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Walt Disney Cartoon Classics is an old collection, that contains two different series of videotapes, that altogether ran from 1983 to 1992. The first series of videos began in 1983 with Chip' N' Dale with Donald Duck and ended in 1986 with Silly Symphonies Animal Tales. The second series began its run in 1987 with Here's Mickey! and ended in 1992 with The Goofy World of Sports. Altogether, both series made for one of the longest-running lines of Disney home videos.

The original series proved so successful that, a year after its run began, it spawned a second video series, Cartoon Classics: Limited Gold Editions, featuring some of the most critically-acclaimed Disney shorts, many of them not featured in the original series. A DVD line released more than twenty years later, Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites, is presented similar to the original series.

First series (1983-1986)

The first series of Walt Disney Cartoon Classics spanned from 1983 to 1986, with each volume containing up to seven shorts.

Each video in this series began with a short intro sequence set to the opening credits music from Morris, the Midget Moose and Hooked Bear. Clips used in the intro sequence were from Pluto's Sweater, Mickey's Trailer, Hawaiian Holiday, Thru the Mirror, Donald's Diary, The Little Whirlwind, Scrooge McDuck and Money, Boat Builders, Donald's Golf Game, and Dragon Around. (Ironically, none of these shorts were included on any of the videos released in this collection, although except for "Scrooge McDuck and Money", they had been released on other videos before.)


Cover Title Release date Featured cartoons
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Chip 'N' Dale with Donald Duck June 1983
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Pluto June 1983
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Scary Tales September 1983
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Sport Goofy September 1983
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Disney's Best of 1931-1948 November 1983
More Sport Goofy November 1983
Pluto's Tales (non-U.S. release) 1983
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More of Disney's Best: 1932-1946 March 6, 1984
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Sport Goofy's Vacation March 6, 1984
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Donald Duck's First 50 Years March 6, 1984
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Mickey's Crazy Careers March 6, 1984
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Goin' Quackers (non-U.S. release) 1984
The Roots of Goofy (non-U.S. release) 1985
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (non-U.S. release) 1984(?)
Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (non-U.S. release) 1985(?)
Academy Award Shorts (non-U.S. release) 1985(?)
Hunting Instinct (non-U.S. release) 1985(?)
Donald Duck Goes West (non-U.S. release) 1985(?)
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The Continuing Adventures of Chip 'N' Dale Featuring Donald Duck April 23, 1985
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Disney's Tall Tales April 23, 1985
Cartoon Bonanza 1 (non-U.S. release) 1985(?)
Cartoon Bonanza 2 (non-U.S. release) 1985(?)
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Cartoon Bonanza 3 (non-U.S. release) 1985(?)
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Silly Symphonies: Fanciful Fables January 28, 1986
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Silly Symphonies: Animal Tales January 28, 1986
Jiminy Cricket's Fabulous Fables, Fairy Tales & Other Wonderful Stories (non-U.S. release) November 1986
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Donald Duck Goes West (Australian release) October 1988


Cover Title Release date Featured cartoons
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Chip 'N' Dale with Donald Duck 1983
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Pluto 1983
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Scary Tales 1983
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Sport Goofy 1983
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Disney's Best of 1931-1948 1983
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More Sport Goofy 1983
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Silly Symphonies: Fanciful Fables 1986
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Silly Symphonies: Animal Tales 1986

Second series (1987-1992)

The second series spanned from 1987 to 1992. Unlike its predecessor, each VHS release only contained three or four shorts, though the Laserdisc releases would combine two VHS releases.

The intro sequence was redone for this series, using a rearrangement of the Morris, the Midget Moose/Hooked Bear opening music and a wider variety of clips. Here, the intro used clips from Orphan's Benefit, Cock o' the Walk, In the Bag, The Band Concert, Soup's On, Farmyard Symphony, Pluto's Blue Note, Three Little Pigs, On Ice, The Autograph Hound, Pluto's Heart Throb, Moving Day, Chips Ahoy, How to Be a Detective, Who Killed Cock Robin?, Mr. Duck Steps Out, Mickey's Birthday Party, Old King Cole and Woodland Café. (Ironically, most of these shorts were not included on any of the videos released in this collection.)

On each video, brief clips from other Disney shorts or animated episodes of the Walt Disney anthology series appeared between the featured cartoons (again ironically, most of the Disney shorts used in each of these innterstitial clips were not included on any of the videos released in this collection). The clips were usually redubbed to provide segues into the next cartoon.

