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The Barn Dance (1929)

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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 »

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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 Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Mickey Goes to the Dance
21 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Barn Dance (1929)

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Nice Disney short has Mickey Mouse showing up Minnie's house to pick her up but competition is there for her as well. Mickey and Minnie end up at the dance but of course the third wheel shows up to try and take her. THE BARN DANCE isn't a classic film and it's certainly far from being as great as STEAMBOAT WILLIE but fans of the characters will still want to check it out. What's really so great about these early Mickey shorts is the animation, which was really taking on a life of its own. Even though this was just the fourth Mickey short, there's no doubt that you already came to love the little guy. His drawing is much better here and there's no question that the charm was at a high level even if he does do some naughty things here.


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