Saturday, April 03, 2010

Mickey Mouse in Brave Little Tailor (1938)

Unlike previous comedies or situations, this Mickey cartoon was the first adventure (except for the 1933 Giant Land which got remade into Mickey and the Beanstalk).

This is also the second of the three Mickey VS a giant shorts (Giant Land in 1933, The Brave Little Tailor in 1938, and Mickey and the Beanstalk from Fun and Fancy Free in 1947).

1:35 - Jiminy Cricket! Hahahaha. The term was used for surprise since 1848, so Walt was wise to use the name for the unnamed cricket character from Pinocchio. Pinocchio was released two years later, and so this gag was a foreshadowing of the film they were currently working on. Likewise, the dwarves exclaim "Jiminy Crickets!" in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, which was released one year before this Tailor short.

1:42 - That's Goofy!

1:44 - There's Pluto! Hahahaha. The animators toss in Pluto in their efforts to fill out the towns people.

1:49 - That king reminds me of King Midas from The Golden Touch (Silly Symphony from 1935, 3 years prior to this one).

4:10 - "Well, heh, so long, I'll be seein' ya" was said again (without the "I hope" at the end) when Mickey met with maestro Leopold Stokowski in Fantasia.

4:57 - I hope no one was inside.

5:29 - This was like Donkey Kong. =^)

7:15 - The "Gesundheit. Heh." gag was used again in the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment of "Fun & Fancy Free."

8:35 - Of course! Turn the Giant's snoring into a generator to run an amusement park. That makes sense. LOL. Still, here we have Walt's early thoughts about an amusement park almost 30 years prior to Disneyland!


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