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Ye Olden Days (1933)

The king locks up his daughter, Minnie, when she refuses to wed a dippy prince. Mickey Mouse, a wandering minstrel, comes to the rescue.

Director:

Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... King (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Goofy (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner Marcellite Garner ... Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

The princess (Minnie) is to wed the Prince (Goofy, still known as Dippy Dawg) against her wishes. When she refuses, her father the king locks her in the tower. Minstrel Mickey sees her and rescues her, making a rope from the clothes of lady-in-waiting Clarabell. The king spots them and prepares to chop off Mickey's head until Minnie intercedes. The king calls for a joust. Mickey wins, and they live happily ever after. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Trivia

Goofy's original name was Dippy Dawg. As the bogus credits in the title sequence confirm, he is still going by that name in this film. See more »

Goofs

The patches on the donkey's blanket disappear as Mickey arrives at the castle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Singers: [off-screen] In days of old / When knights were bold / And nightshirts held their sway, / A jolly minstrel strummed his lute / And sang this merry lay:
Mickey Mouse: I am a wandering minstrel. / I journey from afar. / My worldly goods are a sleepy old mule, / A song and a busted guitar. / Ha ha!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Featured in DTV: Golden Oldies (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
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Mickey In The Middle Ages
27 November 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

In YE OLDEN DAYS, medieval minstrel Mickey tries to rescue Princess Minnie from marrying a foolish, dimwitted Prince.

This is an excellent old black & white cartoon and features fine animation, action & plenty of humor. As the Prince, Goofy appears in his early - and blessedly brief - Dippy Dawg incarnation. A feisty Clarabelle Cow plays Minnie's lady-in-waiting. Walt Disney provides Mickey's squeaky voice.

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, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1933 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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