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Mickey's Birthday Party (1942)

The gang throws Mickey a surprise birthday party; his present is an electric organ, which Minnie plays while Mickey does a jazzy dance. Goofy bakes the cake, but keeps having trouble with ... See full summary »

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Thelma Boardman ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ...
Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Florence Gill ...
Clara Cluck (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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The gang throws Mickey a surprise birthday party; his present is an electric organ, which Minnie plays while Mickey does a jazzy dance. Goofy bakes the cake, but keeps having trouble with it falling. The gang does a conga line to a Latin tune. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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7 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa de Aniversário do Mickey  »

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1.37 : 1
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The oven that the cake is baked in can be seen in Mickey's House at Walt Disney World including the temperature setting of "Volcano Heat". See more »

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Edited into The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show (1968) See more »

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Birthday time with Disney
6 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not one of my favourites, but a nice cartoon all the same. The story is rather routine, though crisply paced and never less than entertaining, and Mickey though as likable as ever even for a character that has his name in the title plays second fiddle in terms of laughs to Goofy and Donald. Goofy and Donald are just great though, Goofy's hopeless attempts to bake a cake and his idea at the end represented by a light bulb that he reaches up to touch are the highlights of the cartoon and Donald's dancing was great to see, amusing and interesting. Another good scene was the Conga Train, which does make you want to go to the Rio Festival. The animation is bright and colourful, and the music from the whimsical orchestration to the rhythmic South American dance music(even a little bit of atonality on the organ) is typically wonderful. I also appreciated seeing the likes of Clara, Horace and Clarabelle, all three fun in their own way and makes one wish they were in more cartoons. All in all, a fun if not completely exceptional cartoon. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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