Tag Archives: Mickey Mouse

Lonesome Ghosts (1937) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Lonesome Ghosts (1937) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Lonesome Ghosts (1937) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: Not exactly a Christmas cartoon, but “Lonesome Ghosts” is a wonderful and fun cartoon in it’s own right.

Lonesome Ghosts (1937) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Four green phantoms want some fun, so they invite ghost busters Mickey, Donald, and Goofy over to their haunted home with the aim of driving them crazy.

Watch “Lonesome Ghosts” on video at Big Cartoon DataBase

Pioneer Days (1930) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Pioneer Days (1930) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

Pioneer Days (1930) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: One of the earliest “costume dramas” featuring Mickey and his gang, “Pioneer Days” takes us back in time to the “Wild” West.

Pioneer Days (1930) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mickey and Minnie are out West and are attacked by Indians. Minnie is captured. Mickey comes looking for her, and is captured instead. Meanwhile, Minnie escapes and rescues Mickey. Later, they disguise themselves as the Cavalry and scare the entire tribe into the hills.

Watch “Pioneer Days” on video at Big Cartoon DataBase

Clock Cleaners (1937) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Clock Cleaners (1937) - Mickey Mouse

Clock Cleaners (1937) - Mickey Mouse

CotD: For what it’s worth, “Clock Cleaners” is my personal all-time favorite Mickey Mouse cartoon. Have you seen this one?

Clock Cleaners (1937) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Paranoid and stressed from a life of ghost hunting, Scooby decides to book a vacation on an ocean liner. The problem is, that the ship is headed for the Bermuda Triangle. All the other passengers are also ghosts.

Watch “Clock Cleaners” on video at Big Cartoon DataBase

On Ice (1935) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

On Ice (1935) - Mickey Mouse

On Ice (1935) - Mickey Mouse

CotD: Mickey and the gang enjoy some wintertime fun in 1935’s “On Ice“…

On Ice (1935) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mickey shows off for Minnie, but must rescue Donald when he’s nearly blown over a frozen waterfall. Meanwhile, Goofy tries a new form of ice fishing.

Watch “On Ice” on video at Big Cartoon DataBase

Steamboat Willie (1928) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: Generally credited to have released November 18,1928, “Steamboat Willie” had a prior limited, silent release on this date in 1928 ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/3820-Steamboat_Willie.html

Steamboat Willie  (1928) - Mickey Mouse

Steamboat Willie (1928) - Mickey Mouse

Steamboat Willie (1928) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

A loose parody of Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Mickey is a roustabout on Pegleg Pete’s river steamer. After a goat eats the sheet music, Mickey and Minnie use various objects at hand (including a cat on unedited versions!) to create music.

Watch “Steamboat Willie” at Big Cartoon DataBase

Plane Crazy (1928) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: Today marks the 83rd anniversary of the first produced Mickey Mouse cartoon “Plane Crazy” from 1928 ~

Plane Crazy (1928) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

Plane Crazy (1928) - Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

Plane Crazy (1928) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mickey tries to emulate his hero, Charles Lindbergh, and woo Minnie with his own, homemade airplane.

Watch Plane Crazy at Big Cartoon DataBase

Barn Dance (1929) – Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: Today is the anniversary of “Barn Dance“, the fourth Mickey Mouse cartoon Disney made.

Barn Dance (1929) - Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Barn Dance (1929) - Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Mickey wants to take Minnie to a dance, but Pete’s flashy car beats Mickey’s horse-drawn wagon as her transportation of choice. At the dance, Mickey uses some balloons to make himself light on his feet- the perfect dancing partner- but this doesn’t keep Minnie at his side for long, either.

Watch Barn Dance on Video Here

Talking Mickey at Disneyland

Talking Mickey Mouse

Talking Mickey Mouse

You- and your children- can meet Mickey Mickey Mouse when you go to Disneyland- we all know that. But now they have added a new wrinkle to the mouse: he talks! What do you think- should Mickey talk to guests at Disneyland?

The Band Concert (1935) Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: In 1935, Disney produced their first color Mickey Mouse cartoon, “The Band Concert“.

The Band Concert (1935) Mickey Mouse Theatrical Cartoon

The Band Concert: Mickey leads his band through a rendition of Rossini’s “The William Tell Overture” in the park. It starts off fine until peanut vendor Donald Duck disrupts the concert by playing “Turkey In The Straw” on his fife, which he pulls out of his sleeve. Undeterred, Mickey braves on. A cyclone appears and takes Mickey and the band- still playing!- for a ride.