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The Barn Dance was an animated short starring Mickey Mouse. It was released in 1929 by Celebrity Productions. It was the fourth cartoon in the Mickey Mouse series.

Plot

Mickey and Pete arrive at Minnie's house to pick her and go to the barn dance in their vehicles, Mickey driving a horse-cart while Pete drives a newly purchased automobile. Impressed with the novelty of Pete's vehicle, Minnie chooses him over Mickey, but she changes quickly her mind after Pete's car immediately hits a nearby tree and gets destroyed in the accident, forcing her to choose Mickey.

As they travel to the barn dance, both mouses try to get an intimate moment between them but become annoyed by the donkey's tail hitting them while kissing, which Mickey tries to fix by adding a weight onto the donkey's tail, and once this fails, he streches the donkey's neck to make his tail short, fixing the problem.

At the Barn Dance, Mickey proves to be a clumsy dancer, repeatily crushing Minnie's feet and legs with his poor dancing skills. Unimpressed with Mickey's performance, Minnie rejects him and picks up Pete for the second dance, who proves himself to be a better dancer as both have a great time. Desesperate to regain Minnie's attention, Mickey places a balloon on his shorts to improve his dancing skills and deceive her, which he initially suceeds, but Pete quickly discovers his trick, and points it out to Minnie after he destroys Mickey's balloon with a nail. Disgusted with Mickey's deception, Minnie knocks him with her rear and finally dumps Mickey for Pete, leaving Mickey crying on the floor.

Releases

Television

Home video

Trivia

  • The film's copyright was renewed on December 10, 1956.[1]
  • This short is notable for featuring Mickey turned down by Minnie in favor of Pete.
  • This short saw an unusual change of Pete's personality in this short; he is usually depicted as a menacing villain, but here he is portrayed as a well-mannered gentleman.
  • In addition, Mickey was not depicted as a hero but as a rather ineffective young suitor. In his sadness and crying over his failure, Mickey appears unusually emotional and vulnerable.
  • When Mickey's feet grow bigger as he dances with Minnie, it serves as a metaphor for Mickey as a terrible dancer.
  • This short is the fourth produced but second released.
  • This was the final short to be made in a similar manner to the later entries of the previous Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series. In the next short, the character designs would be slightly updated with rubber gloves (Mickey himself in the piano scene of said next short).

Gallery

References


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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 PauperRunaway BrainMickey and the Goat ManGet a Horse!
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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Minnie Mouse short logo.png
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!
Songs
While Strolling Through the ParkMinnie MouseDon't Go Breaking My HeartMinnie's Bow-tique
Attractions
Totally MinnieMinnie Oh! Minnie! Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime FireworksIt’s Very Minnie!Minnie's Style Studio
See Also
Totally MinnieMinnie's Bow-ToonsMickey's 90th Spectacular
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