The Barnyard Concert

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : April 5, 1930

Running Time : 5:58


Mickey, Horace, Clarabelle, and others put on a concert to the "Poet and Peasant Overture."


Mickey Mouse
Clarabelle Cow
Horace Horsecollar


Walt Disney


United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volume 2
Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volume 2


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 44: Musical Mickey
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 18, 1957

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 Columbia Pictures, Inc.


From Jerry Edwards : Mickey conducts a symphony orchestra, composed of barnyard animals. Most of the gags are repeated from previous shorts, such as Mickey pulling suckling piglets' tails to get squeals timed with the music. One fun gag is when one piglet takes off, with Mickey holding onto the piglet's tail. As they are about to hit an outhouse, the outhouse jumps up to let them pass under it - fun sight gag.
From Ryan : Again, this is another one of my "not so favorite" shorts, but it was okay. There was a reference to Steamboat Willie in this short. A scene where Mickey pulls nursing piglets in tune to music.
From Nic : This is an enjoyable cartoon with some well done gags. However, there are quite a few mistakes with the animation (various features disappearing then reappearing.)
From Bill : Standard Mickey musical with Mickey conducting his animal friends in the orchestra. Nice music but the sight gags are what I thought stood out. One where a fly on on the music is the cause of some sour notes and the outhouse jumping up to let Mickey through while being dragged by the pig. Also a reference to Steamboat Willie where Mickey is pulling the pigs tails in time to the music instead of the pigs teats. The best part of this short is the way the characters are drawn. I just love the old style and look of the classic black and white Mickeys.
From Gijs Grob : Mickey conducts a barnyard orchestra in Franz von Suppe's 'Dichter und Bauer' overture. To effect he torments some pigs, like he did to Turkey in the Straw in Steamboat Willie (1928). The Barnyard Concert is the very first concert cartoon and launches Mickey's career as a conductor, which would lead to stunning performances in The Band Concert (1935) and Symphony Hour (1942).

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