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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 playing it. The animals come around; a gorilla, after playing a 4-hands piece with his feet, destroys the piano. Mickey runs away and accidentally wakes a lion. The lion chases Mickey to a stream, where he jumps onto a rock that turns out to be right next to a crocodile. The lion lunges for Mickey, misses, and ends up in the croc. The rock Mickey is on turns out to be a giant turtle. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Director Wilfred Jackson so disliked this short that he promised himself never to do another work that didn't feel the way a Disney cartoon was supposed to. See more »

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I wish all desert islands were like this!
29 April 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very silly and fun Mickey Mouse cartoon. The film begins with Mickey stuck on a raft in the ocean. Soon he comes to land--and some land it is. After all, it comes complete with a piano, a tiger, gorillas and lots of other things you should not find in the same place! But considering it's a cartoon and not a documentary, it's no problem. Throughout, the emphasis is on silly fun--and there is lots of it here in "The Castaway"--not to be confused in any way with that Tom Hanks film.

As usual, the Disney folks have exceptional animation and a film that simply is head and shoulders better than the material being released by other companies at the time. And, it's nice to see that over 80 years later, this cartoon still holds up and is as fun as ever. Well worth your time.


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