Mickey's Trailer

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : May 6, 1938

Running Time : 7:42


Our bold trio travels cross-country by trailer - and sorely lives to regret it, especially when the makeshift vehicle crashes its way down a cliffside.


Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck


Ben Sharpsteen
Louie Schmitt
Johnny Cannon
Don Patterson
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Tom Palmer
Cy Young
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Ed Love

Cut Scenes

Goofy struggles with corncob, during which he sticks his fork in a light socket; the resulting electric shock pops the corn.


United States
On Vacation with Mickey and Friends
Cartoon Classics : Special Edition
The Spirit of Mickey
Mickys Sommerspaß
Mickys Größte Hits
Mickys Größte Show
Happy Birthday Mickey
Micky's Lustige Abenteuer
Les Folles Vacances de Mickey
Captain Mickey
Le Meilleur de Mickey
Joyeux Anniversaire Mickey
Topolino : Un Eroe Mille Avventure
Buon Compleanno Topolino
C'era Una Volta un Topo
Topolino Lupo di Mare
C'era Una Volta un Topo
I Capolavori di Topolino


United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 1


Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections Volume 2
On Vacation with Mickey Mouse and Friends
The Spirit of Mickey
Mickey's Summer Madness
Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show
Mickey's Greatest Hits
Mickey Mouse: A Star is Born


United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Micky's Ferienspass
Abenteur Spass Superstars
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 7 : Extreme Adventure Fun
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 43: On Vacation
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 64
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 16
Walt Disney Presents: On Vacation with Mickey Mouse and Friends

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 RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.


From Calvin Daprice : Forget The Band Concert, Lonesome Ghosts and Boat Builders. This is the best Mickey short ever. Just look at the closing of the panoramic fan, the milking of the cow and the cutting of the corn - all magical and cut to a pace that the rest of Hollywood took another twenty years to catch up with.
From Steve Lee : I don't understand why the scene with Goofy being electrocuted was cut. I mean they left a similar scene in other Goofy shorts like Hold that Pose and How to Dance.
From Jerry Edwards : My favorite of the Mickey/Donald/Goofy shorts. Every scene and interaction among the friends is superbly done and the animation is also superb.
From Ryan : If I had a favorite Mickey, Donald, and Goofy short, this would probably be it. At the beginning, you think they're in a nice and clean part of town, but as the scenery folds back into the trailer, it turns out to be a heavily polluted city dump. Mickey awakens and the trio begins their trip. Goofy is driving down the road, Mickey is gathering food which are corn ears that he cuts off from the field, milk that he gets from a cow, and water that he collects as they pass a waterfall. Donald, however, is still asleep so Mickey pushes a button to fold his bed in. Later on it got pretty wild when the trailer separated from the car Goofy was driving. Donald and Mickey are terrified. Well, trailer and car soon reunite. Goofy apparently never knew they separated. I liked the scene where they were eating lunch. Goofy picks up a watermelon slice and the drawers hit him, causing the watermelon to splatter on his face like shaving cream, which he shaves off. I also laughed when Mickey said "Hey, who's driving?" Donald then said "Yeah! Who's driving?" Goofy says "Why I am!" One scene that was censored was where Goofy accidentally sticks a fork in an electric socket and gets electrocuted the corn he's eating turns into popcorn. Why was that censored? It's not like it's going to influence children to stick a fork in a socket and Goofy did it by accident anyway. The only children that would do that are babies who'd do it regardless of whether or not they saw this cartoon. I, myself, have never seen the uncensored version of this short.
From Sam : Mickey, Donald, and Goofy hit the road in a gadget-filled trailer in this short, but all the gadgets in the world can't help them when it's Goofy doing the driving. A true comedy classic from beginning to end.
From Baruch Weiss : Good short. It's a classic!
From Keiran Stones : This is one of 8 classic Mickey Mouse cartoons that I love so much. The part where Donald sings in the bath was really boring until he saw the robins. Plus the ride on the cartoon began when the trailer came loose. I think each fan needs this cartoon in their collection.
From Helen : Probably the best Mickey/Donald/Goofy short ever; the breakfast scenes and the bit where Donald is forced to wake up are immaculate. This one's part of the traditional "Disney Cartoon Show" which airs on Swedish TV every Christmas Eve. It seems influenced a bit by Chaplin's "Modern Times", premiered two years before, where the machines were taking over (Donald's compact room that changes its furniture abruptly). But when you watch Chaplin's films it's plain, too, how much his stunts and his long faces have in common with early cartoons like Daffy Duck or this one.
From Jim Tharp : The best animated short ever. Not just hilarious but the music and drawings are synchronized perfectly. When the trailer is rolling end over end and the boys are being thrown around inside is great and the trailer going around corners using the fence as a track are genius. Only Thru the Mirror is better as far as animation.
From Steven Rauchman : I rate this cartoon a 12 out of 10. It is so giddy with invention, detail, and rich character-based animation that it seems the entire crew must have been in love with the possibilities from the start. I can't help wondering if, in the creation of that wonderful opening -- the hallucinatory scene in which one background location winds up being a backdrop for another -- our boys at the drawing board might have been dipping into a special stash of inspirational substances.
From swl : This has got to be my favorite Mickey Mouse cartoon ever! Very imaginative! I want that camper!
From Laura Cross : Don't worry, Ryan. I've seen the scene where Goofy gets electrocuted on the "Spirit of Mickey" video as well as the "Extreme Adventure Fun" DVD. I'm sure you'll find it hilarious like I did.

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