The Chain Gang

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This article is about the Mickey Mouse film. For the radio series, see The Chain Gang (radio series). For other uses, see Chain gang (disambiguation).
The Chain Gang
Mickey Mouse (Pluto) (prototype) (Pete) (Clarabelle Cow) series
Directed by Burt Gillett
Produced by Walt Disney
Animation by Johnny Cannon,
Les Clark,
Ben Sharpsteen,
Jack Cutting,
Jack King,
Dick Lundy,
Tom Palmer,
Wilfred Jackson,
Dave Hand,
Charlie Byrne,
Norm Ferguson
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) September 5, 1930[citation needed]
Color process Black & White
Running time 7:57 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Chain Gang 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b 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.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Barrier2003" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  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. 

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