Get A Horse! Disney+ Talk

Get A Horse! Disney+ Talk

Another week brings another short film, this time bringing Mickey and Minnie Mouse to life on the big screen once more.

‘Get A Horse!’ was a black and white 7-minute short that accompanied ‘Frozen’ in 2013. It follows the story of Mickey and Minnie as Minnie gets kidnapped by Pete the Wolf. In order to save her, Mickey must break the 4th wall and reintroduce an old friend. 

While the plot is something that is to be expected of a Mickey short, the execution of it is what makes ‘Get a Horse!’ stand out. The dialogue is all archived recordings from the 1920’s, meaning that, yes, the voice that you’re hearing from Mickey’s, and even Minnie’s, mouths are in fact Walt Disney himself. 



The black and white animation is a mixture of hand-drawn animation and modern-day CGI, making this not only a visually marvellous short to look at, but also a clash of animation history. The CGI animation is also a special moment, because it’s used to bridge the gap between the black and white short and reality, which Mickey escapes to. Once Mickey leaves the animation and goes into the cinema, he’s animated in the CGI style that has been seen numerous times in modern day animated films. 

Aside from the archived recordings, this is also an important moment in animation history. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit makes his first onscreen appearance in 85 years, which is a delight to see. He accompanies Mickey as they save Minnie, and this is even Mickey’s first film appearance since the 1995 short ‘Runaway Brain’.  Not only that, but this short was directed by Lauren MacMullan, who was the first woman to solo direct a Disney animated film. 

While the plot of ‘Get a Horse!’ is something that has been done countless times, the execution and making of it is what makes this unique. The amount of and work that had to have gone into this short film is amazing. This is definitely a Mickey Mouse short that has never been done before!


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