Mickey Mouse (film series)

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Film poster from 1929, the first created for the series

Mickey Mouse (originally Mickey Mouse Sound Cartoons) is a character-based series of 130 animated short films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The films, which introduced Disney's most famous cartoon character, were released on a regular basis from 1928 to 1953 with four additional shorts released between 1983 and 2013. The series is notable for its innovation with sound synchronization and character animation, and also introduced well-known characters such as Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Goofy.

The name "Mickey Mouse" was first used in the films' title sequences to refer specifically to the character, but was used from 1935 to 1953 to refer to the series itself as in "Walt Disney presents a Mickey Mouse." In this sense "a Mickey Mouse" was a shortened form of "a Mickey Mouse sound cartoon" which was used in the earliest films. Films from 1929 to 1935 which were re-released during this time also used this naming convention, but it was not used for the three shorts released between 1983 and 1995 (Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Prince and the Pauper, and Runaway Brain). Mickey's name was also used occasionally to market other films which were formally part of other series. Examples of this include several Silly Symphonies, Don Donald (1937), and Goofy and Wilbur (1939).


Mickey Mouse began production in April 1928 after the Disney studio lost the license to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The first two films, Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho, were previewed in theaters but failed to pick up a distributor. For the third film, Disney added synchronized sound, a technology that was still in its early stages at the time. Steamboat Willie debuted in New York in November 1928 and was an instant success. The revenues from the film provided the studio with much needed resources, and the studio quickly began to produce new cartoons as well as releasing sound versions of the first two.[1]

Production slowed towards the end of the 1930s as the studio began to focus on other characters and feature-length films. The series was informally retired in 1953 with the release of The Simple Things, but was revived in 1983 and 1990 with two featurettes, or three reel short films. 1995's Runaway Brain returned the series to its single reel format, while the most recent installment, 2013's Get a Horse!, was produced in the black-and-white style of the early films.

The cartoons were directed by 20 different people. Those with the most credits include Burt Gillett (34), Wilfred Jackson (18), Walt Disney (16), David Hand (15), and Ben Sharpsteen (14); the director of the most recent installment, Lauren MacMullan, was the first female director. Notable animators who worked on the series include Ub Iwerks, Norm Ferguson, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, and Fred Moore. Mickey's voice is mostly provided by Walt Disney, with some additional work by Carl Stalling and Clarence Nash. By 1947, Jimmy MacDonald had taken over Mickey's voice. Wayne Allwine voices the mouse in the three most recent films.

List of films

The following is a list of Mickey Mouse films in the order of their official release dates. Unless otherwise noted, dates are original theatrical releases in the United States. Gray headers indicate black-and-white films while yellow headers indicate color films.


1928  · 1929  · 1930  · 1931  · 1932  · 1933
1934  · 1935  · 1936  · 1937  · 1938  · 1939
1940s  · 1950s  · 1983–present


Installment Film Director[2] Release date[3]
November 18, 1928

Mickey works aboard a river steamboat captained by Pete with the mission of transporting livestock. Along the way Mickey picks up Minnie and the two come up with creative ways to play "Turkey in the Straw". Pete is unamused and puts Mickey to work skinning potatoes.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete, Clarabelle Cow

Notes: Disney's first sound cartoon, selected to the National Film Registry in 1998.[4] The title is a parody of the Buster Keaton film, Steamboat Bill Jr., which was released May 12, 1928.

Walt Disney[5]
December 30, 1928

Mickey is an Argentinian gaucho who rides a rhea instead of a horse. He stops at a cantina where he finds Minnie and dances with her. Pete arrives, abducts Minnie, and takes her away on a donkey. Mickey follows after him, but the rhea has become drunk and slows Mickey down. Finally Mickey confronts Pete in a fencing duel and saves Minnie.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete

Notes: silent version previewed August 2, 1928. Parody of the Douglas Fairbanks film, The Gaucho, which was released November 21, 1927. Mickey wears shoes for the first time.


Installment Film Director Release date
Walt Disney
March 14, 1929

Mickey wants to take Minnie to a dance, but Pete's flashy car beats Mickey's horse-drawn wagon as her transportation of choice. At the dance, Mickey uses a balloon to make himself light on his feet—the perfect dancing partner—but this doesn't keep Minnie at his side for long, either.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete

Notes: Copyrighted 1928

Walt Disney
March 17, 1929

Mickey tries to emulate his hero, Charles Lindbergh, and woo Minnie by building and flying his own airplane.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow

Notes: First film to be animated; silent version previewed May 15, 1928, actually released in March 17, 1929.

Walt Disney
March 20, 1929[6]

Mickey owns and performs at his own theatre, going in drag as a harem girl, in a derby as a Hasidic Jew, and finally in a wig as a fancy pianist.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse

Notes: First time Mickey wears gloves

Walt Disney
April 11, 1929[7]

While Tom Cat, drunk on bootlegged hooch, is away hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and an army of mice ransack the feline's home for food.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Kat Nipp

Notes: Remake of Alice Comedies film Alice Rattled by Rats, depicts Mickey and Minnie as regular mice

Walt Disney
April 25, 1929[8]

Mickey joins an army of mice dressed like the forces of the Confederate States of America to battle an army of cats dressed in German World War 1 helmets. Kommandant Pete leads the cats in a raid on Mickey's farm. Mickey mounts a spirited defense of the farmhouse.

Other appearances: Pete

Walt Disney
May 23, 1929[9]

Mickey sells animated hot dogs at a carnival and heckles rival barker Kat Nipp. Also at the fair is Minnie who performs as a shimmy dancer. Mickey gives here a free hot dog and, with the help of two alley cats, serenades Minnie outside her trailer.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow, Kat Nipp

Notes: First time Mickey speaks

Walt Disney
June 20, 1929[10]

Mickey's running a small-town railroad. He takes Minnie for a wild ride on a humanized train which eventually rumbles out of control.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow

June 26, 1929[11]

Mickey and his barnyard pals put on a show that includes dancing ducks, opera singing by Patricia Pig, and Mickey's own rendition of his theme song, "Minnie's Yoo Hoo."

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow, Patricia Pig

Notes: Introduction of "Minnie's Yoo Hoo", Mickey's theme song

Walt Disney
June 28, 1929

Mickey flirts with Minnie on the farm, but she spurns him—making him look bad in the eyes of his helper, Horace Horsecollar.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar (debut), Clarabelle Cow

The Jazz Fool
Walt Disney
July 5, 1929[12]

As part of "Mickey's Big Road Show", Mickey plays a calliope pulled by Horace. They later play the xylophone and piano.

