The Simple Things

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The Simple Things
Directed byCharles Nichols
Written byBill Berg
Produced byWalt Disney
Music byPaul Smith
Animation byMarvin Woodward
Fred Moore
Norman Ferguson
Layouts byLance Nolley
Backgrounds byEd Starr
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures (original)
Buena Vista Distribution (reissue)
Release date
March 27, 1953[1][2]
Running time
CountryUnited States

The Simple Things is a 1953 animated short subject, part of the Mickey Mouse series, produced by Walt Disney Productions. Released by RKO Radio Pictures on March 27, 1953, the short is notable as the 126th and final regular entry in the Mickey Mouse theatrical cartoon series.[3]

Following this short, one-shot Mickey shorts were produced: the featurettes Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) and The Prince and the Pauper (1990), and the shorts Runaway Brain (1995), and Get a Horse! (2013).

Other appearances[change | change source]

The cartoon was featured in the video game Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse.

Voice cast[change | change source]

Home media[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Kaufman, J.B.; Gerstein, David (2018). Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History. Cologne: Taschen. ISBN 978-3-8365-5284-4.
  2. ""The Simple Things" first premiere". Austin American-Statesman. March 27, 1953. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  3. Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 107-109. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. "Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume 2 DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. Retrieved 19 February 2021.[permanent dead link]

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