The Chain Gang

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The Chain Gang
Directed byBurt Gillett
Produced byWalt Disney
Animation byJohnny Cannon,
Les Clark,
Ben Sharpsteen,
Jack Cutting,
Jack King,
Dick Lundy,
Tom Palmer,
Wilfred Jackson,
Dave Hand,
Charlie Byrne,
Norm Ferguson
Color processBlack & White
Production
company
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
September 5, 1930[citation needed]
Running time
7:57 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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.[1] The cartoon was primarily drawn by Norm Ferguson,[2] 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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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