7.3/10
1,179
15 user 4 critic

Plane Crazy (1928)

Approved | | Animation, Family, Comedy | 1929 (France)
Inspired by Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip involving some necking, though Minnie objects to the necking.

Directors:

,

Star:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey Mouse, piloting a steamboat, delights his passenger, Minnie, by making musical instruments out of the menagerie on deck.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney
Stars: Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mickey rides up to a cantina and does a tango with Minnie. When a big cat steals her away, Mickey gives chase, riding a drunken ostrich. At the hideout, Mickey has a swordfight with the cat.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney, Carl W. Stalling
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Certificate: Passed Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Walt Disney
Stars: Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mickey seeks shelter from a storm in a house that turns out to be haunted. The skeletons command him to play the organ; they dance and play along.

Director: Walt Disney
Stars: Walt Disney
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer. When Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, it ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Walt Disney
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Mickey and his friends build an airplane from wood, using a dachshund like a rubber band. This plane never takes off, and quickly crashes into a tree. Mickey stretches his car into a semblance of an airplane, and brings Minnie along this time. Mickey is thrown from the plane, and struggles to get back in. The plane finally takes off. Mickey tries to get a kiss, but Minnie resists, and after Mickey kisses her anyway, she jumps out, using her bloomers as a parachute. Mickey crashes the plane soon after that. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1929 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Flygtokig  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,528 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (original version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon ever made and the first one released when it was shown at a Hollywood theater on May 15, 1928. - See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Minnie Mouse: Who me?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Booze Hangs High (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

London Bridges
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mickey nose-dives into existence
8 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is where it all began. 'Plane Crazy (1928)' – and not 'Steamboat Willie (1928),' as is often claimed – marks the humble debut of Mickey Mouse, perhaps the most recognisable and beloved cartoon character ever created. This little rodent was originally envisioned as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a successful character designed by Walt Disney for Charles Mintz of Universal Studios. Mintz had demanded that Disney take a pay-cut, shortly after reminding him that he personally held copyright of Oswald, and had already contracted most of Disney's employees. To Mintz's surprise, the ambitious animator and businessman instead struck out alone, animators Ub Iwerks and Les Clark among the few who remained loyal to him. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon was released on May 15, 1928, in California, where its reception was initially rather lukewarm. The animation itself is not particularly notable, but the jokes are clever, funny and amusingly mean-spirited. Mickey's following would grow, however, and more than anybody – not even the forward-thinking Disney – could ever have anticipated.

At least in his first year, Mickey wasn't much of a gentleman. For one, he wasn't averse to harassing livestock if he could get some benefit out of them – here, a turkey is robbed of its tail feathers, and a cow is grabbed by the udder, which tastefully spurts milk everywhere. Mickey decides that he wants to be an aviator, though his knowledge stretches little beyond how Charles Lindbergh ("Lindy") styled his hair. This dangerous hobby is no doubt fuelled by a desire to impress Minnie the Mouse (here also making her debut), but, when she doesn't respond as planned, Mickey coldly forces a kiss out of her. Disney claims that inspiration for his character partially came from Charles Chaplin's tramp character, though there's very little of that here: the look of pure mischievous evil on his face after being romantically rejected by Minnie is almost frightening! 'Plane Crazy' was originally released as a silent cartoon, but, following the success of 'Steamboat Willie,' it was re-released with sound effects and synchronised music.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page