Here is the complete library of movies and TV shows for St. Patrick’s Day available to stream on Disney and Disney Plus.
St Patrick’s Day Movies: Disney Plus
The only St. Patrick’s Day movie on Disney Plus is:
A 1959 Walt Disney Productions feature film that tells the tale of a wily Irishman and his battle of wits with leprechauns.
A frisky old storyteller named Darby O’Gill is desperately seeking the proverbial pot of gold. There’s just one tiny thing standing in his way: a 21-inch leprechaun named King Brian. To get the gold, Darby must match his wits against the shrewd little trickster—which proves no small task, indeed! This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions. Stream on Disney Plus
A Reddit user warned “Darby O’gill had already been one of my favorite Disney movies, but Disney+ has done their best to ruin it. For some reason, they didn’t upload the original version of the movie, but the altered version where they replaced many of the actors’ voices with more Americanized voice actors because they felt American viewers couldn’t understand the dialogue. What was once a great movie is total trash in this edition.”
When was Darby O’Gill made?
The movie was released on June 26, 1959.
In July 1950 Disney received a first draft of the script, by Lawrence Watkin. It was called Three Wishes and would involve a combination of animation and live-action. However, Three Wishes ended up never being made.
Disney returned to Ireland in 1956. In October of that year, he announced he would make the leprechaun-themed film The Wishes of Darby O’Gill, based on the 1903 book Darby O’Gill and the Good People. Disney said the script would still be done by Lawrence Watkin, based on the stories and three months of research into Gaelic folklore at Dublin Library, as well as hours talking with the Shanachies, the professional storytellers. Disney hoped that Barry Fitzgerald would play both Darby and the King of the Little People.
In January 1958 Disney left for London with the film’s director, Robert Stevenson, to cast the movie By the following month the title of the film had been changed to Darby O’Gill and the Little People and Albert Sharpe and Jimmy O’Dea had been cast in the lead roles originally intended for Fitzgerald. Disney had spotted O’Dea in a pantomime. By March, Sean Connery and Janet Munro had been added to the cast. Connery was borrowed from 20th Century Fox, where he was under contract; Munro signed a five-year contract with Disney.
The cast moved to Los Angeles, where filming started in May 1958.
How long is Darby O’Gill and the Little People?
The running time is 93 minutes (or one hour and 33 minutes).
When can we get Disney Plus?
On November 12, 2019, Disney Plus officially rolled out in the US and Canada.
How much does Disney Plus cost?
Disney Plus costs $6.99 a month in the US. You can create up to seven profiles, so personalization can suit different members of the household.
Disney St Patrick’s Day Movie
Another Disney St Patrick’s Day Movie…
Luck Of The Irish (2009)
In this Disney movie, a teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Here is a cute animated Disney St. Patrick’s Day activity I found…
This is a cute supplement to your St. Patrick’s Day activities if you have a toddler or preschooler. The listing says Age Range: 3 – 6 years, Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten.
It’s Saint Patrick’s Day at the Clubhouse, and Mickey and the gang are ready to celebrate with a party! But when Pete’s shenanigans threaten to ruin their celebration, it will take some help from a leprechaun and a little luck o’ the Irish to get the party back on track. This 8×8 comes with a sheet of colorful stickers for even more St. Patrick’s Day fun!
Which is your favorite of these Disney St Patrick’s Day Movies?