"You ain't paid the rent!"Moving Day
is a 1936 Mickey Mouse
cartoon, although the bulk of the short is centered on his co-stars, Goofy
and Donald Duck
(but mostly Goofy).
The short begins as Mickey and Donald are pacing around their house, worrying about their overdue rent. Cue sheriff Pete
thrashing the door of their house, barging in and threatening the duo with an eviction notice. After he leaves, the duo begin packing up their belongings as hastily as possible, just in time for Goofy to stop by in his ice truck. The attention of the short then centers on the Goof for the bulk of the cartoon, as he wages war with a sentient piano that resists every attempt of his to load it into his truck, while Donald struggles with a plunger that got stuck onto his tail feathers.
The short is a runner-up on The 50 Greatest Cartoons
- Animate Inanimate Object: The piano which hounds Goofy for most of the short.
- Chekhov's Gag: Both the gas leak and Pete's lighting his stogie (and using Donald's beak to do it). Both happen separately during the short, but near the end of the short, when it looks like he has the upper hand against Mickey, Donald and Goofy, Pete makes the mistake of lighting another stogie in triumph when the gas still leaking. Only when it's too late does he realize his folly.
- D.I.Y. Disaster: Donald and Goofy's specialty.
- Double Take: Donald with the plunger.
- Out of Focus: Mickey himself, typical of his later shorts.
- Stuff Blowing Up: The ending (see Chekhov's Gag).
- Too Dumb to Live: Subverted somewhat with Pete, who does live.
- Villainous Breakdown: Pete has two, first, when he catches Mickey, Donald and Goofy in the act of trying to make off with his furniture, and second, after the house blows up and they make their escape with all the furniture leaving Pete (with a "For Sale" sign smashed over his head) to yell after them amid the rubble of their old house.
- Villainy-Free Villain: Pete was forcing Mickey and Donald out of their home but wasn't doing anything illegal because of this.