Mickey’s Follies Review
Mickey’s Follies is a 1929 Mickey Mouse cartoon. It is a bad influence.
Yes, this is probably the first full Disney musical. Not just Mickey Mouse, but Disney overall as it preceded Silly Symphonies and ‘The Skeleton Dance’ by a month. And that is a problem as it is going to influence others from both series. I love musicals but when the songs serve the plot and not the other way around.
Here the entire cartoon is forgettable with the barnyard animals putting on a show being done much better in a Merry Melodies cartoon ‘Shake Your Powder Off’. I loved Mickey singing his first theme song, that was certainly the most memorable thing about this short which is otherwise just fine and nothing more than that.
Mickey’s Follies has too much music and not enough story in it and only Mickey’s number was memorable.