Mickey's Mixup

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : September 16, 2000

Synopsis

Mickey buys a new fax machine. His first few faxes are a nasty one to Mortimer and a sweet one to Minnie. But when he suspects that the faxes have gotten switched, he has to secretly try to get the nasty fax back from Minnie before she reads it.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Pete
Clarabelle Cow
Mortimer Mouse
Chief O'Hara

Credits

Director
Tony Craig
Robert Gannaway
Story
John Behnke
Robert Humphrey
Jim Petertson
Film Editor
Thomas Hart

DVD

Germany
Mickeys Spassfabrik
France
Walt Disney's Rigolons avec Mickey
United Kingdom
Walt Disney's Laugh Factory with Mickey

Television

Mickey Mouse Works: Season 3 - Episode 2
House of Mouse: Season 2 - Episode 4

Technical Specification

Comments

From Lee Suggs : This is a GREAT short! Mickey buys a fax machine, and then runs into Mortimer. Mortimer of course makes fun of him, and infuriates Mickey. Mickey then goes home and faxes Mortimer a nasty note. (Is Mortimer officially a rat? Mickey calls him one several times here.) Then he faxes Minnie a love note. Unfortunately the love note goes to Mortimer. Meaning the nasty note went to MINNIE! What follows is Mickey desperately trying to get the fax away from Minnie before she reads it. He must fend off a suddenly friendly Mortimer, defeat Pete the purse snatcher, and keep from getting arrested. All these escapades are very well done, and the short has an amazing ending that I won't spoil for you.
From Juan F. Lara : This short lasted only about six minutes. So the script concentrated on just a couple of great gags. Mortimer got to show a nice side that was different from his usual personality, but he was still believable, and really funny. Mortimer's plotthread though quickly ended with a crazy scene where Mickey got the chance to play the heavy. Having spent just the right amount of time on Mortimer, the makers then started a purse-snatcher thread that put Mickey in an awkward role as a thief (whom you could argue got away with stealing ) and led to a funny confrontation with his other nemesis, Pete. I also liked how they tied that thread to the fax plotthread unexpectedly.

Both Mortimer's and Pete's threads were hilarious. But this short would still be worth watching just to catch the last scene's gag.


From Eric Lehmann : That's a FUNNY short! First up, Mickey buys a new fax machine. Unfortunately, the results are disastrous. Instead of sending a nice one to Minnie and the nasty one to Mortimer, it's the other way around. Mickey has to hurry before Minnie reads the nasty fax. He confronts Pete and nails him. Minnie read the fax and it turns out...it wasn't the nasty one, nor the nice one! It warned Minnie about purse snatchers in the city! Meaning that the nasty one is sent to...the mystery person (whose name I won't mention unless you check out the "secrets" section).

P. S. Mortimer may be rude, but he is funny!