Category Archives: Cartoon Convention

Mickey Mouse in Sleepwalkin’

Today I’m sharing my favorite of Disney’s modern Mickey Mouse shorts to date!  Sleepwalkin’ is a treasure trove of classic cartoon convention in a small, action-packed package.

Sleepwalkin' (2013) Title Card

Sleepwalkin‘ (2013) Title Card

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Exploring Cartoon Convention – Trick or Treat

We here at the Hyperion house love Halloween, and today we’re looking at one of my favorite spooky shorts: Trick or Treat (1952).

Donald Duck gets a spooky headshot for this Halloween short.

Donald Duck gets a spooky headshot for this Halloween short.

Trick or Treat has a great opening.  The Donald Duck title cards get a festive makeover, and true to midcentury animation, a fun title song is included in the title sequence.

 

Title card for Trick or Treat (1952)

Title card for Trick or Treat (1952)

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Mickey Mouse in Bad Ear Day

The latest offering from DisneyShorts is Bad Ear Day.

Title Card for Bad Ear Day (2013)

Title Card for Bad Ear Day (2013)

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Mickey Mouse in Panda-Monium

Another new Mickey Mouse short has been added to the DisneyShorts YouTube page.  Is this the best summer ever or what?

Panda-Monium (2013) Title Card

Panda-Monium (2013) Title Card

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Watch “Stayin’ Cool” and “Gasp!” Online

The DisneyShorts YouTube channel has uploaded two more new animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse.

Stayin' Cool (2013) Title Card

Stayin’ Cool (2013) Title Card

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Mickey Mouse in “Tokyo Go”

Tokyo Go (2013) Title Card

Tokyo Go (2013) Title Card

Yet another Mickey Mouse short is now available to watch on Disney’s website.  This one is a madcap adventure through Japan when Mickey accidentally boards the wrong bullet train during rush hour. Continue reading

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Watch Mickey and Minnie in “New York Weenie”

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in New York Weenie (2013)

Mickey and Minnie Mouse in New York Weenie (2013)

Another new Mickey Mouse short, New York Weenie, has premiered online.  This one is the most interesting so far in terms of blending modern styling with classic cartoon conventions. Continue reading

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Pixar’s “The Blue Umbrella”

The Blue Umbrella is the stunning short film that is currently playing before Monsters University in theaters.  I think it deserves at least partial credit for Monsters taking the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row.  I know I always make it a point to see any feature in the cinema if I know that there’s an animated short shown before it.  For that reason, going to see a Pixar film is always a real treat, even if the feature is Cars 2.

The Blue Umbrella

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Two New Mickey Mouse Shorts Online

Many thanks to Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew for keeping close tabs on Disney’s new Mickey Mouse shorts premiering this year.  On Tuesday, No Service premiered online on Disney’s website.  Saturday, Yodelberg made its debut on the Disney Channel.  The short is now available to watch on YouTube.

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The Merida Debate

Princess Merida of Pixar’s Brave is not your archetypal princess.  Hers is a coming-of-age story about familial love, defying gender roles, and dealing with expectations that may fly in the face of your true desires.

Merida as she appeared in Pixar's Brave.

Merida as she appeared in Pixar’s Brave.

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