Mickey's Service Station

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : February 23, 1935

Running Time : 9:18

Synopsis

"You hear dot squeek?" says Pegleg Pete of his car. "Get reed of it! I'll be back in ten minutes! Get reed of dot squeek, or..." Inspired, disastrous comic moments for Mickey, Donald, and Goofy result.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pete
Goofy
Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Animation
Milt Kahl
Eddie Strickland
Art Babbitt
Dick Lundy
Fred Spencer
Don Towsley
Jack Kinney
Archie Robin
Bill Tytla
Paul Allen
Eric Larson
Leonard Sebring
Nick George
Ferdinand Horvath
Wolfgang Reitherman

Bloopers

Watch Pete's pegleg when he returns. The peg shifts from the left to the right leg. Note also how normally, the Disney characters usually only have four fingers, but Pete holds up a total of ten when he gives Mickey his time deadline.

Cut Scenes

After Pete steps on a car horn, he thinks our heroes are spitting at him, turns around, and fires his gun at them.

Video

France
Le Meilleur de Dingo
Italy
I Capolavori di Pippo

Laserdiscs

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White: Volume 1
Japan
Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show
Mickey Mouse : The Black and White Years
Mickey Mouse: A Star is Born
Milestones for Mickey

DVD

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

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 10: Mickey, Donald and Goofy : Friends to the End
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 55
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 5, 1955
The Mickey Mouse Club : March 20, 1958

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 Lee Suggs : This is often identified as the last black and white Disney (or Mickey Mouse) short. It is not the last one. That honor belongs to the next Mickey short, Mickey's Kangaroo (1935), which was the last Mickey Mouse (And Disney) short in black and white. This short is an example of how the trio shorts can succeed. Numerous gags result from their efforts to fix Pete's car. The gags are funny because each one provides a way to destroy a little more of the car. The short's ending, and Pete's reaction to what happens to his car, are truly classic. This is what a Mickey, Donald, and Goofy short can be.
From Jerry Edwards : Full of action and gags - I love the main gag that the squeak they're looking for is caused by a cricket. Pete comes across as a gangster in this cartoon. The colorized version adds to my enjoyment of the cartoon.
From Ryan : This is one of those shorts in which the characters are faced with an everyday problem. In this case, it's fixing a car and to make matters worse, it's Pete's car. Pete threatens to do something to them if they don't fix it in 10 minutes. This is again one of those cartoons that I saw at the Disney Store in Chicago. Remembering the cut scene that was listed on this website, I watched for it and you guessed it, it wasn't there. In fact, if I can recall, the scene where Pete steps on the horn has been deleted as well, so the version that's shown on TDC is more complete.
From Per Blomén : I have seen this in color on the Danish Television and a funny thing was that Donald's legs were black.
From Bill : One of the best "fab three" shorts. The gags were fast and furious and the animation was spot on. The Leonard Maltin introduction to this short stated that Mickey was not as broad a character as Donald or Goofy. That statement rankles me. In this short the gags were well spaced for each and all were just plain funny. This short reminded me of The Three Stooges in many ways. Goofy kicking Donald to answer and Mickey saying "yes M'am" to Pete. The best gags were Mickey trying to get the rim off himself and Goofy balancing the car on the lift with poor Mickey in it! A good short needs good gags and writers to go with it and this one had both!

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