Ironically, ten days after the 70th Anniversary of the animated short Hawaiian Holiday (Sept. 24, 1937), the Walt Disney Co. announced they will build a more than 800-room hotel and time share on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Many times walking thru the Polynesian Resort at WALT DISNEY WORLD®, I would see the hand-painted cel of Mickey and Minnie from this short hanging on the wall near the elevator and think, hmmm .. this would be a great short done in the Walt Disney Classics Collection. See, there eventually would be a tie-in from the announcement on Wednesday to WDCC :)
Hawaiian Holiday features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto, being one of those rare occassions when all of Disney’s Fab Five shared the screen in the same cartoon short. The gang is on vacation. The Mice have little to do with the plot but Donald's hula (Donald learns why you don't wear a grass skirt near a fire), Goofy's attempts at surfing (Goofy has some surfing problems) and Pluto's encounters with a starfish & crab (Pluto and a starfish have a tiff, followed by an encounter with a hermit crab) are very enjoyable.
In addition to the 1937 classic Mickey Mouse short, Disney previously featured the island paradise as the settings in a Goofy cartoon, Hello Aloha (1952) and Disney's Lilo & Stitch (2002). Theme park influences include the classic Enchanted Tiki Room Attraction and WALT DISNEY WORLD® Polynesian Resort.