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 »

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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 while Mickey dances. After lunch, the train has trouble climbing a hill, and the last car with Minnie aboard detaches and runs away. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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20 June 1929 (USA)  »

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The first cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse speaking in his familiar falsetto voice (two previous cartoons, "The Karnival Kid" and "Mickey's Follies" had him speaking at a comparably lower pitch). See more »

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Edited into The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show (1968) See more »

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some more Ub Iweks/Disney entertainment, light on story though
2 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This of course has a lot of the good stuff one looks for with these early Iwerks/Disney shorts with Mickey and Minnie: the horsing around, the anthropomorphized train (hey, he/it even gets its teeth washed), and the dancing and lolly-gaggling and so on. It really doesn't pick up with any kind of forward momentum until the last two minutes, when the couple get on the train and it has its ups and downs and, at times, becomes like a roller-coaster ride on a train. These moments certainly make it kind of mind-blowing for the time. But with the exception of that and the first sound of Mickey with his trademark high-pitch voice (I wonder if it was so Disney could sing the song this way, or if he just decided to go for it for the long-haul), it's not all great. It's breezy and fast-paced, though not wholly ambitious. It gets 6 minutes by in a flash.


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