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Trivia: Classic Disney Shorts
  • Directors:
    • Walt Disney: Directed a lot of his early shorts prior to Gillett and Jackson taking over the duties for him. His last short was "The Golden Touch".
    • Wilfred Jackson
    • Ub Iwerks: Directed some of the studios early shorts prior to his departure in 1930.
    • Burt Gillett: A prolific director for Walt's early 30's shorts, only to leave in 1934 for an ill-fated venture at Van Beuren Studios. He would briefly return in the late 30's. His most famous short was "Three Little Pigs."
    • David Hand
    • Ben Sharpsteen
    • Hamilton "Ham" Luske
    • Pinto Colvig: His sole directorial effort was "Mickey's Amatuers".
    • Walt Pfeiffer: Same as above.
    • Erdman "Ed" Penner: Same as above.
    • Jack King
    • Graham Heid
    • Dick Huemer
    • Bill Roberts
    • Jack Cutting
    • Dick Rickard
    • George Stallings
    • Clyde "Gerry" Geronimi
    • Dick Lundy
    • Jack Kinney
    • Riley Thompson
    • Norm Ferguson: Normally an animator, Fergy's sole short subject directing credit was "Pluto's Playmate".
    • Charles Nichols
    • Jack Hannah
    • Bob Carlson
    • Milt Scfaffer
    • Bill Justice
    • Rudolf Ising: Sole effort was the outsourced short "Merbabies".
    • J.C. Melendez
    • Woolie Reitherman
    • Ward Kimball
    • Les Clark
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Well, not so much Humphrey, but J. Audubon Woodlore, the ranger that runs the park Humphrey lives in, was voiced by Bill Thompson, who also voiced such characters in Disney animated features as the White Rabbit and Mr. Smee (as well as Droopy at MGM).
    • In the 1930s, the Big Bad Wolf was voiced by Billy Bletcher, the original voice for Pete. Fittingly enough, on House of Mouse, he was voiced by Pete's current voice actor, Jim Cummings.
    • Also in the 1930s, Practical Pig was voiced by Pinto Colvig, the original voice for Goofy. Fittingly enough, on House of Mouse, he was voiced by Goofy's current voice actor, Bill Farmer.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: There are still a handful of classic Disney shorts that didn't make their way into the Walt Disney Treasures lineup, including two of Goofy's 60s shorts, Freewayphobia #1 and Goofy's Freeway Troubles ("How to Ride a Horse" and "El Gaucho Goofy" from the 40s aren't counted here, as they was technically part of other features, the former as part of The Reluctant Dragon (and can be found intact on Walt Disney Treasures: Behind the Scenes At Walt Disney Studios) and the latter as part of Saludos Amigos), Chip 'n Dale's three solo shorts (although they are available on VHS and some of them on DVD) and poor little "Susie the Little Blue Coupe" didn't get into the Disney Rarities set (although it has somehow made its way onto public domain DVDs like Bazooka Joes cartoons, as well as included on DVD releases of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and The Love Bug as extras and as part of a series of DVDs called "It's a Small World of Fun"). They have also only released a select few of the early Alice Comedies on the Disney Rarities and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit sets, but many others are available via VCI and Inkwell Images DVD collections. Also, the obscure Disney short about "Menustration" hasn't been officially released, but has fallen into the public domain. Donald is also missing three shorts from the 1960s ("Donald's Fire Survival Plan", "Steel and America" and "Family Planning"), and two '60s oneshots "Scrooge McDuck and Money" and "It's Tough To Be a Bird" have also not received a release.
  • Missing Episode: Several Alice Comedies and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts aside, none of the sound or color shorts are lost. However, original prints of many of them containing their original title screens currently are lost and the Mickey Mouse shorts When the Cat's Away and The Jazz Fool currently lack their opening music.
  • Old Shame: Director Wilfred Jackson disliked the early Mickey Mouse short "The Castaway", and from it's completion vowed to never again make another picture that didn't feel like a Disney cartoon, according to The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation.

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