Press Junket for Mickey Mouse in Vietnam (1968)

Synopsis

In this underground satire, the lovable Mickey stuffs his over-sized ears into an army helmet, grabs a rifle and bayonet, and sets off for ‘Nam on a ship that spews puffy cartoon clouds out of a Titanic-style smokestack. Upon arrival, Mickey Mouse follows a conveniently-placed signpost arrow that reads “Warzone” into a field of tall grass. He meets his sudden and tragic death at the hands of an invisible bullet before collapsing in slow motion. As a trickle of black blood escapes from the swiss-cheese bullet wound on his forehead like a tear, the screen unceremoniously fades to black. (Gabriel Grand, Slate.com, 2013)

Director

Lee Savage

Cast and Crew

Writer
  Dave Dixo

Producer
  Lee Savage

Animators
  Milton Glaser
  Lee Savage 

 

Other Information:

Brian Galindo, A Rare 1968 Anti-War Short Mickey Mouse in Vietnam has Resurfaced Online, Buzzfeed, June 20, 2013

Gabriel Grand, When Mickey Mouse Fought in Vietnam, Salon.com, June 23, 2013

David Haglund, Watch the Long lost Anti-War Short Mickey Mouse in Vietnam, Slate, June 21, 2013