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 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 »
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 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 »
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 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, apparently shipwrecked, is on a raft; he washes up on a tropical island, where a banana tree takes care of his hunger. He then discovers a piano that washed ashore, and begins ... See full summary »
A shindig is an old fashioned American word for a party--and it's very rare to hear anyone use the word today. So, I am letting you know just in case you are wondering.
"The Shindig" is among the weakest of the early Mickey Mouse cartoons because what you'll see is pretty much summed up in the title. There's a big party and Mickey entertains everyone by playing music and everyone dances....PERIOD. this is about the thinnest of plots I've ever seen in a cartoon and despite nice animation, it's sickeningly sweet and boring. The only ones who should be sure to see it are die-hard Mickey fans--otherwise stay clear as there really is nothing to this one.
By the way, although "Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume Two" is the best available print of these old cartoons, there is a framing issue late in the cartoon. See it and you'll understand what I mean.
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