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The Haunted House (1929)

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.

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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.

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2 December 1929 (USA)  »

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(Powers Cinephone Sound System)

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Grim Reaper: Play!
Mickey: I c-c-can't play!
Grim Reaper: PLAY!
Mickey: Y-y-yes, man!
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Referenced in Spooks (1931) See more »

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mouse of horrors
7 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

It should go without saying that "The Haunted House" - most banal title ever, right? - is easy to like when you're young. Indeed, the scene where the skeletons dance is impressive (how often do you get to see a grandfather clock have the chance to party?). Now that I'm old enough to analyze it, the cartoon comes across as creepy. Not in the sense of scary, but in the sense that it gets shown around the world and pushes US culture on other cultures.

Yes, I know. That's just conjecture, but it's what I imagine now that I'm old enough to know about the rest of the world.

PS: some of the animation got borrowed from "The Skeleton Dance".


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