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Brave Little Tailor (1938)

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When a giant threatens the land, the cityfolk mistake Mickey's boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real.


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Uncredited cast:
Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Eddie Holden ...
Giant (voice) (uncredited)


When a giant threatens the land, the cityfolk mistake Mickey's boast of killing seven flies with one blow to be giants. He is then forced to fight the giant for real. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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23 September 1938 (USA)  »

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A tie-in adaptation was serialized the Mickey Mouse Sunday newspaper comic strip by Floyd Gottfredson. The adaptation has Mickey and Minnie getting phone calls from Walt Disney and going down to the movie lot to act in the cartoon. See more »


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King: Did you kill seven at one blow?
Mickey Mouse: Y-yes, your honor. And how.
King: Well, how?
Mickey Mouse: I was all alone. I heard them coming. I looked up, and I was surronded.
King: Yes?
Mickey Mouse: They were here, there, everywhere! A whole bunch of them! They came at me from the left! From the right! Right! Left! Left! Right!
King: Yes, yes! Go on!
Mickey Mouse: They were coming closer. The fight was on. I swung and missed. I missed and swung. I swung again and again and again! They were right on top of me!
King: And then?
Mickey Mouse: And then, I let 'em have it!
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One of the best (and well-known) Mickey Mouse cartoons of all time
1 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best (and well-known) Mickey cartoons of all time, and another cartoon where Mickey goes against a giant (1933's Giantland and Mickey and The Beanstalk from 1947). And this cartoon is also a favorite of mine. The short is based on the fairy-tale by The Grimm Brothers,with Mickey as the heroic tailor who killed seven flies "with one blow!" And everyone mistook the flies with seven giants; Mickey a giant-killer. The short also was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject - Cartoons, but the award went to the short "Ferdinand The Bull." (*shrug shoulders*) Oh well.

I love the main title theme music. Also I love the scene where everyone spreads the story of Mickey killing seven giants; And the rumor reaches the ears of the king and his daughter Princess Minnie.

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