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