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Mickey comes onstage to the applause of an unseen audience and plays various classical tunes on the violin, after some minor mishaps. During a sad song, he is overcome with emotion and has to stop.

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Mickey comes onstage to the applause of an unseen audience and plays various classical tunes on the violin, after some minor mishaps. During a sad song, he is overcome with emotion and has to stop.

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Mickey Mouse in long-haired violinist style
12 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to say as a Disney, Mickey and classical music enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed Fiddlin' Around(or Just Mickey). The story is very thin and it is disconcerting to see him have long hair in some scenes and then no hair in others. The animation seemed uneven to me too, the personality animation is actually superb but the backgrounds for me were rather sparse and Mickey at the start was somewhat awkward-looking. But there are many things that make it interesting. The beginning with a curtain opening to reveal another and so forth is a neat gag. There are some other nice gags, like the string breaking when Mickey is tuning up and his reaction to his heckler. The music is simply delightful, Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna by Suppe is a perfect piece to introduce Mickey to the unseen audience, and the Hungarian Dance by Brahms and William Tell by Rossini are really rousing, the latter is probably where Mickey is at his funniest as he grovels with his long hair, loses his balance and is pretty much crawling on the floor. Sandwiched in the middle is the more thoughtful and poignant Schumann Traumerai, how Mickey reacts to it in his facial expressions makes the scene work and the music is just beautiful, though in all honesty I would have preferred for the playing itself to have had more legato. Mickey is exceptional in what is essentially a one-man's show, and his facial expressions from passion, devout sadness and anger are priceless and beautifully expressed, it really is some outstanding personality animation. The changes in perspective are also interesting, right from wide shots, close-ups and side-shots from left/right-centre. All in all, an interesting and worthwhile cartoon, just not one of Mickey's very finest or among my favourites. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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