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The Worm Turns (1937)

Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto ... See full summary »

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Ben Sharpsteen
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Dog Catcher (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Spider / Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto goes after it, and Pluto when dogcatcher Pegleg Pete goes after him. Each of the underdogs turns against his tormentor. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Trivia

Included on the Disney DVD of Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) See more »

Goofs

The cork disappears from Mickey's mouth between shots after he pulls the cork on one of the potions used to create his "weak made strong" concoction. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original version, Pete the dogcatcher says to Pluto, "I'll blow your head off." and "I'll fill you full of lead!" This has been deleted so that Pete only says, "I'll murder you!" See more »

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Edited into Mickey's Magical World (1988) See more »

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Wow...Mickey sure is a jerk in this one!
28 March 2020 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

As was always the case during this era, the artwork in this Disney short is gorgeous...second to none. The backgrounds, quality of the animation and vivid colors are something to behold. That being said, this is not one of the better Mickey cartoons as it presents a rather mean-spirited Mickey Mouse.

The film starts with Mickey practicing alchemy. He creates a formula that causes creatures to instantly develop nerves of steel and great strength...and lots of aggression. He sprays it on a variety of subjects and you then see them become macho and angry! But often Mickey seems to do this just to torment the animals...and it's inexplicable why he would torment Pluto later in the cartoon. Weird....and a bit mean.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fórmula Mágica 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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