While the second series also generally used inferior faded tape masters from the early 1980s much like the first series, [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] for the last three VHS volumes, released in 1992, new, superior-looking videotape masters were used, and the intro sequence was even redone with the new transfers (the viewer can tell the difference in the intro sequence between the earlier tapes and these last three 1992 tapes by the tinting of the color).[9]


Cover Title Release date Featured cartoons
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Here's Mickey! May 19, 1987

Interstitial clips: Mickey's Delayed Date

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Here's Donald! May 19, 1987

Interstitial clips: Baggage Buster and Mickey's Trailer

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Here's Goofy! May 19, 1987

Interstitial clips: A Gentleman's Gentleman and Brave Little Tailor (exclusive to the American version)

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Silly Symphonies! May 19, 1987

Interstitial clips: The Three Little Pigs

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Here's Pluto! May 19, 1987

Interstitial clips: A Gentleman's Gentleman and Cold Turkey

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Starring Mickey & Minnie October 6, 1987

Interstitial clips: The Simple Things and The Nifty Nineties

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Starring Donald & Daisy October 6, 1987

Interstitial clips: This is Your Life, Donald Duck

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Starring Silly Symphonies: Animals Two by Two October 6, 1987

Interstitial clips: The Grasshopper and the Ants

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Starring Chip 'n' Dale October 6, 1987

Interstitial clips: This is Your Life, Donald Duck

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Starring Pluto & Fifi October 6, 1987

Interstitial clips: Pluto's Heart Throb and Canine Casanova

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Special Edition November 15, 1988

Interstitial clips: The Pointer, Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip, Donald's Ostrich and Chips Ahoy

Note: Unlike the other tapes, this release is not available on LaserDisc.

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Mickey & the Gang August 31, 1989

Interstitial clips: Pluto's Dream House, How to Play Golf and African Diary

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Nuts About Chip 'n' Dale August 31, 1989

Interstitial clips: Mickey's Amateurs

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Donald's Scary Tales October 19, 1990

Interstitial clips: Mickey's Parrot, Donald's Off Day and The Plastics Inventor

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Halloween Haunts October 19, 1990

Interstitial clips: The Worm Turns and Daddy Duck

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Fun on the Job! June 19, 1992

Interstitial clips: How to Sleep, Home Made Home, Boat Builders, Window Cleaners, Mickey's Trailer, Father's Week-End, Fathers Are People, The Fire Chief and Motor Mania

Note: This video was banned from Walmart stores due to false rumors of Donald allegedly swearing in Clock Cleaners.

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Happy Summer Days June 19, 1992

Interstitial clips: Orphan's Picnic, How to Swim, Tennis Racquet, How to Play Baseball, How to Play Golf, Bee at the Beach, Mickey and the Seal, Donald's Vacation, How to Fish and Lion Down

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The Goofy World of Sports June 19, 1992

Interstitial clips: Goofy Gymnastics and How to Play Golf


With the notable exception of the 1992 Special Edition release which utilize both sides of the one disc for program content, each of these LaserDisc sets here only use one side of each of their one disc for program content.

Cover Title Release date Featured cartoo
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Here's Mickey! / Here's Pluto! May 19, 1987 Side One
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Here's Donald! / Here's Goofy! May 19, 1987 Side One
Silly Symphonies! / Starring Silly Symphonies: Animals Two by Two October 6, 1987 Side One
Starring Mickey & Minnie / Starring Chip 'n' Dale October 6, 1987 Side One
Starring Donald & Daisy / Starring Pluto & Fifi October 6, 1987 Side One
Mickey & the Gang / Nuts About Chip 'n' Dale September 28, 1989 Side One
Donald's Scary Tales / Halloween Haunts October 19, 1990 Side One
Happy Summer Days / Fun on the Job / The Goofy World of Sports June 19, 1992

Side One

Side Two

NOTE: This video went out of production entirely due to the low popularity of LaserDiscs and the false rumours of Donald swearing.

