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The Prince and the Pauper (1990)

G  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  16 November 1990 (USA)
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A poor boy and a prince exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this.

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Mickey Mouse / Prince (voice)
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Goofy / Horace Horsecollar / Weasel #1 / Pluto (voice)
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Donald Duck (voice)
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Weasel #2 / Weasel #3 / Pig Driver / Peasant / Man in Street (voice) (as Charlie Adler)
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Long ago in a land with an ailing king, there was a pair of boys who looked exactly alike, a pauper called Mickey and the other, the Crown Prince. Mickey dreamed of plenty and an easy life as Royalty and the Prince dreamed of the freedom as a subject. Happenstance throws them together and their mutual resemblence inspires the pair to switch identities to see how the other lives. To their surprise, Mickey learns of the duties and responsibilties of royalty while the Prince learns to his horror that the Royal Captain of the Guard has taken advantage of the existing power vacuum to inflict brutal tyranny on the subjects. Now the Prince must react to this evil, unaware that the Captain knows about the identity swap and is using it to his own advantage while dominating Mickey who play the Heir to the Throne. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Trivia

When Goofy's polka-dotted underpants are impaled upon the guard's spear, you can see that they have the word "MOM" printed on the backside. Now that this film is on DVD (The Walt Disney Treasures Collection: Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume 2), it can easily be slowed down and seen. See more »

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The writing on the board in the first scenes with the prince changes between long shots and close-ups. See more »

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The best short film ever maded in the Disney Studios' "Renaissance" years
17 February 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love it! Mickey's my favorite Disney character, and his pal Pluto and Donald Duck, who are also in this film too; with Donald as a valet. And it's the best short film ever maded in the Disney Studios' "Renaissance" years. I love the storyline it's a good adaptation of Mark Twain's classic book by the same name featuring Mickey and his friends. Twain is also the author of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer;" also I love literary films (including literary theatrical shorts).

Personally, I think Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy too are great character actors of their time.


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