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Alpine Climbers

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : July 25, 1936

Running Time : 9:34

Synopsis

Mickey, Donald, and Pluto climb up into the Alps in search of eagle's eggs and edelweiss - leading to violent conflict with a mother eagle and a mountain goat.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pluto
Donald Duck (Voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash)
Boliver, the St. Bernard

Credits

Director
Dave Hand
Animation
Bill Roberts
Dick Heumer
Grim Natwick
Norm Ferguson

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Life With Mickey
Germany
Mickys Sommerspaß
Mickey Präsentiert
France
La Joyeuse Menagerie
Les Folles Vacances de Mickey
Italy
Topolino Apprendista Scalatore
Sono Io ... Topolino
Topolino : Un Eroe Mille Avventure
Cartoons Disney 4

Laserdiscs

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Life With Mickey
Japan
Mountaineering Mickey
Mickey's Summer Madness
Mickey's Golden Jubilee
Disney Cartoon Festival 1

DVD

United States
It's a Small World of Fun Volume 3
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Germany
Micky's Ferienspass
Micky's Lustiger Adventskalender Verschworung der Superschurken
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)
3 … 2 … 1 … E Natale
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
United Kingdom
Countdown to Christmas
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 22: Classic Mickey
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 43
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 14
Walt Disney Presents: Adventures of Mickey Mouse

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 : Full of action and gags. I always get a laugh out of Donald butting heads with a mountain goat, with the goat getting the worse end of the "contest." As much as Disney has censored their shorts, I am surprised I have never seen the drunkenness scene of Donald and the St. Bernard censored.
From Ryan : Here we have Mickey, Donald, and Pluto climbing in the Alps. This is back in the days when Mickey was still mischievous. This is all gone by the 1950's. He's collecting eagle eggs (what he plans to do with them is a mystery to me). He's just asking for trouble ain't he? Meanwhile, Donald is collecting edelweiss (this is the best spelling of the word that I can do). While watching this short, I didn't know what Donald said when he saw the flowers. "Oh boy! Oh boy! ______?" When I put it on closed caption, I saw that he said "Oh boy! Oh boy! Edelweiss!" Speaking of edelweiss, my high school put on a play with that title last year. It took place in Germany during WWII and was about a school teacher. As for Pluto, he's been covered by a small avalanche. A St. Bernard (who looks quite similar to the one from Three Orphan Kittens) comes to his rescue by giving him a hot beverage that "defrosts" his body in no time. What was this beverage? I thought at first perhaps it was tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Apparently it isn't. It's some sort of alcoholic beverage as the two dogs are shown drunk with red noses at the end of the cartoon. I loved this short!
From Baruch Weiss : In this short we have Mickey Donald and Pluto climbing in the Swiss Alps. Mickey is asking for trouble by taking eagle eggs, Donald is picking flowers and Pluto gets drunk on some sort of alcoholic beverage. Speaking of eagle eggs, one is actually allowed to do that, but they have to shoo the mother bird away. I too have no idea what Mickey plans to do with them, but I am sure he is asking for trouble!

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