The Chain Gang
|The Chain Gang|
|Mickey Mouse (Pluto) (prototype) (Pete) (Clarabelle Cow) series|
|Directed by||Burt Gillett|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Studio||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||September 5, 1930|
|Color process||Black & White|
|Running time||7:57 min.|
The Chain Gang, also known as The Gaolbreaker, is a Mickey Mouse animated film produced in 1930 by Walt Disney for Columbia Pictures. It is one of a group of shorts of strikingly uneven quality produced by Disney immediately after Ub Iwerks left the studio. The cartoon was primarily drawn by Norm Ferguson, and featured a pair of bloodhounds, who helped to track down Mickey after his escape from prison. Although these dogs were not named, the style in which they were drawn makes them clear forerunners of Pluto, who first officially appeared in The Picnic.
- Barrier, Michael (25 September 2003). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
- Watts, Steven (27 June 2002). The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life. University of Missouri Press. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-8262-1379-2. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
- Barrier, Michael (25 September 2003). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-19-516729-0. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
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