Season 3, Episode 6: “Black and White” 10/2/15
Starring: Mickey Mouse
Co-starring: Minnie Mouse
Cameo: Huey, Dewey, and Louie
Setting: Around Town
Plot: Mickey attempts to get his “black” back after he’s LITERALLY scared white!
When I first saw the title, I was hoping we were getting a Michael Jackson themed short. But, alas….
This is the Series’ third “Halloween” installment after Ghoul Friend (2013) and The Boiler Room (2014).
In The Simpsons’ Tree House of Horror fashion (although not nearly as clever), the “stars” of “Attack of the Hee Bee Gee Bees” include homages to the creators of the shorts: Raul Prudish/Paul Rudish, Holt Joseph/Joseph Holt, Pop Tod/Todd Popp and Martin Justin/Justin Martin.
The police officer has the rare body type of man boobs and six pack.
Final Grade: B
Better than The Boiler Room but not nearly as good as Ghoul Friend, this short splits the difference between “Trick or Treat.” It actually reminded me a lot of Bad Ear Day – albeit, a poor man’s version. Still, it did have that excellent and highly imaginative “black and white” chase sequence where Mickey and his “black” seemingly traversed through space and time. Let’s just hope we get some Donald in the next episode.
*Addendum: Look closely at the picture below. Do you spy what I spy? Actually, I didn’t even catch this upon multiple viewings – it was my seven-year-old son who yelled “Dad, it’s Huey, Dewey and Louie!” Yep! Center-right and walking to the right on the sidewalk are Donald’s nephews making their debut in the series. What’s interesting is that they’re wearing black sweaters like they did during the classic Carl Bark’s comic series. Because of this awesome yet subtle detail, I’ve upgraded the epsiode to a B+. Cheers and Mazel Tov to all involved!
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