My all-time favorite film!
The relation between Mickey and Minnie is heart-felt and sweet, especially in Dick Lundy's interchange "Box lunch - buy a box-lunch" "Haven't got any money!" "That's allright - try one!" The animators are basically the "standard group" that can be seen on the photo below
. At this time, the idea of character casting was still new. It has become apparent for me that previously, scenes were dealt out based on availability of the artists, which possibly still was true in part here - my guess is Les Clark got the last scene because he was done with the first scene with the cart when the others were nearly done with all the other scenes - who knows. Ben Sharpsteen has a lot of scenes - but he may also here have had many assistants/junior animators under him...
This film was, as we have seen previously, used as an example of what was done right. Warmth, charm and humor. And it can be seen on the first Mickey Mouse in Black and White Treasures DVD...
Directed by Dave Hand, released Jan 7th, 1933 (same date as written on the draft).
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Labels: Draft, Shorts, Shorts_UA, Shorts_UA_2006