Thursday, January 31, 2013

Touchdown Mickey

Walt Disney's "Touchdown Mickey" is an animated short released eighty years ago in 1932. Are we surprised to learn that Mickey Mouse is the most popular player on his football team? Even the hot dog vendor and his hot dogs cheer for Mickey. So let's all admire Mickey's fighting spirit as he avoids the worst of the fray and concentrates on reaching the end zone. For me, the short is marred by what I take to be an unfortunate black-face gag in the closing moments.

Walt Disney Studios, "Touchdown Mickey" 1932 Layout Drawing
 Bonhams Los Angeles
December 21, 2008
Walt Disney Studios, "Touchdown Mickey" 1932 Layout Drawing
 Bonhams Los Angeles Auction Listing
December 21, 2008
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16151/lot/1657/?search_query=1&division=None&passages=True&earliest_first=True&country=None&past_sales=past&back_to_year=2003&sale_no=None&top_level_department=None&department=None&query=Touchdown+Mickey&create_facets=True&value_data_currency=GBP


Walt Disney Studios, "Touchdown Mickey" (1932) Video Still 2:51

Walt Disney Studios, "Touchdown Mickey" 1932 Layout Drawing
 Bonhams Los Angeles
December 21, 2008

Walt Disney Studios, "Touchdown Mickey" 1932 Poster Reproduction
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOUCHDOWN-MICKEY-FOOTBALL-POSTER-WALT-DISNEY-/350322149128?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5190d3c708

"Touchdown Mickey" (1932)
Walt Disney Studios

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    1. You're welcome. I love the Trésors Disney blog!

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  2. Concerning Touchdown Mickey, i just made a critic about it on the blog : you can read it through Google translate :

    http://tresorsdisney.blogspot.com/2015/10/touchdown-mickey-mickey-marque-un-essai.html

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed your post and then watched "Touchdown Mickey" in French for the first time.

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