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Sat May 1, 2021, 04:47 PM

Anybody else never particularly charmed with Mickey Mouse?

or Minnie? Or Pluto? Or Goofy?

There was never anything funny or clever about any of them. What was the attraction?

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Reply Anybody else never particularly charmed with Mickey Mouse? (Original post)
Goodheart May 1 OP
blm May 1 #1
Ocelot II May 1 #2
Goodheart May 1 #10
Ocelot II May 1 #12
ShazamIam May 1 #26
HighFired49 May 1 #39
MerryHolidays May 1 #3
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Diamond_Dog May 1 #6
Goodheart May 1 #11
Hugh_Lebowski May 1 #15
Earth-shine May 1 #54
wryter2000 May 1 #4
Grumpy Old Guy May 1 #7
XanaDUer2 May 1 #8
Sneederbunk May 1 #9
brush May 1 #13
Stuart G May 1 #14
MerryHolidays May 1 #17
Effete Snob May 1 #21
Ocelot II May 1 #24
Effete Snob May 1 #29
Ocelot II May 1 #30
Effete Snob May 1 #32
Ocelot II May 1 #33
First Speaker May 1 #48
Effete Snob May 2 #59
LakeArenal May 1 #35
Wednesdays May 1 #41
Effete Snob May 1 #31
Glorfindel May 1 #16
Earth-shine May 1 #55
Mike Nelson May 1 #18
no_hypocrisy May 1 #19
Freddie May 1 #46
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ZZenith May 1 #43
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Laffy Kat May 1 #40
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Snarkoleptic May 1 #53
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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:47 PM

1. Me

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:48 PM

2. I liked Donald Duck better than any of those guys.

But the Looney Tunes characters were my favorites.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:56 PM

10. I never found that unintelligible hissy fit duck funny, either.

Now a conniving, morally equivocating, somewhat eloquent one like Daffy.... he was an entirely different story.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #10)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:58 PM

12. As cartoon ducks go, Daffy was definitely more interesting.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:29 PM

26. I loved how Donald was always angry, I found the other Disney ducks boring and dismal.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #2)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:15 PM

39. Me too!

Back in the mid-50's, when every kid who could, got a Micky Mouse hat, I got a Donald Duck hat. It had a bill with a low pitched squeaker in it that sounded like a duck. I even got very good at imitating his voice, and just about drove my parents nuts. I still have the hat!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:49 PM

3. Totally me

I am a Bugs Bunny sort, myself. I found Mickey highly irritating, especially his voice.

I'll generally take Looney Tunes over Disney any day!

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:50 PM

5. +1

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:51 PM

6. Agree.

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:58 PM

11. I'll SPECIFICALLY take Looney Tunes any day!

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:05 PM

15. +4 Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies FTW (nt)

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:44 PM

54. +1 Count me in

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:49 PM

4. Never

I was always a Bugs and Daffy fan. Later a Bender fan but not Disney.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:52 PM

7. I worked for Disney.

Enough said! 😂🤨😐

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:52 PM

8. Me. Kinda meh nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 04:53 PM

9. Let me think this over.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:01 PM

13. Agreed. I actually like Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck better. Also Roadrunner and the coyote.

Bugs Bunny as well.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:03 PM

14. Mickey was offensive to me..I am a Daffy Duck fan..Anyone but Mickey

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #14)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:06 PM

17. Irritating, to be sure. But am curious why you find Mickey offensive?

Not challenging this in any way, but I generally turn/turned off the TV when Mickey shows up, so I don't enough track record with Mickey to assess!

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #17)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:17 PM

21. Why does he own a dog?

D’jever think if that? A mouse, keeping another sentient animal as a pet.

And then, boom, we take away his home planet.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #21)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:25 PM

24. Mickey's pet was the dog Pluto, but there's another dog, Goofy,

who was not a pet, but was the friend of Mickey. That was odd.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #24)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:37 PM

29. Right! Goofy was an emancipated dog

But never fought for the rights of other dogs.

