When the Cat’s Away is a 1929 Mickey Mouse short film produced by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. In the film Mickey and Minnie are portrayed the size of regular mice, whereas Tom Kat is the size of a person.
The Barnyard Battle (1929) is a Mickey Mouse short film first released on April 25, 1929. As the title implies it featured a battle between an invading army of cats and an army of mice trying to defend their homes and farms.
The Barn Dance, first released on March 14, 1929, was the first of twelve Mickey Mouse shorts released during that year. It was directed by Walt Disney with Ub Iwerks as the head animator.
The Gallopin’ Gaucho was the second film featuring Mickey Mouse to be produced, following Plane Crazy and preceding Steamboat Willie. The Walt Disney Company completed the silent version on August 7, 1928, but failed to distribute it widely. Due to a lack of interest, the film was not given wide release until after Steamboat Willie and Plane Crazy had been released, making it the third Mickey Mouse short, with the sound version released on December 30, 1928.
Plane Crazy was first released on May 15, 1928, and is the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to be released. It was initially released as a silent film, with a soundtrack added later by Carl W. Stalling and released on December 29, 1928. The short was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. Iwerks was also the main animator for this short and reportedly spent six weeks working on it.
Mickey and his pals Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto star in this new Playhouse Disney production where classic fairytales are retold, giving each their own individual twist. There are spells, 100-year sleeps and magical frogs awaiting you on this new DVD, available September 2nd. Bonus features include: “Tales from Toodles” interactive story telling; and never-before-seen episode of “Minnie’s Mystery”.