1. General Info

Poster

Cumulative rating:       (1 rating submitted)

Synopsis


No dogs are allowed on Pete's train, so Mickey tries to smuggle Pluto aboard with a variety of disguises.

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 16)
The Mickey Mouse Club (Season 3, Episode 21)

VHS Video

United States

Mickey
The Spirit of Mickey

Germany

Donald Macht nie Pause
Micky und Company

France

Mickey et Compagnie
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 3
Disney Parade 6

Italy

Paperino e la Sua Banda di Paperi
Topolino e Soci

CED Disc

United States

Mickey

Laserdisc

Japan

Mickey
Mickey Mouse: A Star is Born

United States

The Spirit of Mickey
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Life With Mickey

Japan

Mickey and Company
Disney Cartoon Festival 6
I Love Mickey

DVD

United States

Mickey Mouse in Living Color - Volume 2
Have a Laugh, Volume 2
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey
Walt Disney Animation Collection : Volume 1 : Mickey and the Beanstalk

Germany

Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)

Italy

Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)

United Kingdom

Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
Have a Laugh : Volume 2

Sweden

Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)

Canada

Have a Laugh : Volume 2
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey

Netherlands / Belgium

Mickey Mouse In Living Color: Volume Twee

Notes

Inside Jokes

A tantalizing possibility of an inside joke : the train that Mickey and Pluto are riding on has "GERONOM" painted on the side as its name. Is the last letter supposed to be an "o" for Geronimo? More than likely it is supposed to be an "i" and refers to director Clyde Geronomi.

Original Animator's Drafts

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Technical Specifications

Running Time: 7:44
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Type: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Ryan :

When I first saw this short on a video that I rented back when I was about eight or nine years old, I absolutely loved it. Disney did a great job with this short. Who could have made a better train conductor than Pete? On one of those "Disney Moments" that the Disney Channel airs, they showed Walt Disney and Billy Bletcher (the voice of Pete) doing the voice overs for this cartoon. This is definitely a classic Mickey short.

From Frank :

It is the best. I am glad my daughter loves the Mick (so do I) and his games with Pete (particularly where Pete thanks the conductor as well as Pete's run in with the female invisible passenger who calls for the conductor) are the best and make me want to replay over and over again.

From Baruch Weiss :

This was also one of my favorite Mickey cartoons. I enjoyed the scene where Pete (thinking it's Mickey and Pluto) grabs a woman. I also enjoyed the part where the mouse disguises as an Indian and says "How". Stereotype alert! Oh well It wouldn't matter anyhow considering that Disney does not show the old cartoons on TV anymore.

From Dino Cencia :

Me and my dad love this part: TICKETS! I give this cartoon a 90 because it has a lot of funny parts like when Pete said: "So, it's you huh?" Mickey: "Yeah, ha ha, it's me I guess". Pete: "All alone without your dog". Mickey: "yeah, ha ha, all alone". Pete: "You know, I used to have a little cat once, and when it was left all alone, it'd cry: MEOW!" Then Pluto barks he thought it was a cat, but it was Pete who did it. Also, funny parts were Pete grabbed a woman (he thought it was Mickey and Pluto) and the woman hits him with her hat. The Tickets! part was really funny too. Mickey Mouse and Pluto rules!

From Ryan Kilpatrick at The Disney Film Project :

Ah…Mickey. Seeing a Mickey Mouse short come up on the schedule is like slipping into a comfortable pair of slippers, ready to make you relax and feel just a little better about your self. It’s even more pronounced when it’s a short I have fond memories of, such as Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip.

This short is one of the first Mickey Mouse cartoons I saw, back in the day when the Disney Channel used to show old Disney stuff. To go on a tangent, by the way, I am not one of those who is so upset that all the old stuff is not on Disney Channel – I actually like High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb. But there is a place for these old classics, such as the Disney Treasures DVD that I watched this short from.

I love the fact that Mickey is getting ready to depart from the Burbank train station, the location of Walt’s studio. It adds a little touch of realism to the short and to Mickey. Pluto is accompanying him on the trip, but Conductor Pete says that dogs are not allowed on the train. It’s great to see Pete back and cast as Mickey’s adversary.

The fun in this short is seeing Mickey’s sheepishness. As his character evolved over the years, Mickey went from the swashbuckling adventurer he was in The Gallopin’ Gaucho to a suburban man in later shorts. Now, he is much more of a happy go lucky guy who gets very scared and nervous when in danger. It’s always been there, but here it’s more pronounced, like when he’s sweating bullets as Pete interrogates him.

The creativity of how Mickey and Pluto try to get away from Pete is quite good as well. My personal favorite is the American Indian costume, with Pluto in the papoose. It all falls apart when Pete tries to pinch the “baby’s” cheeks, but it’s very funny.

My absolute favorite part of the short, though, is when Pluto gets snagged out of the window and Mickey chases him outside. They end up off the train, only to discover that they’re exactly where they need to be, in Pomona. It’s such a fantastic metaphor, that we spend our time evading trouble and pushing to get where we want, then look up and we’re there. I’m sure it was not social commentary, but it is a good feeling nonetheless.


Screenshots

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History

3/19/2012

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3/28/2012

  • Home video info added by eutychus

8/27/2012

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8/31/2012

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9/10/2012

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8/2/2013

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10/22/2015

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10/25/2015

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10/30/2015

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11/21/2015

  • Poster added by eutychus

12/20/2016

  • Home video info added by LTom

6/14/2017

  • Credits added by kintutoons32

6/24/2017

  • Television info added by eutychus

Sources

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi: Director
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Don Duckwell: Asst. Director
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Jim Carmichael: Layout
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Andy Engman: Animator
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Dick Lundy: Animator
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Chuck Otterstrom: Animator
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Kenneth "Ken" Muse: Animator
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Edward "Ed" Love: Animator
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Marvin Woodward: Animator
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Claude Smith: Animator
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Nick Nichols: Animator
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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Voices
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Billy Bletcher: Voices
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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
  • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)