Mickey tries to emulate his hero, Charles Lindberg, and woo Minnie with his own, homemade airplane. Directed by Walt Disney. This was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be made. A silent version was previewed in Los Angeles, but failed to impress audiences, so did not go on general release. A second cartoon, The Gallopin’… Read More »
Mickey and Minnie play the uke and dance for a few brief moments – then it’s on to the main body of the short as Goofy surfs, Pluto fights with a crab, and Donald sets himself on fire. From the Walt Disney Studios, directed by Ben Sharpsteen.
An RKO newsreel looks at the making of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. “We take you behind the closed doors of the famed Walt Disney studios in Hollywood” enthuses the newsreel commentator. “Doors usually barred to all visitors. In the past three years the studio staff has grown from less than 300… Read More »
Peggy Lee sings “He’s a Tramp” from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. It is the romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog, Lady, and a streetwise downtown Mutt, Tramp. Lady is taken to the dog pound where the inmates warn her about footloose tramp.
Part 1. The film was originally a sequence in Disney’s Melody Time. Johnny Appleseed is the nickname of a real-life American frontiersman born as John Chapman. Part 2.
Disney D23’s Armchair Archivists tracked down Walt Disney’s last filmed appearance which was on 27 October 1966. This was a few days before doctors discovered Walt Disney had a tumor on his lung. Sadly he died on 15 December 1966. In the clip Walt talks about The Happiest Millionaire featuring British pop singer Tommy Steel… Read More »
Disney Legend and Former Chief Archivist Dave Smith gives you an inside look into the offices of the man himself, Walt Disney. Find out why the Walt Disney office seen on his TV appearances looks different to this office.
This is notable for being the first Mickey Mouse film in Technicolor by Walt Disney. It is said that when conductor Arturo Toscanini first saw the cartoon in a movie theater, he was so delighted with it that he ran up to the projection booth and asked the projectionist to run it again. In 1994… Read More »
This was the first color sound cartoon ever made. Fiddlesticks was made in two-color Technicolor. It was created by Ub Iwerks who had drawn a frog and his girlfriend for one of the last Silly Symphonies short films while working for Walt Disney. After leaving Disney, Ub Iwerks began the Flip cartoon series with the… Read More »
The first animated cartoon to be filmed and released in widescreen CinemaScope, Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom won the 1954 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). In 1994, it was voted #29 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.