Three Blind Mouseketeers

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Three Blind Musketeers
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

Three Blind Mice are disguised as musketeers and live in a cellar. Captain Katt (the devious cat) sets a number of traps for them and goes to sleep. Then the mice come out to search for food evading all the traps, but, when they uncork three bottles of wine, the corks hit the Captain Katt's nose. He wakes up and starts chasing them, ending up trapping one of the three mice, who starts asking for help from the other two, meanwhile reflecting on numerous bottles. Captain Katt thinks he is surrounded by mice and, terrified, runs away, falling into a multitude of traps that he himself had prepared.

Voice cast

Syndication

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

Home media

The short has been released on home video several times. The first was 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 was released was in 2003 on The Rescuers , followed in 2006 on More Silly Symphonies. [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

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