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Cartoons On Disney+: A Reference Guide

In 2019, The Walt Disney Company released Disney+ with excellent response from audiences. The purpose of this streaming service was twofold: offer exclusive Disney content such as original films and television shows as well as open the doors of the longstanding Disney Vault by placing their enormous backlog in one place. Almost one year later, Disney+ has had enormous success, bigger than even the company predicted, with over 60 million subscribers so far. With fan-favorite shows such as The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Disney+ has continued to grow with no signs of slowing. However, because their focus has been primarily on new content, the growth specifically of classic library content has not been as rapid. Our friends at What’s On Disney Plus have put together a comprehensive list that details all of the Disney content that is currently unavailable on the service. As of now, more than 550 Disney properties are missing for Disney+ which makes it clear that, despite the company’s claims, the vault is not entirely open.

Because it is still such a new service, I am willing to give Disney the benefit of the doubt on this issue. However, there is another, similar issue which strikes me as strange: the lack of classic cartoons. Though there are some Golden Age cartoons on Disney+, the total amount on the service makes up less than 25% of the theatrical cartoons that were originally released during the Golden Age of animation. However, the ones that are have been restored in HD and look beautiful. The strange part is, there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why certain cartoons appear on the service and others don’t. Almost all of the cartoons available are in color, except for two early black and white Mickey Mouse cartoons. The rest of them are made up of a small smattering of Mickey, Donald, and Goofy cartoons, along with a few Silly Symphonies and a couple of random one-offs. Like I said, no rhyme or reason. It reminds me of what Leonard Maltin said to Disney when he proposed his line of Walt Disney Treasures in the early 2000s: “You’re putting out all of these cartoons willy nilly on VHS. Why not do them in a more organized way?” The same logic seems to apply to Disney+.

This brings me to my next point: the hard work has already been done. Because of those Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, almost all of the cartoons have already been organized and released. However, those DVDs remain out of print and a quick search on eBay shows that they are all going for high prices. Disney+ would be the ideal way to bring them back to the masses, similar to what HBO Max is doing with Looney Tunes. Not only does HBO Max feature countless more classic cartoons than Disney+, but it is an even newer service and one that is actively working to restore their catalog and make them more readily available. Perhaps Disney is quietly doing a similar thing with their cartoon library, but until I hear or see otherwise, I am not convinced.

Therefore, I have made a comprehensive list that includes all of the theatrical cartoons produced by The Walt Disney Company from Steamboat Willie to the present day. Disney+ has already released all of their Pixar shorts on the service and now its time for them to do the same with their Disney cartoons. Below, I have provided two chronoligcal lists of cartoons. The first list consists of cartoons currently available on Disney+, whereas the second list shows all of the cartoons unavailable on the service. For the numerous cartoons not on Disney+, most of them can be found on the Walt Disney Treasures DVDs unless I have indicated otherwise. This list will be updated as more cartoons are hopefully added to the service. There are some cartoons that will likely never be added to Disney+, due to either offensive cultural sterotypes or cartoons with themes that might be deemed too adult. Mickey’s Mellerdrammer and Der Fuehrer’s Face are two examples that come to mind, but there are many more. Despite this, they are included below.

Note: This only includes theatrical cartoon releases. Direct-to-video or television shorts will not be included. Also not included are the early Alice or Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons, as many of those remain lost and none of those are on the service at present. I have begun with the earliest cartoon on Disney+ (Steamboat Willie) and have moved forward chronologically.

