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The Fire Fighters (1930)

Mickey and his ragtag crew of firefighters have to save a burning building and Minnie.

Director:

Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner Marcellite Garner ... Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Mickey and others are firemen; they slide down an ostrich's neck when the alarm sounds. A squealing cat whose tail Mickey pulls acts as the siren. The nearest hydrant isn't working too well, so Horace Horsecollar takes drinks from a pond and uses that water to put out the fire. Minnie is trapped on an upper floor; Mickey climbs the neighboring building fire escape and uses a clothesline to cross to Minnie's building. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey's Brigade Turns Out See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Powers Cinephone Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (red tinted sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Mickey Enters The Hot Spot
5 September 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

Chief Mickey & Horace Horsecollar are two of THE FIRE FIGHTERS who respond to save Miss Minnie from a blazing conflagration.

A fun, rather frantic, little black & white film. Music mavens will recognize "There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight" as the engine speeds to the fire. Walt Disney supplies Mickey's voice; look fast to spot Clarabelle Cow among the bystanders. The Disney artists deliver the requisite number of udder & bloomer gags.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan and Mr. Toad. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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