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Pioneer Days (1930)

Mickey and Minnie are on a wagon train; they camp for the night, unaware that Indians have spotted them and are doing a war dance. The attack comes, and Minnie is captured.

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Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner Marcellite Garner ... Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey and Minnie are on a wagon train; they camp for the night, unaware that Indians have spotted them and are doing a war dance. The attack comes, and Minnie is captured.

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey pionnier See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Cinephone

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A scene at the very end where Mickey and Minnie pretend to be the cavlary and scare off the Indians has been deleted. See more »

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Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.15 (1955) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
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Way Out West With The Mice
5 July 2003 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Mickey & Minnie are headed West in a wagon train in old PIONEER DAYS when they are attacked by Indians.

There are some moments of excitement in this admittedly funny little film. Unfortunately, in a severe lapse of good taste, the cartoon depicts Native Americans as monstrous & bestial, and, to make matters even worse, has them perform an unnecessary Jewish parody for a few seconds. Look closely during the campfire sequence for glimpses of Horace Horsecollar & Clarabelle Cow. Walt Disney supplies Mickey with his squeaky voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & 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 comic 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, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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