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 »
Delivery boy Mickey encounters Minnie washing clothes and singing. He stops for a quick song and dance with her. Meanwhile, Pluto gets tangled up in tar. Mickey sends a beehive flying; it ... See full summary »
Mickey and an early version of Donald Duck are police officers chasing dognapper Pegleg Pete. Despite their bumbling, they manage to repeatedly get the drop on Pete at his sawmill hideout, ... See full summary »
Pluto rescues a bag of kittens from the river. He feels rejected, then, as Mickey ignores him and blames him for damage the kittens do. His angel and devil sides argue with him. Pluto gets ... 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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