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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a very early Mickey Mouse cartoon. The version I saw was not the original form, as it had been colorized (not bad looking--most black and white films colorize well).
This film features Mickey and Pete (who is a cat in the earlier Mickey Mouse cartoons). The film consists of Mickey stealing Minnie away from Pete as well as Mickey's behavior at the barn dance. Surprisingly, although Mickey is the star, he's rather mean to Pete and Pete is amazingly civil. Pete is not the cranky guy he was in STEAMBOAT WILLIE and you kind of feel sorry for this big guy, as Mickey is pretty nasty to him--unlike the beloved Mickey we know today. Plus, in a scene that would not please PETA, Mickey is also a bit mean to his horse. Oh, well--it's an early Mickey cartoon and they hadn't yet hit their lovable stride.
Overall, typical animation and quality for an early short, though the story lacks the charm of most of the films in the series.
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