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The Mad Doctor (1933)

Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

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David Hand (uncredited)
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Cast

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

A dark and stormy night. Pluto is spirited away to the spooky mansion of an evil genius for a mad transplant scheme to put his head on the body of a chicken. Mickey gives chase, but find himself threatened severely by the house and its denizens. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der verrückte Arzt See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the 1994 Super Nintendo game, "Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse". Features a second level based on the 1933 cartoon short The Mad Doctor where Mickey can attack human skeletons and skeleton spiders and bats by jumping on them or throwing marbles at them. The Second boss is the Mad Doctor himself who Mickey has to attack and defeat before he can rescue Pluto his dog. See more »

Quotes

Dr. XXX: I'm a raring, tearing wizard when it comes to cutting up...
[laughs evilly]
Dr. XXX: I can graft a chicken's gizzard on the wishbone of a pup. And here's the great experiment I'm just about to tackle: to find out if the net result will bark or crow or cackle. Muahahahahahaha!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Mario Paint (2013) See more »

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Spooky proof that the old cartoons were aimed at adults by adults.
27 December 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is a fascinating cartoon-sort of a cross between Skeleton Dance and the much later Brave Little Tailor. A dramatic, rather scary short in spots, with some incredible visuals throughout, but most particularly a long scene set in a tunnel. Disney did some exceptional work in the early 1930s and the quality is still clearly evident even some 70 years later. There is apparently a computer-colorized version skulking about. I haven't seen it and, to judge by the colorized early Mickey Mouse black and whites that I have seen, I hope I never have it inflicted on my retinas. Part of the scariness here is the use of shadows in the black and white background. Colorizing this lessens the impact of those shadows. Excellent cartoon with an early appearance by Pluto. Well worth watching. Recommended.


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