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Mickey's Polo Team (1936)

Mickey Mouse and his friends face off against a team of celebrities in a polo match.

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David Hand (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Ned Norton Ned Norton ... Max Hare (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Mickey leads his polo team Donald (on a mule), Goofy, The Big Bad Wolf against an all-star team: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harpo Marx (on an ostrich), Charles Chaplin, in a game refereed by Jack Holt. Featured spectators include the Three Little Pigs with Shirley Temple, W.C. Fields, and Clarabelle Cow with Clark Gable. Game action proceeds pretty much as you might expect from this bunch of comedians. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El equipo de polo de Mickey See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Will Rogers was to be one of the polo players, but died in a plane accident before principal photography began. See more »

Goofs

There are times you see Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy playing polo, but they keep coming back to Stan just helping Oliver to get on his horse. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Epic Mickey (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Horses
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Byron Gay
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An intensely visual cartoon, pay attention to the viewing stands particularly!
21 December 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is possibly the second-most caricature laden short (after Mother Goose Goes Hollywood) that Disney ever did and they aren't just playing polo, either. Half the fun is spotting familiar faces (cartoon characters and caricatures of celebrities), while the other half is watching the strangest polo match ever put on celluloid! Every time I've seen this one, I wonder what various celebrities thought of this one, if they saw it at all, particularly what Clark Gable may have thought! Very visual, with the gags principally being sight gags and the Disney principals taking a back seat to the caricatures. Well worth watching. Most recommended.


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