[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlatantLies Mickey's happiest debut]].]]

-->''"This isn't your father's Mickey and Minnie."''
-->--'''Leonard Maltin'''.

A [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1995]] installment of the ClassicDisneyShorts, this MickeyMouse short was first shown before ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'' in theaters in the United States, while international theaters ran it right before ''AGoofyMovie''. It was nominated for an Academy Award and shown in theaters again in 1997, this time accompanying Disney's LiveActionAdaptation of ''GeorgeOfTheJungle'', and then popped up during a marathon of Mickey Mouse shorts on the pre-NetworkDecay DisneyChannel in 1999. It... ''probably'' won't be run on the Channel again.

The plot kicks off when Minnie gets upset with Mickey when he forgets the anniversary of their first date. Mickey tries to make it up to her by offering to take her miniature golfing, but she mistakenly believes he's taking her to Hawaii. To raise the $999.99 needed for that vacation, Mickey goes to apply for a job working for a mad scientist named Dr. Frankenollie. But he soon finds out that the job Frankenollie has planned for him was to [[FreakyFridayFlip switch the Mouse's brain with that of his giant monster, Julius]] (who resembles a cross between Pete and {{Frankenstein}}'s monster). The result is Mickey's mind gets trapped in Julius's body, and Mickey's body turning into the creature you see here. To make matters worse, Frankenollie is killed during the experiment, and Julius-in-Mickey's-body goes after Minnie. Thus, Mickey-in-Julius's-body must chase the monster down and rescue his girlfriend again.

This short is a cult favorite among Disney fans (notably including Warren Spector, the head developer for ''EpicMickey''), but with the sheer amount of NightmareFuel generated from this, the Disney Company [[OldShame largely prefers not to talk about it]]. They only mention it in history books about the company's animated films, and the only video releases it has ever been given were a Japan-only laserdisc and a U.K.-only videotape, both in 1996, and on the Walt Disney Treasures DVD set ''Mickey Mouse in Living Color Vol. 2''.

Those of you who do not have the aforementioned DVD set can view the cartoon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vDoWoePKPg& here]] (unless the uploader gets suspended), but don't blame us if you have any nightmares after watching it.

Funny enough, Disney eventually started acknowledging it again through merchandise, particularly its Vinylmation line, as well as [[spoiler: Julius's BonusBoss appearance in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''.]]

* AllMenArePerverts: Minnie is shopping at a bikini shop when she first sees Monster!Mickey, and upon seeing the face he's making while she's holding up the swimsuit she's considering buying, she coyly reprimands, "Not till we're on the boat!"
* ArtEvolution: Lampshaded by Mickey when Julius looks at a [[SteamboatWillie 1928 photo of him.]]
-->''"Oh, that's old!"''
* ButThouMust:
--> '''Dr. Frankenollie:''' Oh, don't be shy. It's not just a job. It's an adventure!\\
'''Mickey:''' I hate adventure!\\
'''Dr. Frankenollie:''' Perfect! You're hired.
* CloseUpOnHead: Used for TheReveal when Mickey and Julius switch bodies.
* ColossusClimb: Julius in Mickey's body does this on his body (with Mickey's mind) to exit the lab.
* DarkerAndEdgier: It does clash with the [[AnimationAgeGhetto family-friendly]] image Disney puts on the mouse. The characters to others might seem unsually not-so goody-good as thought of, and overall it's pretty quick-paced.
* DidntWantAnAdventure: (see ButThouMust above)
* DiesWideOpen: Frankenollie. ''In a Disney cartoon''.
* DisneyDeath: When Julius (back in his normal body) threw Mickey off of a skyscraper.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted with Julius.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Even after the nightmare that Mickey and Minnie went through, they do wind up celebrating their anniversary with their own makeshift trip to Hawaii.
* ExecutiveMeddling: While it may be strange to think the Disney Corporation themselves allowed such a change of imagery and tone of their mascot, they did force some scenes to be cut, explaining the short being possibly too quick-paced and the short presence of the doctor.
* {{Expy}}: Julius is pretty much a large Pete donning the look of FrankensteinsMonster; he even has a [[SteamboatWillie peg]]-[[MythologyGag leg]].
** Dr. Frankenollie strongly resembles Professors Ecks, Doublex and Triplex, other evil monkey scientists who similarly antagonized Mickey in FloydGottfredson's story ''[[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Blaggard Castle]]''. In the Fantagraphics Gottfredson Library volume with ''Blaggard Castle'', [[WordOfGod Chris Bailey]] confirmed that he had Ecks in mind for the part until ExecutiveMeddling lead to the creation of a new character.
*** TheMadDoctor also comes to mind when you notice that both of these character's plans involve switching a thinking body part - [[ForTheEvulz just to see the outcome]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Dr. Frankenollie is killed in the explosion caused by Mickey and Julius's body swap, and ''his body and bones crumble to dust''.
* FrankenX: Dr. Frankenollie.
* FreakyFridayFlip
* FreezeFrameBonus: Zazu from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' zips by twice in the short. There's also a pink slip with the initials J.K. ([[Creator/DreamWorksAnimation Jeffrey Katzenberg]], who was booted out of Disney by the time the short was shown) included.
* GrandTheftMe
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[TheSimpsons Sideshow]] [[KelseyGrammer Bob]] as Dr. Frankenollie.
* IfICantHaveYou: When Julius (back in his body) tries to kiss Minnie, she smacks him across the mouth. His response? ''[[NotGoodWithRejection Attempting to eat her.]]''
* LightningCanDoAnything: How Mickey's brain switched to another body with mind-switching machine and later back again with the electric wires.
* MadScientist: Dr. Frankenollie.
* ManiacMonkeys: Dr. Frankenollie is a monkey.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Mickey's body + Julius's brain = an unnaturally creepy character design. But it is also what grabbed people's attention and what brought them into either seeing the short out of curiosity. It also took takes away from the fact that the premise of the real Mickey still there but in another body.
** Julius's body + Julius's brain = unusually intimidating as well. He actually looks pretty menacing.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The usually sweet-natured Minnie encourages Mickey to rip off Julius' ears off and Julius was still in Mickey's body when she said that.
* ProportionalArticleImportance: How Minnie is misled into believing Mickey's taking her to Hawaii.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Mickey when he is introduced to Julius.
* ShoutOut:
** At the beginning, Mickey is playing a video game based on ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''-specifically, a MortalKombat clone in which Dopey is fighting the evil witch. If only...
** Frankenollie is named after two of Disney's "Nine Old Men", Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.
** Julius himself is probably named after the cat from ''Alice's Adventures in Cartoonland,'' one of Walt Disney's very first forays into animation. Bonus points are given since Julius is a monster version of Mickey's nemesis Peg Leg Pete, who is also [[CatsAreMean a bit of a cat]].
** One of the photos in Mickey's wallet is of him in ''SteamboatWillie'', and he also whistles the same song from ''Steamboat Willie'' as he's walking up to the laboratory.
** When Mickey arrives at the laboratory, the shot mirrors Father Merrin arriving at Regan Macneil's house in ''Film/TheExorcist''.
** Mickey subduing Julius is similar to when he defeated the giant in The BraveLittleTailor.
* SkywardScream
* WilhelmScream: During Mickey's video game.
* VoicesAreMental