Poster

Mickey's Steamroller

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : June 16, 1934

Running Time : 6:55

Synopsis

While streetworker Mickey romances Minnie, Mickey's nephews Morty and Ferdy take control of his steamroller and it's full speed ahead on a very destructive ride.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Ferdy and Morty Mouse

Credits

Director
Dave Hand
Animation
Bob Kuwahara
Bob Wickersham
Fred Moore
Jack Bailey
Norm Ferguson

Laserdiscs

Japan
Mickey's Family Album
Mickey Mouse: A Star is Born

DVD

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

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 23: The "Other" Mice
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 31, 1955

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 : Enjoyable cartoon with lots of action and gags - but nothing special for me. This was supposedly colorized, but I have not seen the colorized version.
From Ryan : This short was pretty good. I especially liked the part where the two children started playing around on the steamroller and it soon went out of control. Mickey catches up with them, but the steamroller hits a hotel and there are several people shown bathing. The kids then ride a piece of the steamroller up and down like a seesaw.
From Ettore D'Agostino : This short is important because is the only occasion to see the animated version of Mickey's nephews. The colorized version is very well done. Many b/w shorts are not convincing in their colorized version, but this one is successful.
From Varun : This episode has to be one of my favorites for animation, not really the plot. The colorized version of this cartoon is rich! Its really wonderful. And Mickey's nephews are adorable. It seems Minnie is wearing a dress that she will be wearing in the 40's.
From Bill I. : Every time I view this short I cannot understand why Walt did not embellish Mickey's nephews Morty and Ferdie. Much like Huey, Dewey and Louie they would have made great material for future Mickey shorts. This was a fun short and the animation of the steamroller was well done, especially the anthropomorphic face on the machine as it was chasing Mickey. This was full of great gags and action. Even the scene with Mickey trying to steal a kiss from Minnie shows he was still quite a rascal. The best scene was the steamroller hitting the building and after it's collapse, showing all the people still taking baths. A good historical short.