Disney in 1946 | Everything that Happened

Last Updated on: February 18th, 2024

Disney 1946 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 1946. I hope you find this lookback in time helpful and entertaining.

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Overall, 1946 was a relatively quiet year for the Walt Disney Company. The world was emerging from a devastating war and was looking to catch its breath a bit before the boom of the 1950’s.

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1946 was not a particularly strong year for Disney movies as the company was still transitioning from making movies to support the war effort to producing feature length theatrical films for entertainment again. The studio released just two feature films that year – Make Mine Music in April and Song of the South in November.

The studio also re-released Dumbo, Bambi and Fantasia to theaters in 1946.

A notable occurrence in 1946, and one that generally flies under the radar when looking at Disney history was Mickey Mouse getting a new voice. The duties of voicing the iconic mouse were transitioned from Walt Disney to Jimmy Macdonald in 1946.

That’s all for 1946. 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.