Apple this morning added ten classic short Disney movies to iTunes Music Store.

These include pre-war animated classics featuring all the world-famous Disney characters, such as “The Ugly Duckling”, Goofy and others.

The move follows the news that Pixar and Disney have reached a deal to combine. The movies seem set to be made available through a new “Short Movies” option on the store, which replaces the “Pixar” option there before.

On Apple’s US Music Store it states: "Laugh along with Mickey, Donald, Goofy and a host of classic Disney characters in this magical collection of celebrated animated shorts. All Academy Award winners or nominees, these ten wonderful Disney cartoons are now available for download exclusively on iTunes.”

UK readers can’t presently (10am) access the content, though they have been able to access Pixar clips. This may be while the UK version of the feature is integrated into the store, as some pages continue to offer Pixar links, rather than the new short films category.