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Walt Disney Cartoon Classics was a series of cartoon compilations from Disney. It was one of their first attempts to put cartoons on home video, after Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections.

Cartoon Classics: Version One

The first 14 volumes, from 1983–1986, came with six or seven cartoons and ran from 30–60 minutes. The titles of all 14 volumes and their cartoons are as follows.

Chip 'N' Dale with Donald Duck (1983)

  1. Chip an' Dale (1947)
  2. Winter Storage (1949)
  3. Up a Tree (1955)
  4. Three for Breakfast (1948)
  5. Out on a Limb (1950)
  6. Corn Chips (1951)
  7. Out of Scale (1951)

Pluto (1983)

  1. Pluto's Fledgling (1948)
  2. The Pointer (1939)
  3. The Legend of Coyote Rock (1945)
  4. In Dutch (1946)
  5. Private Pluto (1943)
  6. Bone Trouble (1940)
  7. Camp Dog (1950)

Scary Tales (1983)

  1. Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944)
  2. Duck Pimples (1945)
  3. The Skeleton Dance (1929)
  4. The Haunted House (1929)
  5. Donald's Lucky Day (1939)
  6. Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)

Sport Goofy (1983)

  1. The Olympic Champ (1942)
  2. Goofy Gymnastics (1949)
  3. How to Play Baseball (1942)
  4. How to Play Golf (1944)
  5. Tennis Racquet (1949)
  6. Hockey Homicide (1945)

Disney's Best of 1931-1948 (1983)

  1. The Ugly Duckling (1939)
  2. Mickey's Orphans (1931)
  3. Flowers and Trees (1932)
  4. Truant Officer Donald (1941)
  5. The Country Cousin (1936)
  6. Mickey and the Seal (1948)

More Sport Goofy (1983)

  1. How to Play Football (1944)
  2. The Art of Self Defense (1941)
  3. The Art of Skiing (1941)
  4. How to Ride a Horse (1941)
  5. How to Swim (1942)
  6. Double Dribble (1946)

Note: This is the only Cartoon Classics video to not be released on VHS. This video is a laserdisc reissue of an older VHS from 1981, entitled Goofy Over Sports.

More of Disney's Best: 1932-1946 (1984)

  1. Three Little Pigs (1933)
  2. Brave Little Tailor (1938)
  3. The Old Mill (1937)
  4. Donald's Crime (1945)
  5. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)
  6. Squatter's Rights (1946)

Sport Goofy's Vacation (1984)

  1. Two Weeks Vacation (1952)
  2. Father's Lion (1952)
  3. Foul Hunting (1947)
  4. How to Fish (1942)
  5. Tiger Trouble (1945)
  6. Aquamania (1961)

Donald Duck's First 50 Years (1984)

  1. The Wise Little Hen (1934)
  2. Donald and Pluto (1936)
  3. Don Donald (1937)
  4. Donald's Nephews (1938)
  5. Donald's Double Trouble (1946)
  6. Rugged Bear (1953)

Mickey's Crazy Careers (1984)

  1. Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935)
  2. The Band Concert (1935)
  3. The Mail Pilot (1933)
  4. Magician Mickey (1937)
  5. Clock Cleaners (1937)
  6. Tugboat Mickey (1940)

The Continuing Adventures of Chip 'N' Dale Featuring Donald Duck (1985)

  1. All in a Nutshell (1949)
  2. Test Pilot Donald (1951)
  3. Modern Inventions (1937)
  4. Food for Feudin' (1950)
  5. Old Sequoia (1945)
  6. The Flying Jalopy (1943)
  7. Toy Tinkers (1949)

Disney's Tall Tales (1985)

  1. Casey at the Bat (1946)
  2. The Saga of Windwagon Smith (1961)
  3. A Cowboy Needs a Horse (1956)
  4. The Golden Touch (1935)
  5. The Brave Engineer (1950)
  6. The Big Bad Wolf (1934)

Silly Symphonies: Fanciful Fables (1986)

  1. The Merry Dwarfs (1929)
  2. Playful Pan (1930)
  3. Babes in the Woods (1932)
  4. Father Noah's Ark (1933)
  5. The Goddess of Spring (1934)
  6. Little Hiawatha (1937)

Silly Symphonies: Animal Tales (1986)

  1. Monkey Melodies (1930)
  2. The Spider and the Fly (1931)
  3. Peculiar Penguins (1934)
  4. Cock o' the Walk (1935)
  5. More Kittens (1936)
  6. Elmer Elephant (1936)

Limited Gold Editions

In 1984 and 1985, the "Limited Gold Editions" I and II came out with a historical introduction documentary to each video, like the first series, the second series had six or seven cartoons, but with the exceptions of "How the Best Was Won: 1933-1960", which had five cartoons, and "Disney's Best: The Fabulous '50s", which had four cartoons. LGE I videos all have the documentary about Walt Disney's early start and the first original Mickey Mouse. LGE II videos each have different documentaries focusing on histories of the specific characters/themes of the video. Including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Disney's war cartoons, Silly Symphonies, and the Academy Award winning shorts. These historical introduction documentaries also include interviews with the likes of Jack Hannah, Clarence Nash, Jack Kinney, and archival footage of Walt Disney himself. In 1986, the "Limited Gold Editions I" was released on VHS in the United Kingdom, and laserdisc only in Japan, CAV, and bilingual. The 14 titles are as follows:

