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Mickey goes about his farm chores, plowing with Horace and milking Clarabelle, while Minnie sings (until Mickey kisses her, when she stalks off). Clarabelle gets too friendly with Mickey, ... See full summary »

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Mickey goes about his farm chores, plowing with Horace and milking Clarabelle, while Minnie sings (until Mickey kisses her, when she stalks off). Clarabelle gets too friendly with Mickey, forcing him to wrap her tongue around her snout. A bee stings Horace and he gallops off uncontrollably, breaking Mickey's plow. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Very thin plot but great character animation and gags
27 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have always liked Disney and Mickey Mouse. The Plowboy is not one of their best, with a very thin and basic plot(not unusual for Disney cartoons at that time, but sometimes here it is so thin that if it weren't for everything else working so well The Plowboy would be rendered pointless). The voices have also been better later on, Minnie's singing voice I personally did find grating, though I have heard worse. However, it is worth watching for several reasons. I identified completely with both Mickey and Minnie here, especially the former, he with his frustration as he is mocked and she with her shy flirtatiousness. Horace and Clarabelle's appearances are pleasing also, more to actually to see them present rather in what they do, I actually felt rather mad at Horace when he mocked Mickey. The animation is just beautiful, the backgrounds are smooth and the character animation is some of the best of the early Mickey Mouse shorts, how Mickey's frustration is etched on his face is very well done in particular. As well as Minnie's introduction- here in the guise of a jaunty dance rather than Mickey approaching her- being refreshingly atypical to what we're used to. The music has always been a driving force as to why Disney cartoons have always worked so well, and it is full of its usual energy. Minnie's Yoo Hoo is so catchy. The gags do sound ridiculous in hindsight, but they're not. A lot of them are very endearing and funny, especially the gag when the pig, rooster and goat are fleeing from the runaway Horace, and smash into a tree(it's the result that makes it so funny). Overall, nothing special in terms of story, but the characters, animation, music and gags make The Plowboy a good cartoon in my view. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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