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Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip (1940)

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Mickey is heading out on vacation from Burbank to Pomona, taking the train. The conductor, Pete, won't let him on with Pluto, so he hides Pluto in his suitcase, and tries to hide him all ... See full summary »

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Mickey is heading out on vacation from Burbank to Pomona, taking the train. The conductor, Pete, won't let him on with Pluto, so he hides Pluto in his suitcase, and tries to hide him all throughout the trip without much luck. But Pete wins when Pluto is hooked by a mail hook. Or does he? Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The handle is broken off of Mickey's suitcase. However, when Pete later throws the suitcase at Mickey, the handle has now reappeared. See more »

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[Pete had just succeeded in getting Mickey and Pluto off his train. They end up on the train tracks]
Mickey Mouse: Gosh, Pluto, I wonder how far it is to Pomo...
[he then looks up and sees that they've wound up near a train station for Pomona]
Mickey Mouse: Pomona! Hey, we're here!
[Mickey and Pluto shake hands]
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A Mouse Tale On The Tracks
17 November 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

MR. MOUSE TAKES A TRIP by train from Burbank to Pomona - a distance of about twenty-five miles as the elephant flies - but Pluto's presence on board causes a major confrontation with the conductor.

This very enjoyable little film is a tip of the straw hat to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930's, with their wild antics often set on board trains. Superior animation and quick pacing keep the action moving right along. Pete is perfect as the villainous conductor. Can there be any doubt that the unseen female he twice upsets in the lower berth is none other than Clarabelle Cow?

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


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