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Cartoons currently available on Disney+ (as of Sept. 4, 2020):

  1. Steamboat Willie (1928)
  2. Flowers and Trees (1932)
  3. Babes in the Woods (1932)
  4. Santa’s Workshop (1932)
  5. Ye Olden Days (1933)
  6. The Three Little Pigs (1933)
  7. The Pied Piper (1933)
  8. The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)
  9. The Big Bad Wolf (1934)
  10. The Wise Little Hen (1934)
  11. Goddess of Spring (1934)
  12. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)
  13. The Band Concert (1935)
  14. The Golden Touch (1935)
  15. On Ice (1935)
  16. Elmer Elephant (1936)
  17. Three Little Wolves (1936)
  18. Thru the Mirror (1936)
  19. Mickey’s Rival (1936)
  20. Toby Tortoise Returns (1936)
  21. Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936)
  22. Magician Mickey (1937)
  23. Hawaiian Holiday (1937)
  24. Clock Cleaners (1937)
  25. The Old Mill (1937)
  26. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
  27. Boat Builders (1938)
  28. Mickey’s Trailer (1938)
  29. The Brave Little Tailor (1938)
  30. Donald’s Golf Game (1938)
  31. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
  32. Society Dog Show (1939)
  33. The Ugly Duckling (1939)
  34. The Hockey Champ (1939)
  35. Beach Picnic (1939)
  36. Sea Scouts (1939)
  37. Donald’s Dog Laundry (1940)
  38. Tugboat Mickey (1940)
  39. Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)
  40. Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940)
  41. The Little Whirlwind (1941)
  42. Canine Caddy (1941)
  43. Early to Bed (1941)
  44. Lend a Paw (1941)
  45. The Art of Skiing (1941)
  46. Chef Donald (1941)
  47. Mickey’s Birthday Party (1942)
  48. How to Play Baseball (1942)
  49. The Olympic Champ (1942)
  50. How to Swim (1942)
  51. How to Fish (1942)
  52. Donald’s Tire Trouble (1943)
  53. How to Play Football (1944)
  54. Knight for a Day (1946)
  55. Double Dribble (1946)
  56. Rescue Dog (1947)
  57. Mickey’s Delayed Date (1947)
  58. Mail Dog (1947)
  59. Chip an’ Dale (1947)
  60. Mickey Down Under (1948)
  61. Bone Bandit (1948)
  62. Pluto’s Purchase (1948)
  63. Mickey and the Seal (1948)
  64. Pluto’s Surprise Package (1949)
  65. Pluto’s Sweater (1949)
  66. Winter Storage (1949)
  67. All in a Nutshell (1949)
  68. Pluto and the Gopher (1950)
  69. Trailer Horn (1950)
  70. Food for Feudin’ (1950)
  71. Corn Chips (1951)
  72. Out of Scale (1951)
  73. Lambert, the Sheepish Lion (1952)
  74. Let’s Stick Together (1952)
  75. Pluto’s Party (1952)
  76. Trick or Treat (1952)
  77. Pluto’s Christmas Tree (1952)
  78. The Simple Things (1953, final Golden Age Mickey Mouse cartoon)
  79. Don’s Fountain of Youth (1953)
  80. The New Neighbor (1953)
  81. Dragon Around (1954)
  82. Grand Canyonscope (1954)
  83. Bearly Asleep (1955)
  84. Beezy Bear (1955, last Golden Age cartoon currently on Disney+)
  85. The Small One (1978)
  86. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
  87. Tummy Trouble (1989)
  88. Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990, extra on Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
  89. The Prince and the Pauper (1990)
  90. Petal to the Metal (1992, included as part of the Bonkers episode “If”)
  91. Trail Mix-Up (1993)
  92. Destino (2003)
  93. Inner Workings (2016)
