The Barnyard Battle Review
The Barnyard Battle is a 1929 Mickey Mouse cartoon. It is a memorable, but flawed entry.
First, I will talk about the negative aspects this time around. The film is somewhat less memorable in its second half and Pete should have been used better. I thought that the animation was solid as was the score, but the film was not really funny in its second half and in my opinion it did not utilize on the military premise all that well. The silent approach was also weird. You hear the sound, but still the film felt like a silent picture and 1929 was so obviously a transitional period for this series as well.
But let’s get to the good stuff. I liked the animation as I said and the score is a lot of fun and catchy. Mickey himself is very good here and you root for him as he gets to go through some really disturbing crap here. I am of course talking about that medical examination. LOL, it was absolutely hilarious while also being very edgy, especially for its time. It was a perfect mix of cartoony and violent and I really liked it.
The medical examination stole the show in The Barnyard Battle, a film which is otherwise not as memorable as a whole.