Series - Disney Classic Cartoon Shorts

by ianhenslee | created - 26 Feb 2013 | updated - 04 Oct 2013 | Public

The original cartoon shorts from the classic era of Disney, from the beginning of Mickey Mouse thru the last short produced by Walt Disney. Excludes:

1) the pre-Mickey Alice Comedies and Oswaldo the Lucky Rabbit 2) the educational shorts 3) any shorts originally included as a part of a feature film.

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1. Plane Crazy (1928)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Inspired by Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip involving some necking, though Minnie objects to the necking.

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 1,367

2. The Gallopin' Gaucho (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey rides up to a cantina and does a tango with Minnie. When a big cat steals her away, Mickey gives chase, riding a drunken ostrich. At the hideout, Mickey has a swordfight with the cat.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 592

3. Steamboat Willie (1928)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 5,572

4. The Barn Dance (1929)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey comes in his horse and buggy to pick up Minnie for the barn dance, but he's aced out by his rival, Pete, with a car, until the car breaks down. At the dance hall, Mickey dances on ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 363

5. The Opry House (I) (1929)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse runs a cheap opera house and performs on stage as a snake charmer, a belly dancer and a long-haired pianist.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney

Votes: 261

6. When the Cat's Away (1929)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

While Tom Cat goes away hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and their mouse friends break into his house and perform music. They play various tunes on the piano while the other mice hit household objects in tune to the music.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 243

7. The Barnyard Battle (1929)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey, and a ragtag group of mice, defend their farm from a group of cats, in a sort of small-scale version of the Civil War (complete with appropriate uniforms and "Dixie").

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 242

8. The Plowboy (1929)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey goes about his farm chores, plowing with Horace and milking Clarabelle, while Minnie sings (until Mickey kisses her, when she stalks off). Clarabelle gets too friendly with Mickey, ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Stars: Walt Disney, Marjorie Ralston

Votes: 241

9. The Karnival Kid (1929)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey is selling hot dogs at a carnival next to the tent for Minnie the Shimmy Dancer. He gets into an argument with the barker. Minnie beckons him over to her trailer; he shows off the ... See full summary »

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks | Stars: Walt Disney, Carl W. Stalling

Votes: 494

10. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

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.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 3,294

11. Mickey's Follies (1929)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Mickey puts on a show in his barnyard. A short dramatic scene by a chicken and rooster; an operatic ode by Patricia Pig, and then the main attraction: Mickey sings and plays his theme song, then dances to it.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Walt Disney, Marjorie Ralston

Votes: 321

12. El terrible toreador (1929)

6 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

A Spanish cantina. The toreador enters, sees the waitress being harassed, and confronts the military/police type doing the harassment. She comes to the bullfight.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 217

13. Mickey's Choo-Choo (1929)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey is a railroad engineer with an anthropomorphic locomotive. He feeds the train (coal), then feeds his dog, then makes lunch for himself. Minnie drops by and plays a tune on her fiddle... See full summary »

Director: Ub Iwerks | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 330

14. The Jazz Fool (1929)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Horace pulls a wagon with a a small pipe organ, with Mickey at the keys; a sign on the side reads "Mickey's Big Road Show." They arrive, and Mickey's suitcase labeled "Jazz Fool" unfolds to... See full summary »

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 256

15. Springtime (1929)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Flowers, insects, and a crow family all dance to a jaunty tune celebrating spring. After a brief storm, grasshoppers, frogs, and spiders cavort to the Dance of the Hours.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 276

16. Hell's Bells (1929)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 369

17. Jungle Rhythm (1929)

7 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Mickey's apparently on an African safari, riding on an elephant, but his shotgun disintegrates the first time he tries to use it. To sooth the vicious beasts, he plays tunes, sings, and ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 216

18. The Haunted House (1929)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey seeks shelter from a storm in a house that turns out to be haunted. The skeletons command him to play the organ; they dance and play along.

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 601

19. The Merry Dwarfs (1929)

6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

A band of dwarfs dance while they work and play in the forest.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 205

20. Wild Waves (1929)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mickey Mouse is a singing lifeguard. Minnie Mouse is the damsel he must rescue before she is swept out to sea.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marjorie Ralston, Carl W. Stalling

Votes: 275

21. Summer (1930)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The bugs of summer frolic and dance.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 185

22. Autumn (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The season series of Silly Symphonies continues, with squirrels storing nuts and corn, crows stealing it, beavers building a dam, ducks migrating, and the like, as the first snows fall.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 181

23. Cannibal Capers (1930)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

One day in the life of cannibals with a gypsy soul and lion-chef.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 182

24. Fiddling Around (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey comes onstage to the applause of an unseen audience and plays various classical tunes on the violin, after some minor mishaps. During a sad song, he is overcome with emotion and has to stop.