  94. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)

Cartoons not currently available on Disney+ (as of Sept. 4, 2020):

  1. The Gallopin’ Gaucho (1928)
  2. Plane Crazy (1928)
  3. Barn Dance (1929)
  4. The Opry House (1929)
  5. When the Cat’s Away (1929)
  6. The Skeleton Dance (1929)
  7. The Barnyard Battle (1929)
  8. The Plow Boy (1929)
  9. The Karnival Kid (1929)
  10. Mickey’s Follies (1929)
  11. El Terrible Toreador (1929)
  12. Mickey’s Choo Choo (1929)
  13. Springtime (1929)
  14. The Jazz Fool (1929)
  15. Hell’s Bells (1929)
  16. Jungle Rhythm (1929)
  17. The Merry Dwarfs (1929)
  18. The Haunted House (1929)
  19. Wild Waves (1929)
  20. Summer (1930)
  21. Autumn (1930)
  22. Fiddling Around/Just Mickey (1930)
  23. Cannibal Capers (1930)
  24. The Barnyard Concert (1930)
  25. Night (1930)
  26. Cactus Kid (1930)
  27. Frolicking Fish (1930)
  28. Fire Fighters (1930)
  29. Arctic Antics (1930)
  30. The Shindig (1930)
  31. Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930)
  32. The Chain Gang (1930)
  33. Monkey Melodies (1930)
  34. Gorilla Mystery (1930)
  35. The Picnic (1930)
  36. Winter (1930)
  37. Pioneer Days (1930)
  38. Playful Pan (1930)
  39. Birthday Party (1931)
  40. Birds of a Feather (1931)
  41. Traffic Troubles (1931)
  42. The Castaway (1931)
  43. Mother Goose Melodies (1931)
  44. The Moose Hunt (1931)
  45. The China Plate (1931)
  46. The Delivery Boy (1931)
  47. The Busy Beavers (1931)
  48. Mickey Steps Out (1931)
  49. The Cat’s Out (1931)
  50. Blue Rhythm (1931)
  51. Egyptian Melodies (1931)
  52. Fishin’ Around (1931)
  53. The Clock Store (1931)
  54. Barnyard Broadcast (1931)
  55. The Spider and the Fly (1931)
  56. Beach Party (1931)
  57. The Fox Hunt (1931)
  58. Mickey Cuts Up (1931)
  59. Mickey’s Orphans (1931)
  60. The Ugly Duckling (1931)
  61. The Bird Store (1932)
  62. Duck Hunt (1932)
  63. Grocery Boy (1932)
  64. Mad Dog (1932)
  65. Barnyard Olympics (1932)
  66. Mickey’s Revue (1932)
  67. The Bears and Bees (1932)
  68. Musical Farmer (1932)
  69. Mickey in Arabia (1932)
  70. Just Dog (1932)
  71. Mickey’s Nightmare (1932)
  72. Trader Mickey (1932)
  73. The Whoopee Party (1932)
  74. King Neptune (1932)
  75. Bugs in Love (1932)
  76. Touchdown Mickey (1932)
  77. The Wayward Canary (1932)
  78. The Klondike Kid (1932)
  79. Mickey’s Good Deed (1932)
  80. Building a Building (1933)
  81. The Mad Doctor (1933)
  82. Mickey’s Pal Pluto (1933)
  83. Birds in the Spring (1933)
  84. Mickey’s Mellerdrammer (1933)
  85. Father Noah’s Ark (1933)
  86. The Mail Pilot (1933)
  87. Mickey’s Mechanical Man (1933)
  88. Mickey’s Gala Premier (1933)
  89. Old King Cole (1933)
  90. Lullaby Land (1933)
  91. Puppy Love (1933)
  92. The Steeple Chase (1933)
  93. The Pet Store (1933)
  94. Giantland (1933)
  95. The Night Before Christmas (1933)
  96. Shanghaied (1934)
  97. The China Shop (1934)
  98. Camping Out (1934)
  99. Playful Pluto (1934)
  100. Funny Little Bunnies (1934)
  101. Gulliver Mickey (1934)
  102. Mickey’s Steam Roller (1934)
  103. The Flying Mouse (1934)
  104. Orphan’s Benefit (1934)
  105. Peculiar Penguins (1934)
  106. Mickey Plays Papa (1934)
  107. The Dognapper (1934)
  108. Two-Gun Mickey (1934)
  109. Mickey’s Man Friday (1935)
  110. Mickey’s Service Station (1935)
  111. Mickey’s Kangaroo (1935)
