Get a Horse! is a 2013 Disney animated short starring Mickey Mouse, the first theatrical short featuring the character 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, The Critic, Avatar: The Last Airbender ), the short was released on November 27, 2013, on the same theatrical bill as Frozen. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, but lost to Mr Hublot.
This cartoon contains an example of
Alertness Blink: When Pete has Minnie in his clutches, Mickey's ears briefly turn into exclamation points.
Animation Bump: The scene where we "chase" Pete from behind him, where not only is the background animated, but also tilts with the camera.
And let's not get into the CGI.
Born in the Theatre: Mickey breaks through into the theatre. One patron complains about spilling her nachos.
Brain Bleach: After Pete gets a good look at Clarabelle and her udder, he rubs his eyes trying to get the image out of his head.
Brick Joke: When Pete arrives in his car, a chicken runs away from him and lays an egg, the egg then grows legs and also runs away. At the end when all the characters and the scenery appear in CGI, the chicken and the egg also return.
Bullet Seed: Pete closes up the screen by swallowing a can of nails and spitting them across the bottom.
Humiliation Conga: Pete undergoes this when Mickey controls the screen to have him fall from the sky, get stabbed with a pitchfork, get electrocuted, etc.
Iris Out: When the cartoon ends, Pete tries to get back into the screen through the iris, but gets stuck.
Logo Joke: The Disney logo at the end is in black and white, with "Disney" written in an older signature font and Clarabelle is jumping over the castle with a trail of pixie dust (or is it?) behind her.
Male Gaze: Pete gives one to Minnie, illustrated by a dotted line going from his eyes to her. When Mickey places Clarabelle in front of Pete, the line goes limp.
Manipulative Editing: Voice tracks from previous Mickey cartoons were used to create new dialogue. *
It took two weeks for the editors to edit Walt Disney's voice clips to assemble the word 'red' and to make it sound like a surprised statement.