Thursday, 28 November 2013

Clip from new Mickey Mouse short arrives online

The tradition of putting short films in front of animated features has come roaring back in recent years thanks to Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures, adding them to their big releases. We've enjoyed the likes of Paperman and now the Mouse House's latest, Frozen, comes bearing the gift of throwback Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse!

Conceived and directed by Simpsons veteran Lauren MacMullan, Get A Horse! sees Mickey (voiced using the original recordings of Walt Disney himself), Minnie, friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow, enjoying a music filled wagon ride. That is, until Peg-Leg Pete shows up in his noisy car and tries to run them off the road.

MacMullan came up with the idea after Wreck-It Ralph (2012) director Rich Moore, told her Disney was looking for more Mickey content for TV network 'toons. But it soon evolved into an idea for a animated short that began life as an attempt to recreate the 1928 shorts that MacMullan loved. With new animation augmenting some of the classic soundtrack cues, the short quickly became something much more.

You can see Mickey's return to the big screen in front of Disney's Frozen from the 6 December.

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