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 220

25. The Barnyard Concert (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey leads an 8-piece orchestra (that's counting the bass played by three birds as one) through the most recognizable parts of the Poet and Peasant Overture. The setting, as the title ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 239

26. Night (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The moon and two owls sing to the Blue Danube Waltz, celebrating the night. Moths dance around a candle flame, fireflies glow, frogs chorus, and so forth.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 189

27. Frolicking Fish (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The title pretty much says it: fish and other marine life dance and frolic to various tunes. An octopus keeps spoiling the fun in various ways.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 169

28. The Cactus Kid (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey rescues cantina singer Minnie from the unwanted advances of Pegleg Pete.

Director: Walt Disney | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 261

29. Arctic Antics (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A collection of arctic animals (seals, walruses, polar bears, penguins) float by on ice floes and on shore, performing various musical numbers.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 179

30. The Fire Fighters (1930)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Mickey and his ragtag crew of firefighters have to save a burning building and Minnie.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 304

31. The Shindig (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Another barn dance. Minnie plays piano; Mickey plays fiddle, then percussion, then harmonica. Mickey dances with the huge Patricia Pig.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 207

32. Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930)

7 min | Musical, Family, Animation

A spider sneaks in to a toy store and sees the toys come to life as he plays a tune on the toy piano and record player.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 193

33. The Chain Gang (1930)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse escapes from prison.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 361

34. Monkey Melodies (1930)

7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

The monkeys are swinging; their song and dance routine has other jungle creatures joining in. And two monkeys in love chase and kiss. But the hungry crocodiles lie in wait (and dance the soft shoe)...

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 166

35. The Gorilla Mystery (1930)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A gorilla has escaped; Mickey, panicked, calls Minnie, but she plays a song to show she is not afraid. That is, until the gorilla comes up behind her and grabs her. Mickey rushes right over to save her.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 272

36. The Picnic (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Summertime, and Mickey takes Minnie on a picnic. While Pluto is chasing a rabbit, and Mickey and Minnie are doing a courtship dance, every animal in the woods is busy making off with their ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 223

37. Winter (1930)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

In the last of the Silly Symphonies season cycle, bears hibernate (or try to), raccoons sneeze, moose swim, and pretty much everyone ice skates. Everyone gathers around the groundhog to see what happens.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 177

38. Pioneer Days (1930)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey and Minnie are on a wagon train; they camp for the night, unaware that Indians have spotted them and are doing a war dance. The attack comes, and Minnie is captured.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 229

39. Playful Pan (1930)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The mythological satyr plays some tunes on his pipes and gets various flora and fauna dancing to them. Two clouds also dance; they bump into each other, causing lightning strikes that start... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 170

40. Minnie's Yoo Hoo (1930)

Unrated | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In this sing-along trailer, Mickey sings "Minnie's Yoo Hoo" while the audiences sing along to the words on the screen.

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 124

41. Birds of a Feather (1931)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

Swans swim by; a peacock displays its plumage in glorious black-and-white while a passing duck jeers; assorted songbirds chirp; a woodpecker chases a caterpillar; a chorus of owls croons. A... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Florence Gill

Votes: 258

42. The Birthday Party (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey's friends throw him a wild surprise birthday party.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 308

43. Traffic Troubles (1931)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mickey is driving a taxi. His first fare is a very large gentleman. Mickey stops traffic and gets a tongue-lashing from the officer. The cab runs into some bad road, bounces the fare down ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 244

44. The Castaway (1931)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Mickey, apparently shipwrecked, is on a raft; he washes up on a tropical island, where a banana tree takes care of his hunger. He then discovers a piano that washed ashore, and begins ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 281

45. Mother Goose Melodies (1931)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

An extremely large Old King Cole sings his story. His "fiddlers three" turn out to be the Three Blind Mice. And his book is Mother Goose, which illustrates Little Miss Muffett, Jack and ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marion Darlington, Walt Disney, Allan Watson

Votes: 332

46. The Moose Hunt (1931)

7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Mickey's hunting, along with a characteristically playful and distracted (and uncharacteristically talkative) Pluto. Pluto fetches a forked branch, and Mickey shoots, mistaking it for ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 219

47. The China Plate (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Fantasy

The emperor's musicians play their instruments (and a stray cat) while the ladies of the court dance. Meanwhile, the children fish and play. But soon, the children anger the emperor, who ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 283

48. The Busy Beavers (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A group of beavers goes about their dam-building, musically. The rain comes, and washes the dam away.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 289

49. The Delivery Boy (1931)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Delivery boy Mickey encounters Minnie washing clothes and singing. He stops for a quick song and dance with her. Meanwhile, Pluto gets tangled up in tar. Mickey sends a beehive flying; it ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 186

50. Mickey Steps Out (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey heads over to see Minnie, but Pluto won't leave him alone. He gets there and watches through the window, standing on Pluto, while Minnie plays piano. Pluto runs off to chase a cat ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Marcellite Garner, Walt Disney

Votes: 273

51. The Cat's Out (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The family cat, out for the night, stalks and catches a bird singing atop the weathervane, but it flies off, pulling the cat and weathervane down and knocking the cat out. The cat has a ...