When a giant threatens the land, the city folk 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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When a giant threatens the land, the city folk 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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Re-released in cinemas with Fun & Fancy Free (1947) as a "package feature," 9 years after its original release. See more »

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As Mickey slides down the haystack and hides inside, some of the hay falls to the side. In the next shot the loose hay is gone. See more »

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Mickey Mouse: Whoopee! I'll cut him down to my size!
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Heroes come in small sizes.
6 September 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite Disney cartoons when I was growing up, as I would always rent this cartoon at the local video store when it was part of a video compilation of cartoon shorts.

This short stars Mickey Mouse as the Brave Little Taylor who single handedly takes on a giant when he was invading his peaceful village. It is fun to see Mickey worm himself in and around the giant as he attempts to bring him down.

The giant himself is pretty comical looking, but you could tell he is a force to be reckon with as the entire earth trembles as he stomps by. It is also nice to see Mickey in an underdog role without any magic tricks to save the day, instead, relying on his physical self.

This cartoon short serves a good message that heroes can come in small packages, and quick wit and thinking can defeat even the strongest or biggest foes.

Grade A


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