A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames.
This is the first Walt Disney Animation Studios short film to be produced in a 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio, unlike the short films were produced in 1.85:1. See more »
[Mickey uses the theater screen to attack Pete]
Daddy? It's you! I used to have a little cat once...
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The Disney logo at the end is in black and white, with "Disney" written in an older script font and the arc above the castle is replaced by Clarabelle Cow jumping over it leaving behind a sparkly trail. See more »
A blast from the past as Mickey Mouse and friends deal with the lascivious Peg-Leg Pete in this respectful and loving tribute to Walt Disney's early Mickey Mouse cartoons. It's done with a delightful mix of hand-drawn black & white animation in the style of those early cartoons and modern CGI color animation, still holding true to the original models of the characters. I love that they also used some archival audio from Walt, Billy Bletcher, and Marcellite Garner. Frankly, it's the best Mickey short in decades. I've always enjoyed the first Mickey cartoons a lot. The character has long since become the poster child for corny but this short hearkens back to a time when he was fresh, playful, and funny. Kudos to Lauren MacMullan and co. for this creative and clever short that mixes the present and the past in a way that should bring smiles to the faces of young and old alike.
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