Mickey Mouse and his friends perform "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

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Clarabelle Cow (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ...
Horace Horsecollar (voice) (uncredited)
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Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse and his friends perform the play 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' for a packed house. The gang dresses for their roles backstage, then Mickey and Minnie Mouse go on to enthusiastic applause. Horace Horsecollar is met with similar enthusiasm in his role as Simon, but the audience turns on him by throwing produce at the stage when the actor portrays the villain too convincingly. In the next scene, Clarabelle Cow plays Eliza crossing the ice while Goofy and the rest of the troupe create storm effects backstage. Various dogs are dressed in bloodhound costumes to "chase" Eliza, but when the pups find a cat in their midst, they chase it instead, wreaking havoc on the theater. Written by Melissa

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18 March 1933 (USA)  »

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Mickey's Mellerdrama  »

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In the plot the play "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is the "melodrama" that is being presented, thus the title. See more »

Quotes

Horace: [as Simon Legree] Bow down to your master! I own your body and soul!
Mickey Mouse: [as Uncle Tom] You may own this body, but my soul belongs to the Lord!
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Spoofs Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) See more »

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Dixie
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Mickey on stage
29 July 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In this cartoon, Mickey and his friends put on a play of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." We've got Mickey playing Uncle Tom, Minnie playing Little Eva, Clarabelle Cow playing Eliza, a fleeing slave, and Horace Horsecollar as Simon Legree. I thought this was a pretty interesting short because I watched a version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in my history class when I was a junior in high school. In the story, Little Eva is the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner. After Tom saves her from drowning, the owner buys him, but he is later sold to the evil Simon Legree. In the cartoon, however, it starts off with Uncle Tom and Eva singing and dancing to "Dixie." Minnie shouts "Oh look, it's Simon Legree!" In the real story, Eva did not know Simon at all. Several fun gags were when Clarabelle is getting ready, she takes some soot out of the bottom of an oil lamp and rubs it on her face to make her look like an African American. Mickey puts a firecracker in his mouth and it explodes in his face, making him look like a black as well. Whenever Horace walks on stage, the audience takes his role as Simon Legree too seriously and throw fruits and vegetables at him. This is a great short for any Disney fan to watch.


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