When the Cat's Away (1929)

  |  Animation, Short, Comedy


When the Cat's Away (1929) Poster

While Tom Cat goes away hunting, Mickey, Minnie, and their mouse friends break into his house and perform music. They play various tunes on the piano while the other mice hit household objects in tune to the music.


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24 November 2013 | MartinHafer
4
| Not a whole lot to this one.
Note: The title music to this short is missing and is so noted on the DVD from "Walt Disney Treasures - Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume Two".

There is very little in the way of plot to "When the Cat's Away" and the title pretty much is the film. The cat's gone and in his absence, the mice run amok in the home--dancing about and enjoying themselves. Unfortunately, there's nothing more to the plot and the wonderful, plucky Mickey Mouse you see in such wonderful shorts as "Steamboat Willie" is just another mouse running about and having fun. While this is not a terrible film, it's definitely among the worst of the early ones and is no better than films of the competition--and in some cases, a bit worse. Easy to skip unless you are a die-hard fan of Disney animation.


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Genres

Animation | Short | Comedy | Family

Details

Release Date:

11 April 1929

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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