The "spot" gag seemed to be straight from "The Cat in the Hat Comes
Back" and I expected it to go off in that direction. It didn't, but
the animators didn't really seem to know what to do with it either.
I was happy, though, to see them break down the "*fifth wall" a bit
with Mickey's dealing with the spot. But when taken as a whole, the
earlier short covered virtually the same territory with much better
* Television critics refer to the "fourth wall" as the wall that
separates the audience from the performer. I take that one step further,
and refer to the "fifth wall" as that which separates the performer
from the animator. Probably the best example of this is the Warner Brothers
short, "Duck Amuck." Disney never used the method that much until recently.
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