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Building a Building (1933)

Mickey Mouse operates a steam shovel; Pegleg Pete is his foreman; Minnie Mouse sells box lunches. Mickey must save the day when Pete makes advances to Minnie.

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Pinto Colvig ...
Pegleg Pete (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey's a shovel operator and laborer at a construction site; Minnie is delivering box lunches; Pete is the foreman. Mickey pays more attention to Minnie than to his work, and keeps having accidents (mostly involving the blueprints Pete is holding). Pete steals Mickey's lunch, so Minnie offers him one on the house. While he's eating, Pete kidnaps Minnie; Mickey fights him, but the tide turns when Minnie dumps a load of hot rivets into Pete's pants. They run, and Pete chases them, causing a great deal of damage to the site. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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All talking... all singing!


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7 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Arranhando o Céu  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.6 (1955) See more »

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Wonderful animation and gags make this a must-watch cartoon
30 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Building a Building is one of my favourites regarding the Mickey Mouse cartoons. Again the story is simple and reminded me a lot of Sky Scrappers, but very crisply paced and uplifting. The cartoon is also I feel an important one considering that anybody would do anything to keep their job during the depression even if they were being mistreated. The animation looks great, the part where Pete is falling through all those girders never fails to amaze me, and all the characters are well drawn. The music beautiful and energetic, the action is swift and all the gags are imaginative, my favourite being the one where Minnie puts the hot rivets down Pete's pants. The steam-shovel was also a nice addition, and I loved the bond between Mickey and Minnie, you see it in a lot of their cartoons, but not as thrillingly or as touchingly as Mickey helps Minnie battle Pete in Building a Building. Mickey and Minnie are as endearing as ever, and Pete is a great foil to them. Pluto still looks cute, some may find it odd that he seems to be working for Minnie here, but others like me will be thrilled just to see him. In conclusion, a must-watch. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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