Category Archives: Disney Short Films

Watch “Stayin’ Cool” and “Gasp!” Online

The DisneyShorts YouTube channel has uploaded two more new animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse.

Stayin' Cool (2013) Title Card

Stayin’ Cool (2013) Title Card

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Mickey Mouse in “Tokyo Go”

Tokyo Go (2013) Title Card

Tokyo Go (2013) Title Card

Yet another Mickey Mouse short is now available to watch on Disney’s website.  This one is a madcap adventure through Japan when Mickey accidentally boards the wrong bullet train during rush hour. Continue reading

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Watch Mickey and Minnie in “New York Weenie”

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in New York Weenie (2013)

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in New York Weenie (2013)

Another new Mickey Mouse short, New York Weenie, has premiered online.  This one is the most interesting so far in terms of blending modern styling with classic cartoon conventions. Continue reading

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Pixar’s “The Blue Umbrella”

The Blue Umbrella is the stunning short film that is currently playing before Monsters University in theaters.  I think it deserves at least partial credit for Monsters taking the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row.  I know I always make it a point to see any feature in the cinema if I know that there’s an animated short shown before it.  For that reason, going to see a Pixar film is always a real treat, even if the feature is Cars 2.

The Blue Umbrella

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Two New Mickey Mouse Shorts Online

Many thanks to Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew for keeping close tabs on Disney’s new Mickey Mouse shorts premiering this year.  On Tuesday, No Service premiered online on Disney’s website.  Saturday, Yodelberg made its debut on the Disney Channel.  The short is now available to watch on YouTube.

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Watch Mickey and Minnie in the NEW short, Croissant de Triomphe

Mickey and Minnie Mouse star in the all-new Croissant de Triomphe (2013)

Mickey and Minnie Mouse star in the all-new Croissant de Triomphe (2013)

Cartoon Brew is reporting that, starting on June 28th, Disney will begin airing 19 new, modern-looking ultra-short shorts on Disney Channel and Disney.com.  Today we get a look at the first of them HERE.

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Watch Paperman Online!

This Disney animated short from director John Kahrs aired in front of Wreck-It Ralph in November and is nominated for an Academy Award.  It’s our favorite to win.  How about you?

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Merry Christmas!

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Chip and Dale toy with Pluto in Pluto’s Christmas Tree (1942)

We hope this most magical season finds our readers well!  We’re in the middle of a long holiday weekend full of love, laughs, and a little Disney magic.  We’ve watched our favorite Disney Christmas shorts, including Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Pluto’s Christmas Tree.  Our long weekend menus include some of our favorite food and drink from around the parks.  We’ve listened to our favorite Disney theme park holiday tracks at Utilidors Audio Broadcasting.  We’ve wrapped our gifts for one another … which may include a few wished-for Disney items, but we’re not spoiling those surprises just yet!

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Happy Birthday to Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Well, sort of.

Mickey Mouse appears in a now iconic scene from Steamboat Willie (1928)

Today is the 84th  anniversary of the release of Steamboat Willie.  Many consider this historic cartoon to be the official debut of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  However, it’s not the first Mickey Mouse cartoon.  The silent short Plane Crazy actually screened in Hollywood some six months earlier. When Plane Crazy initially failed to get distribution, Steamboat Willie became the first Mickey Mouse short to get a wide release.  It’s kind of revisionist history to call Steamboat Willie the “first” Mickey Mouse cartoon, but in a way it’s for the best.

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Election Day 2012

To our American readers, make sure to get out and vote today if you haven’t already!  It’s what Donald Duck would want you to do.

 

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