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Mickey's 50 (1978)

"Mickey's 50" is a 90-minute special that aired on The Wonderful World of Disney on November 19, 1978. The special was made to commemorate the 50th birthday of Mickey Mouse and highlights many moments in his career.

Directors:

Mike Jittlov, Phil May

Writer:

Phil May
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne Bancroft ... Herself
Edgar Bergen ... Himself
Mel Brooks ... Himself
LeVar Burton ... Himself
Dyan Cannon ... Herself
Hans Conried ... Himself
Dale Evans ... Herself
Sally Field ... Herself
Gerald Ford ... Himself
Jodie Foster ... Herself
Annette Funicello ... Herself
Eva Gabor ... Herself
Billy Graham ... Himself
Goldie Hawn ... Herself
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
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"Mickey's 50" is a 90-minute special that aired on The Wonderful World of Disney on November 19, 1978. The special was made to commemorate the 50th birthday of Mickey Mouse and highlights many moments in his career.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Mouse Mania stop-motion sequence in this broadcast features one of the few (if not the only) appearances of a clay animated Mickey Mouse. See more »

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Features Mickey's Nightmare (1932) See more »

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Mickey Mania stop-motion animation sequence
5 April 2007 | by bmrhyeSee all my reviews

I don't remember much about the full show, but there is a stop-motion sequence by Mike Jitlov called Mouse Mania which I believe was featured at the end of this show. It's about two minutes long and set to a variation on Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley's Baroque Hoedown. Jitlov appears in the sequence as a patient in a psychiatrist's office. He seems to be explaining his "Mickey Mania" as Mickey toys and souvenirs start popping up around the room until it's filled with dancing and parading toys led by an animated clay Mickey Mouse. The piece utilizes old Mickey merchandise from the Disney Archives as well as contemporary souvenirs from Disney parks at the time. If you watch closely at the end, you'll see the credits for the sequence. On a drum is painted "Christopher Barczak - Cameraman" and later "A.D. - Deven Chierighin" arranged with the toys.

This portion of the show is currently available on the Disney DVD, "Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse In Living Color, Volume 2".

Although it wasn't on the DVD release, I seem to remember this ending with Jitlov driving away in his Volkswagen Beetle which has its own set of giant mouse ears. But that may be from another show.


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