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

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Clarabelle Cow (voice) (uncredited)
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Horace Horsecollar (voice) (uncredited)
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Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mickey's Mellerdrama  »

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Trivia

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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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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A really fun short, once you get past the stereotypes
2 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've always liked Mickey(though I do prefer Goofy and Donald) and I love Disney. Mickey's Mellerdrammer is not one of my absolute favourites but I still find it a lot of fun. It is somewhat routine in terms of story with a chaotic ending where you know what's going to happen, and I don't think everybody is going to get past the stereotypes, back then it would okay I think but now I think people will be shocked and rather sensitive to them. These aside, the animation is great, you always expect crisp backgrounds and clean colouring as well as character designs that are not too stiff, and Mickey's Mellerdrammer is no exception to this. The music again is wonderful, lively orchestrated and very energetic, this component has always been one of the best in these shorts and once again there is no problem at all. Mickey and Minnie have immense likability and their chemistry is genuinely sweet without being overly-so. Clarabelle is a pleasure to see as is Horace in an atypical villainous role, for someone who's always liked these two and consider them very underrated this was a real treat. The gags are what drive Mickey's Mellerdrammer and all of them are spot on, even the numerous ones in Clarabelle's fleeing through the rainstorm sequence when the whole scene goes by very fast. The firecracker, real dogs in fake dog costumes and the cat jumping on Clarabelle crossing the river on ice as well as being pursued by hounds sequences are hilarious. Overall, not everybody is going to be a fan, but I do really like it though I can see why people wouldn't. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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