  112. The Robber Kitten (1935)
  113. Water Babies (1935)
  114. The Cookie Carnival (1935)
  115. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
  116. Mickey’s Garden (1935)
  117. Mickey’s Fire Brigade (1935)
  118. Pluto’s Judgment Day (1935)
  119. Music Land (1935)
  120. Three Orphan Kittens (1935)
  121. Cock o’ the Walk (1935)
  122. Broken Toys (1935)
  123. Mickey’s Polo Team (1936)
  124. Orphans’ Picnic (1936)
  125. Mickey’s Grand Opera (1936)
  126. Moving Day (1936)
  127. Alpine Climbers (1936)
  128. Mickey’s Circus (1936)
  129. Donald and Pluto (1936)
  130. Mickey’s Elephant (1936)
  131. The Country Cousin (1936)
  132. Mother Pluto (1936)
  133. More Kittens (1936)
  134. The Worm Turns (1937)
  135. Don Donald (1937)
  136. Moose Hunters (1937)
  137. Woodland Café (1937)
  138. Mickey’s Amateurs (1937)
  139. Little Hiawatha (1937)
  140. Modern Inventions (1937)
  141. Pluto’s Quin-puplets (1937)
  142. Donald’s Ostrich (1937)
  143. Self Control (1938)
  144. Donald’s Better Self (1938)
  145. The Moth and the Flame (1938)
  146. Donald’s Nephews (1938)
  147. Wynken, Blynken and Nod (1938)
  148. Polar Trappers (1938)
  149. Good Scouts (1938)
  150. The Fox Hunt (1938)
  151. The Whalers (1938)
  152. Mickey’s Parrot (1938)
  153. Farmyard Symphony (1938)
  154. Merbabies (1938)
  155. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
  156. Donald’s Lucky Day (1939)
  157. The Practical Pig (1939)
  158. Goofy and Wilbur (1939)
  159. Donald’s Cousin Gus (1939)
  160. The Pointer (1939)
  161. Donald’s Penguin (1939)
  162. The Autograph Hound (1939)
  163. Officer Duck (1939)
  164. The Riveter (1940)
  165. Billposters (1940)
  166. Bone Trouble (1940)
  167. Put-Put Troubles (1940)
  168. Donald’s Vacation (1940)
  169. Pluto’s Dream House (1940)
  170. Window Cleaners (1940)
  171. Goofy’s Glider (1940)
  172. The Fire Chief (1940)
  173. Pantry Pirate (1940)
  174. Timber (1941)
  175. Pluto’s Playmate (1941)
  176. Golden Eggs (1941)
  177. A Gentleman’s Gentleman (1941)
  178. Baggage Buster (1941)
  179. A Good Time for a Dime (1941)
  180. The Nifty Nineties (1941)
  181. Truant Officer Donald (1941)
  182. Orphan’s Benefit (1941)
  183. Old MacDonald Duck (1941)
  184. Donald’s Camera (1941)
  185. The Art of Self Defense (1941)
  186. The Village Smithy (1942)
  187. Pluto, Junior (1942)
  188. Symphony Hour (1942)
  189. Donald’s Snow Fight (1942)
  190. Donald Gets Drafted (1942)
  191. The Army Mascot (1942)
  192. Donald’s Garden (1942)
  193. The Sleep Walker (1942)
  194. Donald’s Gold Mine (1942)
  195. T-Bone for Two (1942)
  196. The Vanishing Private (1942)
  197. Sky Trooper (1942)
  198. Pluto at the Zoo (1942)
  199. Bellboy Donald (1942)
  200. Der Fuehrer’s Face (1943)
  201. Education for Death (1943)
  202. Pluto and the Armadillo (1943)
  203. The Flying Jalopy (1943)
  204. Private Pluto (1943)
  205. Fall Out-Fall In (1943)
  206. Victory Vehicles (1943)
  207. Reason and Emotion (1943)
  208. Figaro and Cleo (1943)
  209. The Old Army Game (1943)
  210. Home Defense (1943)
  211. Chicken Little (1943)
  212. The Pelican and the Snipe (1944)
  213. How to Be a Sailor (1944)
  214. Trombone Trouble (1944)
  215. How to Play Golf (1944)
  216. Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944)
  217. Contrary Condor (1944)
