Mickey's Parrot

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : September 9, 1938

Running Time : 7:36

Synopsis

A talking parrot wanders through Mickey's house while Mickey and Pluto think they're tracking an escaped criminal.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pluto
Parrot (II)

Credits

Director
Bill Roberts
Animation
Les Clark

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Mickey
Italy
Paperino e i Racconti Misteriosi
Topolino e Soci
Paperino e la Sua Banda di Paperi
Topolino 70 Anni di Avventure

CED

United States
Limited Gold Editions - Mickey

Laserdiscs

Japan
I Love Mickey
Scary Tales
Mickey's Family Album
Mickey : Limited Gold Edition

DVD

United States
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey
Disney Treasures : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 1)
Germany
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
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey
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 21: Goin' to the Birds
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 61
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 15

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.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : Gun and shooting scenes have been censored. The mistaken identity of the parrot thought to be an escaped convict is quite a stretch and ruins most of the interest for me.
From Ryan : Here's another short that features a parrot. For some reason, Disney used parrots in a lot of their shorts. Perhaps parrots were one of Walt Disney's favorite animals. It's a nice (okay so maybe it's down pouring outside) and peaceful in Mickey's house where he and Pluto listen to a radio show. Just then, a news bulletin comes on saying that Machine-Gun Butch has escaped from prison. I liked the part where the parrot, after getting out of Mickey's basement, went into a cabinet and started messing around with a can of fish food. He starts talking to it saying things like "I'll bust ya open!" Pluto hears this and thinks it's the fish who's bowl is on top of that cabinet. Mickey sure was relieved after he found out that the "escaped convict" was actually a parrot.
From Baruch Weiss : This is a great cartoon! I loved the music score during the title and end presentations and I enjoyed the funny parrot. In fact, my brother and I used to laugh at the part where Pluto is about to eat the turkey (might I add it wasn't cooked yet!) but the parrot who was hiding inside the turkey squawks "Ah ah ah please!" That line used to crack us up. I wonder if that parrot was the inspiration for Iago?
From Alexander Komar : I saw the "Have a Laugh!" version of this short on September 23, 2011 and the gun Mickey originally had was digitally edited and chaned to a broom.

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