Interstitial clips' (redubbed) voice cast


See also

v - e - dWalt Disney home video releases
Walt Disney ClassicsWalt Disney Masterpiece CollectionWalt Disney Limited IssuesWalt Disney Gold Classic CollectionWalt Disney Platinum EditionsWalt Disney Diamond EditionsWalt Disney Signature CollectionDisney Special Edition releasesDisney 2-Movie CollectionsDisney 3-Movie CollectionsDisney 4-Movie CollectionsDisney Movie Club DVDsWalt Disney TreasuresDisney Blu-ray 3DDisney·Pixar ClassicsGhibli ga Ippai Collection
Animated Films
Walt Disney Animation Studios films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) • Pinocchio (1940) • Fantasia (1940) • Dumbo (1941) • Bambi (1942) • Saludos Amigos (1942) • The Three Caballeros (1944) • Make Mine Music (1946) • Fun and Fancy Free (1947) • Melody Time (1948) • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) • Cinderella (1950) • Alice in Wonderland (1951) • Peter Pan (1953) • Lady and the Tramp (1955) • Sleeping Beauty (1959) • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) • The Sword in the Stone (1963) • The Jungle Book (1967) • The Aristocats (1970) • Robin Hood (1973) • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) • The Rescuers (1977) • The Fox and the Hound (1981) • The Black Cauldron (1985) • The Great Mouse Detective (1986) • Oliver & Company (1988) • The Little Mermaid (1989) • The Rescuers Down Under (1990) • Beauty and the Beast (1991) • Aladdin (1992) • The Lion King (1994) • Pocahontas (1995) • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) • Hercules (1997) • Mulan (1998) • Tarzan (1999) • Fantasia 2000 (1999) • Dinosaur (2000) • The Emperor's New Groove (2000) • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) • Lilo & Stitch (2002) • Treasure Planet (2002) • Brother Bear (2003) • Home on the Range (2004) • Chicken Little (2005) • Meet the Robinsons (2007) • Bolt (2008) • The Princess and the Frog (2009) • Tangled (2010) • Winnie the Pooh (2011) • Wreck-It Ralph (2012) • Frozen (2013) • Big Hero 6 (2014) • Zootopia (2016) • Moana (2016) • Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) • Frozen II (2019) • Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) • Encanto (2021)
Pixar films Toy Story (1995) • A Bug's Life (1998) • Toy Story 2 (1999) • Monsters, Inc. (2001) • Finding Nemo (2003) • The Incredibles (2004) • Cars (2006) • Ratatouille (2007) • WALL-E (2008) • Up (2009) • Toy Story 3 (2010) • Cars 2 (2011) • Brave (2012) • Monsters University (2013) • Inside Out (2015) • The Good Dinosaur (2015) • Finding Dory (2016) • Cars 3 (2017) • Coco (2017) • Incredibles 2 (2018) • Toy Story 4 (2019) • Onward (2020) • Soul (2020) • Luca (2021) • Turning Red (2022)
Disney Princess/Frozen films Disney Princess: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) • Cinderella (1950) • Sleeping Beauty (1959) • The Little Mermaid (1989) • Beauty and the Beast (1991) • Aladdin (1992) • Pocahontas (1995) • Mulan (1998) • The Princess and the Frog (2009) • Tangled (2010) • Brave (2012) • Moana (2016)

Frozen: Frozen (2013) • Frozen II (2019)

