Mickey's Birthday Party
is a Mickey's Birthday Party 1942 short.
Minnie and the gang throw a surprise birthday party for Mickey. Shortly after, Minnie secretly assigns Goofy to bake a cake for Mickey. In the meantime, everyone else keeps Mickey occupied with playing music and dancing. After several unsuccessful attempts at baking a cake, Goofy buys a cake instead. When the cake is ready, everyone sings the birthday song, with Goofy arriving with the cake. Goofy, being his clumsy self, trips and accidentally throws the cake on Mickey, who smiles regardless.
This animated short is a spiritual remake of the
1931 short, . The Birthday Party Three scenes from this short were recycled from previous shorts:
The animation of Minnie putting on lipstick and fixing her hair is recycled from
. Mickey's Surprise Party The animation of Goofy sniffing the cake's aroma in the oven is recycled from
, but with Goofy in place of Minnie. The Little Whirlwind Mickey's wild dance while Minnie plays the organ was originally done by Ward Kimball for a scene initially made for . The sequence was scrapped and replaced by The Reluctant Dragon when RKO asked for more Goofy shorts. How to Ride a Horse
Pluto makes a cameo appearance in the poster, but not in the actual short. This is the last Mickey Mouse cartoon where Minnie is topless.
, episode #4.24: " Disneyland Four Tales on a Mouse"
, episode #15.11: " Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show"
, episode #2.26: "Dancing" The Mouse Factory
, April 21, 1977 The New Mickey Mouse Club
, episode #16 Good Morning, Mickey
, episode #40 Donald's Quack Attack
, episode #1.39: "Minnie Mouse" The Ink and Paint Club
The Ink and Paint Club, episode #1.59: "Clarabelle and Horace" , episode #56 Have a Laugh!
Have a Laugh! changes
The following scenes were deleted from the short version due to time constraints:
Minnie putting a tablecloth on Clara, followed by Donald getting up on top and hiding by disguising himself as a lamp.
Minnie putting on lipstick and adjusting her bow and dress before opening the door.
Mickey telling everyone, "Gee, gang, thanks."
Donald telling Mickey, who's at the organ, "How about a little boogie woogie, Mickey?", and Mickey testing some of the keys.
Mickey's dance number is shortened significantly.
Goofy dancing to the organ number with a dummy.
All scenes with everyone in the living room dancing.
Goofy's second attempt at baking the cake.
Goofy turning off the idea bulb before leaving.
Clara accidentally tossing Donald up into a chandelier.
Mickey's friends shown dancing.
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