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Moving Day is a Mickey Mouse cartoon was originally released June 201936, produced by Walt Disney Productions, and released by United Artists. The cartoon, set during the contemporary Great Depression, follows the antics of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy as they franticly pack their belongings after being dispossessed from their home. The film was directed by Ben Sharpsteen and includes the voices of Walt Disney as Mickey, Clarence Nash as Donald, Pinto Colvig as Goofy, and Billy Bletcher as Pete.

Synopsis

Moving Day

"Ya ain't paid the rent!"

Housemates Mickey and Donald are six months overdue on their rent payments. As they worriedly pace the floor, a sheriff arrives, played by Pete, and serves them a "Notice to Dispossess" authorizing him not only to evict them, but to sell off their belongings as collateral. He menacingly strikes a match on Donald's bill to light his cigar and leaves.

While Pete is outside putting up signs for cheap furniture, Donald and Mickey decide to move before Pete can sell their belongings. Soon, Goofy, employed as an iceman, arrives with a delivery and Mickey and Donald enlist his help and the use of his truck.

While Mickey struggles with an overloaded suitcase, Goofy tries to load an upright piano onto the truck, but the piano keeps rolling out of the truck when he leaves it unattended or when he doesn't notice it. Goofy eventually discovers the piano to have a mind of its own and battles it around the house. Meanwhile, Donald, in his haste to pack everything he sees, grabs a gas heater which was attached to a gas line in the wall. Seeing the leaking gas, he casually plugs it with a toilet plunger, but the pressure in the line shoots the plunger out and it sticks to Donald's bottom. He struggles to remove the plunger, but soon finds himself grappling with a fishbowl instead.

Just as Donald is able to free himself, he gets his bill stuck in the leaking gas line. His body fills with gas like a balloon until he shoots off the pipe and flies around the room. Outside, Pete hears the commotion, comes inside, and orders them to leave immediately. Unaware of the gas leak, he again strikes a match on Donald's bill to light another cigar. The catastrophic explosion which follows destroys the house, yet miraculously seems to throw most of Mickey and Donald's possessions (including the piano) into the back of Goofy's truck. As they are driving away, Pete, sitting amid the wreckage with a "For Sale" sign over his head, yells after them from a second story bathtub "Hey you! Come back here!", but accidentally turns on the shower head drenching himself in hot water. As Donald laughs at Pete's Death/misfortune, the same toilet plunger from before lands on Donald's bottom, much to Donald's anger.

Releases

  • 1936 – original theatrical release
  • 1955 – Disneyland, episode #2.12: "The Goofy Success Story" (TV)
  • c. 1960 – "Walt Disney Character Films" (8mm)
  • 1972 – The Mouse Factory, episode #8: "Men at Work" (TV)
  • c. 1983 – Good Morning, Mickey!, episode #21 (TV)
  • 1986 – "Mickey Knows Best" (VHS)
  • c. 1992 – Donald's Quack Attack, episode #16 (TV)
  • 1997 – The Ink and Paint Club, episode #26 "Classic Donald" (TV)
  • 2001 – "Mickey Mouse in Living Color" (DVD)
  • 2005 – "Classic Cartoon Favorites: Starring Mickey" (DVD)

Characters

Home video releases

VHS

  • Mickey Knows Best

DVD

Trivia

  • The "Dispossess" word on the contract in the short was the same as Alice in Wonderland, when the words start to turn red and white fast.

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1930s
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1940s
Tugboat Mickey | Pluto's Dream House | Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip | The Little Whirlwind | A Gentleman's Gentleman | Canine Caddy | The Nifty Nineties | Orphan's Benefit | Lend a Paw | Mickey's Birthday Party | Symphony Hour | Pluto and the Armadillo | Squatter's Rights | Mickey's Delayed Date | Mickey Down Under | Mickey and the Seal
1950s
Plutopia | R'Coon Dawg | Pluto's Party | Pluto's Christmas Tree | The Simple Things
1980s-Present
Mickey's Christmas Carol | The Prince and the Pauper | Runaway Brain | Get a Horse!
See Also
Mickey Mouse (TV series)


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