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11 April 1929 (USA) See more »
While Tom Cat goes away hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and their mouse friends break into his house and perform music. They play various tunes on the piano while the other mice hit household objects in tune to the music. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Walt Disney (uncredited)
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Animation Department
Ub Iwerks .... animator

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USA:7 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (Powers Cinephone Sound System)

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Kingdom ComingSee more »


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Okay, but not one of my favorites, 30 June 2000
Author: Coolguy-7 from USA

This Mickey Mouse cartoon is quite different than the others. Instead of being more human-size, Mickey and Minnie are the size of regular mice. After Tom Cat left to go hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and their mice friends go inside and play music. One funny gag was where a mouse used another mouse as a record player while another put a funnel in his mouth and placed his tail on the record (ala a needle). Out came the tune "Kingdom Coming." This is a rarely seen cartoon and the version on the Disney Channel is censored (a scene of Tom Cat drinking at the beginning of the short). There really wasn't much action to it, but it was okay.

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