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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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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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Edited into Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988) See more »

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Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)
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Back To The Past With Mr. Mouse
22 June 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Mickey & Minnie discover true love in THE NIFTY NINETIES - the 1890's, that is.

This highly nostalgic little film is a delight, transferring Mickey & Minnie back about fifty years to the age of bloomers & bustles. In the vaudeville theater, the 'Father, Dear Father' slide presentation is an unexpected hoot. The song and dance guys (`Two Clever Boys From Illinois') are caricatures of the animators Fred Moore & Ward Kimball. Goofy and the entire Duck clan make quick cameos riding antique bicycles.

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


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