The Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections was a series of VHS tapes featuring classic cartoon shorts released between 1936 and 1954. It was Disney's very first attempts at releasing its stable of cartoon shorts to video, having been released in 1981, two years before Disney unveiled The Disney Channel. There were three videos released in all, each with six shorts. Each of the six shorts presented included two cartoons each starring Mickey Mouse, two each starring Pluto and two each starring Donald Duck. Interestingly, there were no cartoons that starred Goofy (the only time Goofy appeared in a cartoon was if he costarred alongside Mickey and/or Donald). Other patterns seemed to include at least one 1930s Mickey short each and one short each placing Donald opposite Chip 'n' Dale. Many of the presented shorts were reissued on later video and DVD releases.