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Disney+ to Debut 28 Newly Restored Walt Disney Animation Studios Classic Shorts to Celebrate Disney’s 100th Anniversary

Disney+ to Debut 28 Newly Restored Walt Disney Animation Studios Classic Shorts

Starting on Friday, July 7, Disney+ will premiere a collection of 28 newly restored classic shorts from the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The shorts feature beloved characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n’ Dale, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the studio’s first star. These shorts, ranging from classics to lesser-known titles, are part of the ongoing Disney100 celebration, which honors the centennial of the Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Viewers can expect a wide range of entertaining shorts from Disney’s earliest theatrical releases to more recent fan favorites. The series will conclude with “Chips Ahoy,” a 1956 CinemaScope short featuring Donald Duck and his chipmunk rivals, in October, just before The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary on Monday, October 16.

The restorations were led by Walt Disney Studios Restoration and Preservation team, headed by director Kevin Schaeffer. The team worked closely with creative advisors from Walt Disney Animation Studios, including special projects and 2D animation producer Dorothy McKim, and color supervisors Mike Giaimo and Eric Goldberg, both animators. This team has also recently restored “Cinderella” and is currently working on restoring “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Kevin Schaeffer and the Studio’s restoration team in presenting these beautifully restored versions of classic Disney animated shorts,” McKim says. “Two of our top artistic talents have lent their expertise and passion to the project to make sure that the films look their very best and are authentic to the creative intentions of the original filmmakers. We’re very excited to be sharing these wonderful shorts with the Disney+ audience. They have never looked or sounded better.”

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 Nephews (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 (1934)
  • Wynken, Blynken and Nod (1938)
  • Old Macdonald Duck (1941)
  • Inferior Decorator (1948)
  • Chips Ahoy (1956)
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