Mickey Mouse runs a cheap opera house and performs on stage as a snake charmer, a belly dancer and a long-haired pianist.

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Mickey runs a small theatre. The orchestra plays, rather badly, excerpts from Carmen. Mickey appears as a snake charmer, but the snake is revealed to be a cat with a snake's head painted on its tail. Mickey does a belly dance, to the audience's delight. Mickey then plays the piano, but the piano and stool, apparently annoyed at the violence and complexity of the piece, kick him off stage. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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28 March 1929 (USA)  »

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Musse Pigg vid varietén  »

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$6,017 (estimated)
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(Powers Cinephone Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first cartoon in which Mickey Mouse wears his famous gloves. He doesn't have them at the beginning, but by the end they are shown. See more »

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

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Toreador Song
Written by Georges Bizet (uncredited)
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Mickey and the Opry
21 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Opry House (1929)

*** (out of 4)

Another winner has Mickey Mouse running his own opry house where he has a hand in everything that goes on. As I make my way through all of these early Mickey Mouse shorts the one thing that comes to my mind is the fact that they really play better to adults rather than children. Now that's not to say that a child isn't going to enjoy the lovable mouse but there's no question that these are rather clever and smartly written films that adults are going to get a kick out of. What I've also noticed is how important the music was to these early films and we get some great use of the Yankee Doodle Dandy theme and once the band and Mickey start playing things get even more fun. There's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but it's a pleasant film.


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