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Burt Gillett

Country: USA

Total Titles at Criticker: 77 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (77) | Writer (5) | Actor (5)
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The Thrifty Pig (1941)
How to reuse your spare animation for a war cause. (imdb)
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Adventures of Tom Thumb Jr. (1940)
Tom Thumb Jr. and his friend are cast ashore on an island where they are found by a lady who thinks Tom is a baby and puts him to sleep in a sewing basket... (imdb)
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Andy Panda Goes Fishing (1940)
Andy Panda, in his natural habitat before he moved to America, became a citizen and bought a house, is out fishing with his friend, a turtle, and having a good time, until two zoologists from Chicago show up on a panda search. He, the turtle, and an electric eel give the hunters a hard time, finally eluding them and going back to fishing.
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A Haunting We Will Go (1939)
The introduction of Lantz's little black-boy character, L'il Eight Ball, finds him going to bed in his small cabin and being visited by a baby ghost. He avers he is not afraid, and his isn't, so the little ghost transports him to a haunted mill where the adult ghosts hang out. They run the little hero through all the standard ghost tests and, while he is shaken, he still will not admit to being scared. (imdb)
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Silly Superstition (1939)
Lil' Eightball tries to disprove superstition, but comes into conflict with a lion, which is defeated by his tiny dog.
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The Sleeping Princess (1939)
A Princess is born in the castle, but through an accident the Destiny fairy fails to get an her invitation and is furious. She tricks the little princess into hurting herself and puts her to sleep. Years later the invitation sent Destiny if found under a rug in her palace, and she immediately rectifies her action by sending a prince to awaken the sleeping princess. (imdb)
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Lonesome Ghosts (1937)
3 bored ghosts in a haunted house call up Ghost Hunters Mickey, Donald and Goofy, in hopes to have a little fun scaring them off. (imdb)
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Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons (1937)
A compilation of five Oscar-winning Disney shorts, released to help promote the upcoming release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). (imdb)
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Neptune Nonsense (1936)
Felix is feeding his various pets: a bird, two dogs, and a goldfish. But Annabelle the goldfish is unhappy; she's lonely. Felix sets out to catch her a friend. The fish drag him underwater. After a bit of searching, he finds a goldfish, but the fish cries for help, and Felix finds himself on trial before King Neptune. (imdb)
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Bold King Cole (1936)
Felix the Cat is perched in a tree playing his guitar and serenading himself and a canary with a little ditty called "Nature and Me." It is a beautiful day in cartoon-land but Mother Nature, perhaps not a music lover, whips up a lightning-laden thunderstorm and Felix is soon seeking shelter. He finds it at the castle of King Cole, a boastful, fabricating blow-hard. (imdb)
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Molly Moo Cow and Robinson Crusoe (1936)
Molly Moo Cow washes to shore on an island, the one occupied by Robinson Crusoe. Much of the short is Crusoe extolling the virtues of the solitary life, Molly trying to ingratiate herself to Crusoe and Crusoe trying to get rid of her. He finally succeeds-just before cannibals come ashore, capture Crusoe and dump him in a pot. From the time they grab him Crusoe is yelling for help (from whom is unclear, given that he wants the island to himself). (imdb comments)
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Toonerville Trolley (1936)
The Skipper's morning trolley run is disrupted by several forces (imdb)
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Toonerville Picnic (1936)
The doctor prescribes a relaxing day at the beach for Mr. Bang, who is overstressed. But the beach is anything but relaxing. (imdb)
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The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936)
Felix is handing out relief, thanks to a goose that lays golden eggs. The evil Captain Kidd sees the goose and breaks into Felix's house to get it. (imdb)
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Chinese Lanterns (1935)
Animation about children playing and painting Chinese Lanterns, then a lot of things goes wrong. (archive.org)
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Molly Moo-Cow and Rip Van Wrinkle (1935)
Despite the warnings from her conscience, Molly drinks the same brew that got poor Rip Van Winkle drunk and made him sleep for 20 years. The bizarre bovine has a close encounter with little men, throws her own private keg party, bowls against her ghostly double and awakens the famous Washington Irving character just in time for the iris out. Just plain weird! (bcdb.com)
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Rag Dog (1935)
Rag Dog (1935) - Short Film
This musical cartoon about three kittens who get into a spat with two small dogs over milk.Te technical competenceis good -- the dogs are well rotoscoped and there is some nice camera movement to maintain composition. (imdb)
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Bird Scouts (1935)
Bird Scouts (1935) - Short Film
13th Cartoon in the Van Beuren Rainbow Parade Series. (imdb)
