Poster

Mickey in Arabia

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : July 18, 1932

Running Time : 6:55

Synopsis

Mickey and Minnie are on vacation when Sultan Pete tries to capture Minnie for his harem.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Johnny Cannon
Dick Lundy
Kevin Donnelly
Tom Palmer
Ben Sharpsteen
Jack King
Dave Hand
Les Clark
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Cut Scenes

Some juggler and harem scenes were cut in the 80's.

DVD

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volume 2
Germany
Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volume 2
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 4, 1955

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 United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : Mickey and Minnie are tourists when Pete, an evil sheik, kidnaps Minnie. Mickey's attempted rescue is complicated by his drunken camel. After a furious battle and a rooftop chase, Mickey and Minnie escape safely - with Pete running off into the desert after being accidentally speared by his own soldiers. Mickey's problems with trying to ride a drunk camel in pursuit of Pete are quite hilarious. Although cartoons in which Mickey has to rescue Minnie from Pete are numerous, this one is particularly well done.
From Ryan : This was absolutely a fine cartoon. I first saw a still of it in my book entitled "The Art of Mickey Mouse" (which is a pretty neat book that features different styles of Mickey Mouse artwork from various famous/not so famous artists). Now I own a copy of it on video. There were some weird (but funny) scenes like where some Arab children were poking their heads out of pots and where a juggler was juggling balls with his butt. I think Pete was the perfect role as the evil sultan who wants Minnie for his harem girl.
From Christian : Like Ryan, I love the scene where that guy juggles those balls with his butt. This cartoon deserves a ten.
From Bill I. : This is one of the better "Mickey saves Minnie from Pete" shorts. It was full of great gags. Poor Mickey trying to chase Pete on his drunken camel was very funny and well drawn. The opening scenes of Mickey and Minnie entering the market was well drawn. It is interesting to see the stereotyping of the residents of the market; today that would have raised eyebrows. It is something to see how different things were in 1932. Of course I always enjoy seeing Pete defeated again by Mickey!

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