Cartoon of the Day: Building A Building

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Building A Building

Building A Building

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.

A remake of the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit film Sky Scrappers (1928).

This film was David Hand’s first as a director at Disney.

Alternate Title: “Mickey the Steel Worker (Home Release).”

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