Poster

Barnyard Olympics

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : April 15, 1932

Running Time : 7:08

Synopsis

With Horace as his trainer, Mickey competes with Pete at running, vaulting, rowing, and finally a delightfully crazy bicycle race.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Clarabelle Cow
Horace Horsecollar
Pluto

Credits

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

DVD

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

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 52: Rah! Rah! Disney Goes Athletic
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 6, 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 : Despite Pete's continual cheating, especially during a cross country bicycle race, Mickey ends up winning. Fun take-off on Olympic events - full of numerous gags and with lots of action.
From Ryan : I really enjoyed this short. In fact I have participated in one of the events displayed in it: Track and Field. Mickey Mouse is running in a race with several other runners (including the macho man and expert cheater Pete). In this short, Pete did not have his pegleg as he did in earlier ones and he'd still have it in later ones such as Mickey's Service Station. Even though Pete cheats at every attempt to win, Mickey ends up winning. I guess that proves that cheaters never win. This never happened to me when I participated in one of my track meets, but I never came in first either.
From Bill : This short is Mickey at his best, overcoming the opposition (Pete) even though he is cheating at every turn, and in the end, wins and wins Minnie's heart. Good scene with Horace getting Mickey ready for the games. This short is loaded with action and many gags. Mickey climbing over the fence using a dachshund, the whole group of bikers rolling down the hill, and when the poor dachshund hits a pole and twists around it. Too many gags to mention, but this short clearly shows that Mickey is as funny as any character around.

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