Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto ...
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Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer. When Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, it ... See full summary »
Mickey is a stage magician, and Goofy is a stagehand. Donald is sitting in a box seat, and soon starts heckling. Mickey retaliates, among other things by making him spit out playing cards, ... See full summary »
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, Donald, and Goofy are cleaning a large clock. Among the complications: Mickey fights a sleeping stork that doesn't want to leave, Donald gets tangled up in the main-spring, and Goofy is inside the bell when the clock strikes four.
Donald Duck visits a museum of modern inventions; among the inventions he struggles with: a robot butler who keeps taking his hat; a package wrapping machine; a robot nursemaid; an automated barber chair.
Mickey and Donald take a truckload of mouse boys on a picnic. The boys delight in tormenting Donald, first by filching the picnic food, then giving him a flower with a bee inside (Donald ... See full summary »
Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto goes after it, and Pluto when dogcatcher Pegleg Pete goes after him. Each of the underdogs turns against his tormentor. Written by
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THE WORM TURNS as Mickey's magic potion helps smaller
creatures gain the aggressive advantage over their tormentors.
Lots of fun in this very well made little film, which begins as
spoof of the old mad scientist movies. The excellent animation
bounces the swift moving story right along to its crescendo -
confrontation between Pluto and dogcatcher Pete. For the
the ingredients necessary for the Courage Builder formula
Tigerus Marrow, Spiritu Bravado, Stimuli Valorus & Lionus
Walt Disney provided Mickey with his voice.
Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As
lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps
paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the
World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back
Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed
primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials
and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always
innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground
placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals
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
Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's
immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made
screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous
audience success with its use of synchronized music. The
SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of
marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering
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
had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined
other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck,
intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was
preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length
films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and
the next decades delighted children of all ages with the
adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter
Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse,
that simplicity of message and lots of hard work will always
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