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The Karnival Kid (1929)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 23 May 1929 (USA)
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 »

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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 tricks his pups have been trained to do, and she picks one. It climbs onto the bun but runs away when she bites in. Later that evening, Mickey plays guitar and two cats sing outside Minnie's window; they eventually awaken someone, who throws things at them until they stop. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Mickey en la feria  »

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The first cartoon in which Mickey Mouse speaks. His first words are "Hot dogs!" See more »

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Mickey is supposed to have only four franks for the hot dogs, but in one shot there are five. See more »

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Mickey Mouse: [his first words] Hot dogs! Hot dogs!
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Referenced in Pick Me!: Episode #1.12 (2015) See more »

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Mickey Gets a Voice
4 August 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Karnival Kid (1929)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Here's another Mickey Mouse short that really doesn't contain too much of a plot but that really doesn't matter and especially when you consider that this here was the first film where we actually got to hear his voice. Mickey is working at the carnival selling hot dogs when he gets into a fight with a barker. After all that that it's his time to try and butter up Minnie. THE KARNIVAL KID is certainly a historic short but one really shouldn't expect the "voice" that America came to love. No, there's no doubt that Mickey sounds a bit strange here but if you watch the films in the order that they were released, as I was doing, it's interesting to note the various changes that would happen to the character. This here is certainly one of the most entertaining of these early shorts because of the fun times with the hot dogs and their personalities.


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