Later in life, Goofy said that if he had taken a stand, he never would have had the chance to raise consciousness in general about anthropomorphic dogs and provide a positive role model. But it turned out, he’d had litters of puppies that Disney covered up but took most of his salary to pay off all his puppy mamas - famously causing the divorce between Mickey and Minnie.

But Goofy paved the way for greats who were inspired by him like Scooby Doo, Underdog, Deputy Dawg, and Snoop Dogg.

There’s an unauthorized adult biopic that tells the whole story of Mickey’s Dog, The Dark Side of Pluto : Doin’ It Doggy Style.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #29)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:44 PM

30. So Goofy had no problems with Pluto's oppression

as the house pet of a mouse?

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #30)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:47 PM

32. No, because he was having an affair with Minnie

That’s what caused the divorce.

At first the judge said, “Insanity is not a grounds for divorce.”

And Mickey said, “I didn’t say she was crazy. I said she was f’ing Goofy!”

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #32)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:48 PM

33. ...



I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip the waitress.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #32)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:04 PM

48. Minnie also had an affair with Speedy Gonzalez...

...and that's really sad, because Speedy and Mickey are actually brothers. There were five of them--Ernesto--"Speedy"--the oldest, older than he looked because he was a runner for Pancho Villa in his youth. Miguel--Mickey--who got fame and fortune posing as a Gringo. Geraldo--Jerry--also became an Honorary Gringo, and was almost as famous as Mickey. Ignacio--Ignatz--found happiness with what he called Loco Cat, whom he threw bricks at. And the youngest, Carlos, was transformed by the radiation of the Trinity Test in 1945 into Mighty Mouse. Speedy would urge him to use his powers to overthrow the US and restore the Southwest to Mexico, but Carlos rightly pointed out that the Gringos had the atom bomb, to which Ernesto would mock him as a coward. Ernesto was famous in Hollywood as a ladies' man--a famous quote was attributed to Tallulah Bankhead, that he could run up her leg anytime--and he really enjoyed the thought that he was cuckolding Miguel. The brothers never reconciled...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #48)

Sun May 2, 2021, 07:06 AM

59. I did not know that!

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #29)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:56 PM

35. I never heard definitely Goofy is a dog.

I thought he was a mule or some such.

Francis could speak English too.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #35)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:21 PM

41. Goofy's original name was "Dippy Dawg"

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:05 PM

16. I liked Mickey in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

There was no talking, just a gorgeous musical score by Paul Dukas. Also, the animation was amazing.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #16)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:47 PM

55. Congrats You have listed the only film in which I liked Mickey.

> No talking

That might be it.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:08 PM

18. Agree...

... Bugs Bunny and his crew had more character, to me. However, I did like the "Mickey Mouse Club" and the "Wonderful World of Disney" TV shows. I thought of Mickey Mouse as more of a mascot.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:12 PM

19. Never did anything for me.

And Disney World for that matter.

I've shaken my head when I hear of couples going to DW for their freakin' Honeymoon! I'd go to South of the Border before DW.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #19)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:40 PM

46. One of my best friends is a Disney World fanatic

Has been there countless times and is absolutely appalled I’ve never been there. I can think of many vacations I’d rather take. But it looks like my daughter is planning a family trip Fall 22 after her youngest turns 4 so I guess I’m going.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:14 PM

20. As a child it was entertainment. But they definitely rank below Scooby Do.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:18 PM

22. I've always been a Looney Tunes person, not a Disney one.

Something about Disney was always a little too saccharine for me. I preferred the gleeful mayhem of Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #22)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:48 PM

45. Me, too. Looney Tunes, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley never MM.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:22 PM

23. ;-{)

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Response to Goonch (Reply #23)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:41 PM

43. SAVE US, BUGS BUNNY!!!

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #43)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:25 PM

50. Eh ... What's up Doc! (nt)

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #43)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:29 PM

51. Mickey Mouse never, ever had a scene as funny as this:

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Response to Aristus (Reply #51)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:34 PM

52. Bugs was the Anti-Mickey.

Cool and confident and hip. Mickey was vacuous and insipid.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:28 PM

