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Delivery boy Mickey encounters Minnie washing clothes and singing. He stops for a quick song and dance with her. Meanwhile, Pluto gets tangled up in tar. Mickey sends a beehive flying; it ... See full summary »

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Delivery boy Mickey encounters Minnie washing clothes and singing. He stops for a quick song and dance with her. Meanwhile, Pluto gets tangled up in tar. Mickey sends a beehive flying; it lands on his mule, who kicks Mickey's instrument-filled wagon into the air. He plays a march or two on the piano with Minnie, with many animals playing along. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A cute, fun short if with a disjointed tone at times
13 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have always loved Disney shorts, and The Delivery Boy is one that I like very much. I do think though that some of the story is a little disjointed, having more than one different tones and in very quick shifts. The shifts from Mickey and Minnie together to a more musical style did feel a little too much. I agree also that the brief gag with the turtle was on the odd side. However, the animation quality is very good, it is crisp and clean and all the characters are well drawn. The music is a big part of the Disney shorts, and in this case drives the action. And it does that superbly with the songs lively and memorable. Mickey and Minnie are really cute together, just love how they dance, Pluto is sweet and energetic if not used very much and Pete gives a great cameo. The gags are funny and imaginative, especially Mickey's opening sequence, Pluto in the tar and Pluto chewing on the dynamites. In conclusion, slightly disjointed but lovely and lots of fun. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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