It’s officially SUMMERTIME and, that means days at the beach, barbecues, fishing trips, baseball, camping, barbecues, vacations, picnics and barbecues! Luckily, Mickey and his pals are here to get us in the mood by sharing some of their favourite excursions. So, kick back, relax (stay inside on your computer) and have fun reading about cartoons from like 70 years ago.
Day 1: Wild Waves (1929)
Starring: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
Setting: The beach
Plot: Mickey is a musically inclined lifeguard who must spring into action to save a drowning Minnie.
Among the sea life that joins in on Mickey’s instrumentals are dancing seals, pelicans, ducks and penguins (of which are at the beach for some reason). A baritone walrus also has a solo.
Mickey plays the banjo, harp and percussion.
Is this the first and only appearance of Minnie’s brazier???
Minnie wears her high heels at the beach. Fancy.
It appears the two pigs Mickey interrupts underneath the overturned boat are necking.
When both the life preserver and boat fail Mickey’s attempts to save Minnie, he succeeds by using the tried and true method of swimming.
The song Mickey scats to is “Cradle in the Deep.”
Sitting by the Campfire
Mickey plays both roles as life-of-the-party as well as the hero to Minnie’s damsel in distress. As with much of the shorts in the late 20s and 30s, they rely heavily on music with Mickey and Minnie’s dialogue still unintelligible. We are also led to believe Mickey and Minnie have never met before but that doesn’t stop him from sealing the episode with a kiss.