Disney in 1945 | Everything that Happened

Last Updated on: February 18th, 2024

Disney 1945 Movies ShowsThe Walt Disney Company has a rich and lengthy history with decades of amazing movies, shows and park experiences. To commemorate Disney’s 100th birthday this year, I am spotlighting the company’s history year by year in this new ‘Disney by the Years’ series.

Here is a quick rundown of everything that happened in the world of Disney in the year 1945. I hope you find this lookback in time helpful and entertaining.

Disney 1945 Company Headlines:

The biggest news of 1945 was Walt resigning as President of Walt Disney Productions in January, making Roy the new company President.

Disney 1945 Movies Headlines:

1945 was a relatively quiet year for Disney at the box office. The studio released a number of shorts, but the only feature length animated film was The Three Caballeros, which has become a Disneyana classic, but wasn’t a box office hit.

Some of the shorts released in 1945 included:

  • African Diary
  • Californy ‘er Bust
  • Canine Casanova
  • Cleanliness Brings Health
  • Dog Watch
  • Donald’s Crime
  • Duck Pimples
  • Hold Your Horsepower
  • Insects as Carriers of Disease
  • Something You Didn’t Eat
  • The Clock Watcher
  • The Dawn of Better Living
  • The Eyes Have It
  • The Legend of Coyote Rock
  • The Unseen Enemy
  • Tiger Trouble
  • Tuberculosis

As was typical of the times, Disney also re-released a hit film in their ‘vault’ in 1945. In October 1945, the Disney animated hit Pinocchio was re-released to theaters.

That’s all for 1945. Stay tuned for in-depth looks at additional years in the very near future!

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.