The Jazz Fool

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : October 15, 1929

Running Time : 5:57


Mickey and Horace gather a rural audience and put on first a xylophone performance, then an elaborate piano solo.


Mickey Mouse
Horace Horsecollar


Walt Disney
Carl Stalling


United States
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Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono : Cinephone
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by Celebrity Productions, Inc.


From Jerry Edwards : Various animals dance in the street while Mickey plays on a calliope, pulled by Horace Horsecollar. Mickey later appears on stage and plays the piano. He plays the piano so violently that it bits him on the bottom, hanging by its "teeth" until the curtain falls. Nothing really new from the numerous other Mickey "singing and dancing" cartoons, which quickly get really old for me.
From Ryan : This is what I would call a somewhat "retarded" short. It was kind of stupid and I did not care for it much. The dancing underwear and bloomers were really dumb and all the characters did was play music. On a scale of 50 to 100, I 'd probably give it a 70.
From Bill : I am a sucker for the musical shorts. I enjoy the music and this one is no different. It is a basic story; Mickey playing the organ while his wagon is being pulled by Horace Horsecollar. All the animals follow him to the stage area. Although this short did not have a lot of gags, the one where the poor piano, after Mickey beats him up and pounds him half to death, retaliates by biting Mickey in the butt was great. It is very interesting to see the early shorts develop and grow. Ub did a nice job on this one.
From Steven : This is an okay short, nothing special about it. There was some ugly animation of Mickey in some scenes and despite the title wasn't much "jazz" in it. I'd give it a 5 or 6.

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