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Molly Moo-Cow and the Indians (1935)
A Conestoga Wagon leads Molly Moo-Cow and some ducks through the hills. The ducks stop for a swim by a tepee and go to explore the settlement. Molly misses her friends and goes to look for them; when she finds them she discovers they're behaving like Native Americans, and she joins in. Meanwhile, a Native woman downstream loses her baby in the stream and chases after her. Seeing the baby's in trouble, Molly pursues it as well, and eventually retrieves it. (imdb)
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Molly Moo-Cow and the Butterflies (1935)
Molly rescues a bunch of butterflies after they are captured by a butterfly collector. (imdb)
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Hunters Are Coming (1935)
Molly Moo-Cow is enjoying a walk among the woodland flora and fauna. When a hunter arrives, Molly helps arm the other animals to run off the intruder. (imdb)
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Spinning Mice (1935)
A girl is sewing in her playroom when a boy sneaks in and lets loose a horde of mice into her doll house. She discovers them and is fascinated by them, one in particular who can speak. (imdb)
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The Merry Kittens (1935)
[Animated] short of kittens taking unfair advantage of a well meaning dog, who actually is functioning as their protector. (imdb comments)
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Japanese Lanterns (1935)
5th Cartoon in the Van Beuren Rainbow Parade Series. Original Color version is thought to be Lost. Only B/W exist. (imdb)
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Scotty Finds a Home (1935)
A young anthropomorphic kitten wants a pet. He happens to find a puppy with no owner and takes him in. When the Scotty tracks mud into the house, Grandma says that her grandson cannot keep him. A transient bulldog is walking by as Grandma puts a pie in the windowsill to cool. He barges into the house and terrorizes the family, demanding they feed him. Scotty rushes back to the house and saves the family, causing Grandma to decide that they can keep him after all. (imdb)
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Parrotville Post Office (1935)
A mother and her two rowdy children come into the Parrotville Post Office. The postmaster is annoyed by the children at first. Later, the children come in handy. A notorious mail thief sneaks into the post office, and the kids and postmaster apprehend him. They put the thief in a mail sack and send him to prison via the next mail delivery. (imdb)
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The Picnic Panic (1935)
Three singing kettles go on a picnic. (imdb)
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Parrotville Old Folks (1935)
Some elderly parrots are washing and cleaning up around the house, when one of them is phoned by Matron Birdkins, who invites them over to the Old Folks Home to play some tunes. They're hindered by a snowstorm, but make it none the worse for wear, warming themselves by a fire they help stoke. They play and sing some songs, and then a chaotic dinner ensues. This is followed by more singing and dancing, and a good time is had by all. (imdb)
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A Little Bird Told Me (1934)
A live-action little boy is caught stealing jam! When he asks his big sister how she knew he had done it, she answers "A little bird told me." This launches an animated segment about a newspaper run by birds and how they got the scoop on the little boy's crime. (imdb)
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Along Came a Duck (1934)
A story of a frog and some ducks.
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Pastry Town Wedding (1934)
A young couple meet in a land made of pastries. The two seem to fall in love at first sight, and arrange a "Pastry Town Wedding," conducted by small pastry-making people. (bcdb)
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Parrotville Fire Department (1934)
2nd Cartoon in the Rainbow Parade Series By Van Beuren (imdb)
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Mickey Plays Papa (1934)
Mickey and Pluto are reading scary stories; they go to investigate a noise and find a foundling mouse that's been left on the porch. (imdb)
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The Big Bad Wolf (1934)
The two foolish little pigs escort Red Riding Hood on a short cut through the woods, against the advice of their bricklayer brother. When they encounter the wolf, Red runs ahead to granny's house and the pigs run home. The wolf gets to granny's house first and scares her into a closet, then dresses as granny. Alerted by his brothers, the smart pig arrives just as granny has pulled Red into the closet with her and takes care of the wolf with the help of some hot coals and popcorn. (imdb)
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Playful Pluto (1934)
Mickey's trying to do some yardwork, but Pluto wants to play. They end up indoors; Mickey breaks a screen, spreads flypaper, and they both get stuck. (imdb)
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Shanghaied (1934)
Shanghaied (1934) - Short Film
Pirate Pete has kidnapped Mickey and Minnie and has them tied up. As Pete prepares to have his way with Minnie, Mickey escapes and gets a swordfish off the wall; a swordfight with Pete ensues. Mickey gets out of the cabin and on deck; he hoists Minnie up onto the mast. Pete summons his crew, and Mickey fights them off with a cannon, shooting pots and pans, a stove, and ultimately a harpoon before winning Minnie and the ship back for good. (imdb)
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Orphan
Donald and Mickey put on a charity show, for some orphans.
