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Mickey's Surprise Party (1939)

Minnie is baking cookies. When she leaves for a short while, her dog Fifi accidentally drops popcorn kernels in the dough. Mickey and Pluto come over and visit with Minnie and Fifi. When ... See full summary »

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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Minnie is baking cookies. When she leaves for a short while, her dog Fifi accidentally drops popcorn kernels in the dough. Mickey and Pluto come over and visit with Minnie and Fifi. When Mickey notices that something is burning, Minnie remembers the cookies, which are popping popcorn out of them. Minnie is upset and lies on her sofa crying. Mickey goes out and buys a large amount of cookies. He comes back and shows them to her and she is overjoyed. Written by Coolguy

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18 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Mikin yllätysjuhlat  »

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Produced for the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) to show at the 1939 World's Fair. See more »

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Minnie Mouse: I wanted to make them the way your mother did.
Mickey: Aw, my mother used to burn the whole batch all the time!
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Referenced in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (2017) See more »

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A commercial pitch in a cartoon short.
25 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

So, this cartoon short was shorter than usual, running at just over five minutes. Turns out it is a commercial pitch for the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) at the 1939 World's Fair. It shows Minnie trying to surprise Mickey by baking cookies that his mother used to make. But, Minnie's dog Fifi accidentally knocks a box of kernel onto the cookie mix and Minnie unknowingly puts that entire batch in the oven. After Mickey and Pluto shows up, the cookies burn and pops around like popcorn, leaving Minnie and Fifi in grief. To lighten things up, Mickey goes to the store and returns with boxes of Nabisco snacks.

It's a pretty nice commercial pitch, but the cartoon itself wasn't very funny or entertaining and it was pretty non-substantive. Not much of a story here, and the characters were pretty bland.

Grade D


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