Golden Touch, The (film) Silly Symphony cartoon; released on March 22, 1935. Directed by Walt Disney himself, a task he thought would be easy but which he never again repeated. Greedy King Midas wants to amass more treasure, so a magical dwarf grants him the power to turn anything he touches to gold. To his horror, he can no longer eat, for even his food turns to gold. Finally, in exchange for a hamburger, the king gives up the golden touch and all his worldly possessions.