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Mickey courts Minnie in the Gay Nineties: they take in a vaudeville show and go for a drive in his horseless carriage, to the strains of "While Strolling Through the Park" and "In the Good ... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Thelma Boardman ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Days ...
Singer (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Florence Gill ...
Chickens (uncredited)
Ward Kimball ...
Ward (voice) (uncredited)
Fred Moore ...
Fred (voice) (uncredited)
John Rarig ...
Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Max Smith ...
Singer (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
Singers (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey courts Minnie in the Gay Nineties: they take in a vaudeville show and go for a drive in his horseless carriage, to the strains of "While Strolling Through the Park" and "In the Good Old Summertime". Goofy rides by on a penny-farthing bicycle, and the whole Duck family rides by on a bicycle built for five. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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20 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det glada 90-talet  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

The two vaudeville performers, Fred and Ward, are caricatures of animators Ward Kimball and Fred Moore. See more »

Quotes

Fred: Saaaay, Ward. Do you know why the chicken crossed the road?
Ward: I do not know. Why DID the chicken cross the road?
Fred: To get to the other side!
[bursts out laughing and smacks Ward to the floor]
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Connections

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Classic Mickey (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

While Strolling Through the Park One Day
Music by Ed Haley
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Back in time with Mr Mouse
1 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Nifty Nineties has to be one of my favourite Mickey Mouse cartoons. The Technicolour animation is beautiful, vibrantly coloured in fluid in movement. Equally as wonderful is the music, from the nostalgic strains of the strings as Mickey and Minnie walk into the vaudeville theatre to the jauntiness of the Fred Ward-caricatured Two Boys from Illinois scene the incidental music is a sheer delight, while of the songs Father Dear Father is a perfect merging of image and music and is incredibly emotional, Strolling Through the Park is a song I appreciate much more now(for some reason it was always the song I remembered least from The Nifty Nineties) and In The Good Old Summertime is wonderfully nostalgic and amorous. I loved seeing the fashions, cars and bicycles of the 1890s too, and also the cameos of Goofy, Donald, Daisy, Donald's Three Nephews and a horse that looks oddly reminiscent of the horse from Wind in the Willows. And if you're wondering where the why did the chicken cross the road? joke came from, look no further than here. Overall, a timeless and still wonderful cartoon, that fills me with nostalgia and happiness every single time I watch it. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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