Limited Gold Edition I

Mickey (1984)

  1. Steamboat Willie (1928)
  2. Mickey's Grand Opera (1936)
  3. The Worm Turns (1937)
  4. Mickey's Parrot (1938)
  5. Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940)
  6. Symphony Hour (1942)
  7. The Simple Things (1953)

Minnie (1984)

  1. Plane Crazy (1928)
  2. Mickey's Rival (1936)
  3. First Aiders (1944)
  4. The Nifty Nineties (1941)
  5. Bath Day (1946)
  6. Mickey's Delayed Date (1947)
  7. Figaro and Frankie (1947)

Donald (1984)

  1. Donald's Cousin Gus (1939)
  2. The Riveter (1940)
  3. The Autograph Hound (1939)
  4. A Good Time for a Dime (1941)
  5. Donald's Tire Trouble (1943)
  6. Drip Dippy Donald (1948)
  7. The New Neighbor (1953)

Daisy (1984)

  1. Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)
  2. Cured Duck (1945)
  3. Dumb Bell of the Yukon (1946)
  4. Sleepy Time Donald (1947)
  5. Donald's Dilemma (1947)
  6. Donald's Dream Voice (1948)
  7. Crazy Over Daisy (1950)

Pluto (1984)

  1. Pluto Junior (1942)
  2. Canine Casanova (1945)
  3. Pluto at the Zoo (1942)
  4. Pluto's Housewarming (1947)
  5. Pluto's Heart Throb (1950)
  6. Cat Nap Pluto (1948)
  7. Wonder Dog (1950)

Silly Symphonies (1984)

  1. Birds in the Spring (1933)
  2. The China Shop (1934)
  3. The Flying Mouse (1934)
  4. The Cookie Carnival (1935)
  5. Woodland Cafe (1937)
  6. The Moth and the Flame (1938)
  7. Farmyard Symphony (1938)

Disney's Best: The Fabulous '50s (1984)

  1. Lambert the Sheepish Lion (1952)
  2. Pigs Is Pigs (1954)
  3. Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953)
  4. Noah's Ark (1959)

Limited Gold Edition II

Life with Mickey (1985)

  1. Shanghaied (1934)
  2. Mickey's Polo Team (1936)
  3. Alpine Climbers (1936)
  4. Mickey's Circus (1936)
  5. Mickey Down Under (1948)
  6. R'Coon Dawg (1951)

Donald's Bee Pictures (1985)

  1. Inferior Decorator (1948)
  2. Honey Harvester (1949)
  3. Slide, Donald, Slide (1949)
  4. Window Cleaners (1940)
  5. Tea for Two Hundred (1948) (some copies have Bee at the Beach (1949) instead)
  6. Bee on Guard (1951)
  7. Let's Stick Together (1952)

The World According to Goofy (1985)

  1. Goofy's Glider (1940)
  2. Baggage Buster (1941)
  3. How to Be a Sailor (1944)
  4. They're Off (1948)
  5. Home Made Home (1951)
  6. Man's Best Friend (1952)
  7. How to Dance (1953)

From Pluto With Love (1985)

  1. Pluto's Playmate (1941)
  2. T-Bone for Two (1942)
  3. Rescue Dog (1947)
  4. Pluto's Surprise Package (1949)
  5. Sheep Dog (1949)
  6. Cold Turkey (1951)
  7. Plutopia (1951)

An Officer and a Duck (1985)

  1. Donald Gets Drafted (1942)
  2. The Vanishing Private (1942)
  3. Sky Trooper (1942)
  4. Fall Out Fall In (1943)
  5. The Old Army Game (1943)
  6. Home Defense (1943)

The Disney Dream Factory: 1933-1938 (1985)

  1. Old King Cole (1933)
  2. The Pied Piper (1933)
  3. Music Land (1935)
  4. Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936)
  5. Merbabies (1938)
  6. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (1938)

How the Best Was Won: 1933-1960 (1985)

  1. Building a Building (1933)
  2. Funny Little Bunnies (1934)
  3. Three Orphan Kittens (1935)
  4. Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
  5. Goliath II (1960)

Cartoon Classics: Version Two

In 1987, another series of "Cartoon Classics" was released, with 14 volumes, as well as a "Special Edition" series. Volumes 1-5 were released on May 19, 1987. Volumes 6-10 were released on October 6, 1987. Volumes 11 and 12 were released on August 31, 1989. Volumes 13 and 14 were released on October 19, 1990. The first "Special Edition" was released on November 15, 1988. The three "Special Edition" videos were released on June 19, 1992. The shorts featured on volumes 1-5 were all new-to-VHS in the United States at the time, while shorts featured on all subsequent volumes are duplicated from the earlier "Cartoon Classics" series and other early Disney VHS releases. The sole exception is The Big Wash, which made its VHS debut on Fun on the Job.

