Disney To Fully Restore Nearly 30 Old Cartoons For Disney+

Disney To Fully Restore Nearly 30 Old Cartoons For Streaming Service

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on June 18, 2023 at 2:30 PM EDT

Disney fans, rejoice!

The Walt Disney Company announced it would restore nearly 30 old cartoons and re-released them to its streaming service, Disney+.

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What Disney Cartoons Will Be Restored?

Disney To Fully Restore Nearly 30 Old Cartoons For Disney+

Disney+ announced it would re-release 28 of its older Walt Disney Animation Studios classics, newly restored, starting Friday, July 7. The cartoons will feature iconic characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, and Dale. The studio's first character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, will also be featured. The Walt Disney Animation Studios is celebrating its 100th anniversary and will release the cartoons as part of the ongoing Disney100 celebration.

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Per Disney, "The restorations were spearheaded by Walt Disney Studios Restoration and Preservation team, led by director Kevin Schaeffer, working in close collaboration with creative advisors from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The latter included Dorothy McKim, special projects and 2D animation producer, along with color supervision by Mike Giaimo and animator Eric Goldberg. This same team recently restored Cinderella and isis currently working on restoring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

The newly restored cartoons will range from some of Disney's earliest theatrical shorts to more popular ones like "The Skeleton Dance."

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"We are thrilled to be working with Kevin Schaeffer and the Studio's restoration team in presenting these beautifully restored versions of classic Disney animated shorts," Dorothy McKim said, according to Disney. "Two of our top artistic talents have lent their expertise and passion to the project to make sure that the films look their very best and are authentic to the creative intentions of the original filmmakers. We're very excited to share these great shorts with the Disney+ audience. They have never looked or sounded better."

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When Will The Disney Cartoons Be Released?

Disney To Fully Restore Nearly 30 Old Cartoons For Disney+

A complete list of Disney cartoons was announced. The following comics will be released on Friday, July 7:

  • "The Skeleton Dance" (1929)
  • "Building a Building" (1933)
  • "Bath Day" (1946)
  • "Figaro and Frankie" (1947)
  • "Goofy Gymnastics" (1949)
  • "Aquamania" (1961)

Premiering on Friday, August 11, will be the following:

  • "Barnyard Olympics" (1932)
  • "Mickey's Steam Roller" (1934)
  • "Donald's Nephews" (1938)
  • "Goofy and Wilbur" (1939)
  • "Donald's Cousin Gus" (1939)
  • "The Flying Jalopy" (1943)

From September 5–8, Disney+ will release the following cartoons:

  • "Trolley Troubles" (1927)
  • "All Wet" (1927)
  • "The Barn Dance" (1929)
  • "Playful Pluto" (1934)
  • "Mickey's Kangaroo" (1935)
  • "Merbabies" (1938)
  • "Bone Trouble" (1940)
  • "Pluto, Junior" (1942)
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And on Friday, October 6, the final batch of Disney cartoons will hit the streaming service, which includes:

  • "When the Cat's Away" (1929)
  • "Fiddling Around" (1930)
  • "Camping Out" (1934)
  • "Wynken, Blynken and Nod" (1938)
  • "Old Macdonald Duck" (1941)
  • "Inferior Decorator" (1948)
  • "Chips Ahoy" (1956)

More On The Disney100 Celebration

Disney100 Celebration

The Walt Disney Company is turning 100 this year, and to celebrate, Disney is bringing the festivities to Disneyland Resort in California.

Disney Parks recently described the upcoming celebration as, "Disney100 will celebrate our incredible storytellers and creators, along with the fans and families who've brought us into their hearts, as they spark Disney's magic and wondering honors the journey we've been on and the memories we've created together, and it will bring new experiences with our beloved characters and heartwarming new stories."

Some of the things viewers can see from the Disneyland Resort include all-new nighttime spectaculars "World of Color – ONE" and "Wondrous Journeys," the new attraction Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, an exciting new exhibit, and more.

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