Eighty years ago today saw the release of Mickey Mouse in Building A Building. This was not the same Mickey Mouse from Steamboat Willie. Mickey had done a lot of growing up– maturing– in five years, and passed a lot of his bad habits to Donald. And the artists at Disney had shown a drastic improvement in their skills.
A send-up of the Harold Lloyd Safety Last skyline antics. At the construction site where he works, Mickey has his lunch stolen by his boss Pete. Minnie helps Mickey out with a free box lunch from her wagon. Upset, Pete kidnaps her and the chase up the building under construction is on.
Mickey’s second Academy Award nomination.
This film was David Hand’s first as a director at Disney.
Alternate Title: “Mickey the Steel Worker (Home Release).”