  218. Commando Duck (1944)
  219. Springtime for Pluto (1944)
  220. The Plastics Inventor (1944)
  221. First Aiders (1944)
  222. Donald’s Off Day (1944)
  223. Tiger Trouble (1945)
  224. The Clock Watcher (1945)
  225. Dog Watch (1945)
  226. The Eyes Have It (1945)
  227. African Diary (1945)
  228. Donald’s Crime (1945)
  229. Californy ‘er Bust (1945)
  230. Canine Casanova (1945)
  231. Duck Pimples (1945)
  232. The Legend of Coyote Rock (1945)
  233. No Sail (1945)
  234. Hockey Homicide (1945)
  235. Cured Duck (1945)
  236. Canine Patrol (1945)
  237. Old Sequoia (1945)
  238. Pluto’s Kid Brother (1946)
  239. In Dutch (1946)
  240. Squatter’s Rights (1946)
  241. Donald’s Double Trouble (1946)
  242. The Purloined Pup (1946)
  243. Wet Paint (1946)
  244. Dumbbell of the Yukon (1946)
  245. Lighthouse Keeping (1946)
  246. Bath Day (1946)
  247. Frank Duck Brings ‘em Back Alive (1946)
  248. Pluto’s Housewarming (1947)
  249. Straight Shooters (1947)
  250. Sleepy Time Donald (1947)
  251. Figaro and Frankie (1947)
  252. Clown of the Jungle (1947)
  253. Donald’s Dilemma (1947)
  254. Crazy with the Heat (1947)
  255. Bootle Beetle (1947)
  256. Wide Open Spaces (1947)
  257. Foul Hunting (1947)
  258. Pluto’s Blue Note (1947)
  259. They’re Off (1948)
  260. The Big Wash (1948)
  261. Drip Dippy Donald (1948)
  262. Daddy Duck (1948)
  263. Donald’s Dream Voice (1948)
  264. The Trial of Donald Duck (1948)
  265. Cat Nap Pluto (1948)
  266. Inferior Decorator (1948)
  267. Pluto’s Fledgling (1948)
  268. Soup’s On (1948)
  269. Three for Breakfast (1948)
  270. Tea for Two Hundred (1948)
  271. Pueblo Pluto (1949)
  272. Donald’s Happy Birthday (1949)
  273. Sea Salts (1949)
  274. Bubble Bee (1949)
  275. Honey Harvester (1949)
  276. Tennis Racquet (1949)
  277. Goofy Gymnastics (1949)
  278. The Greener Yard (1949)
  279. Sheep Dog (1949)
  280. Slide, Donald, Slide (1949)
  281. Toy Tinkers (1949)
  282. Pluto’s Heart Throb (1950)
  283. Lion Around (1950)
  284. The Brave Engineer (1950)
  285. Crazy Over Daisy (1950)
  286. Wonder Dog (1950)
  287. Primitive Pluto (1950)
  288. Puss Café (1950)
  289. Motor Mania (1950)
  290. Pests of the West (1950)
  291. Hook, Lion and Sinker (1950)
  292. Camp Dog (1950)
  293. Bee at the Beach (1950)
  294. Hold That Pose (1950)
  295. Morris, the Midget Moose (1950)
  296. Out on a Limb (1950)
  297. Lion Down (1951)
  298. Chicken in the Rough (1951, available on “Walt Disney’s Classic Cartoon Favorites, Vol. 4: Starring Chip ‘n’ Dale” DVD)
  299. Cold Storage (1951)
  300. Dude Duck (1951)
  301. Home Made Home (1951)
  302. Plutopia (1951)
  303. Test Pilot Donald (1951)
  304. Tomorrow We Diet (1951)
  305. Lucky Number (1951)
  306. R’Coon Dawg (1951)
  307. Get Rich Quick (1951)
  308. Cold Turkey (1951)
  309. Fathers Are People (1951)
  310. No Smoking (1951)
  311. Bee on Guard (1951)
  312. Father’s Lion (1952)
  313. Donald Applecore (1952)
  314. Hello Aloha (1952)
  315. Two Chips and a Miss (1952, available on “Walt Disney’s Classic Cartoon Favorites, Vol. 4: Starring Chip ‘n’ Dale” DVD)
  316. Man’s Best Friend (1952)
  317. Two Gun Goofy (1952)
  318. Susie the Little Blue Coupe (1952, extra on The Love Bug DVD)
  319. Teachers are People (1952)
  320. Uncle Donald’s Ants (1952)
  321. The Little House (1952)
