Three Blind Mouseketeers

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Three Blind Musketeers
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Directed by
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by
Starring
Music byAlbert Hay Malotte
Production
company
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • September 26, 1936 (1936-09-26)
Running time
8 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Three Blind Mouseketeers is a Silly Symphonies cartoon based on the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice and the 1844 novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Dave Hand and Jack Cutting, it stars Billy Bletcher. [1]

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Plot

The three blind mice are disguised as musketeers in a cellar. Captain Cat (the devious cat) sets a number of traps for the mice and goes to sleep. The mice come out to search for food, avoiding all the traps. When they uncork three bottles of wine, the corks hit Captain Cat on the nose. Captain Cat wakes up and starts chasing the mice, only ending up trapping one mouse, who starts asking for help from the other two mice reflecting on numerous bottles. Captain Cat thinks he is surrounded by mice and runs away, falling into a multitude of traps that he has prepared himself.

Voice cast

Syndication

The cartoon was aired on Good Morning, Mickey! on the Disney Channel.

Home media

The short has been released on home media several times. The first time was on a VHS release in 1985 on Walt Disney Cartoon Classics Limited Gold Edition II: The Disney Dream Factory: 1933-1938 , then in the UK on VHS on Storybook Favourites Shorts: Three Little Pigs.

Its first DVD released was in 2003 on The Rescuers , followed on December 19, 2006 on Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies, Volume Two . [1] It was also released on Walt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short Films Volume 2: Three Little Pigs in 2009 and on The Rescuers 35th Anniversary Edition (The Rescuers/ The Rescuers Down Under ) in 2012.

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References

  1. 1 2 Merritt, Russell; Kaufman, J. B. (2016). Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series (2nd ed.). Glendale, CA: Disney Editions. pp. 180–181. ISBN   978-1-4847-5132-9.