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A 1990 short film from Disney loosely adapting Creator/MarkTwain's ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper'', starring MickeyMouse as both the prince and the pauper. It was shown in theatres with ''Disney/TheRescuers Down Under''. The film served as the setting of the final level of the video game ''VideoGame/MickeyMania''.

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!!Tropes used by the film:

* AnimalsNotToScale: The owl is human height and the weasels are about four to five feet tall, much bigger than normal sized owls and weasels respectively.
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* BigBad: Pete, Captain of the Guard.
* BritishStuffiness: Horace as the prince's teacher.
* ButtBiter / TheDogBitesBack: Pluto, to Pete.
* TheCameo: Clarabelle as a peasant woman.
* ChandelierSwing: The prince does one.
* DarkerAndEdgier: This Pete is an abusive captain of the guard who sullies the king's reputation by doing acts of extreme abuse of power under his name and made a SadisticChoice to Mickey that he'd kill Pluto if he didn't become a PuppetKing.
** Also a sad death scene of the possibly kind king who can't even tell the difference between Mickey and his own son as he was dying, Mickey plays along for the sake of making him die happily.
* DecompositeCharacter: Mickey's [[EraSpecificPersonality different personalities]] are divided amongst the titular characters--the Pauper has Mickey's current [[NiceGuy meek and friendly disposition]], and the Prince has his earlier [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold naughty but good-hearted demeanor]].
* FakeKing: Pete's plan with Pauper!Mickey.
* FatBastard: Guess.
* FurryConfusion: Aside from Pluto and Goofy, the featurette shows Horace Horsecollar and normal horses.
* FurryEarDissonance: Horace Horsecollar has ears like cows ears in this featurette.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: According to the Prince, that phrase and "Guards, Seize him!" is all you need to fake it as a ruler.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Only the BigBad, Pete, is smoking. None of the good characters smoke and neither do Pete's weasel henchmen.
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: Sported by both Pete and Goofy.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: The king.
* HumiliationConga: Pete and his henchmen. Firstly the real prince shows up just as Mickey is about to be crowned, outing Pete as a treasonous would-be usurper, then a battle ensues where Pete and his whole freaking guard get their butts handed to them by Mickey, Donald, Goofy ''and'' Pluto. Pete tries to pull an ISurrenderSuckers move on the Prince, but only with short-lived success. And if that wasn't humiliating enough, Pete endures an incredibly embarrassing [[ComedicUnderwearExposure moment]] in front of the whole court and exits by being caught up in a chandelier and crashing through a stained glass window, his frilly underwear still on show.
* IdenticalStranger: As per the original ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper'', the Prince and the Pauper are both Mickey Mouse.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Pete tries to do this to the Prince during the climactic SwordFight. He admits defeat and asks the Prince spare him, after which Pete bows down before him, saying, "Your Majesty is too kind...". But the Prince (and not Pete) is standing on a rug, which Pete then pulls out under the Prince's feet and the battle resumes.
* {{Intermission}}: Not in the movie proper, but in the film's theatrical release with The Rescuers Down Under, a 10 minute intermission started during this film's end credits to allow people to get up and take care of business before The Rescuers Down Under started, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jv7BM509xc as shown here.]]
* KingIncognito: In this version, The Prince is smart enough to take along his royal ring as identification when necessary.
* TheLateMiddleAges
* {{Mooks}}: Pete has an army of weasel soldiers; lifted from ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''.
* NonSequiturThud: After Goofy accidentally maces a weasel on the head, he kisses him on the nose and babbles, "Thank you, I had a lovely evening" before fainting.
* PrinceAndPauper: Duh.
* PrivateTutor: The prince is introduced receiving instruction on Trigonometry from the chamberlain, who seems to handle the prince's education as well, and bored out of his mind. The prince begins to amuse himself by tormenting DonaldDuck.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Played straight with Mickey (as usual) and the prince, but averted with a female peasant mouse that shows up for a few seconds of one scene.
* TokenHuman: The trumpeters.
* TookALevelInBadass: The film has what is probably one of the most sinister and least bumbling incarnations of Pete ever.
* WickedWeasel: As the previous example said they appear as Pete's henchmen.
** They're not as evil as the [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit ones who hunt a certain rabbit]], however, only as evil as the [[Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad ones who swindle a certain toad into trading the deed to his estate for a stolen motorcar]].
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