Get a Horse! is a 2013 Disney animated short starring Mickey Mouse, his first theatrical short since 1995's Runaway Brain.In this 1928 throwback short, Mickey and his friends, including Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar, enjoy a musical hayride until Peg-Leg Pete arrives in his runabout and tries to get them off the road. However, after a scuffle with Pete, Mickey is soon knocked out of the theater screen and becomes a computer-generated color figure, and soon it's an all-out battle inside and out of the screen.This short is notable in that it utilized Walt Disney's voice for Mickey Mouse. Directed by Lauren MacMullan (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), the short was released on November 27, 2013, on the same theatrical bill as Frozen.
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Alertness Blink: When Pete has Minnie in his clutches, Mickey's ears briefly turn into exclamation points.
Born In The Theatre: Mickey breaks through into the theatre. One patron complains about spilling her nachos.
Chase Scene: Pete chasing Mickey and his friends around and around on both sides of the screen.
Confused Question Mark: Horace has one appear over his head. Also, Pete's hat curves into the shape of a question mark when the animals swing against the screen.
Executive Meddling: According to the short's director, the black and white introduction was going to be a little longer, but execs insisted that Mickey fall into the color, 3D world as soon as possible, fearing that the black and white opening would lose audiences' interest very quickly. Also, the idea of creating a short involving classic Mickey had been thrown around the studiofor many years, but were constantly shot down by execs who felt nobody today would accept Mickey in his original look.
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Exorcist Head: Mickey's head does a 360 while following his crawling sentient shoe.
Foreshadowing: The anthropomorphic horn's line "Make way for the future!" becomes more poignant in that 1928's Mickey enters the world of 2013 and interacts with modern technology.
Found Footage: Parodied. It was initially promoted as a "lost" Mickey Mouse cartoon that was made shortly after Steamboat Willie, but partway through, it proves to be anything but.
What Could Have Been: Originally, Walt Disney's dialogue was supposed to be temporary for the animators to animate Mickey's mouth movements, until it was decided to add authenticity to the retro feel by putting it in the finished product.