Disney in 1952 | Everything that Happened

Last Updated on: March 18th, 2023

Disney in 1952The 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 1952. I hope you find this lookback in time helpful and entertaining.

Disney Company Headlines in 1952:

Disney, as a company, was pretty quiet in 1952. They did make a bit of news in March, when the Burbank Daily Review first reported on the possibility of a Disneyland project.

After that, in June, Walt established Disneyland Incorporated and in December, WED Enterprises (today known as Disney Imagineering) was established.

Disney Movies Headlines in 1952:

1952 was a relatively quiet year for Disney at the box office. The studio released a number of shorts, but the only feature length film released during the year was the live-action film The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men starring Richard Todd.

Some of the shorts released in 1952 included;

  • Donald Applecore
  • Father’s Lion
  • Hello Aloha
  • How to Be a Detective
  • Lambert the Sheepish Lion
  • Let’s Stick Together
  • Man’s Best Friend
  • Pluto’s Christmas Tree
  • Pluto’s Party
  • Susie the Little Blue Coupe
  • Teachers are People
  • The Little House
  • The Olympic Elk
  • Trick or Treat
  • Two Chips and a Miss
  • Two Gun Goofy
  • Two Weeks Vacation
  • Uncle Donald’s Ants
  • Water Birds

As was typical of the times, Disney also re-released a hit film in their ‘vault’ in 1952. In February 1952, the Disney animated hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was re-released to theaters.

Finally, in 1952, Disney had a bit of Oscar recognition. In February, the studio received 3 Oscar nominations for Alice in Wonderland, Lambert the Sheepish Lion and Nature’s Half Acre. In March, Disney won the Shorts Oscar for Nature’s Half Acre.

That’s all for 1952. 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.