Blue Sky Studios films Spies in Disguise (2019)
Other Animated films A Christmas CarolA Goofy MovieThe Jungle Book 2The Nightmare Before ChristmasPiglet's Big MovieThe Pirate FairyPooh's Heffalump MoviePlanesPlanes: Fire & RescueReturn to Never LandSecret of the WingsStrange MagicThe Tigger MovieTinker BellTinker Bell and the Great Fairy RescueTinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeastTinker Bell and the Lost TreasureThe Wild
Direct-to-Video films 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London AdventureAladdin and the King of ThievesAtlantis: Milo's ReturnBambi IIBeauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast: The Enchanted ChristmasBrother Bear 2Cinderella II: Dreams Come TrueCinderella III: A Twist in TimeAn Extremely Goofy MovieThe Fox and the Hound 2The Hunchback of Notre Dame IIKronk's New GrooveLady and the Tramp II: Scamp's AdventureLeroy & StitchLilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a GlitchThe Lion King 1½The Lion King II: Simba's PrideThe Little Mermaid: Ariel's BeginningThe Little Mermaid II: Return to the SeaMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three MusketeersMulan IIPocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldPooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher RobinPooh's Heffalump Halloween MovieThe Return of JafarStitch! The MovieTarzan IIWinnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh YearWinnie the Pooh: Seasons of GivingWinnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Non-Disney films The Brave Little ToasterValiant
Studio Ghibli films Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindCastle in the SkyMy Neighbor TotoroKiki's Delivery ServicePorco RossoPom PokoWhisper of the HeartPrincess MononokeMy Neighbors the YamadasSpirited AwayThe Cat ReturnsHowl's Moving CastleTales from EarthseaPonyoThe Secret World of ArriettyThe Wind RisesMiscellaneous
Live-action feature films
20,000 Leagues Under the SeaAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAlice in Wonderland (2010 film)Aladdin (2019 film)Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)Alice Through The Looking GlassA Wrinkle in TimeBeauty and the Beast (2017 film)Bedknobs and BroomsticksThe BFGBedtime StoriesBeverly Hills ChihuahuaChristopher RobinThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe Country BearsCinderella (2015 film)CruellaThe Devil and Max DevlinDumbo (2019 film)EnchantedEscape to Witch MountainThe Finest HoursFreaky Friday (2003 film)G-ForceThe Game Plan The Greatest Game Ever PlayedThe Haunted MansionHolesInto the WoodsJames and the Giant PeachJohn CarterThe Jungle Book (2016 film)Jungle CruiseThe Lion King (2019 film)The Lone RangerThe Love BugMaleficentMaleficent: Mistress of EvilMary PoppinsMary Poppins ReturnsMax Keeble's Big MoveMcFarland, USAMillion Dollar ArmMulan (2020 film)The MuppetsThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppets Most WantedMuppet Treasure Island National Treasure National Treasure: Book of SecretsThe Nutcracker and the Four RealmsOld YellerOz the Great and PowerfulThe Parent TrapThe Parent Trap (1998)Pete's DragonPete's Dragon (2016 film)Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPollyannaPrince of Persia: The Sands of TimeThe Princess DiariesThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementQueen of KatweThe Santa ClauseThe Santa Clause 2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseSaving Mr. BanksSnowball ExpressSo Dear To My HeartThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeSwiss Family RobinsonThe Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie MenTomorrowlandTronTron: LegacyWho Framed Roger Rabbit
Disneynature films African CatsBearsBorn in ChinaChimpanzeeThe Crimson Wing: Mystery of the FlamingosEarthMonkey KingdomOceansWings of Life
Disney Channel Original Movies Camp RockThe Cheetah GirlsDescendantsHalloweentownHigh School MusicalTwitchesZombiesMiscellaneous
Lucasfilm films Rogue One: A Star Wars StorySolo: A Star Wars StoryStar Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last JediStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Marvel Cinematic Universe films Ant-ManAnt-Man and the WaspThe AvengersAvengers: Age of UltronAvengers: EndgameAvengers: Infinity WarBlack PantherBlack WidowCaptain America: Civil WarCaptain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain MarvelDoctor StrangeEternalsGuardians of the GalaxyGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsSpider-Man: Far From HomeSpider-Man: HomecomingSpider-Man: No Way HomeIron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldThor: Ragnarok
20th Century Studios films X-Men: Dark PhoenixStuberThe Art of Racing in the RainAd AstraFord v FerrariUnderwaterThe Call of the WildThe New MutantsFree GuyThe Eyes of Tammy FayeWest Side Story
Animated shorts
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon CollectionsCartoon Classics (Limited Gold Editions) • Mini ClassicsFavorite Stories (UK Equivalent: Storybook Favorites) • Classic Cartoon FavoritesMickey and Friends' Greatest Hits (Outside USA) • Funny FactoryIt's a Small World of Fun!Timeless Tales (UK Equivalent: Walt Disney's Fables) • Walt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short FilmsHave a Laugh!MiscellaneousPixarDisney Cartoon Festival (Japan only) • Celebrating Mickey
Television shows
Animated shows 101 DalmatiansAdventures of the Gummi BearsAladdinBonkersChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersDarkwing DuckDougDuckTalesElena of AvalorGargoylesGoof TroopGravity FallsJungle CubsKim PossibleThe Little MermaidThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohPhineas and FerbQuack PackRecessStar Wars RebelsTaleSpinTimon & PumbaaW.I.T.C.H.
Live-action shows DinosaursGood Luck CharlieHannah MontanaLizzie McGuireThe Mickey Mouse ClubThe Suite Life of Zack and Cody/The Suite Life on DeckThat's So RavenWalt Disney anthology seriesWelcome to Pooh CornerWizards of Waverly PlaceYou and Me, Kid
Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior Doc McStuffinsHandy MannyJake and the Never Land PiratesThe Lion GuardLittle EinsteinsMickey and the Roadster RacersMickey Mouse ClubhouseMy Friends Tigger & PoohSofia the FirstThe Book of Pooh
Compilation videosOther shows