The Barnyard Olympics (1932)

The Barnyard Olympics ReviewThe Barnyard Olympics Review

The Barnyard Olympics is a 1932 Mickey Mouse cartoon. It is a phenomenal entry.

The film was released to coincide with the 1932 Summer Olympics and thus it features Mickey and all of the barnyard animals competing in various Olympic sports. The premise is naturally awesome and the execution is superb as well. The film isn’t particularly funny, but it succeeds in terms of the action to compensate for that. The animation is also remarkable for its time.

And we have here a lot of excellent action sequences with the entire cycling part being the standout one for me. It was a lot of fun, exhilarating and beautifully executed from beginning to end. But the entire cartoon is so entertaining in its variety of games, characters and competition. I loved Mickey here and this is his cartoon which was great to see, but Pete is also excellent as the villain and their race was so well done with the ending being quite amusing.

The Barnyard Olympics executes its top-notch premise remarkably well with a lot of terrific action sequences leading to one of Mickey’s best movies so far.

My Rating – 4.3

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