List of Short Animations Shown Before Main Walt Disney Animation Studios Feature Films in Cinemas

We’ve already made a list the week prior, of the theatrical shorts that have been screen ahead of the feature-length films produced by Pixar. Now we’ll go over the ones shown in front of films by the main Walt Disney Animation Studios aka the Disney Canon (for the most part).

Note that sticking a theatrical short before the main movie is actually an old practice since the olden days of cinema, something familiar with The Walt Disney Company which started at that time. The shorts listed are animated, and were produced to first appear in cinemas specifically as pre-feature programs.

  1. Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967) before The Jungle Book
  2. The Small One (1978) before Pinocchio on its theatrical re-release that same year
  3. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) before The Rescuers on its theatrical re-release that same year
  4. The Prince and the Pauper (1990) before The Rescuers Down Under
  5. The Ballad of Nessie (2011) before 2011’s Winnie the Pooh
  6. Tangled Ever After (2012) before the 3D re-release of 1991’s Beauty and the Beast
  7. Paperman (2012) before Wreck-It-Ralph
  8. Get a Horse! (2013) before Frozen
  9. Frozen Fever (2014) before the live-action adaptation of Cinderella
  10. Feast (2014) before Big Hero 6
  11. Inner Workings (2016) before Moana
  12. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017) before Disney-Pixar’s Coco

These animated shorts below were created as stand-alone theatrical releases and were later inserted as pre-features for later animated films:

  1. Lonesome Ghosts (originally 1937) before The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  2. Boat Builders (originally 1938) before 2D release of Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  3. Working for Peanuts (originally 1953) before 3D release of Meet the Robinsons (2007)