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 »
Mickey runs radio station ICU from his barn. His friends play various musical numbers. A cat wanders in and starts yowling (which sets Pluto, who was listing from his doghouse, off). Mickey... See full summary »
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.
Mickey comes in his horse and buggy to pick up Minnie for the barn dance, but he's aced out by his rival, Pete, with a car, until the car breaks down. At the dance hall, Mickey dances on ... See full summary »
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 »
Horace pulls a wagon with a a small pipe organ, with Mickey at the keys; a sign on the side reads "Mickey's Big Road Show." They arrive, and Mickey's suitcase labeled "Jazz Fool" unfolds to... See full summary »
Mickey's apparently on an African safari, riding on an elephant, but his shotgun disintegrates the first time he tries to use it. To sooth the vicious beasts, he plays tunes, sings, and ... See full summary »
Mickey's hunting, along with a characteristically playful and distracted (and uncharacteristically talkative) Pluto. Pluto fetches a forked branch, and Mickey shoots, mistaking it for ... See full summary »
Mickey walks into the tavern where Minnie is dancing, and begins to dance and play piano himself. Pegleg Pete comes in and treats Minnie badly. Mickey tries to defend her, but Pete steals her away. Mickey, riding Horace Horsecollar, gives chase. Written by
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The Cactus Kid is not one of my favourite Disney cartoons, but it is still an interesting and humorous one. The basic story is very familiar, very reminiscent of Galloping Gaucho except in Mexico this time. There are differences however, Mickey is a more endearingly meek version than his bravado version in Galloping Gaucho for example. The animation is great however, you can actually see and feel Mickey's mix of courage and fear. The music is just as energetic as ever and does well in enhancing the action, the horse chase at the start cleverly has Horace galloping in time to the music. There are some great scenes, with the standouts being the shoot-out in the dark and Pete falls off the cliff and goes up and down like an accordion. The climatic chase sequence is nothing new strictly speaking, but still has some exciting action. All three characters are on top form, Mickey still has some depth to him especially in the animation, Minnie is just as likable and Pedro(Pete, interesting also that this is the first cartoon where you see his peg leg) is an entertaining foil. All in all, not a favourite but still recommended. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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