Disney Animated Shorts

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Every episode of Disney Animated Shorts ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Disney Animated Shorts!

Airing from 1921 onwards Features all of the animated short films produced by Walt Disney and Walt Disney Animation Studios, from 1921 to the present. This includes films produced at the Laugh-O-Gram Studio which Disney founded in 1921 as well as the animation studio now owned by The Walt Disney Company, called the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio (1923), The Walt Disney Studio (1926), Walt Disney Productions (1929), Walt Disney Feature Animation (1986), and Walt Disney Animation Studios (2007), and includes all of the cartoons of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Humphrey the Bear and the Disney produced Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts.

Last Updated: 11/24/2022Network:Disney+
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The Mad Doctor
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#1 - The Mad Doctor

Season 1933 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/21/1933

Mickey dreams that Pluto has been captured by an evil scientist who hopes to graft his head onto a hen's body. When Mickey tries to save the hound from the villain's castle, he ends up on the operating table himself.

Directors: David Hand
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The Mechanical Cow
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#2 - The Mechanical Cow

Season 1927 - Episode 20 - Aired 10/3/1927

Oswald sets up a milk stand with a robot cow, who gives milk like a gas pump.

Directors: Walt Disney
Writer: Walt Disney
The Banker's Daughter
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#3 - The Banker's Daughter

Season 1927 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/28/1927

Oswald is fired from his job as a limousine driver for flirting with the boss' daughter. But when the boss' bank is robbed by Pete, it's Oswald to the rescue!

Directors: Walt Disney
Writer: Walt Disney
Cannibal Capers
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#4 - Cannibal Capers

Season 1930 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/13/1930

A group of cannibals gather together for a tribal dance. That is, until their dance is interrupted by a ferocious lion!

Directors: Burt Gillett
Night
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#5 - Night

Season 1930 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/1930

The appearance of a full moon over the old mill pond inspires much comic "bad singing" amongst the flora and fauna living there.

Directors: Walt Disney
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Frolicking Fish
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#6 - Frolicking Fish

Season 1930 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/8/1930

Title tells all here, until the festivities are interrupted by a "scary" octopus.

Directors: Burt Gillett
The Picnic
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#7 - The Picnic

Season 1930 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/23/1930

Mickey and Minnie go picnicking but make the mistake of bringing Pluto along. The hound chases rabbits and damages Mickey's car; meanwhile, animals ransack the picnic lunch and Mickey sings "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree."

Directors: Burt Gillett
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Winter
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#8 - Winter

Season 1930 - Episode 18 - Aired 10/30/1930

Final "4 Seasons" short. Synopsis: Various animals frolic in the new fallen snow, skating on an icy lake to tunes which include "Jingle Bells" and "The Skater's Waltz."

Directors: Burt Gillett
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Mickey's Nightmare
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#9 - Mickey's Nightmare

Season 1932 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/13/1932

Pluto licks a sleeping Mickey, causing him to dream that Minnie's kissing him - and proposing marriage. The imagined union turns to catastrophe as tons of little mice demolish the house.

Directors: Burt Gillett
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Santa's Workshop
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#10 - Santa's Workshop

Season 1932 - Episode 22 - Aired 12/10/1932

Santa reads off the list of good or bad boys and girls while the elves go about constructing the toys and making things ready for Santa's trip.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson
Old MacDonald Duck
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#11 - Old MacDonald Duck

Season 1941 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/12/1941

Farmer Donald goes through his farmer day until a fly causes him to lose control while milking a cow.

Directors: Jack King
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The Little House
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#12 - The Little House

Season 1952 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/8/1952

A small house has to try to compete with progress and the encroaching press of the big city.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson
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Trick or Treat
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#13 - Trick or Treat

Season 1952 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/10/1952

Donald's nephews come by for halloween and Donald plays tricks on them. But Witch Hazel was watching, and offers to help the boys get even. She brews up a potion that animates inanimate objects and sics them on Donald. He initially agrees to treat the boys, until he hears the witch call him a "pushover". She animates his feet to get him to cough up the key to his pantry.

Directors: Jack Hannah
Writer: Ralph Wright
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How to Be a Detective
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#14 - How to Be a Detective

Season 1952 - Episode 17 - Aired 12/12/1952

Goofy is hired to solve a mystery of a missing "Al." He searches the city for clues, but constantly runs into a city sheriff (who is portrayed by Pete) who tells him to let the police handle it. A car chase occurs and the drivers ram into a haystack. It turns out that Al is actually the city sheriff who is supposed to get married to the woman who hires Goofy to find him.

Directors: Jack Kinney
The Worm Turns
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#15 - The Worm Turns

Season 1937 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/2/1937

Chemist Mickey concocts a super strength potion that turns a fly into a fighter and a mouse into a super-mouse.

Directors: Ben Sharpsteen
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Education for Death
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#16 - Education for Death

Season 1943 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/5/1943

A rather depressing story as Little Hans, a young German youth, is indoctrinated into the Nazi way of life, with tragic results.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi
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How to Be a Sailor
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#17 - How to Be a Sailor

Season 1944 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/28/1944

A history of sailing through the ages; from a prehistoric Goofy using a log, through the Age of Sail ("iron men, wooden ships") and on to modern times.

Directors: Jack Kinney
The Prince and the Pauper
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#18 - The Prince and the Pauper

Season 1990 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/16/1990

The classic Twain story loosely retold, as pauper Mickey takes the place of a royal double, but falls prey to Regent Pete's power-grabbing plans.

Directors: George Scribner
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The Fox Hunt
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#19 - The Fox Hunt

Season 1938 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/29/1938

Mickey's only spotted in cameo (along with Horace, Clarabelle, and Clara Cluck) as Donald and Goofy get most of this fox-hunting film to themselves.

Directors: Ben Sharpsteen
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Donald's Crime
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#20 - Donald's Crime

Season 1945 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/29/1945

Donald breaks into his nephew's piggy bank to afford a date with Daisy, then afterwards must face up to his guilt.

Directors: Jack King
Writer: Ralph Wright
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Alice Loses Out
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#21 - Alice Loses Out

Season 1925 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/15/1925

Alice manages a hotel where Julius does all the work, including janitor, barber, and manicurist.

Directors: Walt Disney
Writer: Walt Disney
The Vanishing Private
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#22 - The Vanishing Private

Season 1942 - Episode 14 - Aired 9/25/1942

Donald is put on camoulflage duty, painting a large cannon when he comes across an experimental invisible paint. He finds that it works especially well on himself when he is trying to hide from Pete.

Directors: Jack King
Writer: Carl Barks
Sky Trooper
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#23 - Sky Trooper

Season 1942 - Episode 17 - Aired 11/6/1942

Donald dreams of flying so much that Pete finally gives him the chance. What he doesn't realize is that flying also includes jumping out of the plane as a paratrooper.

Directors: Jack King
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Fall Out, Fall In
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#24 - Fall Out, Fall In

Season 1943 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/23/1943

Donald experiences one of the joys of army life; the extended march with an overnight respite in an uncooperative pup tent.

Directors: Jack King
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The Old Army Game
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#25 - The Old Army Game

Season 1943 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/5/1943

The old shell game gets a new face as Donald stays off-base past ""Taps"" and has to try to sneak back in with out alerting Pete.

Directors: Jack King
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