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Mickey's Orphans (1931)

At Christmastime, Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Pluto are beset by an enormous litter of bratty orphan cats.

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Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

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

Christmas; Mickey and Minnie are singing carols. Someone drops a basket on the doorstep that has what seems like hundreds of kittens; they quickly overrun the house. Mickey dresses as Santa, with Pluto as a reindeer, and brings gifts for the kittens. The kittens form a marching band, using kitchen implements; other kittens take saws, hammers, and other tools to the furniture. A kitten uses his toy steam shovel to drop a hot coal down Mickey's pants; two more come up with a toy fire engine. Mickey unveils the tree; the kittens swarm over it and strip it bare. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los huérfanos de Mickey See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

A scene where the kittens shoot cannon balls at a window and break chinaware has been deleted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Get a Horse! (2013) See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
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The Theme Is What?
2 December 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I couldn't get into this. An act of kindness leads to absolute destruction. When the cats arrive it's as if Ebola has been loosed in the house. None of them have even the slightest sense of affection. I wanted some sort of message here. I'm sure, for some, their using their toys to reek destruction on the family is funny, but it needed some sort of inciting incident. Not my favorite although the animation and the clever methods of destruction are interesting.


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