6.7/10
512
8 user 4 critic

Ye Olden Days (1933)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 8 April 1933 (USA)
The king locks up his daughter, Minnie, when she refuses to wed a dippy prince. Mickey Mouse, a wandering minstrel, comes to the rescue.

Director:

(uncredited)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mickey is looking after the orphans. He tells them the story of Gulliver (with Mickey in that role) in Lilliput, though without the satire and bawdy bits. The story ends with Mickey fighting a giant spider, about twice his size.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

At a bar in the Klondike, Mickey rescues waif Minnie from the cold and then has to deal with Pete, who proceeds to snatch her away.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A poor boy and a prince exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this.

Director: George Scribner
Stars: Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer, Arthur Burghardt
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A piper saves a town from rat infestation, but when they refuse to pay him back for his deed, he gets revenge.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Old King Cole (1933)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Old King Cole throws party and invites all of the Mother Goose characters. He warns them that they must leave at midnight. Another collection of characters puts on a stage show. The Ten ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Walt Disney Silly Symphony telling of the classic fable about a foot race between speedy Max Hare, aka The Blue Streak, and and Slow But Sure Toby Tortoise.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Eddie Holden, Ned Norton
Certificate: Passed Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Max Hare is boxing Toby Tortoise, and beating him severely in round one. Between rounds, a Mae West lookalike tells Toby she "likes a man who takes his time", which seems to reinvigorate ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Alyce Ardell, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mickey puts on a big show to raise money for the orphaned mice.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy live in a land where everything is dried up and dead. The only food they have is one loaf of bread, even Donald's plans of killing their cow fail. So Mickey ... See full summary »

Directors: Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts
Stars: Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
...
Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

The princess (Minnie) is to wed the Prince (Goofy, still known as Dippy Dawg) against her wishes. When she refuses, her father the king locks her in the tower. Minstrel Mickey sees her and rescues her, making a rope from the clothes of lady-in-waiting Clarabell. The king spots them and prepares to chop off Mickey's head until Minnie intercedes. The king calls for a joust. Mickey wins, and they live happily ever after. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

king | prince | princess | minstrel | tower | See All (59) »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bålde riddersmän  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Goofy's original name was Dippy Dawg. As the bogus credits in the title sequence confirm, he is still going by that name in this film. See more »

Goofs

The patches on the donkey's blanket disappear as Mickey arrives at the castle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Singers: [off-screen] In days of old / When knights were bold / And nightshirts held their sway, / A jolly minstrel strummed his lute / And sang this merry lay:
Mickey Mouse: I am a wandering minstrel. / I journey from afar. / My worldly goods are a sleepy old mule, / A song and a busted guitar. / Ha ha!
See more »

Connections

Featured in DTV: Golden Oldies (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Mickey In The Middle Ages
27 November 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

In YE OLDEN DAYS, medieval minstrel Mickey tries to rescue Princess Minnie from marrying a foolish, dimwitted Prince.

This is an excellent old black & white cartoon and features fine animation, action & plenty of humor. As the Prince, Goofy appears in his early - and blessedly brief - Dippy Dawg incarnation. A feisty Clarabelle Cow plays Minnie's lady-in-waiting. 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.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page