The Grocery Boy

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : February 11, 1932

Running Time : 7:08

Synopsis

Mickey goes shopping for Minnie, but is late bringing the groceries back. She acts haughty as a result, then softens. She and Mickey make dinner in time to the music, but Pluto steals the turkey and causes chaos when they try to retrieve it.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Pluto

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Les Clark
Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Cut Scenes

A statue of Napoleon gets stuck on Mickey's head. He runs into a stove and the resulting soot makes the statue a blackface stereotype.

DVD

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

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 73
The Mickey Mouse Club : March 2, 1956

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 : The chase scene is fun with Mickey and Minnie trying to get the turkey away from Pluto.
From Ryan : I first saw this short on the "Gotta be the Shorts" marathon. I loved it. One scene that made me smirk a little was when Mickey sets the basket of groceries on Minnie's countertop. He then says "Goodbye" to her and bumps into the ironing board which gives him a bump on the head. Minnie walks over and kisses it, making it disappear completely. Minnie must have quite a powerful kiss! It was also funny seeing Pluto run away with the turkey that Mickey and Minnie are planning to cook.
From Bill I. : Sometimes I like the shorts when Mickey does not have to save Minnie or fight Pete. This was just a funny short. Minnie is mad because Mickey is late with the groceries and hangs up, but she still freshens up for his arrival. Good scene when she kisses Mickey's bump away and the carnage Pluto causes when he steals the turkey. Lots of fun.