Other appearances: Horace Horsecollar

Wild Waves
August 15, 1929

Mickey works as a beach lifeguard who saves Minnie from being drowned by a wave. After Minnie is rescued,minnie fusses, Mickey tries to cheer her up by dancing, playing music and scat sings to "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep". Also present are a wide variety of sea birds and marine mammals who accompany Mickey.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse

Jungle Rhythm
Walt Disney
November 15, 1929

Mickey goes on a hunting expedition to the jungle, but when his rifle malfunctions Mickey is left facing several angry and vicious animals. To appease them, Mickey starts playing music, and soon has all of the animals joining him.

Walt Disney
December 2, 1929

Mickey weathers a ferocious storm inside an old haunted house where he is compelled to play the organ for the ghost and skeleton dance.

Other appearances: Monsters Skeleton

Notes: Title shorted to Haunted House in rerelease title sequence.


Installment Film Director Release date[13]
The Barnyard Concert
Walt Disney
March 3, 1930

At the farm, Mickey directs an orchestra rehearsal of Poet and Peasant by Franz von Suppé. The session is filled with distractions and Mickey ends up with a bucket of water thrown on his head.

Other appearances: Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Notes: First film released by Columbia Pictures

Walt Disney
March 14, 1930

At a concert hall, Mickey performs solo on a violin. His repertoire includes "Traumerei" and the finale of the William Tell overture.

Notes: Only film to feature Mickey without supporting characters, copyrighted as Fiddlin' Around,[14] billed as Fiddling Around.[15] First short made without Ub Iwerks.

The Cactus Kid
Walt Disney
May 15, 1930

Set in the desert of Mexico or the southwestern United States; Mickey enters "El Adobe Cafe" where Minnie works as a bar tender. Pete arrives and abducts Minnie after a short gun fight with Mickey. Mickey rides after Pete on Horace and eventually saves Minnie.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar (without his yoke), Pete

Notes: First time Marcellite Garner voices Minnie and also the last Mickey Mouse short to be animated by Ub Iwerks.

The Fire Fighters
Burt Gillett
June 25, 1930

Mickey is the fire chief of a fire department which receives an alarm in the middle of the night. The group of fire fighters race to the blaze which engulfs a seven-storey building, but on the way the engine loses its water tank. Mickey saves Minnie, trapped on the top floor, by way of a clothes line connected with another building.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar

The Shindig
Burt Gillett
July 29, 1930

The friends from the barnyard attend a dance in the barn. Clarabelle Cow attends as Horace Horsecallar's date and the pair take center stage for one of the dances. Mickey and Minnie provide music on fiddle and piano, and Mickey later joins the dancing.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Notes: Clarabelle's name was mentioned for the first time and Clarabelle stands up for the first time.

Burt Gillett
September 5, 1930

Mickey is a prisoner forced to work on a chain gang with other prisoners. When the guard Peg Leg Pete falls asleep, Mickey leads the prisoners in some care-free, innovative music making, and eventually escape. Mickey vaults himself over the wall, escapes into a swamp and eventually rides away on a pair of horses. When the horses throw Mickey off a cliff, he happens the fall through the roof of the jail and finds himself back in his cell.

Other appearances: Clarabelle Cow, Pluto (prototypes)

The Gorilla Mystery
Burt Gillett
October 10, 1930

Mickey reads about an gorilla named beppo has escaped the local city zoo in the newspaper and calls Minnie to warn her. Minnie insists she is not afraid and plays the piano for Mickey over the phone. While Minnie is playing, beppo enters the house and kidnaps her,ties her up and takes her into the attic.Mickey hears Minnie's screams in the telephone and runs over to her house to save her before beppo strikes back.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Beppo the Gorilla

Notes: Inspired Donald Duck and the Gorilla

The Picnic
Burt Gillett
October 23, 1930

Mickey and Minnie go on a picnic together along with Minnie's dog Rover. Mickey brings a phonograph, and while he and Minnie dance to "In the Good Old Summer Time", a variety of animals make off with the food. Finally the weather turns bad and the trio head home in a hurry.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto as "Rover", Mickey's car

Pioneer Days
Burt Gillett
December 5, 1930

Period piece set in the old west; Mickey and Minnie are part of a wagon train of American settlers. And Indian scout spots the wagon train and assembles a war party. That night after circling the wagons, the pioneers dance to "The Irish Washerwoman" and later hear on old goat sing an emotional rendition of "Nelly Gray." Just then the Indians attack and a fight breaks out. Mickey and Minnie scare the Indians away by tricking them into thinking U.S. cavalry soldiers are approaching.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse; cameos by Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow


Installment Film Director Release date
The Birthday Party
Burt Gillett
January 7, 1931

Mickey's friends throw a surprise birthday party at Minnie's house. Minnie gives Mickey a piano, and the mice play a piano duet of "I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby." During the rest of the party the characters dance and play more songs.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Traffic Troubles
Burt Gillett
March 17, 1931

Mickey works as a taxi driver in a large city. After losing his first customer in the street, Mickey picks up Minnie on her way to a music lesson. But the taxi gets a flat tire which Mickey is unable to repair. Pete appears as a traveling snake oil salesman who feeds a formula to the taxi. This makes the vehicle go out of control. Mickey, Minnie, and the taxi crash through a barn and end up covered in feathers.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete as "Dr. Pep"

The Castaway
Wilfred Jackson
April 6, 1931

Mickey is a castaway in the ocean and makes it ashore to a jungle island. After eating bananas, a piano washes ashore and Mickey plays it while dealing at first with bothersome wild animals, and later dangerous ones.

The Moose Hunt
Burt Gillett
May 3, 1931

Mickey and Pluto go hunting for moose. Mickey accidentally shoots at Pluto with his shotgun and the dog plays dead. After this Mickey and Pluto encounter a real moose and are chased away.

Other appearances: Pluto

Notes: First appearance of Pluto as Mickey's dog

The Delivery Boy
Burt Gillett
June 13, 1931

While working as a delivery boy driving a cart filled with musical instruments, Mickey passes by Minnie's house. He sneaks up on her while she is outside doing her laundry. The two mice start dancing in the yard, but Mickey punches a bee hive onto the mule pulling the cart. The mule kicks the cart and the instruments land on the animals. Together they all play "Stars and Stripes Forever".

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Pete

Mickey Steps Out
Burt Gillett
July 7, 1931

Mickey prepares for a date and leaves his house, but Pluto wants to come with him. Mickey tells Pluto to stay home and ties him to the dog house, but Pluto follows anyway, dragging the house behind him. At Minnie's house Mickey and Minnie play music, while outside Pluto chases a cat. The chaos eventually interrupts the date.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto

Burt Gillett
August 18, 1931

Mickey plays piano at a concert hall and is joined by Minnie singing "St. Louis Blues." Mickey later conducts a blues orchestra that proves to heavy for the stage.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Fishin' Around
Burt Gillett
September 25, 1931

Mickey and Pluto go fishing from a boat on a lake after singing a sign that says "no fishing". The fish turn out to be very intelligent and play several pranks on the fishermen, including tying their fishing lines together. Eventually a police officer appears and, trying to stop Mickey from fishing, accidentally falls in the water. Mickey and Pluto make a speedy getaway.