  322. Two Weeks Vacation (1952)
  323. How to Be a Detective (1952)
  324. Father’s Day Off (1953)
  325. For Whom the Bulls Toil (1953)
  326. Melody (Adventures in Music) (1953)
  327. Father’s Weekend (1953)
  328. How to Dance (1953)
  329. Football (Now and Then) (1953)
  330. Rugged Bear (1953)
  331. Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953)
  332. Ben and Me (1953)
  333. Working for Peanuts (1953)
  334. How to Sleep (1953)
  335. Canvas Back Duck (1953)
  336. Spare the Rod (1954)
  337. Donald’s Diary (1954)
  338. The Lone Chipmunks (1954, extra on Davy Crockett DVD)
  339. Pigs Is Pigs (1954)
  340. Casey Bats Again (1954, extra on Melody Time DVD)
  341. Grin and Bear It (1954)
  342. Social Lion (1954)
  343. The Flying Squirrel (1954)
  344. No Hunting (1955)
  345. Up a Tree (1955)
  346. Chips Ahoy (1956)
  347. Hooked Bear (1956)
  348. How to Have an Accident in the Home (1956)
  349. Jack and Old Mac (1956)
  350. In the Bag (1956)
  351. A Cowboy Needs a Horse (1956)
  352. The Story of Anyburg, U.S.A. (1957)
  353. The Truth About Mother Goose (1957)
  354. Paul Bunyan (1958)
  355. Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)
  356. How to Have an Accident at Work (1959)
  357. Noah’s Ark (1959)
  358. Goliath II (1960)
  359. The Saga of Windwagon Smith (1961)
  360. Donald and the Wheel (1961)
  361. The Litterbug (1961, final Golden Age Donald Duck cartoon)
  362. Aquamania (1961, final Golden Age Goofy cartoon)
  363. A Symposium on Popular Songs (1962)
  364. Freewayphobia (1965, unreleased on DVD except through Disney Educational Productions)
  365. Goofy’s Freeway Phobia (1965, unreleased on DVD except through Disney Educational Productions)
  366. Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967, unreleased on DVD)
  367. It’s Tough to Be a Bird (1969, unreleased on DVD)
  368. Dad, Can I Borrow the Car? (1970 live-action/animation hybrid, released on solo DVD)
  369. Mickey Mouse Disco (1980, unreleased on DVD)
  370. Once Upon a Mouse (1981, unreleased on DVD)
  371. Vincent (1982, extra on The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD)
  372. Fun with Mr. Future (1982, unreleased on DVD)
  373. Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983, extra on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh DVD)
  374. Off His Rockers (1992, unreleased on DVD)
  375. Runaway Brain (1995)
  376. John Henry (2000, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  377. Lorenzo (2004, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  378. The Little Matchgirl (2006, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection)
  379. How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (2007, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  380. Glago’s Guest (2008, unreleased on DVD)
  381. Tick Tock Tale (2010, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  382. Tangled Ever After (2012, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  383. Paperman (2012, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  384. Get a Horse! (2013, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  385. Feast (2014, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)
  386. Frozen Fever (2015, “Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection”)

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