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Fiddling Around, also known as Just Mickey, is a Mickey Mouse short that was released on March 21, 1930.

Synopsis[]

Mickey Mouse faces an unseen audience and a heckler as he earnestly plays several music pieces.

Character[]

Songs[]

  • "Traumerei"
  • "Hungarian Dance No. 5"
  • "William Tell Overture"

Summary[]

In a solo stage act, Mickey Mouse performs "Traumerei" and Brahms' Hungarian dance on the violin but during a sad song, he is soon overcome with emotion and has to stop. He leaves the stage still overwhelmed by emotions until he hears the off screen audience screaming for an encore. As an encore, he finishes with the finale to the William Tell Overture in a rousing (and ridiculously silly) violin performance.

Releases[]

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Home video[]

DVD

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Trivia[]

  • The film's copyright was renewed on December 16, 1957.[1]
  • This is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be released by Columbia Pictures.
  • This was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon not animated by Ub Iwerks.
  • This short reuses the theme music from Wild Waves.
  • An issue concerning this cartoon is whether the title of the short is Fiddling Around or Just Mickey. The former was copyrighted as such and was seen on the original theatrical poster, while the latter is its common title and it was shown on the recreated title card seen on the Walt Disney Treasures DVD release, Mickey Mouse In Black And White: Volume 2, as no original release print with the title had yet surfaced. In 2009, David Gerstein uncovered an original 1930 release print which shows the title as Fiddling Around, implying that Just Mickey was a working title.
  • This is the first time the William Tell Overture is featured in a Mickey Mouse cartoon. The piece was later performed in the 1935 cartoon, The Band Concert.

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1920s
Plane CrazyThe Gallopin' GauchoSteamboat WillieThe Barn DanceThe Opry HouseWhen the Cat's AwayThe Barnyard BattleThe PlowboyThe Karnival KidMickey's FolliesMickey's Choo-ChooThe Jazz FoolJungle RhythmThe Haunted HouseWild Waves
1930s
Fiddling AroundThe Barnyard ConcertThe Cactus KidThe Fire FightersThe ShindigThe Chain GangThe Gorilla MysteryThe PicnicPioneer DaysThe Birthday PartyTraffic TroublesThe CastawayThe Moose HuntThe Delivery BoyMickey Steps OutBlue RhythmFishin' AroundThe Barnyard BroadcastThe Beach PartyMickey Cuts UpMickey's OrphansThe Duck HuntThe Grocery BoyThe Mad DogBarnyard OlympicsMickey's RevueMusical FarmerMickey in ArabiaMickey's NightmareTrader MickeyThe Whoopee PartyTouchdown MickeyThe Wayward CanaryParade of the Award NomineesThe Klondike KidMickey's Good DeedBuilding a BuildingThe Mad DoctorMickey's Pal PlutoMickey's MellerdrammerYe Olden DaysThe Mail PilotMickey's Mechanical ManMickey's Gala PremierPuppy LoveThe Steeple-ChaseThe Pet StoreGiantlandShanghaiedCamping OutPlayful PlutoGulliver MickeyMickey's Steam-RollerOrphan's BenefitMickey Plays PapaThe DognapperTwo-Gun MickeyMickey's Man FridayThe Band ConcertMickey's Service StationMickey's KangarooMickey's GardenMickey's Fire BrigadePluto's Judgement DayOn IceMickey's Polo TeamOrphans' PicnicMickey's Grand OperaThru the MirrorMickey's RivalMoving DayAlpine ClimbersMickey's CircusMickey's ElephantThe Worm TurnsMagician MickeyMoose HuntersMickey's AmateursHawaiian HolidayClock CleanersLonesome GhostsBoat BuildersMickey's TrailerThe WhalersMickey's ParrotBrave Little TailorSociety Dog ShowMickey's Surprise PartyThe PointerThe Standard Parade
1940s
Tugboat MickeyPluto's Dream HouseMr. Mouse Takes a TripThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Little WhirlwindThe Nifty NinetiesOrphan's BenefitA Gentleman's GentlemanCanine CaddyLend a PawAll TogetherMickey's Birthday PartySymphony HourPluto and the ArmadilloSquatter's RightsMickey and the BeanstalkMickey's Delayed DateMickey Down UnderMickey and the Seal
1950s
R'Coon DawgPluto's PartyPluto's Christmas TreeThe Simple Things
1980s-Present
Mickey's Christmas CarolThe Prince and the PauperMickey And The Goat Man [Mickey and The Goat Man] • Get a Horse!Mickey in a MinuteOnce Upon a Studio
See Also
The Mickey Mouse ClubThe Mouse FactoryGood Morning, MickeyMickey's Mouse TracksMickey Mouse and Friends (TV Series)Disney's The Twelve Days of ChristmasMickey's Fun SongsMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasHouse of MouseMickey Mouse WorksMickey's Magical ChristmasMickey's House of VillainsMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMickey Mouse ClubhouseMickey MousekersizeMickey Mouse (TV series)Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up AdventuresMickey's 90th SpectacularThe Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
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