Prod. 2346 - Mickey's Delayed Date
The animation can be said to be more stylized and even more crude than previously, though this is obviously a matter of taste. Personally I prefer earlier Mickey shorts - especially the very early ones.
After WWII, a new group of people animated the shorts. Though generally considered the second-string animators, not capable of feature work, they were often top artists in their craft, as in this film with Bob Youngquist (1905-1996), George Kreisl (1913-1988), Harry Holt (1911-2004), George Nicholas (1910-1996), Jerry Hathcock (1911-1997) and Marvin Woodward (1905-1971), most of whom had been at it for many years at this time. Effects by Andy Engman (1911-2004) and Jack Boyd (1916-1998). Layouts Karl Karpe (1899-1984), backgrounds Art Landy. Music by Ollie Wallace (1887-1963).
By the way: of those mentioned, the only artists still at the studio in 1967 after Walt's passing were Bob Youngquist and the effects animators--and there was a Karl Karpe in the Transportation Dept.
Directed by Charles Nichols (1910-1992), this draft of 3/6/46, released 10/3/47 (that's more like Mickey's Delayed Release!).