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Grandfather
A grandfather clock comes to life and tells two children a story (presented in animated cartoon form) about clocks going to school and playing football. (imdb)
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Gulliver Mickey (1934)
Mickey is looking after the orphans. He tells them the story of Gulliver (with Mickey in that role) in Lilliput, though without the satire and bawdy bits. The story ends with Mickey fighting a giant spider, about twice his size. (imdb)
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The Steeple Chase (1933)
Mickey is set to ride Thunderbolt in the big race; his owner, the Colonel, has bet everything. But the stable-hands goof off and incapacitate the horse. In desperation, Mickey rents a horse costume and puts the stable-hands inside. They manage to eventually clear the hurdles, but get hung up on one near a beehive; the bees propel them to victory. (imdb)
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Three Little Pigs (1933)
When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.
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Mickey
Pluto rescues a bag of kittens from the river. He feels rejected, then, as Mickey ignores him and blames him for damage the kittens do. His angel and devil sides argue with him. Pluto gets thrown outside. The kittens also find their way outside, and fall into the well, where Pluto's angel side wins out as he rescues them once again and is finally recognized as a hero. (imdb)
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Mickey
Mickey's film is having a premiere, and all the stars turn out at the Chinese Theatre. Among those shown: Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, Jimmy Durante, Clark Gable, Sid Grauman, Mae West. The picture, Galloping Romance (Pegleg Pete kidnaps Minnie, and Mickey gives chase on a variety of animals), starts, and everyone in the audience sways along to the music, then rolls in the aisles with laughter. After, everyone comes on stage to congratulate Mickey; Garbo smothers him with kisses. (imdb)
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Giantland (1933)
Giantland (1933) - Short Film
Mickey's orphans ask for a story; Mickey casts himself as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk. He starts with the climbing of the beanstalk; after evading the giant a few times, he ends up inside a cheese sandwich, and then in the giant's mouth, where he ultimately grabs onto a pipe and gets pulled out by the giant. In the ensuing chase, Mickey launches a pepper bomb to slow the giant down, then outruns him coming down the beanstalk and sets the stalk on fire. (imdb)
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Ye Olden Days (1933)
The king locks up his daughter, Minnie, when she refuses to wed a dippy prince. Mickey Mouse, a wandering minstrel, comes to the rescue. (imdb)
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Just Dogs (1932)
Just Dogs (1932) - Short Film
Pluto's cage-mate helps him escape from the pound and find a bone to eat. But Pluto is not especially grateful. (imdb)
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King Neptune (1932)
King Neptune (1932) - Short Film
After a short introduction, one of Neptune's mermaids is captured by a pirate ship, and their anchor chain entangles King Neptune; the various sea creatures launch a full-on assault on the pirate ship, and eventually the giant King himself gets free and creates major havoc for the ship. (imdb)
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Flowers and Trees (1932)
It's spring, and the flowers, mushrooms, and trees do their calisthentics. Some trees play a tune, using vines for harp strings and a chorus of robins. A nasty looking hollow tree does battle with a much healthier looking tree for the attentions of a female tree, and starts a fire in the process. (imdb)
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Bugs in Love (1932)
Bugs in Love (1932) - Short Film
Insects have made a playground/carnival out of castoffs, featuring "ice skating" on mirrors. Two love bugs head off to a more private area... (imdb)
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Babes in the Woods (1932)
Two Dutch children stumble on a clearing in the woods where gnomes are going about their business. The gnomes are friendly to the children. A witch comes and takes them away on her broom to her gingerbread house, where she turns nasty on them... (imdb)
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The Wayward Canary (1932)
Mickey gives Minnie a canary for a present. Soon there are several little canaries; they get into the inkwell and fly around the house, making a mess, though it's nothing compared to the shambles Mickey makes of the house while chasing them. (imdb)
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Mickey
