Mickey’s Follies is a 1929 Mickey Mouse cartoon. It is a bad influence. Yes, this is probably the first full Disney musical. Not just Mickey Mouse, but Disney overall as it preceded Silly Symphonies and the Skelton Dance by a month. And that is a problemas it is going to influence others from both series. I love musicals but when the songs serve the plot and not the other way around. Here the entire cartoon is forgettable with the barnyardanimals putting on a show being done much better in a Merry Melodies cartoon “Shake Your Powder Off. I loved mickey singing his first theme song, that was certainly the most memorable thing about this short which is otherwise just fine and nothing more than that.
Mickey’s Follies has too much music and not enough story in it and only Mickey’s number was memorable.
The Mouse gets to sing his theme song – “Minnie’s Yoo Hoo! Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks,” – but not with Walt’s voice. That looks like Clarabelle Cow as one of the spectators. Disney’s animators have included a full quota of the udder-posterior-underwear gags they loved so well.
Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters.
Always the innovator, his Alice In Cartoonland series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt’s older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor.
The character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt’s imagination, ensuring Disney’s immortality.
The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey’s screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt’s growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt’s genius was unbeatable.
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