial" designation (referring to sponsorship). Kidburla (talk) 23:02, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
Correct, im talking about the first cenario you proposed, so you can correct it accordingly to:

Industrial sponsored < br > name of sponsor company Educational war shorts or Government sponsored < br > name of Government institution. Then we can use different back ground color to separate the two. DoctorHver (talk) 16:17, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

The Hot Choc-late Soldiers[edit]

I added the short The Hot Choc-late Soldiers from Hollywood Party to the list, which was removed for some reason. The article says that the kind of shorts that should not be added are "short films originally released as part of full length package films and later re-released individually". As far as I know, this cartoon has not been re-relased individually. Neither is it a part of a compilation movie, or so-called package film, because there is only one cartoon in the otherwise live action movie, if I'm not mistaken (and a live action part where Mickey Mouse is guesting). It's not even a Disney movie, but a cartoon that Disney did for MGM, one of the very few examples of work the studio did for other studios. Meaning the short can't be added to any of these Disney related articles either. If you want to see a list of animated work done by the Disney studio, you visit either a list that shows all the individual shorts, or a list that shows all the individual features. This cartoon gets kicked out from whatever list it is included in. Why? Because it is an exception from the rule. But it does belong on a Disney animated list. (talk) 14:18, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, it's a shame, we should have some overarching article on Disney animation which we could link the special cases from. The Jiminy Cricket serials are another special case. Those serials are included in a mostly live action Disney anthology but are productions in their own right. What tends to happen with these is that they are listed in the "see also" section of relevant pages. I suggest you link the production you mention in that "see also" section as well. Kidburla (talk) 18:49, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Well, I reverted the edit, as I thought the originally was included on List of Disney animated features since it is part of a feature film but it was removed long ago from that list, but digging the archive I found the table and here it is now anyone that has figured out way to includ all for in the main list is free to do so, if they mention they where part of live-action films that wher not prroduced by disney

# Film Date of original release Produced by Notes
1 Around the World with Douglas Fairbanks June 20, 1931 United Artists [note 1]
2 Hollywood Party June 1, 1934[1] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [note 2]
3 Servants' Entrance September 26, 1934 20th Century Fox [note 3]
4 Cri Cri el grillito cantor December 12, 1963 (Mexico) Producciones Carlos Amador [note 4][note 5]

=None-Theatrical shorts[edit]

I have decided to remove all none-theatrical shorts that don't feature Donald, Pluto, Mickey or Goofy, Prep & Landing, as well as shorts that includes characters form [[1]] from the main list since they simply don't fit in with the rest of the article. They don't feature any established characters or had lower production vailue. Although I must admit that all the none theattrical shorts featuring Donald Mickey and Goofy etc should probably have there own seprate list from the theatrical list. (talk) 03:15, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Animated Shorts with Zootopia, The Jungle Book (2016) and Moana[edit]

Disney should issue new animated shorts along with the 3 films: Zootopia, The Jungle Book and Moana.

A Valentine for You[edit]

Is A Valentine for You considered a short film, and should be listed under non-theatrical shorts? At 22 minutes, it's shorter than several other short films such as "The Prince and the Pauper" or "Mickey's Christmas Carol". Kidburla (talk) 17:02, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

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