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30 August 1940 (USA) See more »
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Mickey Mouse finds a magic lamp that builds Pluto a doghouse. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in alphabetical order)

Elvia Allman ... Cooking Show Lady on Radio (voice) (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Magic Lamp (voice) (uncredited)

Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Lee Millar ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Clyde Geronimi (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
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Samuel Armstrong  story (uncredited)
Frank Tashlin  story (uncredited)

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Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don A. Duckwall .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Jim Carmichael .... layout artist (uncredited)
Rex Cox .... animator (uncredited)
Andy Engman .... animator (uncredited)
Volus Jones .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Lundy .... animator (uncredited)
Kenneth Muse .... animator (uncredited)
George Nicholas .... animator (uncredited)
Claude Smith .... animator (uncredited)
Marvin Woodward .... animator (uncredited)
 

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USA:7 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S (1990)

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[first lines]
Mickey Mouse:[showing Pluto a picture] It's your new house, Pluto. Do you like it?
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A Mouse Tale With Magic, 10 January 2003
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Mickey plans on building PLUTO'S DREAM HOUSE - with a big assist from a magic lamp.

This is a wonderful little film and boasts a hilarious performance from the lamp itself. Things really get wild in the climax when it starts taking orders from Mickey's malfunctioning radio. There is no genii - the lamp is enchanted and speaks with a voice that will remind some viewers of Jack Benny's Rochester (Eddie Anderson). Mickey gets his unique voice from Walt Disney.

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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