Mickey's Fire Brigade
|Mickey's Fire Brigade|
|Mickey Mouse series|
"Help! Help! Kidnappers!"
|Directed by||Ben Sharpsteen|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Voices by||Elvia Allman
|Music by||Bert Lewis|
|Animation by||Paul Allen
Milt Kahl (inbetweening)
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||8 minutes|
|Preceded by||Mickey's Garden|
|Followed by||Pluto's Judgement Day|
Mickey's Fire Brigade is a 1935 American animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. The cartoon stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy employed as firefighters responding to a hotel fire. It was directed by Ben Sharpsteen and features the voices of Walt Disney as Mickey, Clarence Nash as Donald, Pinto Colvig as Goofy, and Elvia Allman as Clarabelle Cow.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy are firefighters responding to a hotel fire. Mickey drives a contemporary style hook-and-ladder fire truck, Donald is standing on the stack a ladders on the truck shouting "Fire! Fire! Fire!", while Goofy is steering the rear of the truck.
The three fire fighters arrive at the hotel and go to work. The film is filled with gags which show the trio to be inept fireman, and the fire and smoke to have a mind of its own.
Finally Mickey realises that there is a woman upstairs who needs saving. They find Clarabelle Cow locked in the bathroom taking a bath and singing to herself, unaware that the hotel is on fire. After Goofy unsuccessfully warns her through the transom, Mickey and Donald break the door down using Goofy as a battering ram. Clarabelle is alarmed and thinks that Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are kidnappers. As Clarabelle is screaming for the police and hitting them with her scrub brush, the three firefighters lift her bathtub, with Clarabelle still in it, and shove it out the window.
Clarabelle sails through the air in her tub, and slides down a ladder to the ground. The three firefighters then land in the bathtub. The film ends with Clarabelle continuously hitting them with her brush.
- 1935 – Original theatrical release
- 1943 – The Fireman (8mm)
- 1984 – "Mickey's Crazy Careers" (VHS)
- 1992 – "Fun on the Job" (VHS)
- 1998 – Ink & Paint Club, episode #1.59 "Clarabelle and Horace" (TV)
- 2001 – "Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color" (DVD)
- Mickey's Fire Brigade at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Mickey's Fire Brigade at the Internet Movie Database
- Mickey's Fire Brigade at The Encyclopedia of Animated Disney Shorts
- Mickey's Fire Brigade at the Disney Film Project