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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 »
Mickey is a railroad engineer with an anthropomorphic locomotive. He feeds the train (coal), then feeds his dog, then makes lunch for himself. Minnie drops by and plays a tune on her fiddle... See full summary »
Mickey's apparently on an African safari, riding on an elephant, but his shotgun disintegrates the first time he tries to use it. To sooth the vicious beasts, he plays tunes, sings, and ... See full summary »
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 »
We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »
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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