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The Prince and the Pauper (1990)

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)
Arthur Burghardt ...
Captain Pete (voice)
Tony Anselmo ...
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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Archbishop / Dying King (voice)
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Clarabelle Cow (voice)
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Kid #1 (voice) (as Tim Eyster)
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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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Mickey's the Prince and the Pauper  »

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Trivia

Released in theatres with The Rescuers Down Under (1990). See more »

Goofs

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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Version of O Príncipe E o Mendigo (1963) See more »

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I'm Henry VIII, I Am
Written by Fred Murray and R.P. Weston
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1,000 thumbs up for Disney, great storytelling

I would give it eleven stars but they wouldn't let me.

It is very family-friendly and has a happy ending, whelp this is kind a like the royal version of Mickey's Christmas Carol.

The Prince and the pauper is based of of the Classic story made by Mark Twain, made it more family friendly (ex. less dark, no mention of the dad in the Mark Twain book swearing)

It is good for a family movie night (if they don't have time to see a full length film)

Rating 11/10 {I rate it for age 8+ (also mature 7 and 6 year old's)}

It is currently on Netflix and Walt Disney Short Films DVD


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