When the Cat's Away (1929 film)
|When the Cat's Away|
|Directed by||Walt Disney|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Ub Iwerks|
|Color process||Black & White|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|ca. April 30, 1929|
When the Cat's Away is a Mickey Mouse short animated film first released on May 3, 1929, as part of the Mickey Mouse film series. It was directed by Walt Disney and animated by Ub Iwerks and Ben Sharpsteen. It was the sixth Mickey Mouse short to be produced, the third of that year. In this cartoon, Mickey and Minnie are the size of regular mice, and Tom Cat is the size of a person.
After Tom Cat leaves his house, drunk on hooch, Mickey organizes all his mice friends to break into the cat's house. Once inside, Mickey and Minnie play the piano by dancing on the keys and, later, others play some of the cat's musical instruments and records (using themselves as the speaker and stylus). In the end, Mickey and Minnie kiss.
The cartoon is a loose remake of Disney's 1925 film Alice Rattled by Rats, from the Alice Comedies series. This is the last time Mickey is portrayed as the size of a mouse, although he remains fairly small in his next cartoon, The Barnyard Battle.
- When the Cat's Away at Big Cartoon Database
- When the Cat's Away at Internet Movie Database
- When the Cat's Away at Mickey Mouse Follies: Black and White (Nov 14, 2007)
- When the Cat's Away at 2719 HYPERION (May 2, 2007)
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