Disney's Animated Classics

Mickey Mouse Cartoons

Having lost the rights to the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit character, Walt transformed Oswald into Micky Mouse (originally to be called Mortimer Mouse) for his next series of animated shorts. Little did he know at the time that Mickey would eventually become the internationally recognized symbol of the Walt Disney Company. Mickey first appeared on November 18, 1928 in "Steamboat Willie." This was the beginning of a long series of almost 400 cartoons featuring Walt's trademark characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale, and many others. The series produced many advances in animation and film-making. For example, "Steamboat Willie" was the first animated film to include a synchronized soundtrack. Mickey appeared in 129 short cartoons through 1953, not including his appearances in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segments of "Fantasia" and "Fantasia 2000" and the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment of "Fun and Fancy Free." Mickey's girlfriend Minnie and dog Pluto frequently appeared in this series of cartoons. After a hiatus of 30 years, in 1983 Mickey appeared alongside some of his cartoon pals in an animated featurette called "Mickey's Christmas Carol."

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1928: Mickey in "Steamboat Willie"
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1937: Mickey in "The Lonesome Ghosts"

1928:

  • Steamboat Willie - First cartoon with a synchronized soundtrack
  • Gallopin' Gaucho
  • Plane Crazy - First Mickey Mouse cartoon to be completed

    1929:

  • The Barn Dance
  • The Opry House
  • When the Cat's Away
  • The Barnyard Battle
  • The Plow Boy
  • The Karnival Kid - First cartoon in which Mickey speaks
  • Mickey's Follies
  • Mickey's Choo-Choo
  • The Jazz Fool
  • Jungle Rhythm
  • The Haunted House

    1930:

  • Wild Waves
  • Just Mickey
  • The Barnyard Concert
  • The Cactus Kid
  • The Fire Fighters
  • The Shindig
  • The Chain Gang - Debut appearance of Pluto
  • The Gorilla Mystery
  • The Picnic
  • Pioneer Days

    1931:

  • The Birthday Party
  • Traffic Troubles
  • The Castaway
  • The Moose Hunt
  • The Delivery Boy
  • Mickey Steps Out
  • Blue Rhythm
  • Fishin' Around
  • The Barnyard Broadcast
  • The Beach Party
  • Mickey Cuts Up
  • Mickey's Orphans

    1932:

  • The Duck Hunt
  • The Grocery Boy
  • The Mad Dog
  • Barnyard Olympics
  • Mickey's Revue - Debut appearance of Goofy as "Dippy Dawg"
  • Musical Farmer
  • Mickey in Arabia
  • Mickey's Nightmare
  • Trader Mickey
  • The Whoopee Party
  • Touchdown Mickey
  • The Wayward Canary
  • The Klondike Kid
  • Mickey's Good Deed

    1933:

  • Building a Building
  • The Mad Doctor
  • Mickey's Pal Pluto
  • Mickey's Mellerdrammer
  • Ye Olden Days
  • The Mail Pilot
  • Mickey's Mechanical Man
  • Mickey's Gala Premiere
  • Puppy Love
  • The Steeple Chase
  • The Pet Store
  • Giantland

    1934:

  • Shanghaied
  • Camping Out
  • Playful Pluto
  • Gulliver Mickey
  • Mickey's Steam Roller
  • Orphans Benefit
  • Mickey Plays Papa
  • The Dognapper
  • Two-Gun Mickey

    1935:

  • Mickey's Man Friday
  • The Band Concert - First Mickey Mouse cartoon in color
  • Mickey's Service Station
  • Mickey's Kangaroo
  • Mickey's Garden
  • Mickey's Fire Brigade
  • Pluto's Judgment Day
  • On Ice

    1936:

  • Mickey's Polo Team
  • Orphans Picnic
  • Mickey's Grand Opera
  • Thru the Mirror
  • Mickey's Rival
  • Moving Day
  • Alpine Climbers
  • Mickey's Circus
  • Mickey's Elephant

    1937:

  • The Worm Turns
  • Magician Mickey
  • Moose Hunters
  • Mickey's Amateurs
  • Hawaiian Holiday
  • Clock Cleaners
  • Lonesome Ghosts

    1938:

  • Boat Builders
  • Mickey's Trailer
  • The Whalers
  • Mickey's Parrot
  • The Brave Little Tailor
  • The Fox Hunt

    1939:

  • Society Dog Show
  • The Pointer
  • Mickey's Surprise Party

    1940:

  • Tugboat Mickey
  • Pluto's Dream House
  • Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip

    1941:

  • The Little Whirlwind
  • The Nifty Nineties
  • Orphans Benefit - Remake of a 1934 cartoon
  • A Gentleman's Gentleman
  • Canine Caddy
  • Lend a Paw

    1942:

  • Mickey's Birthday Party
  • Symphony Hour
  • All Together

    1943:

  • Pluto and the Armadillo

    1946:

  • Squatter's Rights

    1947:

  • Mickey's Delayed Date

    1948:

  • Mickey Down Under
  • Pluto's Purchase
  • Mickey and the Seal

    1949:

  • Pueblo Pluto

    1950:

  • Crazy Over Daisy

    1951:

  • Plutopia
  • R'Coon Dawg

    1952:

  • Pluto's Party
  • Pluto's Christmas Tree

    1953:

  • The Simple Things

    1983:

  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (25 min) ****

    1990:

  • The Prince and the Pauper (24 min) ***

    1995:

  • The Runaway Brain

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