Poster

Mickey Cuts Up

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : November 30, 1931

Running Time : 7:10

Synopsis

Mickey helps Minnie with her yard work. Eventually a lawnmower runs berserk as Pluto pulls it chaotically around the garden.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Pluto

Credits

Director
Bert Gillett
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Les Clark
Norm Ferguson
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Jack King
Dave Hand
Tom Palmer
Dick Lundy
Ben Sharpsteen

Laserdiscs

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White: Volume 1
Japan
Mickey's Family Album
Mickey Mouse : The Black and White Years

DVD

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White
Germany
Mickey Mouse in Black and White

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 28: Early Mickey
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 30
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 10, 1956

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.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : Mickey mows his yard with Pluto pulling the mower. Pluto causes widespread destruction with the mower attached to him when he chases a cat. Although too much of the cartoon is the all-too-typical Mickey and Minnie song and dance routine, the scenes of Pluto chasing the cat are fun. One fun gag for me is when the mower plows through a "cement pond," the water falls back into the pond, and stays in the pond - even though part of the pond's cement wall is now missing.
From Ryan : This was really not one of my favorite shorts, but it wasn't that bad. I liked the scene where Mickey mowing his lawn and Pluto is pulling the' mower. It had some references to previous shorts such as Mickey Steps Out where Pluto chases a cat (in fact the cat looked very similar to the one in that short). Mickey is seen using one of those push mowers that doesn't run on gasoline but instead is run by "human" power. I've got a hard enough job mowing my huge lawn with a push mower that runs on gas, much less I have one like Mickey does.
From Bill : This was not one of Mickey's most exciting or gag filled short, but fun anyway. I like the way Mickey and Pluto just get along, even mowing the lawn. Standard storyline, but I like it when there is more action with Mickey, or when he's saving Minnie.
From Gijs Grob : Mickey Cuts Up can be summarized as Mickey Steps Out set in a garden: the first part of the cartoon consists of a quite tiring sing-and-dance-routine (with Mickey dancing as a turtle as a minor highlight). Only after five minutes, the second part starts. This hilarious sequence is devoted to Pluto chasing a cat and causing havoc. Suddenly the gags come fast and plenty. There's even an early running gag in which Mickey is getting wet in various ways.

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