This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. Earlier this spring, Disney announced special surprises in their parks and hotels, and merchandised themed to mark the occasion.
Disney has also just recently announced that they will debut 28 newly restored classic Walt Disney cartoons on Disney Plus. The animated Disney shorts will be released starting in July and continue through October. They feature Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Oswald, and other noteworthy fan favorites.
Among the 28 are a few classic 30s, 40s, and 50s entries.
Starting on July 7 will be…
The Skeleton Dance (1929)
This spooky Silly Symphony short is set to the music of Edvard Grieg and features a quartet of dancing skeletons and other graveyard gags.
Building a Building (1933)
This animated short starts with Mickey Mouse working on a construction site while Minnie sells lunchboxes. But when Mickey’s boss Pete, makes unwanted advances on Minnie, it’s Mickey to the rescue!
Bath Day (1946)
In this animated short film, Minnie’s cat Figaro takes center stage. After getting a bath from Minnie, Figaro winds up getting into mischief with a group of alley cats and ends up earning another bath.
Figaro and Frankie (1947)
This animation follows the conflict between Minnie’s cat and canary. Her feline Figaro is trying to nap, but Frankie, the bird, keeps singing.
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Goofy Gymnastics (1949)
This somewhat famous short follows Goofy as he attempts to get fit by utilizing various gym equipment- resulting in many slapstick gags.
Following the success of Goofy-featured cartoons of the past, this ’60s short follows Goofy on a water-skiing adventure. While trying to teach his son the sport, he accidentally winds up competing in a race, escaping an octopus, and taking an unexpected detour on a roller coaster.
The next series of shorts is set to release on August 11th.
NEW: Disney+ will debut 28 *newly restored* Walt Disney Animation Studios classic shorts starting on July 7 to celebrate #Disney100. The shorts, which will be released through October, will feature Mickey and Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n’ Dale, Oswald, and more: pic.twitter.com/WfNn6uHDHs
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) June 15, 2023
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