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Runaway Brain (1995)

In an attempt to convince Minnie that he hasn't forgotten to buy her an anniversary present, Mickey Mouse ends up promising to take her to Hawaii. Funds being short, he applies for a job as... See full summary »

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In an attempt to convince Minnie that he hasn't forgotten to buy her an anniversary present, Mickey Mouse ends up promising to take her to Hawaii. Funds being short, he applies for a job as lab assistant to the sinister Dr. Frankenollie, who happens to be searching for a donor to provide his monstrous creation with a brain... Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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The character name 'Dr. Frankenollie', besides the obvious Frankenstein reference, is also a reference to legendary Disney animators 'Frank Thomas' (I) and Ollie Johnston. He was originally going to be named Dr. X, Dr. XX, or Dr. XXX (like the villain from The Mad Doctor (1933), but were forced to avoid doing so. See more »

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Dr. Frankenollie: Julius, Julius, baby, Daddy's found you a brand new brain.
Mickey Mouse: Wait! You're not r-r-really gonna...
Dr. Frankenollie: Put your brain in his body?
[Buzz!]
Dr. Frankenollie: That's right!
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Bizarre, but excellent Mickey Mouse cartoon
4 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My only complaint really of this otherwise excellent cartoon is that some of it was a little too rushed. That said, it is hugely enjoyable. Bizarre yes, with some quite effective freaky imagery, but also very off-the-wall in its humour. The animation is of very good standard, the colours are bold and Mickey looks better than I have seen him in quite some time.

The music just enhances the atmosphere, often exciting, haunting, evocative and nightmarish it suits the tone of Runaway Brain wonderfully. The dialogue is memorable and the story while simple benefits from a great idea and is kept at bay right up until the end. I loved Mickey here, I always have although he can be bland sometimes when he is sidelined, but here we have a completely different side to him and while it mayn't be to everybody's tastes I liked that side to him.

Overall, bizarre yet still excellent. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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