The Beach Party

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : November 5, 1931

Running Time : 7:40


Mickey and the gang frolic on the beach.


Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Clarabelle Cow
Horace Horsecollar


Bert Gillett
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Norm Ferguson
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Dick Lundy
Dave Hand
Cecil Surrey
Frank Kelling
Tom Palmer
Daniel Tattingham
Jack King
Joe D'Igalo
Charles Hutchinson
Hardie Gramatky
Ben Sharpsteen
Jack Cutting
Marvin Woodward
Charlie Byrne
Harry Reeves
Asst. Animator
Charles Couch

Cut Scenes

Censored in 1980s: Pluto's battle with a crab, Mickey pumping up inner tube by using Pluto as a pump


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


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Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 26

Original Animator's Drafts

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Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
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 : A beach party with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Clarabelle Cow, and Horace Horsecollar is interrupted by a disgruntled octopus accidentally pulled ashore by Pluto. After a free-for-all, Mickey gets rid of the octopus by lassoing it with a rope attached to an anchor. Several fun gags, especially during the battle with the octopus. One good laugh is when Clarabelle loses her swimsuit while swimming. Mickey becomes entangled in the suit and is washed ashore in it. Clarabelle, seeing that "something" is in her suit, whacks it with a board - clobbering Mickey in the process.
From Ryan : This short was pretty good, but It would not be one of my favorites. I liked the scene where Mickey got caught in Clarabelle's bloomers and washed up on the shore. Clarabelle hits the bloomers, thinking there's something in there. She sees it's Mickey and walks away.
From Bill : This is in my opinion a great early short, not because it had lots of action and sight gags, but because two of my favorite characters, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow had major roles in it. Many people do not realize how pivotal they were in the development of the early Mickey Mouse cartoons. As with most of the Mickey shorts, animals were very prevalent because of Walt's love of animals from his four years on the farm in Marceline. But Horace and Clarabelle were the first to have meaningful roles, not just animal "extras". They ended up as good friends of Mickey and Minnie. Good sight gags, Horace and Clarabelle going down the beach as a train, and the whole gang fighting off that angry octopus. I also loved it when Mickey got tangled up in Clarabelle's bathing suit, She clobbers it, thinking something else was in them, not knowing it was poor Mickey. Another 8 .

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