Disney Classic Cartoon Shorts

Ages 5+
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
  • 2PM
RUN TIME: 99min
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
December 2015
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Sunday December 06, 2015
Performances no longer available.

This selection of charming cartoons from the golden age of Disney are wonders of hand-drawn animation, showcasing the studio’s extraordinary technical innovations as well as iconic characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy in some of their earliest screen appearances.

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Flowers and Trees

Dir. Burt Gillett, 1932, 8min


A battle of good versus evil plays out in an enchanted forest in this musical fantasia, the very first film released in three-strip Technicolor.

The Goddess of Spring

Dir. Wilfred Jackson, 1934, 10min


The story of the seasons is related via the Greek legend of Persephone and Hades, with a musical trip to the underworld.

The Wise Little Hen

Dir. Wilfred Jackson, 1934, 8min


Donald Duck made his debut in this musical retelling of The Little Red Hen folk tale.

The Band Concert

Dir. Wilfred Jackson, 1935, 9min


Mickey Mouse, appearing in color for the first time, leads an all-animal orchestra in a seriously chaotic, high-flying performance in this classic short.

Magician Mickey

Dir. David Hand, 1937, 8min


Mickey puts on a magic show—but he can’t make heckler Donald disappear.

Moose Hunters

Dir. Ben Sharpsteen, 1937, 8min


Mickey, Donald, and Goofy go on a hunting expedition—but find they’re not smarter than the average moose.

The Old Mill

Dir. Wilfred Jackson, 1937, 9min


One of the most technically brilliant Disney shorts—in which a community of animals living in a windmill brave a thunderstorm—is dazzling to behold thanks to its pioneering use of a multiplane camera.

Ferdinand the Bull

Dir. Dick Rickard, 1938, 8min


A sweet-natured bull would rather smell flowers than fight in this adaptation of the children’s classic The Story of Ferdinand.

Donald’s Tire Trouble

Dir. Dick Lundy, 1943, 7min


It’s duck versus car as speed racer Donald goes bonkers trying to repair a flat.

A Knight for a Day

Dir. Jack Hannah, 1946, 7min


A cast of a thousand Goofys populates this medieval knight’s tale.

Mail Dog

Dir. Charles A. Nichols, 1947, 7min


Pluto gets snowbound on a mission to deliver mail in the Arctic.

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

Dirs. Ward Kimball & Charles A. Nichols, 1953, 10min


Professor Owl explains the history of the orchestra and its instruments in this Academy Award-winning classic, the first Disney cartoon shot in widescreen.