Other appearances: Pluto

The Barnyard Broadcast
Burt Gillett
October 10, 1931

Mickey sets up a radio station in the barn and hosts a music program. While Minnie, Horace, and Clarabelle perform, Mickey struggles to keep a cat family out of the barn who are intent on interrupting the broadcast.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto

The Beach Party
Burt Gillett
November 5, 1931

Mickey and his friends spend a relaxing day at the beach going swimming and enjoying a picnic. When Pluto accidentally retrieves an aggressive octopus from the ocean, the party fights him off using techniques learned earlier in the day, such as Horace's spitting of watermelon seeds and ejecting jars of pickled olives from Clarabelle's throat.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto

Mickey Cuts Up
Burt Gillett[16]
November 30, 1931

Mickey mows his yard with a reel mower pulled by Pluto, while next door Minnie waters her garden. Mickey tricks Minnie by pretending to be a bird in a bird house, but instead he gets attacked by a cat. While Mickey and Minnie are playing a harmonica duet, Pluto chases after the cat, but the mower is still tied on to him and it cuts up everything it its path.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto

Burt Gillett
December 9, 1931

Mickey and Minnie take in an orphaned litter of kittens during Christmas time. The kittens harass Pluto, ransack the house, and skeletonize the Christmas tree.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, kittens

Notes: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short[17]


Installment Film Director Release date
The Duck Hunt
Burt Gillett
January 28, 1932

Mickey and Pluto go to a pond to hunt for ducks. While Mickey hides behind some bullrushes in a boat with a shotgun, Pluto wears a duck decoy on his head and swims to the center of the pond. The ducks discover the truth after Mickey accidentally shoots a hole in the bottom of his boat.

Other appearances: Pluto

The Grocery Boy
Wilfred Jackson
February 11, 1932

Mickey and Pluto go grocery shopping for Minnie and later help her cook. Pluto misbehaves and tries to steal the turkey which leads to a disaster.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto

The Mad Dog
Burt Gillett
March 5, 1932

Mickey gives Pluto a bath, but the dog doesn't like it and jumps out of the tub. Pluto then accidentally swallows the bar of soap and starts hiccuping bubbles. In a panic, Pluto starts running through the city, all the while hiccuping bubbles. People in town panic when they see Pluto foaming at the mouth, and assume he has rabies. Pete, the town dogcatcher corners Pluto in an alley at gunpoint. Mickey pleads with Pete for Pluto's life, but to no avail. Finally Mickey throws a cat down Pete's pants to distract him, while he and Pluto run home.

Other appearances: Pluto, Pete

The Barnyard Olympics
Wilfred Jackson
April 15, 1932

Several characters participate in the Olympic Games including boxing and diving. Mickey himself participates in the main event, a cross-country multi-sport race similar to a Triathlon, except it includes row boating instead of swimming. Another participant in the race (possibly Pete) tries to sabotage Mickey's chances of winning along the way.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Notes: Released to coincide with the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles[18]

Wilfred Jackson
May 25, 1932

Mickey presents a revue at an informal concert hall. The program includes an orchestra conducted by Mickey, a stage show with Minnie as a fairy and three dancing cows, two dancing dogs, and a ragtime duet by Mickey and Minnie. There are several distractions throughout the performance including Goofy laughing loudly in the audience and Pluto roaming onto stage.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Goofy (first appearance), Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto

Musical Farmer
Wilfred Jackson
June 9, 1932

Mickey plants seeds with Pluto. When Mickey sees Minnie milking a cow, he decides to sneak up on her and scare her with him and Pluto inside a scarecrow. Eventually Mickey is found out and he and Minnie play music with the animals and other improvised instruments. Later Mickey tries to photograph a humongous egg laid by one of the hens.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto; hens Fanny, Bessie, Tessie, others

Wilfred Jackson
July 18, 1932

Mickey and Minnie visit the Middle East as tourists. As they are taking pictures with locals, Pete appears and abducts Minnie, carrying her away to his castle on a horse. Mickey follows on his camel but is slowed down because the camel is drunk. Mickey fights Pete and his henchmen and eventually saves Minnie.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete

Notes: Last film released by Columbia Pictures

Burt Gillett
August 13, 1932

Mickey goes to sleep one night and dreams that he and Minnie get married. Soon several storks arrive at the house dropping off children, literally by the bucket load. The hoard of children overrun the house and create a nuisance for Mickey and Pluto. Mickey finally wakes up with a renewed determination never to marry.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, mice children

Notes: First film released by United Artists, introduced new title sequence including the Mickey Mouse starburst

Trader Mickey
August 20, 1932

Mickey and Pluto are exploring in Africa taking their trading boat down a jungle river. They come across a tribe of hostile cannibals who take Mickey's things and try and cook the explorers. Later as the tribesmen go through Mickey's goods, they discover several musical instruments. When Mickey teaches them how to play the instruments, they decide not to cook him.

Other appearances: Pluto, cannibals

Wilfred Jackson
September 17, 1932

Mickey and his friends attend a celebratory community party.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Touchdown Mickey
Wilfred Jackson
October 15, 1932

Mickey leads his team, Mickey's Manglers, against the Alley Cats in a game of American football. The Alley Cats consist of several large indistinguishable black cats while the Manglers consists of different kinds of animals, including a head butting goat, a long wiener dog, and a large pig capable of steamrolling opponents. Goofy delivers the play-by-play over radio.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto

The Klondike Kid
Wilfred Jackson
November 12, 1932

Mickey works as a pianist at a bar in the Klondike region. One night he finds Minnie out in the cold and saves her by bringing her inside the bar. The two mice appear to meet each other for the first time. Later a wanted outlaw, Terrible Pierre, enters the bar and, after a gun fight, abducts Minnie. Mickey chases after Pierre in a dog sled pulled by Pluto and eventually finds Pierre's hideout.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, Pete as "Terrible Pierre"

The Wayward Canary
Burt Gillett
November 12, 1932

Mickey gives Minnie a canary as a present. The canary turns out to have several babies. The birds get loose in Minnie's house and cause problems. Pluto later saves the canary from a cat.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto

Burt Gillett
December 17, 1932

On Christmas Eve, Mickey reluctantly sells Pluto in order to give a poor family a happy Christmas. Pluto, however, is mistreated at his new home and is kicked out after creating a nuisance. Mickey and Pluto finally reunite.

