Mickey's Surprise Party (1939) Poster

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Well-done commercial
suchenwi15 June 2009
Warning: Spoilers
This short film (Easter egg on Mickey in Colors, vol. 2 - not to be confused with Mickey's Birthday Party) features just a little party between Minnie (who wants to bake cookies like his mother did) and Mickey (plus Pluto and Minnie's dog).

The cookie-baking goes bad, but to make Minnie happy, Mickey and Pluto go shopping, and return with a variety of Nabisco products for mice and dogs "like Mickey's mother used to buy" (because her home-baked cookies also always burnt to charcoal...)

After all, this is just a commercial, but quite nicely done, and even the Nabisco product exhibit has its museum-like charm, 70 years later. The Oreo packaging hasn't changed that much...
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A commercial short with our favourite mice.
TheLittleSongbird22 September 2009
Despite the fact, it is just a commercial short, this is a sweet and very enjoyable one at that. The animation was great, perhaps not quite as good in quality as some of the Silly Symphonies. I had no problem at all with the music either.

Mickey and Minnie are easily the stars of the short, and it was lovely to hear Mickey being voiced by Walt Disney himself. You do feel sorry for Minnie, when she starts crying about the burning cake. Pluto also appears, and he has a very pretty lady friend this time. He isn't the main focus, but he is funny when you see him.

All in all, well meaning and very sweet. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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A commercial pitch in a cartoon short.
OllieSuave-00725 February 2016
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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