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Brave Little Tailor (1938)

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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23 September 1938 (USA)  »

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El sastrecillo valiente  »

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Contains the expression "Jiminy Cricket!", a polite euphemism for "Jesus Christ!" which was popular at the time, and would become the name of the legendary Walt Disney spokes-character who first appeared in Pinocchio (1940). See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Band of Brothers: Crossroads (2001) See more »

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At last a good Mickey short
15 March 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

This time Mickey is starring all on his own, with no back-up. And for a change he's actually got a good story instead of the usual 'disaster' plots. In this cartoon, he plays a tailor who, through a series of misunderstandings, is sent on a mission by the king to take out a giant who is about to pound on their village. Princess Minnie is his reward so obviously he's going to oblige no matter how impossible that mission may be.

Shock horror, there are actually some laughs and Mickey manages to hold our attention instead of making us drift away. The gimmicks and imagination are very good and the ending in which the villagers use the sleeping giant as a power source is very clever.

Definitely one of the best Mickey shorts.


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