Other appearances: Pluto, Adelbert, Adelbert's father, butler


Installment Film Director Release date
David Hand
January 7, 1933

Mickey works at the construction site of a steel frame skyscraper while Minnie sells box lunches to the workmen. Pete, the foreman, harasses Minnie and later steals Mickey's lunch.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Pete

Notes: A close, but rather more elaborate remake of Disney's earlier Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Sky Scrappers (1928). Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short[19]

David Hand
January 21, 1933

A mad scientist named Dr.XXX captures Mickey's dog Pluto and takes him to his laboratory. Mickey follows and tries to save Pluto.

Other appearances: Pluto, Doctor XXX

Notes: Partially inspired by comic story "Blaggard Mansion" (1932), in turn inspired Runaway Brain (1995); in the public domain

Mickey's Pal Pluto
Burt Gillett
February 18, 1933

Pluto saves a litter of kittens from drowning, but later becomes jealous when Mickey takes the kittens into the house and are treated like part of the family. As Pluto tries to guard his territory from the kittens, he causes a ruckus and Mickey throws him out of the house. Later the kittens come outside and fall down a well, giving Pluto a moral dilemma of whether or not to save them a second time.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Pluto's shoulder angel and devil, kittens

Notes: Inspired Lend a Paw (1941)[20]

Wilfred Jackson
March 18, 1933

Mickey and his friends put on a low-budget stage play adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The use of actual dogs in place of the bloodhounds which chase Eliza across the ice floes leads to chaos as the dogs chase a cat through the orchestra pit.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Goofy as "Dippy Dawg", Horace Horsecollar (without his yoke), Clarabelle Cow

Burt Gillett
April 8, 1933

Musical set in medieval Europe; a king arranges for his daughter (Minnie) to marry a visiting prince (Dippy Dawg). When Minnie refuses, the king locks her in a tower. Mickey appears as a traveling minstrel and rescues Minnie from the tower, but the king discovers them before they can get away and condemns Mickey to death, anachronistically by guillotine. Just as Mickey is about to be killed, Minnie confesses her love for Mickey, at which point the king orders a duel between Dippy and Mickey. Mickey tricks Dippy and cuts off his spear in the guillotine and chases him out of the castle.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Goofy as "Dippy Dawg", Clarabelle Cow, king (possibly Pete)

The Mail Pilot
David Hand
May 13, 1933

Mickey works as a courier pilot for the airmail service and helps arrest Pete who is wanted as a mail bandit.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete

Notes: Based on a comic story by Floyd Gottfredson

Mickey's Mechanical Man
Wilfred Jackson
June 17, 1933

Mickey builds and trains a boxing robot to face the Kongo Killer, a trained boxing gorilla. Minnie discovers that the sound of a horn makes the robot "go crazy", an effect that Mickey finds undesirable. However, when the robot is being beaten in the match, Minnie uses a horn to motivate the robot win.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Mickey's Mechanical Man, Beppo the Gorilla as "The Kongo Killer"

Burt Gillett
July 1, 1933

Set at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Mickey and his friends attend the premier of one of his films, the meta-fictional Galloping Romance, which is based on The Cactus Kid. Cartoon versions of movie stars also attend the show and enjoy it immensely. After the film, Mickey receives praise from many of the show's attendees, but when Greta Garbo kisses him, Mickey awakes and discovers it was a dream.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto, Pete; cameos by over 40 real-life celebrities

Puppy Love
Wilfred Jackson
September 2, 1933

Mickey and Pluto pay visits to their respective sweethearts, Minnie and Fifi. While Mickey and Minnie are preoccupied playing the piano (playing the song "Puppy Love"), Pluto steals the box of chocolates that Mickey brought for Minnie and gives it to Fifi. He then replaces the chocolate with a bone and returns the box. Both relationships turn cold when Minnie finds the bone, but she later discovers the half-eaten chocolate and reunites with Mickey.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Fifi the Peke

The Steeple Chase
Burt Gillett
September 30, 1933

Mickey is a jockey in a steeplechase; his horse, Thunderbolt, is sponsored by Colonel Rolfe. After Mickey promises to win the race, the horse discovers a bottle of moonshine in the stable and gets drunk. Instead of the horse, Mickey dresses up two of the stable hands like a horse, and with the help of a pursuing swarm of bees, manage to win the race.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Colonel Rolf Rolfe, Thunderbolt

The Pet Store
Wilfred Jackson
October 28, 1933

Mickey gets a job at Tony's Pet Store, and while the owner is away Minnie pays a visit. A movie ape kept at the store becomes inspired by the 1933 film King Kong, escapes his cage, abducts Minnie, and climbs a tower of boxes. A swarm of birds and other animals fight the ape and create a huge mess at the store. Mickey and Minnie run away just in time before the owner returns.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Tony, Beppo the Gorilla

Burt Gillet
November 25, 1933

Mickey tells the story Jack and the Beanstalk to the mice children and inserts himself into the story as Jack. The film takes over Mickey's narration as he visits "Giantland" and meets the giant.

Other appearances: mice children, giant

Notes: Inspired "Mickey and the Beanstalk" from Fun and Fancy Free[21]


Installment Film Director Release date
Burt Gillett
January 13, 1934

Mickey and Minnie are captured by Pete who is the captain of a ship. Mickey is able to escape from being tied up and fights Pete and his men to take over the ship.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete

Camping Out
David Hand
February 17, 1934

Mickey, Minnie, Horace, and Clarabelle go camping and fight of a vindictive swarm of mosquitoes.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Burt Gillett
March 3, 1934

Pluto plays rough with Mickey's garden hose and breaks the spigot. When Mickey goes into the basement to shut the water off, Pluto accidentally swallows a flashlight causing him to panic and eventually rip a hole in the kitchen screen door which lets in flies. Mickey then sets out flypaper which Pluto gets tangled in.

Other appearances: Pluto

Burt Gillett
May 19, 1934

Inspired by reading Gulliver's Travels, Mickey tells the mice children about when he was shipwrecked in a land of tiny people. The little people distrust him at first, but later the city is attacked by a giant spider which Mickey fights.

Other appearances: Pluto, mice children

David Hand
June 16, 1934

Mickey works as a steamroller driver. He comes across Minnie who is babysitting two of his nephews. To give the children a little fun, Mickey tows them around in their baby carriage by the steamroller. After the ride, while Mickey is not watching, the nephews take off in the steamroller by themselves and bring havoc on the city.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Morty and Ferdie

Notes: Also stylized as Mickey's Steam-Roller[22]

Burt Gillett
August 11, 1934

Mickey and his friends put on a benefit show for a group of unruly orphans. Donald loses his temper when the orphans heckle his performance.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck (debut), mice children

Notes: First joint appearance of Mickey and Donald Duck

Mickey Plays Papa
Burt Gillett
September 29, 1934

A mysterious hooded figure approaches Mickey's house as he and Pluto are reading a scary book called "The Cry in the Night". The figure turns out to be a destitute mother leaving a baby at Mickey's doorstep. The baby, a mouse named Elmer, turns out to be a fussy child and Mickey and Pluto have to work to keep him happy.

