From Columbia to United Artists...
The celebration was just as much about the parting of ways with Columbia, with whom business had gone sour. As Roy Disney stated as early as in April 1930, they were not "overburdened with 'Good Intentions'." Though the deal was signed December 1930, and announced in April 1931, the Disney shorts were still delivered to, and distributed by Columbia until mid 1932, hence the late date of this party.
I especially like the wording, the down-home quality of Mickey's "dialogue" in this invitation. This is how Mickey should talk. If you who read this blog are, or are going to be a writer for Mickey, please realize that Mickey sounds best when he reacts, and remember to use as few words as possible! Now read this invitation, "and make it snappy!"
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[Addition: if you do not know your Mickey history and are taken aback by Mickey's accent, hear it straight from Walt’s own mouth in the Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air here. This is how the Mickey in the invitation sounds - not like a slave at all: he is simply a straight-forward fun-loving country boy mouse with a no-nonsense attitude.]
[For those of you studying animation, remember to check out the many Action Analysis Classes, animator drafts and other documents you can find on this blog! Find out how they timed the short films at Disney, and download my free animation timing metronome!]
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