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Mickey's Rival (1936)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 20 June 1936 (USA)
Minnie's old sweetheart Mortimer drops in while she and Mickey are out on a picnic.

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Uncredited cast:
Sonny Dawson ...
Mortimer Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Leone Le Doux ...
(voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Minnie's old friend, Mortimer Mouse, drops in on Mickey and Minnie's picnic. His practical jokes and coming on to Minnie soon have Mickey stewing, and their car isn't happy either. When Mortimer gets a nearby bull enraged and takes off, the car comes to the rescue after Mickey gets tangled up in a red blanket. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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20 June 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El rival de Mickey  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mortimer Mouse was designed to resemble Walt Disney himself. See more »

Quotes

Mortimer: Say, you want that button?
Mickey: Yes!
[Mortimer pulls it off of Mickey's shorts and hands it to him]
Mortimer: Okay! Here it is! Do you want the other one?
Mickey: No!
Mortimer: No?
[Pulls the other button off and throws it away]
Mortimer: Okay! Never a dull moment.
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Connections

Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #2.1 (1956) See more »

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Mickey or Mortimer?
16 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

While not quite a classic, this is a very entertaining and fun Mickey Mouse cartoon. The story is simple but effective, and the scripting is rock solid. There are also some entertaining parts, the bull was a good character. But even more successful is for starters the animation, a very fluid and colourful style is used here and it works wonders. The music is wonderful, it is cheerful and it is lively, like music in a cartoon should be. The voice acting for its time is impressive, with Walt Disney applying his squeaky voice again for Mickey and doing a stellar job, and Marcellite Garner also impressive as Minnie. At the end of Mickey's Rival, I asked myself who did I prefer Mickey or Mortimer? I would have to go with Mickey, even with his whimsical charms I could tell how really obnoxious Mortimer was.

Overall, entertaining, a classic, not quite, but fun, you got it! 9/10 Bethany Cox


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