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Mickey's Rival (1936)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 20 June 1936 (USA)
Minnie's old sweetheart Mortimer drops in while she and Mickey are out on a picnic.

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Pinto Colvig ...
Mortimer Mouse (voice)
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Mickey Mouse (voice)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice)
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Minnie's old friend, Mortimer Mouse, drops in on Mickey and Minnie's picnic. His practical jokes and coming on to Minnie soon have Mickey stewing, and their car isn't happy either. When Mortimer gets a nearby bull enraged and takes off, the car comes to the rescue after Mickey gets tangled up in a red blanket. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Mickey's rival that swoons Minnie is named Mortimer Mouse. When Walt Disney created Mickey, he originally named his brainchild Mortimer Mouse, but his wife insisted that he be named Mickey, since "Mortimer" is too fancy a name for a cartoon character. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mickey Mouse: So you still think that guy's funny?
Minnie Mouse: Who, Mortimer? No!
Mickey Mouse: [holding out his hand] Shake!
[they shake hands]
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Featured in Mickey Mouse in Living Color (2001) See more »

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The Sailor's Hornpipe
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Grabbing The Bull By The Tail
27 May 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

A picnic with Minnie is destroyed by the arrival of MICKEY'S RIVAL, the thoroughly obnoxious Mortimer.

This excellent little film features both terrific animation & lots of laughs. It is great fun to see the Mouse triumph over both his detested competition and the fierce bull which disrupts their outing. Mickey gets his squeaky voice from Walt Disney, who, it is interesting to remember, first planned on naming his wee buddy "Mortimer."

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & 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 comic 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 childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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