Mister Bighead
2014-12-14T19:37:28Z
Poster's note: This is a revived post from the original IAD forums. I'll make modifications as I find new shorts to add to the following list.

Almost every Disney animated short has been released on home video in some form, and a big thanks for that should go to the Walt Disney Treasures. However, a few of the more uncommon shorts have never been released on video. For most cartoon enthusiasts, they turn to YouTube whenever they can't find a certain cartoon on video.

For everyone's continence, here are links to several Disney shorts not easily obtainable on video:

Freewayphobia (1965) 
Goofy's Freeway Trouble (1965) 
Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967) 
It's Tough to Be a Bird (1969) - Part One , Part Two , Part Three 
Mickey Mouse Disco (1980) 
Once Upon a Mouse (1981) - Part One , Part Two 
Fun with Mr. Future (1982) 
Off His Rockers (1992) -- Only released on LaserDisc 
Lorenzo (2004) -- Clip, but not full short 
Glago's Guest (2008) -- Clip, but not full short 
Tick Tock Tale (2009) -- Clip, but not full short 

Miscellaneous shorts:

How to Catch a Cold (Version 1, 1951) -- Commercial/Educational short 
Steel and America (1965) -- Educational short (this seems to be a fraction of the short) 
Donald's Fire Survival Plan (1966) -- Educational short 
Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons (1981) -- Educational short 
How to Catch a Cold (Version 2, 1986) -- Educational short 
Redux Red Riding Hood (1997) -- Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation 
Chalk -- Produced by Disney Animation Talent Development team (actually uploaded on Vimeo) 

I'm surprised Disney hasn't taken these down, since the videos have been up for quite some time. I guess Disney has other things to worry about other than people uploading shorts most people seem to not know about without permission.
Mister Bighead
2014-12-14T19:47:53Z
Poster's Note: The following are the original replies from the old forums.

Reply #1 by ForumDocXV

I do remember seeing "Mickey Mouse Disco" on TV a lot when I was a kid, but it makes me wonder why Disney didn't bother remastering this short for a DVD or Blu Ray release?

However some clips from "Once Upon a Mouse" were later featured at the end of the opening introduction on the first Limited Gold Edition VHS releases from 1984. But the full short wasn't release on home video officially yet.

And as for "Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons," it's a good short, but I was surprised that it was the first where Disney used the Hanna-Barbera sound effects. I guess this is why the "Donald's 50th Birthday" promo song  from the TV special, and the Disney Television Animation shows used the sound effects. But for their theatrical shorts and films, they were still using their classic sound effects or original sounds made for the films until "The Little Mermaid" (but only for any humorous moments that were cheesy).

Reply #2 by Toadette / The Dogfather

ForumDocXV wrote:


And as for "Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons," it's a good short, but I was surprised that it was the first where Disney used the Hanna-Barbera sound effects.



Didn't "The Fox and the Hound" use various Hanna-Barbera ricochets whenever Amos Slade shot his gun? (Of course, one of them sounded like a WB ricochet.)

Anyways, it's nice to have a directory of rare, unreleased-on-home-video Disney shorts. Hopefully there are no Disney employees who lurk around these forums...

Reply #3 by ForumDocXV

The Dogfather wrote:


Didn't "The Fox and the Hound" use various Hanna-Barbera ricochets whenever Amos Slade shot his gun? (Of course, one of them sounded like a WB ricochet.)


The ricochets used in "The Fox and the Hound" are not from Hanna-Barbera (they are available on the 20th Century Fox Sound Effects Library). I've seen some live-action films from the 50's that used those same ricochets before Hanna-Barbera existed (H-B didn't start using them until the later seasons of The Flintstones). But the ricochets from WB were used in the film.

Reply #4 by NicKramer

"Donald's Fire Survival Plan"(1966)- An educational film starring Donald and Walt in one of his final on-screen appearances.


Edit: Forgot the Link!:


Reply #5 by Benamation

wasn't a scene from Goofy's Freeway Trouble shown on The House of Mouse ? [goofy]

Reply #6 by ToonStar95

Benamation wrote:


wasn't a scene from Goofy's Freeway Trouble shown on The House of Mouse ? [goofy]



No, that was from Motor Mania.

Reply #7 by me

NicKramer wrote:


"Donald's Fire Survival Plan"(1966)- An educational film starring Donald and Walt in one of his final on-screen appearances.


Edit: Forgot the Link!:





Thank you for posting this, NicKramer. I added this short, as well as a scene from Steel and America to the main list. I also added the two versions of How to Catch a Cold. I do know there have been scores of animated educational Disney shorts. I'll look into them, and I may make a separate list for all the educational shorts I find. And you guys are free to post links to rare/uncommon Disney shorts I may have missed.