25 Favourite Disney Shorts

I found it impossible to keep the list to my preferred "10" or even a slightly cheating "Baker's Dozen". Even at "25" it barely scratches the surface of entertaining and well-done cartoon shorts. When it comes to quality, nothing beats classic Disney.
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1.
The Skeleton Dance (1929 Short Film)
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The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit. (6 mins.)
Director: Walt Disney
 
2.
Santa's Workshop (1932 Short Film)
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Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day. (7 mins.)
 
3.
Building a Building (1933 Short Film)
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Mickey Mouse operates a steam shovel; Pegleg Pete is his foreman; Minnie Mouse sells box lunches. Mickey must save the day when Pete makes advances to Minnie. (7 mins.)
 
4.
Three Little Pigs (1933 Short Film)
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house. (9 mins.)
 
5.
The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934 Short Film)
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As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious... (8 mins.)
 
6.
The Tortoise and the Hare (1935 Short Film)
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Max Hare and Toby Tortoise are having a foot race. Max has much more style, and is generally cocky. He pauses for a short nap... (9 mins.)
 
7.
The Band Concert (1935 Short Film)
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Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm. (9 mins.)
Director: Wilfred Jackson
 
8.
On Ice (1935 Short Film)
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Mickey shows off his ice-skating skills to Minnie; Goofy does some unconventional ice fishing; Donald... (8 mins.)
 
9.
Music Land (1935 Short Film)
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The princess violin from the sleepy Land of Symphony is chased by a more lively alto saxophone from the Isle of Jazz. Soon the queen (a viola) discovers them and locks the sax in the metronome. (10 mins.)
 
10.
Thru the Mirror (1936 Short Film)
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Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep... (9 mins.)
 
11.
The Country Cousin (1936 Short Film)
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Morty Citymouse invites his cousin Abner Countrymouse for a visit and shows him the ways of the big city, including traps, eating quietly, and busy traffic. (7 mins.)
Director: Wilfred Jackson
 
12.
Woodland Café (1937 Short Film)
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Insects gather at a night caf to watch an Apache dance act and a jazz band with comical results. (7 mins.)
 
13.
Mickey's Amateurs (1937 Short Film)
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Mickey hosts an amateur hour radio show. Among the acts: Donald forgetting the words to "Twinkle Twinkle... (7 mins.)
 
14.
Clock Cleaners (1937 Short Film)
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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four. (9 mins.)
 
15.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
16.
Mickey's Trailer (1938 Short Film)
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Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer... (7 mins.)
 
17.
Brave Little Tailor (1938 Short Film)
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When a giant threatens the land, the city folk mistake Mickey's boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real. (9 mins.)
 
18.
Ferdinand the Bull (1938 Short Film)
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Little Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than butt heads with the other cows. When the men come to choose the bull for the fight... (8 mins.)
 
19.
Ugly Duckling (1939 Short Film)
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A newborn cygnet searches for a family that will accept him. (9 mins.)
 
20.
Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940 Short Film)
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Donald is headed for Daisy. However, his nephews are too. (8 mins.)
 
21.
The Little Whirlwind (1941 Short Film)
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Mickey wants some of the cake Minnie has just baked, so he offers to clean up her yard. As he's working... (8 mins.)
 
22.
Symphony Hour (1942 Short Film)
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Mickey guest-directs a radio orchestra. The sponsor loves the rehearsal, but come the actual performance, Goofy drops all the instruments under an elevator, so they sound like toys. The sponsor hates it, but the audience loves it anyway. (7 mins.)
 
23.
Duck Pimples (1945 Short Film)
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Donald Duck becomes a suspect in a whodunit of his own imagination. (8 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
 
24.
Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947 Short Film)
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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy live in a land where everything is dried up and dead. The only food they have is one loaf of bread... (29 mins.)
 
25.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night. (34 mins.)