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Celebrate Disney Animation’s 100th Anniversary with The Return of Classic Shorts

Steamboat Willie
Credit: Walt Disney Animation

Here at Disneydining.com, we adore, scratch that, we treasure Disney classics! As Walt Disney himself played a significant role in making many of the products that launched the Walt Disney Company into what it is today, we hold early works in high regard. They did impact the entire world of animation. In many instances, they even trailblazed a path for films such as Tangled, Princess and the Frog, and others. As we continue to celebrate Disney Animation’s 100th anniversary, it’s essential that we all remember where it started and how we got to where we are today. Disney played an instrumental role in developing new technologies and strategies that influenced and trumpeted a new era of animation.

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Many of Walt’s early successes came in the form of shorts. Oswald and Mickey’s shorts are the most noticeable. Many of us grew up with these cartoons. They feature some of the most recognizable characters around the world! As Disney continues their anniversary celebration, they are bringing back some of these classics to Disney+. Restored classics from the Walt Disney Animation Studios will begin streaming this summer! We cannot wait.
Beginning July 7, and running through October, Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy, Oswald, Pluto, Chip n’ Dale, and more will retake center stage! Timeless shorts from your favorite characters will culminate at the Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on October 16. Titles included in the newly restored releases follow:

Premiering Friday, July 7

The Skeleton Dance (1929)
Building a Building (1933)
Bath Day (1946)
Figaro and Frankie 
(1947)
Goofy Gymnastics (1949)
Aquamania (1961)

Premiering Friday, August 11

Barnyard Olympics (1932)
Mickey’s Steam Roller
(1934)
Donald’s Nephew
(1938)
Goofy and Wilbur
(1939)
Donald’s Cousin Gus
(1939)
The Flying Jalopy
(1943)

Premiering September 5-8

Trolley Troubles (1927)
All Wet (1927)
The Barn Dance
(1929)
Playful Pluto (1934)
Mickey’s Kangaroo (1935)
Merbabies (1938)
Bone Trouble (1940)
Pluto, Junior (1942)

Premiering Friday, October 6

When the Cat’s Away (1929)
Fiddling Around
(1930)
Camping Out (1930)
Wynken, Blynken and Nod (1938)
Old Macdonald Duck (1941)
Inferior Decorator (1948)
Chips Ahoy (1956)

Walt Disney Quotes

Credit: Disney

According to Scott Gustin on Twitter, these restorations were spearheaded by Walt Disney Studios Restoration and Preservation team, including the team that recently restored Cinderella. I’m fired-up about seeing Disney show the necessary appreciation for the cornerstone animation projects of their company. I think many fans will agree with me when I say that somtimes we forget that it all started with a mouse. It’s easy to lose gratitude for these animation pioneers, and we should all do a better job at holding these early projects with high reverence.

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!