25. did you know

ringling bros clown college uses loony tunes to teach clowning?
they pick the characters apart, and use them to make new ones.

and did you also know that bugs bunny is based on buster keaton?

clowns arent born, they are reincarnated.

and if anyone knows what funny is, it's the clown college.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #25)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:32 PM

28. Now Bugs, he's a different story......."ah, what a maroon". 🤣 😂 🤣

Loved Bugs.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #28)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:23 PM

42. Bugs AND all his frenemies. Nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:31 PM

27. Nah, me either. 😝

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 05:53 PM

34. Did you know Mickey and Minnie are getting a divorce?

Mickey’s Lawyer said, “Mickey I hear you want to divorce Minnie because she’s insane.”

Mickey says: “I didn’t say she’s insane.
I said she’s fucking Goofy.


PS. I collect vintage Pluto figures. Not including stuffed animals.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #34)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:47 PM

44. Don't know if it's still the case

But at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, there is a very large, antique telescope at the larger end of which was applied a Pluto sticker, such that when you were standing in line waiting for your turn to look through it, the person before you would exclaim, “Oh, Pluto!” and you would step up to it expecting to see a planet, but find a cartoon dog instead. Really funny, actually.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:00 PM

36. The late Arbel Nelson

a four legged purrson who went purr and meow, told me once. "Mickey Mouse was very tasty." He knew. He ate him.

Wolf

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:04 PM

37. Not a fan of the mouse... I liked the roadrunner !!!

Just never got into it - most of the early princesses are also pathetic.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:13 PM

38. If you watch the old Mickey Mouse

That is, the OLD old Mickey Mouse from ca. 1928-1930, you can get an idea of his appeal (even if you don't particularly like the kind of humor). They used a lot of sight gags and animated quirks which audiences at the time found hilarious. Also, Mickey was a sly, mischievous character very different from what you see today.

As the 1930's progressed, Mickey's character became more conservative and sophisticated, and he lost his appeal. Mickey faded in favor of more interesting characters like Donald and Goofy. His "new look" in The Sorcerer's Apprentice in 1940 was supposed to have been "Mickey's comeback," but even then he did very little more than fill in as a straight man for most of the rest of his career.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 06:18 PM

40. Yep. Never went to Disney World, never wanted to.

Same with my kids.

Grew up with and love Looney Tunes.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 07:45 PM

47. Looney Tunes for me.

Mickey Mouse and the gang weren't funny to me.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:25 PM

49. Never was into mickey

Or any of thier main cartoons.

However I like the ones like sleeping beauty,fantasia.

Not into star wars or many of the popular cartoon movies these days.

I really don't latch on to stuff like certain characters,movies or whatever. Not fan material.

However I like the Thundercats but I am not obsessed over them. Have a poster of them,and a nice statue of Lion-O.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 09:19 PM

53. Welp, Mickey and company are Antifa, so I'm on board.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:59 PM

56. Never

As cartoons go I preferred the Roadrunner and Rocky and Bullwinkle. I was more of a Grimms fan as a child, though.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:22 AM

57. The best cartoon

after Bugs Bunny/Loony tunes and Rocky and Bullwinkle et al...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 02:23 AM

58. Mickey and the gang always seemed too tame

Warner Brothers had sass and lunacy. Where Disney would go for the Ahs and Ohs when they did things to classical music like Fantasia, Bugs would go for the laughs like the Barber of Seville cartoon with Elmer.

That said, more kids today know Mickey and the gang.

TlalocW

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 09:55 AM

60. *raises hand*

I was always more partial to Loony Tunes.

I mean, Disney made some good, classic animated movies, don't get me wrong. But the "8-minute cartoon reel" type, I was for Loony Tunes.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:10 AM

61. Count me in, and Diznee world is ridiculous.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:23 AM

62. The only Disney cartoon character of real interest is, of course...

...Jessica Rabbit:

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 04:02 PM

63. The best parts of Disney were their wildlife shows

Way back, when the did them on their weekly show. I never liked much of the animation other than the really out there ones, such as Fantasia.

And this:

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