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Poster of the movie The Barn Dance

The Barn Dance was an animated short starring Mickey Mouse. It was released in 1929. It was the fourth cartoon in the Mickey Mouse series.

Plot

Mickey Mouse picks up his girl, Minnie Mouse, to go to a barn dance. Pete the Cat attempts to impress Minnie, but Mickey keeps messing up, and in the end, after Mickey uses a balloon to try to get Minnie's attention, Minnie leaves Mickey for Pete.

Home video releases

DVD

Trivia

  • This short is notable for featuring Mickey turned down by Minnie in favor of Pete.
  • This is also an unusual appearance of the Pete character; usually depicted as a menacing villain, but here he is portrayed as a well-mannered gentleman.
  • In addition, Mickey was not depicted as a hero but as a rather ineffective young suitor. In his sadness and crying over his failure, Mickey appears unusually emotional and vulnerable.
  • When Mickey's feet grows bigger as he dances with Minnie, it serves as a metaphor of Mickey as a terrible dancer.
  • Despite that the cartoon's promotional poster (pictured on the page) mentions that Mickey talks, sings, and dances, there is only dancing, no singing or talking in this cartoon - also it should be noted that Mickey never spoke until The Karnival Kid.

Gallery


v - e - d
Mickey Mouse short logo
1920s
Plane Crazy | The Gallopin' Gaucho | Steamboat Willie | The Barn Dance | The Opry House | When the Cat's Away | The Barnyard Battle | The Plowboy | The Karnival Kid | Mickey's Follies | Mickey's Choo-Choo | The Jazz Fool | Jungle Rhythm | Haunted House | Wild Waves
1930s
Fiddling Around | The Barnyard Concert | The Cactus Kid | The Fire Fighters | The Shindig | The Chain Gang | The Gorilla Mystery | The Picnic | Pioneer Days | The Birthday Party | Traffic Troubles | The Castaway | The Moose Hunt | The Delivery Boy | Mickey Steps Out | Blue Rhythm | Fishin' Around | The Barnyard Broadcast | The Beach Party | Mickey Cuts Up | Mickey's Orphans | The Duck Hunt | The Grocery Boy | The Mad Dog | Barnyard Olympics | Mickey's Revue | Musical Farmer | Mickey in Arabia | Mickey's Nightmare | Trader Mickey | The Whoopee Party | Touchdown Mickey | The Wayward Canary | The Klondike Kid | Mickey's Good Deed | Building a Building | The Mad Doctor | Mickey's Pal Pluto | Mickey's Mellerdrammer | Ye Olden Days | The Mail Pilot | Mickey's Mechanical Man | Mickey's Gala Premier | Puppy Love | The Steeple Chase | The Pet Store | Giantland | Shanghaied | Playful Pluto | Gulliver Mickey | Mickey's Steamroller | Orphan's Benefit | Mickey Plays Papa | The Dognapper | Two-Gun Mickey | Mickey's Man Friday | The Band Concert | Mickey's Service Station | Mickey's Kangaroo | Mickey's Garden | Mickey's Fire Brigade | Pluto's Judgement Day | On Ice | Mickey's Polo Team | Orphans' Picnic | Mickey's Grand Opera | Thru the Mirror | Mickey's Rival | Moving Day | Alpine Climbers | Mickey's Circus | Mickey's Elephant | Donald and Pluto | The Worm Turns | Magician Mickey | Moose Hunters | Mickey's Amateurs | Hawaiian Holiday | Clock Cleaners | Lonesome Ghosts | Boat Builders | Mickey's Trailer | The Whalers | Mickey's Parrot | Brave Little Tailor | Society Dog Show | Mickey's Surprise Party | The Pointer
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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