Mickey's Choo-Choo

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Mickey's Choo-Choo is a 1929 Mickey Mouse cartoon. Ub Iwerks was the animator.[1] Mickey's Choo-Choo was released at the same time as Springtime, the third Silly Symphony to appear.[2] It was one of the series of early Disney cartoons that led Mickey Mouse to become a national fad by the end of 1929.[3]

Plot[edit]

The cartoon ends with an image of Mickey and Minnie Mouse riding a handcar (made from the chassis and a plank of wood from the freight car which came uncoupled accidentally when Mickey tried to push the train up the hill when it got stuck earlier in the film) into the sunset, which inspired a famous toy version, manufactured by the Lionel Corporation. The toy company made so much money from this item and others like it that Mickey was known as "the mouse that saved Lionel."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borowiec, Piotr (October 1998). Animated short films: a critical index to theatrical cartoons. Scarecrow Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8108-3503-0. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Barrier, Michael (25 September 2003). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Watts, Steven (27 June 2002). The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life. University of Missouri Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-8262-1379-2. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Souter, Gerry; Souter, Janet (14 December 2002). Classic Toy Trains. MBI Publishing Company. pp. 78–79. ISBN 978-0-7603-1367-1. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 

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