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Summertime, and Mickey takes Minnie on a picnic. While Pluto is chasing a rabbit, and Mickey and Minnie are doing a courtship dance, every animal in the woods is busy making off with their ... See full summary »

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Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Marcellite Garner Marcellite Garner ... Minnie Mouse (voice)
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Summertime, and Mickey takes Minnie on a picnic. While Pluto is chasing a rabbit, and Mickey and Minnie are doing a courtship dance, every animal in the woods is busy making off with their picnic food. And then the rain comes. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

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15 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El picnic See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Mickey's Pal, Pluto (1998) See more »

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In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Harry Williams
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Two Mice Take A Jaunt
22 September 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Mickey romances Minnie during THE PICNIC they enjoy in the country.

An enjoyable little black & white film, with the entire plot being dictated by the lively soundtrack. That's "Minnie's Yoo Hoo!" - one of Mickey's earliest theme songs - which the Mouse is performing during the opening scene; later, he and Miss Minnie dance to "In The Good Old Summertime." Pluto is Minnie's dog this time around. Walt Disney supplies Mickey's speaking voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan and Mr. Toad. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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