Mickey's Fire Brigade

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Mickey's Fire Brigade
Mickey's Fire Brigade.png
Title screen
Directed byBen Sharpsteen
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringElvia Allman
Pinto Colvig
Walt Disney
Clarence Nash
Music byBert Lewis
Animation byPaul Allen
Grim Natwick
Fred Spencer
Bill Tytla
Cy Young
Milt Schaffer
Johnny Cannon
Roy Williams
Nick George
Don Towsley
Leonard Sebring
Marvin Woodward
John McManus
Wolfgang Reitherman
Jack Kinney
Eric Larson[1]
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • August 3, 1935 (1935-08-03)
[2]
Running time
8 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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.[3]

Plot[edit]

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 of 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 how to be inept firemen, and the fire and smoke to have a mind of its own.

Finally Mickey realizes 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.

Releases[edit]

  • 1935 – Original theatrical release
  • 1943 – The Fireman (8mm)[4]
  • 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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/mickeys-fire-brigade-1935/
  2. ^ Kaufman, J.B.; Gerstein, David (2018). Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History. Cologne: Taschen. ISBN 978-3-8365-5284-4.
  3. ^ Mickey's Fire Brigade on IMDb
  4. ^ Popular Science, October 1943

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