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The Mad Doctor (1933)

Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

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David Hand (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A dark and stormy night. Pluto is spirited away to the spooky mansion of an evil genius for a mad transplant scheme to put his head on the body of a chicken. Mickey gives chase, but find himself threatened severely by the house and its denizens. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der verrückte Arzt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Can be unlocked and watched in Epic Mickey for the Nintendo Wii. See more »

Quotes

Dr. XXX: I'm a raring, tearing wizard when it comes to cutting up...
[laughs evilly]
Dr. XXX: I can graft a chicken's gizzard on the wishbone of a pup. And here's the great experiment I'm just about to tackle: to find out if the net result will bark or crow or cackle. Muahahahahahaha!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Oooh! Scary! (1998) See more »

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Mickey and Pluto in The Mad Doctor
29 May 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the best Mickey-Pluto cartoons. It is quite dark for a Disney Silly Symphony, with some parts scaring me as a kid(such as Pluto's heart being at his throat). As a young adult I still enjoy it while admiring its technical values. The story is simple, but still manages to be engaging with a lot of suspense. The animation is just fantastic, the black/dark and white/light shades are some of the best I've seen, helping at times to give some depth to Mickey's design as he enters the Mad Doctor's castle. I also loved the animation for the catacombs, recalling Egyptian Melodies, and the skeletons that Mickey has a constant battle with, imaginatively animated and very expressive even for skeletons. Mickey has more depth animation-wise than he has ever had before and is as likable as ever, Pluto is cute and energetic and the Mad Scientist immediately makes an impact by how frightening he is. The gags are clever, the creatures are suitably creepy and the cartoon goes at a terrific pace. Overall, while some MAY find themselves cheated by the "it's all a dream" ending, this cartoon is an absolute must see for Disney and animation fans. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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