Disney in 1950

Last Updated on: November 25th, 2023

Disney 1950 Movies ShowsThe Walt Disney Company has a rich and lengthy history with decades of amazing movies, shows and park experiences.

Here is a quick rundown of everything that happened in the world of Disney in the year 1950. I hope you find this lookback in time helpful and entertaining.

Disney 1950 Company Headlines:

1950 was a groundbreaking year for the Disney company’s approach to visual entertainment. While the company only released three feature films in the year (plus the general release of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, which had actually premiered in 1949), quality beat quantity as this slate included the company’s first completely live-action feature film (Treasure Island), their second True-Life Adventure film (Beaver Valley) and one of their most beloved animated films of all time (Cinderella).

1950 also marked Disney’s first foray into the world of television with a memorable Alice in Wonderland-themed special airing on NBC on Christmas Day. Disney’s early adoption of television will set the stage for some amazing specials, series and channels in the future and will also facilitate the critical funding the company will need to build their first theme park.

Disney 1950 Movies Headlines:

In 1950, Disney released several movies, including:

There was also a TON of Disney shorts released in 1950 including:

  • January 6 – Pluto’s Heart Throb
  • January 20 – Lion Around
  • February 10 – Pluto and the Gopher
  • February 24 – How to Ride a Horse
  • March 3 – The Brave Engineer
  • March 24 – Crazy Over Daisy
  • April 7 – Wonder Dog
  • April 28 – Trailer Horn
  • May 19 – Primitive Pluto
  • June 9 – Puss-Café
  • June 30 – Motor Mania
  • July 21 – Pests of the West
  • August 11 – Food for Feudin
  • September 1 – Hook, Lion and Sinker
  • September 22 – Camp Dog
  • October 13 – Bee at the Beach
  • November 3 – Hold that Pose
  • November 24 – Morris, the Midget Moose
  • December 15 – Out on a Limb

Notable characters making their debut in 1950 include:

Also in February 1950, the short Toy Tinkers was nominated for an Oscar in the Cartoon Shorts category.

Disney 1950 Television Headlines:

NBC aired a Christmas Day TV special, One Hour in Wonderland, which was Disney’s first foray into television. The show featured a number of Disney characters and teased the upcoming Alice in Wonderland movie, which had been announced earlier in the year.

1950 Archives

Here is the Internet’s largest rundown of all the Disney movies, songs and more released in the year 1950. New entries added daily, so be sure to check back often.

Disney Movies Released in 1950

Disney Songs Released in 1950

So This is Love (Song)

“So This is Love” is a song from the 1950 Disney animated film “Cinderella“. The song is sung by Cinderella and Prince Charming as they…

The Work Song (Song)

“The Work Song” is a song from Disney’s 1950 animated film, Cinderella. The song is composed by Mack David, Jerry Livingston, and Al Hoffman, and…

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (Song)

“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” is a song from the 1950 Disney animated film “Cinderella.” The song was written by Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston, and it…

Sing Sweet Nightingale (Song)

“Sing Sweet Nightingale” is a song from the 1950 Disney animated film “Cinderella“. The song is performed by Cinderella’s animal friends, Jaq and Gus, as…