Mickey has brought a gift for Minnie: a pair of mischievous canaries.

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Pinto Colvig ...
Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey gives Minnie a canary. Soon there are severl little canaries; they get into the inkwell and fly around the house, making a mess, though it's nothing compared to the shambles Mickey makes of the house while chasing them. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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12 November 1932 (USA)  »

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Der freche Kanarienvogel  »

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On the desk are autographed pictures of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Both were founders of United Artists, Disney's distributor at the time. See more »

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The canary lands on the flower on Minnie's hat; when it flies away, the feet remain in the stalk. See more »

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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Goin' to the Birds (1997) See more »

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A Mouse Tale For The Birds
1 November 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Utter chaos ensues when THE WAYWARD CANARY Mickey brings Minnie turns its tiny babies loose in the house.

This black & white little film has some fun humor, although the plot is quite familiar. The swastika on Minnie's cigarette lighter (?!) has nothing to do with the Nazis; it is an ancient symbol used in many cultures centuries before the Third Reich. The autographed photos on Minnie's desk are of Doug Fairbanks & Mary Pickford. Walt Disney provides Mickey's squeaky voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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