Mickey's Grand Opera

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : March 7, 1936

Running Time : 7:38

Synopsis

An opera starring Donald Duck and Clara Cluck? Mickey conducts and Pluto steals the show.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Clarabelle Cow
Horace Horsecollar
Pluto
Goofy
Clara Cluck
Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Cy Young
Paul Hopkins
Norm Ferguson
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Les Clark

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Mickey
Germany
Mit Mir Nicht
Micky und Company
Goofy und Pluto Total Verrückt
France
Mickey et Compagnie
Disney Parade 3
Italy
Video Parade 8
Papaerino & C. Professione Buonomore
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions : Topolino

CED

United States
Limited Gold Editions - Mickey

Laserdiscs

Japan
Donald Duck and His Duckling Gang
Mickey and Company
Disney Cartoon Festival 3
Mickey : Limited Gold Edition
Mickey Mouse: A Star is Born

DVD

United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 6 : Extreme Music Fun
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Germany
Musik Spass Superstars
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
France
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Italy
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 6 : Extreme Music Fun
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 59: Clarabelle and Horace

Original Animator's Drafts


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Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
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 : An entertaining, fun short. Clarence "Ducky" Nash (as Donald Duck) and Florence Gill (Clara Cluck) are shown rehearsing their parts in the 1941 "The Reluctant Dragon" ... five years after the short was released!
From Ryan : This short is quite similar to other shorts such as Mickey's Amateurs and Orphan's Benefit (only the orphans don't appear in it thank God)." I liked the scene where Pluto kept going after the magic hat and his encounter with the rabbit.
From Kjersti : This one is just amazing! I love the finale with Donald with the frog inside and how everything falls down and that last note they all sing so "beautifully" together. Great entertainment!
From Baruch Weiss : I own this classic cartoon on the Limited Gold Edition video Mickey (a g that's very hard to find nowadays) without it's original title cards. One viewing this short on that video for the first time would think the cartoon is Symphony Hour which I think would have been better off being titled Silly Symphony Hour. I also have this cartoon fully restored with its original title cards on two DVD's; Mickey Mouse in Living Color: Volume 1 and Extreme Music Fun. It's a fun cartoon and I enjoyed the "Grand Finale" with Clara Cluck, Donald Duck, Pluto and the frog singing one final note. I wonder if that frog was the inspiration for Michigan J. Frog who is best known today as the mascot for Warner Brother's Television. I doubt he's still used today!

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