Mickey dreams of marrying Minnie and having about 20 children. For all the possible joys of children, a brood this size turns the dream into a nightmare, especially when they get into the open cans of paint strewn about the house. (imdb)
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Mickey
On Christmas Eve, Mickey needs money to help out a poor mother's desperate children. So he sells Pluto to a rich family - whose spoiled brat gives the pooch a real run for his money. (disneyshorts.org)
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The Mad Dog (1932)
The Mad Dog (1932) - Short Film
It's bath day for Pluto; we open with him already being scrubbed. He gets out, and his tug of war with Mickey and the towel lands Mickey in the tub. The soap jumps out, and Pluto swallows it, hic-cupping soap bubbles as Mickey chases him. Pluto gets out, and the people on the street think Pluto is rabid and start hiding and throwing things at him. Dogcatcher Pete comes along, and prepares to shoot Pluto. Mickey catches up to him just in time. (imdb)
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The Birthday Party (1931)
Mickey's friends throw him a surprise birthday party at Minnie's house. The chef brings out the cake (with 2 candles); Mickey manages to blow all the cake onto the chef's face, while the candles stay lit. He unwraps his present: a miniature piano. He plays a duet of I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby with Minnie, followed by an instrumental version of The Darktown Strutter's Ball, which everyone dances to (including Mickey and Minnie, while the piano stools keep playing). (imdb)
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Mother Goose Melodies (1931)
An extremely large Old King Cole sings his story. His "fiddlers three" turn out to be the Three Blind Mice. And his book is Mother Goose, which illustrates Little Miss Muffett, Jack and Jill (they meet Simple Simon at the top of the hill), Humpty Dumpty, Little Jack Horner (his pie also contains the four-and-twenty blackbirds), Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue (his horn brings the sheep home, one of which falls in black mud and becomes Baa Baa Black Sheep), and Hey Diddle Diddle. (imdb)
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The Busy Beavers (1931)
A group of beavers goes about their dam-building, musically. The rain comes, and washes the dam away. (imdb)
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The Delivery Boy (1931)
Delivery boy Mickey encounters Minnie washing clothes and singing. He stops for a quick song and dance with her. Meanwhile, Pluto gets tangled up in tar. Mickey sends a beehive flying; it lands on his mule, who kicks Mickey's instrument-filled wagon into the air. He plays a march or two on the piano with Minnie, with many animals playing along. (imdb)
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The Beach Party (1931)
A fun day at the beach. While Mickey, Horace, and Clarabelle go swimming, or try to, Minnie lays out a picnic. Pluto discovers why you shouldn't chase a crab. Everyone digs in to lunch. Mickey throws Pluto a string of sausages; he dives after them, and comes up with an angry octopus instead, who crashes into the picnic. Everyone fights the octopus, and Mickey finally manages to send it out to sea by throwing an anchor like a lasso. (imdb)
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The Moose Hunt (1931)
Mickey's hunting, along with a characteristically playful and distracted (and uncharacteristically talkative) Pluto. Pluto fetches a forked branch, and Mickey shoots, mistaking it for antlers, but Pluto is OK. Then they find a moose, and Mickey's gun fails but they escape when Pluto does an impression of Dumbo, with Mickey riding. (imdb)
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Traffic Troubles (1931)
Mickey is driving a taxi. His first fare is a very large gentleman. Mickey stops traffic and gets a tongue-lashing from the officer. The cab runs into some bad road, bounces the fare down to almost nothing, then bounces the customer right out of the cab. Mickey pulls up to the curb and picks up his second passenger, Minnie. She plays her accordion while they ride. The cab gets a flat tire, and Mickey uses a pig to pump it up. (imdb)
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Birds of a Feather (1931)
Swans swim by; a peacock displays its plumage in glorious black-and-white while a passing duck jeers; assorted songbirds chirp; a woodpecker chases a caterpillar; a chorus of owls croons. A chicken goes after worms while ignoring her brood until a hawk circles. When the hawk captures one chick, the crows form an attack squadron. (imdb)
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Mickey
Christmas; Mickey and Minnie are singing carols. Someone drops a basket on the doorstep that has what seems like hundreds of kittens; they quickly overrun the house. Mickey dresses as Santa, with Pluto as a reindeer, and brings gifts for the kittens. The kittens form a marching band, using kitchen implements; other kittens take saws, hammers, and other tools to the furniture. (imdb)
