Disney in 1947 | Everything that Happened

Last Updated on: February 18th, 2024

Disney 1947 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 1947. I hope you find this lookback in time helpful and entertaining.

Disney 1947 Company Headlines:

Disney had another relatively quiet year in 1947 still rebounding from the World War with animators slowly returning from their service duty. There were a few highlights during the course of the year though.

A few noteworthy Disney events of 1947 included:

  • Scrooge McDuck made his debut in late 1947 appearing in the Christmas on Bear Mountain comic.
  • The iconic Chip ‘n’ Dale also get their own short in 1947. Although they had appeared in past media, this is the first time they are referred to by name.

Disney 1947 Disney Movies Headlines:

The only feature film released by Disney in 1947 was the two-short compilation movie Fun and Fancy Free on September 27th. Disney also re-issued their animated classic Bambi on Christmas Day.

As was typical for this period, Disney did release a number of shorts throughout the year including:

  • February 12 – Pluto’s Housewarming
  • March 21 – Rescue Dog
  • April 18 – Straight Shooters
  • May 9 – Sleepy Time Donald
  • May 30 – Figaro and Frankie
  • June 20 – Clown of the Jungle
  • July 11 – Donald’s Dilemma
  • August 1 – Crazy with the Heat
  • August 22 – Bootle Beetle
  • September 12 – Wide Open Spaces
  • October 3 – Mickey’s Delayed Date
  • October 31 – Foul Hunting
  • November 14 – Mail Dog
  • November 28 – Chip ‘n’ Dale
  • December 26 – Pluto’s Blue Note

That’s all for 1947. 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.