Mickey, and a ragtag group of mice, defend their farm from a group of cats, in a sort of small-scale version of the Civil War (complete with appropriate uniforms and "Dixie").

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Mickey, and a ragtag group of mice, defend their farm from a group of cats, in a sort of small-scale version of the Civil War (complete with appropriate uniforms and "Dixie").

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This cartoon was once banned in Germany, as it was thought that the cats' military helmets insulted German national dignity. See more »

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Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.84 (1956) See more »

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The Anvil Chorus
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
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Mickey Goes to War
21 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Barnyard Battle (1929)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

A war is about to break out so Mickey Mouse goes down to enlist. Once he gets approved he finds himself on the front lines going up against a large cat. THE BARNYARD BATTLE is one of the best of the early Mickey shorts as it contains some great animation, a wonderful score and plenty of funny action. The action mostly takes places on the battlefield where the animation really gets the shine because of all the stuff going on from mice running around to cannonballs flying. Another highlight happens towards the end when Mickey must get creative to knock off some of the bad guys (a trick used in an earlier Walt Disney film). If you're a fan of Mickey Mouse or animation from this era then THE BARNYARD BATTLE is certainly a classic and a must-see. The film runs a very quick seven minutes and there's really not a dry moment to be found.


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