Mickey is selling hot dogs at a carnival next to the tent for Minnie the Shimmy Dancer. He gets into an argument with the barker. Minnie beckons him over to her trailer; he shows off the ... See full summary »
Mickey is stranded on an island. He runs into some cannibals who are about to cook a fellow cannibal. Mickey scares them off and makes friends with the cannibal whom he calls Friday. ... See full summary »
Mickey gets a package from Australia: a kangaroo, complete with boxing gloves. The 'roo moves into Pluto's brand new doghouse, much to his annoyance (which we actually hear voiced). Mickey ... See full summary »
Mickey, apparently shipwrecked, is on a raft; he washes up on a tropical island, where a banana tree takes care of his hunger. He then discovers a piano that washed ashore, and begins ... See full summary »
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.
Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is ... See full summary »
Mickey has built a robot to compete in the boxing ring against the giant gorilla, the Kongo Killer. Whenever it hears Minnie's car horn, it goes crazy and starts punching any picture of ... See full summary »
Great animation and gags but seemed abrupt at the end to me
Whether I grew up with them or not, I have enjoyed Disney. Mickey's Steam Roller is not one their best, but of this particular it is for me one of their more under-appreciated ones. I would have forgiven the slightly routine story, as it is true of many other Disney cartoons(even the funnier ones), if the ending was stronger. Sadly, the ending seemed rather abrupt to me, and for all the trouble Morty and Ferdy caused instead of getting a well-deserved talking to I found it really odd that Mickey acted as if nothing had happened(maybe it was a way to make the entertainment consistent and Mickey no less likable but somehow it didn't work for me). However, the animation is clean and very well done, especially the animation on the steam roller and the anthropomorphic face on its machine as it chases Mickey. The colourised version is also a treat, one of the most richly coloured originally-black-and-white cartoons I've seen actually, and the character designs don't jar too much either. The music sounds lovely and has much character to every scene, while the gags are also great especially the middle with the nephews and the steam-roller, the bit with the conversation hearts was a very cute distraction also. The characters engage, Mickey and Minnie are likable and Morty and Ferdy are adorable and very funny, one wishes why you didn't see much more of them after. In conclusion, very enjoyable but more work on the ending could have helped. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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