Monday, November 18, 2013

Toon Legends: Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

In honor of Mickey Mouse's 85th birthday, we're going to be saluting Mickey all this week.

First up: From Season 3 of Disney's House of Mouse comes a 2001 short that made its network television premiere on the show: "Mickey's Airplane Kit". Mickey's totally forgotten his date with Minnie, and has to improvise his way out of possible trouble.

Mickey & Minnie have been one of toondom's most enduring couples, much like Popeye and Olive Oyl. While Olive & Popeye made it to the altar in a 1-shot comic book special some 15 or so years ago, Mickey & Minnie haven't yet said "I do!", and maybe that's part of the charm.

Now, here's "Mickey's Airplane Kit":

Earlier this year, Disney began producing new shorts for television, one of which was reviewed in this space previously. Figure on more during the week.

No rating for "Mickey's Airplane Trip", as I didn't see it when it first came out.

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