Mickey's Good Deed is a Christmas-themed Mickey Mouse animated cartoon released for a limited engagement on December 9, 1932 before widespread release on December 17. Set during Christmas at the height of the Great Depression, the cartoon depicts Mickey and his dog Pluto as poor street performers who try to make it a happy Christmas for an even poorer family.
He then goes to play music outside a rich family's mansion, where a boy named Adelbert is inside and refusing all the expensive toys that his father and the Butler try to give him. Then, upon hearing Pluto's howling, Adelbert walks over to the window and peers outside. Upon seeing Pluto, he says that he wants a dog and his father tells the butler to buy the dog. Mickey refuses to sell his companion at first, but when his bass gets destroyed by a passing sleigh and he sees a house full of poor children with their father (who resembles Pete) in jail and their mother crying, he changes his mind and sells Pluto to the rich family. He uses the money to buy lots of toys and a Christmas dinner in a basket. Then, dressed as Santa Claus, he delivers it to the poor children and their mother, who is now snoring when he makes it back to their house.
Back at the mansion, Adelbert is throwing expensive items, toys and food in Pluto's direction. His father gets hit a few times, Pluto trips the butler, and the mansion becomes a mess in the process. Adelbert's father finally loses it; he tells the butler to throw Pluto out, drags Adelbert onto his knee, pulls his pants down and spanks him. Pluto laughs as this happens and then leaves to search for Mickey.
On a snowy hill top, Mickey is roasting a hot dog with a snowy replica of Pluto. Pluto notices Mickey and runs up to meet him. Mickey becomes delighted and the two enjoy a roasted turkey tied to Pluto's tail.
- Mickey Mouse (voiced by Walt Disney)
- Pluto (voiced by Pinto Colvig)
- Pete (portrait cameo)
- Adelbert (voiced by Walt Disney)
- Adelbert's Father (voiced by Pinto Colvig)
- The Butler of Adelbert's Mansion
- Weeping mother
- Poor Children
- Jiminy Cricket's Christmas (VHS/laserdisc)
- Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volume 2 (DVD)
- Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites: Holiday Celebration with Mickey and Pals (DVD; colorized version)