Other appearances: Pluto, Elmer

David Hand
November 17, 1934

Mickey and Donald are police officers who hunt down Peg Leg Pete after he dognapps Minnie's dog Fifi

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Pete, Fifi the Peke; cameo by Minnie Mouse

Two-Gun Mickey
December 15, 1934

Mickey appears as a cowboy who comes across a self-reliant Minnie in the desert, insisting she can take of herself. In town Minnie again refuses help from Pete, but he turns out to be an outlaw. After Minnie leaves town, Pete and his gang of bandits chase after her, but Mickey realizes Minnie is in trouble and finally comes to help her.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pete

Notes: Minnie's first role as a protagonist


Installment Film Director Release date
Mickey's Man Friday
David Hand
January 19, 1935
Mickey is shipwrecked on an island where he discovers a tribe of cannibals. He scares them away saving the life of one tribesman who was about to be cooked. Mickey names him "Friday", and together Mickey and Friday build a stockade rigged with booby traps. The rest of the tribe eventually reappears and attack the fort. Mickey and Friday abandon the island in a boat.

Other appearances: Friday, cannibals

Notes: Inspired by Robinson Crusoe[23]

Wilfred Jackson
February 23, 1935

Mickey conducts a community music band through a public performance of the William Tell overture. Donald Duck distracts the band by coming in uninvited with a flute. The concert is later wrecked by a tornado.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Peter Pig, Patricia Pig

Notes: This is the first color Mickey Mouse cartoon. Mickey does not speak in this short.

Ben Sharpsteen
March 16, 1935

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy work at an automobile repair shop and try to repair Pete's car with disastrous effects.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Pete

Notes: First Mickey, Donald, and Goofy adventure

Mickey's Kangaroo
David Hand
April 13, 1935

Mickey receives a gift from Australia's famous winemaker Leo Buring: a crate containing a boxing kangaroo and its baby. The baby kangaroo makes Pluto jealous at first, but he later learns to like him. Meanwhile, Mickey boxes the older Kangaroo and gets soundly beaten.

Other appearances: Pluto, unnamed kangaroo and baby kangaroo

Notes: Only time that Pluto is heard thinking. Last Mickey cartoon in B&W until 2013.

Wilfred Jackson
July 13, 1935

Mickey is working in his garden exterminating insects.

Other appearances: Pluto

Ben Sharpsteen
August 3, 1935

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are firefighters responding to a hotel fire. After experiencing many setbacks, the trio finally enter the building and discover a woman upstairs who is unaware that the hotel is on fire.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Clarabelle Cow

David Hand
August 31, 1935

After Pluto chases a cat inside the house, Mickey scolds him for always chasing cats, and adds that he will have "plenty to answer for on [his] judgement day." Pluto then falls asleep and dreams of judgement day in which he is tried by a hellish court composed entirely of cats. Just as the cats are about to burn Pluto alive, he wakes up and discovers a new appreciation for cats.

Other appearances: Pluto

Ben Sharpsteen
September 28, 1935

Mickey and his friends are leisurely ice skating on a frozen river. Mickey teaches Minnie how to skate, Goofy tries unusual ways to catch fish, and Donald pranks Pluto by attaching skates to the dog's feet while he is sleeping.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto; cameo by Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow

Notes: First joint appearance of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto


Installment Film Director Release date
David Hand
January 4, 1936

Mickey leads the Mickey Mousers against the Movie Stars in a spirited game of polo. Mickey's team consists of cartoon characters from Disney films while the Movie Stars are all cartoon versions of real-life movie stars. Several other characters and stars appear as spectators at the game.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy as "The Goof", the Three Little Pigs, the Big Bad Wolf; cartoon versions of Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harpo Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Jack Holt, Shirley Temple; cameos by Clarabelle Cow, Pluto, Fifi the Peke, characters from the Silly Symphonies, other movie stars

Orphan's Picnic
Ben Sharpsteen
February 15, 1936

Mickey and Donald take the orphans out for a day in the park. Donald sets out a picnic lunch and is unsuccessful in keeping the food from being stolen by the orphans and eaten prematurely. Meanwhile, Mickey play's blind man's bluff with another group of the orphans. Donald is further harassed by the orphans who use teamwork to steal food in creative ways.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, mice children

Mickey's Grand Opera
Wilfred Jackson
March 7, 1936

At a formal concert hall, Mickey conducts the orchestra for an opera starring Clara Cluck and Donald Duck. Before the program, Mickey unexpectedly finds Pluto backstage and sends him home. But the dog becomes distracted by an unattended magician's hat with a rabbit inside. Eventually the opera begins, which features Clara and Donald unintelligibly clucking and quacking back and forth. Pluto, still following the animal spewing hat, wanders onstage during the show and creates chaos.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck, Pluto; cameo by Goofy

David Hand
April 30, 1936

Mickey falls asleep while reading Through the Looking-Glass and has a dream based on the book. In the dream, Mickey passes through his mirror and enters a fantasy world which is essentially a mirror image of his own, except that several inanimate objects become anthropomorphic. Mickey is eventually run out of the dream by an army of hostile playing cards and awakes.

Wilfred Jackson
June 20, 1936

Minnie's former boyfriend shows up at Mickey and Minnie's picnic unexpectedly. Mortimer tries to charm Minnie, but acts like a jerk to Mickey. Later Mortimer tries to show off to Minnie by fighting a bull, but when the bull escapes his pen, Mortimer flies away in a flash leaving Mickey to save Minnie.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Mortimer Mouse, Mickey's car, Mortimer's car

Ben Sharpsteen
June 20, 1936

Mickey and Donald are behind on their rent. When Sheriff Pete arrives and serves them a notice to dispose their belongings, the pair decide to move in a hurry. They enlist the help of Goofy who, employed as an iceman, has a large truck at his disposal.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Pete

Alpine Climbers
David Hand
July 25, 1936

Mickey, Donald, and Pluto go mountain climbing in the Alps. Mickey runs into trouble after a mother eagle returns to her nest while Mickey is collecting eggs. Donald's temper flares at a baby mountain goat who eats the Edelweiss flowers he picks. Meanwhile, Pluto falls into a snow bank and freezes solid. He is revived by a St. Bernard rescue dog who gives him brandy, but becomes intoxicated in the process.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Pluto

Ben Sharpsteen
August 1, 1936

Mickey is the ringmaster at a circus and "Captain" Donald Duck performs with trained sea lions. The circus hosts a free day for the orphans, but they cause trouble during the show.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, mice children, sea lions

Ben Sharpsteen
September 12, 1936

Donald works as a plumber with Pluto as his assistant. Pluto panics after accidentally swallowing a magnet.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Pluto

Notes: First film in which Mickey does not appear

Mickey's Elephant
David Hand
October 10, 1936

Mickey builds a nice new house for Bobo the Elephant, his new pet. Pluto becomes jealous of his new playmate, but his scheme for revenge backfires.

