Mickey's Delayed Date is a Mickey Mouse animated short released in 1947.
Angry that he is late for their date at a party, Minnie calls Mickey, who has been sleeping all this time. As soon as Minnie wakens him, she warns Mickey that if he doesn't arrive in the next few minutes, their relationship is over. With the help of Pluto, Mickey gets well-dressed and ready for the date and leaves his house, unaware that he left the tickets for the party. Pluto notices the tickets and quickly takes them to bring to Mickey. Rushing to the party, Mickey's hat flies into a garbage can.
Mickey reaches in the garbage can to get the hat, but Pluto bumps into the garbage can, accidentally knocking the garbage can down the street with Mickey in it and crashes into a street lamp. Mickey emerges from the garbage can with his clothes wrecked and finds out that he reached his destination, where Minnie greets him and compliments him on his costume. This works out for Mickey since the party he and Minnie are going to is a "Hard Times" costume party. Minnie tells Mickey that they can go in as soon as Mickey gives the tickets. Mickey realizes that he left the tickets at home, but Pluto arrives just in time to give them the tickets, making everything turn out alright at the end.
Have a Laugh! Changes
The following scenes were omitted from the short release due to time constrains:
- The scene where Pluto takes the phone to Mickey.
- Pluto gets Mickey's suit ready.
- Mickey accidentally drops the tickets.
- The animation of Mickey trying to dodge traffic is reused from The Country Cousin, with Mickey in place of Abner Countrymouse.
- This is Minnie's last major appearance in a Mickey Mouse cartoon until Mickey's Christmas Carol. She would, however, make a brief cameo in Pluto's Christmas Tree.
- This short has a lot of similarities with Bad Ear Day, episode of Mickey Mouse most recent short series. Except for the fact that Mickey lost his ears.
- This was the last Mickey Mouse cartoon to feature Walt Disney as the voice of Mickey Mouse.
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