Mickey comes in his horse and buggy to pick up Minnie for the barn dance, but he's aced out by his rival, Pete, with a car, until the car breaks down. At the dance hall, Mickey dances on ... See full summary »
While Tom Cat goes away hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and their mouse friends break into his house and perform music. They play various tunes on the piano while the other mice hit household objects in tune to the music.
The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »
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.
Mickey is playing Christmas carols on a standup bass for change. Alas, all he gets is screws, rocks, and other useless stuff. He plays outside a rich man's window, and the spoiled brat kid ... See full summary »
Mickey oversleeps; Minnie calls from the dance he should be at. He dresses quickly and makes a mad dash for the dance hall, but what he doesn't realize is that the tickets have dropped out ... See full summary »
Mickey goes about his farm chores, plowing with Horace and milking Clarabelle, while Minnie sings (until Mickey kisses her, when she stalks off). Clarabelle gets too friendly with Mickey, ... See full summary »
Mickey is selling hot dogs at a carnival next to the tent for Minnie the Shimmy Dancer. He gets into an argument with the barker. Minnie beckons him over to her trailer; he shows off the ... See full summary »
Mickey comes in his horse and buggy to pick up Minnie for the barn dance, but he's aced out by his rival, Pete, with a car, until the car breaks down. At the dance hall, Mickey dances on Minnie's feet. She rejects him to dance with Pete, until Mickey puts a helium balloon in his pants, thus making him light on his feet. Pete figures it out, punctures the balloon, and takes over, making this a rare cartoon where Pete wins. Written by
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I did enjoy The Barn Dance, but of the Mickey Mouse cartoons of that particular time it is one of my least favourites. The animation is not bad, but the characters at times do look crude, and while I enjoyed the music selections there are other times when the music is more repetitive than usual, not as varied as it was in Steamboat Willie, Plane Crazy and Galloping Gaucho. While I did like that Mickey was more fleshed out than usual, and I did feel sorry for him at the end, the characters have been much more likable before(especially Minnie who is almost the complete opposite of how she usually is), with the exception of Pete who is by far the most likable he's ever been after many cartoons as a villain or a foil. However, there are some good gags like Mickey's horse going into a trot and the buggy's wheels does the same and Mickey's donkey face when he is confronted by Minnie about his clumsy feet(which also grow larger and larger). I also liked seeing the parrot from Steamboat Willie on Mickey's porch, and the nifty, fun choreography of the actual barn dance itself. The voice acting is I think an improvement over the cartoons before it, while relying on cues and squeaks it is more dynamic and perhaps better recorded. So all in all, not a favourite but interesting enough for the gags especially. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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