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Mickey's Surprise Party is a short that debuted at the 1939 New York World's Fair as a promotional short for Nabisco. Since then, it has often been edited to suit the snack products in question. It is also notably the first cartoon to feature Mickey and Minnie's 1939 redesigns.

Synopsis[]

Minnie bakes cookies to impress Mickey. Just as she leaves, however, her dog, Fifi, accidentally knocks popcorn into her batter while chasing a fly. Minnie, none the wiser, puts the batter in the oven. Minnie then prepares for the visit, as does Fifi. Mickey and Pluto then arrive.

Minnie accepts Mickey's flowers, but Fifi rejects Pluto's bone for some reason. Mickey smells something burning, Minnie suddenly realizes that she has baked the cookies too long, burning them. She rushes into the kitchen and she takes them out, but suddenly the popcorn starts popping, but not before Pluto accidentally swallows one, leading to him having an exploding cookie stuck in his belly while Mickey fights the burnt cookies with a water sprayer.

Minnie is very upset by her failure and breaks down and cries on the couch, saying that she wanted to bake cookies just like Mickey's mom. Mickey tries to comfort her, saying "My mother used to burn them all the time!" She continues crying even more, however, which leads to Fifi howling because she sees Minnie upset. When he sees Fifi upset, Pluto howls too.

Mickey suddenly has an idea and leaves with Pluto. Minnie looks up and notices Mickey and Pluto have left. She thinks they have left her and she cries even more. When they come back, they surprise Minnie with a variety of Nabisco products, including: Ritz Crackers, Oreos, Lorna Doone, Barnum's Animal Crackers, Social Tea Biscuits, Fig Newtons (Mickey's and Minnie's favorite), and Milk Bones (which Fifi accepts and kisses Pluto). The film ends with Minnie kissing Mickey all over his face. The cartoon fades to "The End", which fades to the Nabisco logo.

Characters[]

Home video releases[]

VHS

  • The Spirit of Mickey (edited)
  • Minnie's Greatest Hits

DVD

Trivia[]

  • When this short was released on the US VHS of The Spirit of Mickey and the non-US VHS of Minnie's Greatest Hits, the Nabisco snacks were edited to be generic-appearing snack foods via digital editing to remove the Nabisco references from the snacks' packaging in the original footage, and the audio when Mickey arrives with the snacks has been overdubbed by Russi Taylor.
  • This cartoon didn't have Mickey's opening card, making it one of the times this happened.
  • Walt Disney hated the idea of commercials and swore he would not do one until then.
  • The scenes where Minnie kisses Mickey's face and where Mickey licks off the lipstick marks was used in the A Poem Is... short Mice
  • This cartoon is commonly believed to be in the public domain, however, the copyright was renewed on May 2nd, 1966.[1]
  • This is notable for being the first Disney commercial sponsoring a company.
  • Clarence Nash is the voice of Pluto in this short, as opposed to Pinto Colvig or Lee Millar.
  • This is the last time Marcellite Garner voices Minnie Mouse.
  • This short marks the debut of Mickey's current design, which is still used today.
    • On a similar note, the expressive sclera eye design was first brought up during production of the segment The Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia. This short was a test to see if the expressive eyes designs of Mickey and Minnie would work, and the looks worked and were used since.
    • Even though this cartoon marks the first appearance of Mickey and Minnie's new designs, storyboard sketches depict them with their old designs.
  • This short has Mickey's buttons colored gray/light blue instead of the usual white.
  • This short marks final time Mickey Mouse wears his yellow shoes.

Gallery[]


v - e - d
Mickey Mouse Short logo 3
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


v - e - d
Minnie Mouse short logo
1920s
Plane CrazyThe Gallopin' GauchoSteamboat WillieThe Barn DanceWhen the Cat's AwayThe PlowboyThe Karnival KidMickey's FolliesMickey's Choo-ChooWild Waves
1930s
The Cactus KidThe Fire FightersThe ShindigThe Gorilla MysteryThe PicnicPioneer DaysThe Birthday PartyTraffic TroublesThe Delivery BoyMickey Steps OutBlue RhythmThe Barnyard BroadcastThe Beach PartyMickey Cuts UpMickey's OrphansThe Grocery BoyBarnyard OlympicsMickey's RevueMusical FarmerMickey in ArabiaMickey's NightmareThe Whoopee PartyTouchdown MickeyThe Wayward CanaryThe Klondike KidBuilding a BuildingMickey's Pal PlutoMickey's MellerdrammerYe Olden DaysThe Mail PlotMickey's Mechanical ManMickey's Gala PremierPuppy LoveThe Pet StoreThe Steeple-ChaseShanghaiedCamping OutMickey's Steam-RollerTwo-Gun MickeyOn IceMickey's RivalHawaiian HolidayBrave Little TailorMickey's Surprise Party
1940s
The Little WhirlwindThe Nifty NinetiesMickey's Birthday PartyOut of the Frying Pan Into the Firing LineFirst AidersBath DayFigaro and FrankieMickey's Delayed DatePluto's Sweater
1950s-present
Pluto and the GopherMickey's Christmas CarolRunaway BrainMickey and the Goat ManElectric HolidayGet a Horse!Once Upon a Studio
Songs
While Strolling Through the ParkMinnie MouseDon't Go Breaking My HeartOur Miss MinnieMinnie's Bow-tique
Attractions
Totally MinnieMinnie's Tiara of DreamsMinnie Oh! Minnie! Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime FireworksIt’s Very Minnie!Minnie's Style StudioMinnie's Besties BashMinnie, We Love You!Minnie @ Funderland
See Also
Totally MinnieMinnie's Bow-ToonsMickey's 90th SpectacularLofi Minnie: FocusLofi Minnie: Chill
Wikipedia
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