Other appearances: Pluto, Bobo the Elephant, Pluto's shoulder devil


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The Worm Turns
Ben Sharpsteen
January 2, 1937

As a chemist, Mickey recreates an ancient formula to build courage. He uses it on a fly caught in a spider's web, a mouse, a cat, and finally on Pluto when he is cornered by Pete the dogcatcher.

Other appearances: Pluto, Pete

Ben Sharpsteen
January 9, 1937

Don Donald rides over to Donna's place on a donkey that drives him nuts. He entertains Donna (later known as Daisy)... until she hops on to the donkey for a little ride and gets thrown off its back into a fountain. She then rejects Donald and smashes the guitar over his head.

Donald then trades in the donkey for a hot new car. He offers Donna a ride in it, and she reluctantly accepts. They then drive by the trading post and heckle at the donkey, who gives chase to them as they speed across the desert until the car breaks down. When Donald tries to fix the car it runs out of control, runs him over, and sending Donna skidding across a giant mud puddle. She then rejects Donald ultimately and rides back home on a unicycle that she pulls out of her purse.

An angry Donald blames the car for his demise and throws the car horn at it. The car's radiator explodes sending water flying and landing within the brim of Donald's sombrero where it shrinks the hat down to the size of baseball. The donkey, which has watched everything happen, gets the last laugh at a beaten and defeated Donald as the cartoon comes to a close.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Donna Duck

Notes: Second film in which Mickey does not appear (reissued as a Donald Duck cartoon)

David Hand
February 6, 1937

At a formal theater, Mickey performs as a magician, but is heckled by Donald Duck. Mickey then uses his tricks to get back at the ornery duck.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy

Ben Sharpsteen
February 20, 1937

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy go on an ill-fated hunting trip in the wilderness. Goofy and Donald disguise themselves as a cow moose to attract a bull, while Mickey disguises himself as a tree.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy

Pinto Colvig, Erdman Penner, Walt Pfeiffer
April 17, 1937

Mickey hosts and moderates a radio talent show. Donald is determined to complete a recitation of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" even though Mickey terminates his act. Also performing are Clara Cluck who performs an operatic piece and Goofy who plays a multi-instrumental contraption.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck, Pete

May 29, 1937

Donald visits "The Museum of Modern Marvels." Among the inventions he struggles with are a robot butler who keeps taking his hat; a package-wrapping machine; a robot nursemaid; a hitchhikers' aid; and an automated barber chair. Of course, Donald is spluttering all over the place.

Other appearances: Donald Duck

Notes: Third and last film in which Mickey does not appear (reissued as a Donald Duck cartoon) and last film released by United Artists

Ben Sharpsteen
September 25, 1937

Mickey and his friends enjoy a vacation in Hawaii.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto

Notes: First film released by RKO Radio Pictures

Ben Sharpsteen
October 16, 1937

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are employed as janitors in a tall clock tower. Mickey struggles with a squatting stork, Donald fights a talking mainspring, and Goofy gets knocked into a daze by an animatronic bell ringer.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy

Notes: Voted the 27th greatest cartoon of all time in the book The 50 Greatest Cartoons

Burt Gillett
December 25, 1937

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy run "Ajax Ghost Exterminators" and receive a call from a group of "lonely ghosts" who want someone to scare.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, ghosts


Installment Film Director Release date
Ben Sharpsteen
February 25, 1938

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy build a boat from do-it-yourself kit. The boat comes in several crates of prefabricated sections, such as an unfolding keel and a telescoping mast. At the boat's launching, Minnie christens the boat "Queen Minnie", but as she breaks a bottle of champaign on the bow, she damages the boat, which disassembles itself once in the water.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy; cameos by Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse

Notes: First cartoon to depict Mickey without a tail.

Ben Sharpsteen
May 6, 1938

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy take a near-disastrous road trip in a travel trailer.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy

Notes: This is the 100th Mickey Mouse cartoon.

August 19, 1938

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy go out to sea as a three-man whaling crew. Donald keeps a sharp lookout for whales from the crow's nest and tries to keep his baloney sandwich from being eaten by seagulls. Mickey struggles to throw a pail of water overboard and Goofy mans a harpoon gun. Eventually the trio come across a large sperm whale, but things do not go according to plan.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy

Mickey's Parrot
Bill Roberts
September 9, 1938

A stray parrot, apparently formerly owned by a sailor, finds his way into Mickey's basement. Upstairs Mickey and Pluto receive a radio bulletin warning the public of an escaped convict, "Machine Gun Butch". Mickey hears the bird in the basement and believes the killer has broken into the house.

Other appearances: Pluto, parrot

Bill Roberts
September 24, 1938

A lose adaptation of the fairy tale The Valiant Little Tailor, set in medieval Europe; Mickey Mouse is commissioned by the King to slay a giant that has been terrorizing the kingdom, promising him the hand of his daughter, Princess Minnie, if he is successful.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse as "Princess Minnie", unnamed king, Gustav the Giant[24]

Notes: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short[25]


Installment Film Director Release date
Bill Roberts
February 3, 1939
Mickey enters Pluto in a high society dog show, but gets kicked out. He later re-enters Pluto in the "trick dog" category and puts a pair of roller skates on him. Meanwhile, Pluto falls in love with Fifi, a Pekingese also entered in the show, and saves her when the building burns down.

Other appearances: Pluto, Fifi the Peke

Notes: This is the final cartoon, with Mickey with his dot-eyes. Mickey was changed from black and whiten to black and a flesh colored beige.

February 18, 1939

Minnie tries to surprise Mickey by cooking him some cookies for his birthday. But her recipe gets burnt and Minnie is frightened. Fortunately, Mickey brings along some Nabisco© products with him.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Fifi the Peke

Notes: Commercial film sponsored by the National Biscuit Company for the 1939 New York World's Fair.[26] This is the first appearance of Mickey's modern character design. In the public domain.

July 21, 1939

During a hunting trip, Mickey tries to train Pluto to be a pointer dog. The pair eventually encounter a large grizzly bear whom Mickey tries to reason with before running from.

