June 25, 1980 – Mickey Mouse Disco Compilation Project is Released
“He’s got style, he’s got flare, got two left feet, but he doesn’t care.”
On June 25, 1980, the cartoon compilation Mickey Mouse Disco was released on the Disney Channel. It was a music video containing clips from vintage Disney short films, accompanied by music from the 1979 album of the same name. Shorts used included Symphony Hour, Mickey’s Delayed Date, Clock Cleaners, Thru the Mirror, Mr. Duck Steps Out, How to Dance, The Three Caballeros, and Mickey’s Birthday Party. The five tracks from the album that were used were “Mousetrap,” “Disco Mickey Mouse,” “Macho Duck,” “Watch Out for Goofy,” and “Welcome to Rio.” The success of the program led to the creation of DTV music videos, matching classic clips with contemporary music. It was directed by Riley Thompson, with classic shorts directed by Dave Hand, Charles Nichols, Jack King, Ben Sharpsteen, Jack Kinney, and Norman Ferguson.