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The Barnyard Broadcast (1931)
Mickey runs radio station ICU from his barn. His friends play various musical numbers. A cat wanders in and starts yowling (which sets Pluto, who was listing from his doghouse, off). Mickey puts it out, but it, and several kittens, keep coming back in, playing with the equipment, running through the musicians (chased by a broom-wielding Mickey, who does a great deal of damage himself), and generally making a mess of things. (imdb)
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Mickey Steps Out (1931)
Mickey heads over to see Minnie, but Pluto won't leave him alone. He gets there and watches through the window, standing on Pluto, while Minnie plays piano. Pluto runs off to chase a cat and leaves Mickey stuck in the window. Minnie has him in, and he dances to her playing. Pluto chases the cat into the house and causes havoc. The chase leads into the piano, where Pluto picks up the player-piano roll as an extended tail, and the destruction continues. (imdb)
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Mickey Cuts Up (1931)
Mickey and Minnie are next-door neighbors tending their yards. When Minnie is captured by a bird's song, Mickey hides in his bird-house and pretends to be a bird himself, until a cat attacks and blows his cover. Then he does a dance while wearing the house; their song attracts more birds, and again the cat. Pluto chases, but he's still pulling the lawnmower, and it causes much destruction. (imdb)
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Blue Rhythm (1931)
Blue Rhythm (1931) - Short Film
Mickey plays a bluesy tune on a piano on a stage. Minnie sings. Then an unseen band plays while both sing and dance. Mickey then leads the 9-piece band in an uptempo number, with Pluto on trombone, Horace on percussion, and Clarabelle on bass, among others. Mickey steps out for a clarinet solo. (imdb)
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The Fire Fighters (1930)
Mickey and others are firemen; they slide down an ostrich's neck when the alarm sounds. A squealing cat whose tail Mickey pulls acts as the siren. The nearest hydrant isn't working too well, so Horace Horsecollar takes drinks from a pond and uses that water to put out the fire. Minnie is trapped on an upper floor; Mickey climbs the neighboring building fire escape and uses a clothesline to cross to Minnie's building. (imdb)
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The Shindig (1930)
The Shindig (1930) - Short Film
Another barn dance. Minnie plays piano; Mickey plays fiddle, then percussion, then harmonica. Mickey dances with the huge Patricia Pig. (imdb)
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The Picnic (1930)
The Picnic (1930) - Short Film
Summertime, and Mickey takes Minnie on a picnic. While Pluto is chasing a rabbit, and Mickey and Minnie are doing a courtship dance, every animal in the woods is busy making off with their picnic food. And then the rain comes. (imdb)
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The Gorilla Mystery (1930)
A gorilla has escaped; Mickey, panicked, calls Minnie, but she plays a song to show she is not afraid. That is, until the gorilla comes up behind her and grabs her. Mickey rushes right over to save her. (imdb)
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Monkey Melodies (1930)
The monkeys are swinging; their song and dance routine has other jungle creatures joining in. And two monkeys in love chase and kiss. But the hungry crocodiles lie in wait (and dance the soft shoe)... (imdb)
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Playful Pan (1930)
Playful Pan (1930) - Short Film
The mythological satyr plays some tunes on his pipes and gets various flora and fauna dancing to them... (imdb)
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Winter (1930)
Winter (1930) - Short Film
In the last of the Silly Symphonies season cycle, bears hibernate (or try to), raccoons sneeze, moose swim, and pretty much everyone ice skates. Everyone gathers around the groundhog to see what happens. (imdb)
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The Chain Gang (1930)
Mickey and several other characters are on a prison chain gang, guarded by Pegleg Pete. They break rocks for a while, then Mickey breaks out a harmonica and everyone starts making music and/or dancing. Soon there's a jail-break, and Mickey's on the run, tracked by bloodhounds (including his future pet, Pluto, in his first appearance). He falls off a cliff and right into a jail cell. (imdb)
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Cannibal Capers (1930)
Silly Symphony about cannibals in Africa.
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The Barnyard Battle (1929)
Mickey Mouse enlists in an army of mice defending a barn against an army of cats in a World War I-inspired battle.
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