Moving Day

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : June 20, 1936

Running Time : 9:22


Mickey and Donald are six months behind on the rent and are being evicted by Sheriff Pete. So they have to move ... and fast!


Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck


Ben Sharpsteen
Paul Allen
Cy Young
Al Eugster
Marvin Woodward
Wolfgang Reitherman
Art Babbitt
Don Towsley
Fred Spencer


The first appearance together of a fully mature Goofy and Donald.


United States
Mickey Knows Best
Hier ist Mickey
Drei Caballeros im Sambafieber
Donald Geht in die Luft
Salut Mickey
Le Meilleur de Dingo
Cartoon Festival 2
Sono Io ... Pippo
I Capolavori di Pippo
Cartoons Disney 2


United States
Mickey Knows Best / The Importance of Being Donald
Donald and Goofy
Hello! Mickey
All Star Cartoon Review


United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 1 : Starring Mickey
A Goofy Movie
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 1 : Starring Mickey
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)


The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 26: Classic Donald
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 16
Walt Disney Presents: The Goofy Success Story

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


From Jerry Edwards : A nice short with action and numerous gags. The gag of Goofy playing "tag" with the piano runs on far too long for my tastes, though.
From Ryan : This is another short that features the classic trio. Each one has some sort of conflict. Goofy is trying to move a piano out, but it keeps sliding down the ramp. I don't remember what Mickey and Donald were having trouble with. I'll have to watch the short again. All have to deal with the same problem though. That is getting everything out of the house after Sheriff Pete evicts them. Speaking of which, when this short was released during the Depression, many Americans were evicted from their homes because they couldn't pay the rent. This short may have made people feel much better.
From Sam : In this fun cartoon featuring the classic trio of Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, we find our heroes trying to move behind the back of Sheriff Pete, who has evicting Mickey and Donald. The highlight of this short for me is Goofy trying to get the piano into the truck. Only The Goof could get into a battle of wits with a piano... and loose. Great stuff! I thought the scene where Donald was flying around the room was pretty funny, too. I don't know if I'd pick Mickey and company to help me the next time I move, but at least they can get the job done.
From Baruch Weiss : I thought that this was a great cartoon, There was a nice music score during the title presentation and nice music throughout the entire short.
From Daniel : My favorite part of this short is Donald's struggle with the plunger. The main thing I love about it is it showcases one of Donald's most hilarious mannerisms, his exclamation of "SO!" There are different degrees of this. Moving Day shows most of them. The first is when he mutters it, the second is when he shouts it, and the third is when he says it with such rage and exasperation that it becomes slurred, and sounds more like "ZHEAOW!"
From Rebecca : This is the first cartoon in which Goofy is actually credited as "Goofy". (Before this cartoon, he was known as "Dippy Dawg" or "Dippy the Goof"). Art Babbitt animated him in this picture, and Goofy was very beautifully articulated. The piano sequence was very amusing, also. The short was entertaining, the gags were funny, and the animation was great.
From Mike : I do like this cartoon. Goofy's battle with the piano is pretty funny however the idea of Pete being a sheriff isn't very believable. Other than that it is an enjoyable short.

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