Other appearances: Pluto

Notes: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short[27]


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Tugboat Mickey
Clyde Geronimi
April 26, 1940 (1940-04-26)
Mickey captains a tugboat with Donald and Goofy as the crew. As Mickey is sealing the mast and dealing with an intoxicated pelican, he receives a distress signal of a sinking ship. Mickey calls the crew and has them fire up the engine. As Donald struggles with the connecting rod of one of the pistons, Goof accidentally overloads the furnace of the ships steam engine, causing a catastrophic explosion. As Mickey, Donald, and Goof are floating in the water amid the remains of the tugboat, they discover that the distress signal they heard was only part of a radio drama.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy

Pluto's Dream House
Clyde Geronimi
August 30, 1940 (1940-08-30)
Mickey decides to build Pluto a new house, but they discover a magic lamp while breaking ground. The lamp finishes building the house in a hurry, and Mickey then tasks the lamp with giving Pluto a bath. Later, as Mickey is relaxing next to the radio, it starts to have a mechanical problem. Mickey tries to fix it, but the radio keeps changing stations. The lamp, within earshot in the next room, takes the radio's random audio snippets as verbal commands, and starts preparing Pluto like a recipe. Just as the lamp is about to slice Pluto into thin slices, he wakes up and discovers it was a dream.

Other appearances: Pluto

Clyde Geronimi
November 1, 1940 (1940-11-01)
Mickey and Pluto go for a train ride despite a rule forbidding dogs. Pete plays a menacing conductor intent on enforcing the rule. Mickey at first hides Pluto in his suitcase, but eventually Pete discovers him and chases them about the train.

Other appearances: Pluto, Pete

February 14, 1941 (1941-02-14)
Mickey offers to clean Minnie's yard for a cake she is baking, but he is thwarted by a small, mischievous whirlwind. After chasing the whirlwind away, Mickey is in turn chased my a large whirlwind with damages most of the neighborhood. Seeing the damage, Minnie is jealous with Mickey and throws the cake at him when he lands in a fountain.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse

Notes: First two shorts to portray Mickey with buck teeth.

A Gentleman's Gentleman
Clyde Geronimi
March 28, 1941 (1941-03-28)
Pluto acts as Mickey's personal valet. The dog serves Mickey breakfast in bed and then is sent by Mickey into town to buy a newspaper.

Other appearances: Pluto

Canine Caddy
Clyde Geronimi
May 30, 1941 (1941-05-30)
Mickey goes golfing with Pluto serving as his caddy. Pluto at first causes distractions for Mickey, but helps him out by pointing to the ball just like he learned in The Pointer. Later Pluto encounters a mischievous gopher whom he chases burrowing through the ground.

Other appearances: Pluto

Notes: Second and final two shorts to portray Mickey with buck teeth

Riley Thomson
June 20, 1941 (1941-06-20)
Period piece from the 1890s; Mickey and Minnie spend the day together going to a Vaudeville show and driving across the countryside in a Brass Era car.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse; cartoon versions of animators Fred Moore and Ward Kimball; cameos by Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Riley Thomson
August 12, 1941 (1941-08-12)
Mickey and his friends put on a benefit show for a group of unruly orphans.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck, mice children

Notes: Remake of the black-and-white Orphan's Benefit (1934)

Clyde Geronimi
October 3, 1941 (1941-10-03)
Pluto saves a kitten from drowning. Mickey takes the kitten in and Pluto becomes jealous. When the kitten accidentally falls into a well, Pluto struggles with whether or not to save the kitten a second time.

Other appearances: Pluto, kitten

Notes: Won Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film,[28] remake of Mickey's Pal Pluto (1933)[29]

Riley Thomson
February 7, 1942 (1942-02-07)
Minnie hosts a surprise birthday party for Mickey with several of his friends. The gang buys him an electric organ and the play music and dance. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Goofy tries to bake the birthday cake with disastrous results.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck

Riley Thomson
March 20, 1942 (1942-03-20)
Mickey conducts a symphony orchestra of hist friends sponsored by Pete. After an exceptional rehearsal playing the "Light Cavalry Overture," the orchestra is booked for a live performance. But Goofy accidentally drops the instruments down an elevator shaft.

Other appearances: Donald Duck, Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck

Notes: Mickey is called "Michel Mouse" while Pete is called "Sylvester Macaroni"

Pluto and the Armadillo
Clyde Geronimi
February 19, 1943 (1943-02-19)
Mickey and Pluto make a 15-minute stop-over in Belém, Brazil on their way to Rio de Janeiro. There, Mickey plays fetch with Pluto, but the ball becomes lost in the jungle and Pluto mistakes a rolled up armadillo for it. Mickey and Pluto accidentally take the armadillo along with them when the plane leaves again.

Other appearances: Pluto, armadillo

Notes: Last appearance of Mickey's red shorts until Runaway Brain (1995)

June 7, 1946 (1946-06-07)
Chip and Dale take up residence in Mickey's hunting shack during the winter. When Mickey and Pluto return for hunting season, Pluto discovers the chipmunks living in the wood-burning stove.

Other appearances: Pluto, Chip and Dale

Notes: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film[30]

October 3, 1947 (1947-10-03)
Mickey oversleeps and misses a date with Minnie. She calls him up and gives him an ultimatum. Mickey gets ready in a hurry with the help of Pluto, but drops the tickets for the event on his way out. Pluto saves the day by noticing the tickets on the floor and bringing them to Mickey.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto

Mickey Down Under
Charles Nichols
March 19, 1948 (1948-03-19)
Mickey and Pluto visit Australia where Mickey collects bananas using a boomerang and tries to steal an egg from a vigilant emu.

Other appearances: Pluto

Notes: First time Jimmy MacDonald voices Mickey.

Charles Nichols
December 3, 1948 (1948-12-03)
Mickey accidentally brings a baby seal home with him from the zoo. The seal takes a liking to Mickey's bathtub, but makes Pluto jealous. Mickey eventually takes the seal back, but he later brings the rest of the seals to Mickey's house.

Other appearances: Pluto, Salty the Seal

Notes: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film


Installment Film Director Release date
Charles Nichols
August 10, 1951 (1951-08-10)
While hunting with Mickey, Pluto picks up the scent of a raccoon and follows the trail. But the clever raccoon discovers he is being followed and lays several tricks for the dog to throw him off the trail. When at last Pluto trees the raccoon, he secretly swipes Mickey's coonskin cap to make Pluto think he has a baby. Pluto and Mickey then respectfully leave the raccoon alone.

Other appearances: Pluto

Milt Schaffer
September 19, 1952 (1952-09-19)
It's Pluto's birthday party, but the orphans seem to be having all the fun. Their present is a wagon so Pluto can pull them; the "Pin the Tail on Pluto" game doesn't go quite right, and everything seems to prevent Pluto from having his birthday cake. But Mickey has planned ahead.

