Peasant: (standing outside Mickey's house with other peasants) Say, did you ever kill a giant?
Mickey: (comes up to the window, having just killed some flies and completely unaware of what the peasant just said) I killed seven, in one blow!
—Mickey Mouse, unwittingly landing himself in trouble
King: Did you kill seven [giants] with one blow?
Mickey: Uh, yes, your honor, and how!
King: ...well, how?
Mickey: I was all alone, I heard them coming, I looked up, and I was surrounded!
Mickey: They were here, there, everywhere! A whole bunch of them! They came at me from the right, the left, right, left, left, right!
King: Yes, yes, go on!
Mickey: They were coming closer! The fight was on! I swung and missed! I missed and swung! I swung again and again and again! They were right on top of me!
King: And then?
Mickey: And then, I let 'em have it!One of the finest shorts in the Classic Disney Shorts lineup, based on The Brothers Grimm story of the same name, The Brave Little Tailor (1938) takes place in The Middle Ages, with Mickey playing the role of the tailor of the title, as his boasts of taking down ordinary house flies land him in hot water when the people mistake his claims to be related to giants and choose him to take down a rampaging giant. He'd still do anything for Princess Minnie, though...On a side note, the most famous scene is, surprisingly, NOT Mickey's fight with the giant (although that does double as a Crowning Moment of Awesome) but rather, the second opening quote, which is considered by many an animation nut to be a true highlight of animation acting (and Disney veterans Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston thought so, too). This is also the second to last appearance of the original "White skinned, Dot-eyed" Mickey Mouse design, the last being "Society Dog Show", and the next shorts "Mickey's Surprise Party", "The Pointer" and Fantasia's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" using a new design for Mickey from there on out. (Although it has been used in a certain game...)This short is No. 26 on The 50 Greatest Cartoons list.
—Mickey Mouse, initiating a highlight of animation acting
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