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The Castaway (1931)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Mickey on a desert island
15 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Castaway is not one Mickey's very best shorts. I happen to think that there are more original shorts out there, that there are those with more gags and perhaps funnier ones as well. However, of the ones using a jungle/island setting, The Castaway is one of the better ones. The setting and story are nothing particularly new, but it is never dull and is a lot of fun. There are some fine gags as well, The Castaway is not one of those laugh-a-minute shorts nor did it intend to be I imagine, but those that are there do make their mark, that with the tiger cub, the fish inside the piano and especially the hilarious final sequence with the alligator. The piano could easily have been a device for another song and dance number, I thought so as well initially, but actually it isn't used for that. It is used for something fresher and I think cleverer though, as a device for the interaction between Mickey and the animals, and it is used to great effect. The animation is also exceptional, especially the exotic(even for black and white) backgrounds and I loved Mickey's happy then frustrated facial expressions(another example of excellent personality animation), and the music is full of energy. Mickey is very likable, and the animals are colourful. All in all, may not be original in terms of settings and such, but still remarkably good. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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