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The Prince and the Pauper (1990 movie)

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The Prince and the Pauper
Directed byGeorge Scribner
Screenplay byGerrit Graham
Sam Graham
Chris Hubbell
Charles Fleischer (additional screenplay material)
Story by
Based onThe Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Produced byDan Rounds
StarringWayne Allwine
Bill Farmer
Arthur Burghardt
Charlie Adler
Tony Anselmo
Narrated byRoy Dotrice
Music byNicholas Pike
Animation byThom Enriquez (directing)
Andreas Deja (supervising animator)
Dale Baer (supervising animator)
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date
  • November 16, 1990 (1990-11-16)
(with The Rescuers Down Under)
Running time
25 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Prince and the Pauper is a 1990 American animated comedy action-adventure featurette. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and directed by George Scribner. Featuring the voice of Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse, it is inspired by Mark Twain's 1881 novel of the same name. It was Disney's final use of the traditional ink-and-paint and camera process,[1] before the CAPS digital-ink-and-paint process rendered the traditional techniques and equipment obsolete.[2] Some objects, such as the carriage, were created on computers before being printed out on paper and photocopied onto animation cels.[3]

The film was released on November 16, 1990, as the first animated short produced by Disney to accompany the original release of a Disney animated feature, accompanying the original release of Walt Disney Feature Animation's 29th animated feature film The Rescuers Down Under, a sequel to the 1977 animated film, The Rescuers.

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The short was released on VHS several times. The VHS and LaserDisc counterparts were first released on June 4, 1991 as part of the Walt Disney Mini-Classics line. On January 28, 1994, the Disney Favorite Stories line was introduced a couple of months after the discontinuation of the Mini-Classics line and that same date, "The Prince and the Pauper" was one of the first few Disney short films that returned to VHS as part of it. The Favorite Stories version was later re-released on April 21, 1995 and May 21, 1996.

The short was later released on May 18, 2004 on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two: 1939-Today.[4]


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  1. George Scribner (April 27, 2009). "Director George Scribner: Happy as a King with Prince and the Pauper!" (Interview). Interviewed by Jérémie Noyer. Animated Views. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  2. Hahn, Don (2009). Waking Sleeping Beauty (Documentary film). Burbank, California: Stone Circle Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
  3. Tina Price | Facebook
  4. "Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume 2 DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. Retrieved 19 February 2021.[permanent dead link]

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