The WORST Episodes of Disney Animated Shorts

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020

Network: Disney Channel

This Series 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.

Trombone Trouble

#1 - Trombone Trouble

Season 1944 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 18, 1944

Pete's trombone playing is so awful and loud that it even incurs the wrath of the Gods. Donald Duck is eventually called in to help, but as it turns out, his playing is even worse!

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Directors: Jack King
Writers: Carl Barks, Jack Hannah
No Sail

#2 - No Sail

Season 1945 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 7, 1945

Goofy and Donald go sailing in a coin operated rented boat, but have to deal with sharks when they run out of nickles.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Dick Kinney, Ralph Wright
Old Sequoia

#3 - Old Sequoia

Season 1945 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 21, 1945

Park Ranger Donald (Agent # 13) is in charge of making sure a tree ""Old Sequoia"" doesn't get gnawed down by beavers.

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Directors: Jack King
Writers: Homer Brightman
Lighthouse Keeping

#4 - Lighthouse Keeping

Season 1946 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 20, 1946

Donald stoically tries to keep his lighthouse light lit, much to the chagrin of Marblehead the pelican, who is trying to get some sleep.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
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Straight Shooters

#5 - Straight Shooters

Season 1947 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 18, 1947

Donald, as a carnival barker, cheats his nephews out of their prizes when they try his booth. The nephews, of course, have to retaliate.

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Directors: Jack King
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Sleepy Time Donald

#6 - Sleepy Time Donald

Season 1947 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 11, 1947

Donald sleepwalks through a date with Daisy.

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Directors: Jack King
Writers: Roy Williams
Clown of the Jungle

#7 - Clown of the Jungle

Season 1947 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 20, 1947

As a photgrapher in the jungles of South America, Donald doesn't expect to come across the crazy Aracuan Bird, who more than fits his name as the ""clown of the jungle.""

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Payne Thebaut, Ray Patin
Donald's Dilemma

#8 - Donald's Dilemma

Season 1947 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 11, 1947

A blow on the head from a flowerpot changes Donald's personality for the better, but Daisy loses him in the process.

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Directors: Jack King
Writers: Roy Williams
Crazy with the Heat

#9 - Crazy with the Heat

Season 1947 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 1, 1947

Donald and Goofy are driving through the desert when their car breaks down. Eventually, thirst and the blinding heat begin to get to them.

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Directors: Bob Carlson
Writers: Bill Berg, Ralph Wright
Bootle Beetle

#10 - Bootle Beetle

Season 1947 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 22, 1947

A young beetle attempts to run away from home, but is stopped by a lesson about the dreaded bug collector, Donald Duck.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Bill Berg, Milt Banta
Wide Open Spaces

#11 - Wide Open Spaces

Season 1947 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 12, 1947

Donald, not wanting to pay for a hotel room, decides to sleep outdoors. In doing so, he tangles with an air mattress, a boulder, and other elements of the great outdoors.

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Directors: Jack King
Writers: Jack Huber, MacDonald MacPherson
Chip an' Dale

#12 - Chip an' Dale

Season 1947 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 28, 1947

Chip 'n' Dale's house is being chopped down by a snowbound Donald for firewood, along with their store of nuts!

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Bob North, Dick Kinney
Drip Dippy Donald

#13 - Drip Dippy Donald

Season 1948 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 5, 1948

Poor, tired Donald is kept awake by a dripping faucet.

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Directors: Jack King
Writers: Nick George
The Trial of Donald Duck

#14 - The Trial of Donald Duck

Season 1948 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 30, 1948

All Donald wants is a cup of coffee when he gets mixed up in a misunderstanding about the abnormally huge bill.

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Directors: Jack King
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Inferior Decorator

#15 - Inferior Decorator

Season 1948 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 27, 1948

Spike the Bee doesn't understand why he can't get pollen out of Donald's new flowered wallpaper.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Bill Moore, Lee Morehouse
Soup's On

#16 - Soup's On

Season 1948 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 15, 1948

It's dinner time! And all the nephews have to do is wash up for dinner. But things take a turn against Donald when his nephews convince him that he's an angel.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
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Three for Breakfast

#17 - Three for Breakfast

Season 1948 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 5, 1948

Donald's pancakes smell like a better breakfast for Chip 'n' Dale than acorns. Donald tries to slip them a rubber cement pancake in return.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Nick George
Sea Salts

#18 - Sea Salts

Season 1949 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 8, 1949

Bootle Beetle reminisces about old times with Donald aboard ship.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Bill Berg, Nick George
Winter Storage

#19 - Winter Storage

Season 1949 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 3, 1949

Winter is coming and Chip 'n' Dale's acorn ration is running low. What better place to find them than Park Ranger Donald's tree seeding project?

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Bill Berg, Nick George
The Greener Yard

#20 - The Greener Yard

Season 1949 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 14, 1949

A small beetle decides the grass is greener is the yard next door. Unfortunately, that yard is the property of Donald Duck.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Bill Berg, Milt Banta
Slide Donald Slide

#21 - Slide Donald Slide

Season 1949 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 25, 1949

Donald wants to listen to the World Series on the radio, but Spike would rather listen to classical music.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Bill Berg, Nick George
Lion Around

#22 - Lion Around

Season 1950 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 1950

Donald's nephews disguise themselves as a mountain lion to scare Donald, when a real mountain lion comes wandering along.

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Directors: Jack Kinney
Writers: Bill Berg, Nick George
Crazy Over Daisy

#23 - Crazy Over Daisy

Season 1950 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 24, 1950

Donald's quiet bicycle ride to see Daisy is interrupted by Chip 'n' Dale.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Milt Banta, Roy Williams
Trailer Horn

#24 - Trailer Horn

Season 1950 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 28, 1950

Chip 'n' Dale come across Donald camping in the woods and amuse themselves by bouncing on Donald's car horn. Donald, however, is not amused but tries to enjoy his holiday anyway and the usual war ensues. In the end, it's Donald's car that gets the worst of it!

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Directors: Jack Hannah
Writers: Roy Williams
Hook, Lion and Sinker

#25 - Hook, Lion and Sinker

Season 1950 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 1, 1950

Louie attempts to steal the prizes from Donald's fishing expedition.

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Directors: Jack Hannah
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