Between each short are clips from other cartoons, redubbed with new voices to link the featured cartoons together.

Vol. 1: Here's Mickey!

  1. Mickey's Birthday Party (1942)
  2. Orphan's Benefit (1941)
  3. Mickey's Garden (1935)

Linking clips rescued from: Mickey's Delayed Date (1947)

Vol. 2: Here's Donald!

  1. Wide Open Spaces (1947)
  2. Donald's Ostrich (1937)
  3. Crazy with the Heat (1947)

Linking clips reused from: Baggage Buster (1941), Mickey's Trailer (1938)

Vol. 3: Here's Goofy!

  1. For Whom the Bulls Toil (1953)
  2. Lion Down (1951)
  3. A Knight for a Day (1946)

Linking clips reused from: A Gentleman's Gentleman (1941), Brave Little Tailor (1938)

Vol. 4: Silly Symphonies!

  1. Three Little Wolves (1936)
  2. Toby Tortoise Returns (1936)
  3. Water Babies (1935)

Linking clips reused from: Three Little Pigs (1933)

Vol. 5: Here's Pluto!

  1. Mail Dog (1947)
  2. Pantry Pirate (1940)
  3. Springtime for Pluto (1944)

Linking clips reused from: A Gentleman's Gentleman (1941), Cold Turkey (1951)

Vol. 6: Starring Mickey & Minnie

  1. Hawaiian Holiday (1937)
  2. Brave Little Tailor (1938)
  3. The Little Whirlwind (1941)

Linking clips reused from: The Simple Things (1953), The Nifty Nineties (1941)

Vol. 7: Starring Donald & Daisy

  1. Don Donald (1937)
  2. Donald's Double Trouble (1946)
  3. Donald's Diary (1954)

Linking clips reused from: This Is Your Life, Donald Duck (1960)

Vol. 8: Starring Silly Symphonies: Animals Two by Two

  1. Father Noah's Ark (1933)
  2. Peculiar Penguins (1934)
  3. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)

Linking clips reused from: The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)

Vol. 9: Starring Chip 'n' Dale

  1. Working for Peanuts (1953)
  2. Donald Applecore (1952)
  3. Dragon Around (1954)

Linking clips reused from: This Is Your Life, Donald Duck (1960)

Vol. 10: Starring Pluto & Fifi

  1. Pluto's Quin-Puplets (1937)
  2. Society Dog Show (1939)
  3. Pluto's Blue Note (1947)

Linking clips reused from: Pluto's Heart Throb (1950), Canine Casanova (1945)

Special Edition

  1. Mickey's Trailer (1938)
  2. Mickey and the Seal (1948)
  3. Bubble Bee (1949)
  4. All in a Nutshell (1949)

Linking clips reused from: The Pointer (1939), Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940), Donald's Ostrich (1937), Chips Ahoy (1956)

Vol. 11: Mickey and the Gang

  1. Boat Builders (1938)
  2. Canine Caddy (1941)
  3. Moose Hunters (1937)

Linking clips reused from: Pluto's Dream House (1940), How to Play Golf (1944), African Diary (1945)

Vol. 12: Nuts About Chip 'n' Dale

  1. Trailer Horn (1950)
  2. Food for Feudin (1950)
  3. Two Chips and a Miss (1952)

Linking clips reused from: Mickey's Amateurs (1937),

Vol. 13: Donald's Scary Tales

  1. Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944)
  2. Duck Pimples (1945)
  3. Donald's Lucky Day (1939)

Linking clips reused from: Mickey's Parrot (1938), Donald's Off Day (1944), The Plastics Inventor (1944)

Vol. 14: Halloween Haunts

  1. Pluto's Judgement Day (1935)
  2. Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
  3. Trick or Treat (1952)

Linking clips reused from: The Worm Turns (1947), Daddy Duck (1948)

Special Edition - Fun on the Job!

  1. Clock Cleaners (1937)
  2. Baggage Buster (1941)
  3. Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935)
  4. The Big Wash (1948)

Linking clips reused from: Fathers Are People (1951), The Fire Chief (1940), Motor Mania (1950)

Special Edition - Happy Summer Days

  1. Father's Lion (1952)
  2. Tea for Two Hundred (1948)
  3. The Simple Things (1953)
  4. Two Weeks Vacation (1952)

Linking clips reused from: Donald's Vacation (1940), How to Fish (1942), Lion Down (1951)

Special Edition - The Goofy World of Sports

  1. The Olympic Champ (1942)
  2. Donald's Golf Game (1938)
  3. The Art of Skiing (1941)
  4. Aquamania (1961)

Linking clips reused from: Goofy Gymnastics (1948), How to Play Golf (1944)

Disney's Valentine Collection

These three videos came out originally for Valentine's Day in 1995-96. They are still released almost every year around the beginning of January through the middle of February, and retail for around $10.00 each.

International versions

The Walt Disney Cartoon Classics series was released in other different countries.

Germany

Italy

France

United Kingdom

Japan

References