Other appearances: Pluto, mice children

Jack Hannah
November 21, 1952 (1952-11-21)
Pluto comes bounding outside to help Mickey get a Christmas tree. Chip 'n Dale see him and make fun of him, but the tree they take refuge in is the one Mickey chops down. They like the decorations, especially the candy canes and Mickey's bowl of mixed nuts. But Pluto spots them and goes after them long before Mickey spots them.

Other appearances: Pluto, Chip and Dale; cameos by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy

Charles Nichols
April 18, 1953 (1953-04-18)
Mickey and Pluto go fishing and Pluto encounters a mischevous clam who eats the bait. After getting rid of the clam, Mickey is outsmarted by a clever seagull. Mickey and Pluto get chased away by a flock of hungry birds.

Other appearances: Pluto


Installment Film Director Release date
October 20, 1983 (UK)[31]
Adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol with Mickey as Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Other appearances: Scrooge McDuck, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Jiminy Cricket, Willie the Giant, Pete, Morty and Ferdie; cameos by Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Chip and Dale, and others.

Notes: Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.[32] First time Wayne Allwine voices Mickey since The New Mickey Mouse Club. Longest film of the series at 26 minutes.

November 16, 1990
Adaptation of Mark Twain's 1881 novel of the same name with Mickey playing the pauper and a look-alike fictional Prince Edward.

Other appearances: Goofy, Donald Duck, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Pluto, Pete

August 8, 1995
Eager to give Minnie a Hawaiian vacation, Mickey answers a newspaper want ad advertising "a mindless day's work". After reporting for the job, however, Mickey is horrified to discover he is to partake in a mad scientist's brain-swapping experiment with a monster.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Pete as "Julius", Dr. Frankenollie

Notes: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film[33]

November 27, 2013
Mickey and friends embark on a musical wagon ride, until Peg-Leg Pete shows up and tries to run them off the road.

Other appearances: Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, and Pete.

Notes: Debuted at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 11, 2013.[34] Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.[35] Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cameos at the end of the short, making his first appearance in a Mickey Mouse-related short and also his first appearance in a theatrical short since his cameo in The Woody Woodpecker Polka (1951).


Every Mickey Mouse cartoon was originally released theatrically, typically appearing before feature films. In 1929, some theaters began to host the "Mickey Mouse Club", a children's program which would exclusively show Mickey's cartoons.[36] The series was first distributed by Celebrity Productions (1928–1929), followed by Columbia Pictures (1930–1932), United Artists (1932–1937), and RKO Radio Pictures (1937–1953). The four most recent films were released by Disney's own companies Buena Vista and Walt Disney Pictures.

Many of the films were also broadcast on television, beginning in 1936 on BBC Television. Here the series was shown on a regular basis except during World War II.[37] In the United States, selected films were shown on the Walt Disney anthology television series, and later on other series such as The Mouse Factory (1971–1973), Mickey's Mouse Tracks (1992–1999), and Ink & Paint Club (1997–1998).

The films have also been released in various forms of home entertainment. In the 1960s there were several 8 mm and Super 8 releases, although these were often silent, black-and-white, or condensed versions. In 1978, Disney began to release selected films on VHS, laserdisc, and later DVD. (see List of Walt Disney and Buena Vista video releases) Starting in 2010, some of the cartoons were made available on the iTunes Store as digital downloads.

Disney has also released films online. At the Disney website, cartoons are shown on a rotating basis under the video page "Mickey & Friends". On Walt Disney Animation Studios' official YouTube channel, three complete cartoons have been released: Plane Crazy (1928), Steamboat Willie (1928), and Hawaiian Holiday (1937), and most of Thru the Mirror (1936) as seen on the Disneyland episode "The Plausible Impossible" (1956).

As of 2011, the only complete re-release of the entire series has been in the "Walt Disney Treasures" DVD sets. The vast majority[38] of the series appears between four two-disc sets: "Mickey Mouse in Black and White" (2002), "Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume Two" (2004), "Mickey Mouse in Living Color" (2001), and "Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two" (2004). Film critic Leonard Maltin, who hosts the collection, implied that there was opposition to releasing the complete series because of some content now considered politically incorrect, such as racial and ethnic stereotypes. Maltin argued that releasing the material uncensored was the only way to "learn from the past". The only film not included in this collection was the subsequently released Get a Horse! (2013) which first premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and was shown ahead of Frozen.

See also


  1. Gable 2007, p. 115 ff.
  2. Except where noted, source for directors is Disney A to Z
  3. Except where noted, sources for 1928 and 1929 release dates are from The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts (EDAS) and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Many of the films have more than one release date; in such cases, the earliest date is given in the list with the later in a footnote. See "A Note on Release Dates" at EDAS.
  4. "Hooray for Hollywood - Librarian Names 25 More Films to National Registry" (Press release). Library of Congress. November 16, 1998. Retrieved July 22, 2009.
  5. Gallopin' Gaucho at EDAS
  6. March 28, 1929 (IMDb)
  7. May 3, 1929 (EDAS)
  8. October 10, 1929 (EDAS)
  9. July 31, 1929 (EDAS)
  10. October 1, 1929 (EDAS)
  11. August 28, 1929 (EDAS)
  12. October 15, 1929 (EDAS)
  13. From 1930 onward, all release dates are from Disney A to Z
  14. Smith 1996, p. 270 "Just Mickey"
  15. Just Mickey at EDAS
  16. Mickey Cuts Up at EDAS
  17. "5th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  18. Smith 2006, p. 57 "Barnyard Olympics"
  19. "6th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  20. Smith 1996, pp. 327-328 "Mickey's Pal Pluto"
  21. Smith 1996, p. 205 "Giantland"
  22. Smith 1996, p. 329 "Mickey's Steam-Roller"
  23. Smith 1996, p. 327 "Mickey's Man Friday"
  24. Gerstien (2005) p. 178
  25. "11th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  26. Smith 1996, p. 329 "Mickey's Surprise Party"
  27. "12th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  28. "14th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  29. Smith 1996, p. 286 "Lend a Paw"
  30. "19th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  31. December 16, 1983 (USA)
  32. "56th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  33. "68th Academy Awards Winners". The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  34. "Walt Disney Voices Mickey Mouse in Get A Horse!". Disney. April 23, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  35. "2014 Oscar Nominations". Oscars.com. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 20133. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  36. Tomart's Illustrated Disneyana Catalog and Price Guide
  37. Holliss 1986, pp. 70-71
  38. Donald and Pluto appears on "The Chronological Donald" and several others which prominently feature Pluto appear on "The Complete Pluto"


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