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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGood Sandwich: None of the food Midas was going to have for lunch was eaten thanks to his power.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGood Sandwich: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: None of the food Midas was going to have for lunch was eaten thanks to his power.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGood Sandwich: None of the food Midas was going to have for lunch was eaten thanks to his power.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Midas's pet cat is never seen after being turned into gold a second time by the king. Presumably Goldie took him along with the rest of Midas's possessions, but it's not made clear where the cat went, or whether he was restored to normal (though it's at least shown that Goldie has the ability to do it).
** We also never see whether or not Midas had any staff in his castle -- and he must have had at least some, seeing how he obviously didn't cook his meal himself -- leaving it up into the air as to whether or not Goldie took them as well, or if they'd just left the castle after doing their work for the day.





* AdiposeRex: King Midas.

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* %%* AdiposeRex: King Midas.



* KarmicTrickster: Goldie.

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* %%* KarmicTrickster: Goldie.



* TreasureRoom: An early example.

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* %%* TreasureRoom: An early example.

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* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: The cat attempts to flee after Midas gains his Golden Touch and wants to test it on him. He sadly fails.
* TakenForGranite: The Cat suffers this two times, one by Goldie and the other by his owner King Midas


The plot is similar to the original King Midas story from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], albeit updating it from UsefulNotes/AncientGreece to the times of [[TheMiddleAges Medieval Europe]], obviously to keep in vogue with the fairy tale settings of the Silly Symphonies. The short begins with King Midas bragging and singing about his vast riches, which prompts a smug little elf called Goldie to appear and give him the Golden Touch, albeit with warnings that Midas ignores. Initially, Midas is thrilled at his newfound gift, but quickly discovers its side effects when he discovers that it turns whatever he eats or drinks into gold, prompting a VillainousBreakdown and him surrendering his power, kingdom and riches for something to eat.

The short is notable if just for the scorn it received from Walt himself. Apparently, during the making of ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', Walt realized that it had been years since he had last directed a short cartoon, and decided to try it again with this cartoon to see whether he was good enough to direct ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' himself, working on the project in secrecy with only two animators, Creator/FredMoore and Norm Ferguson. Unfortunately, upon release, "The Golden Touch" was an immediate flop. Reasons included that the short was stiff and lethargically paced, and that Midas came off as too one-dimensional and too unsympathetic for audiences to care about him. As such, Walt immediately [[CreatorBacklash disowned the cartoon]] and forbade anybody from ever bringing it up around the studio. This failure was also so hard on him that he gave up directing cartoons altogether, stepping aside to become a full-time producer.

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The plot is similar to the original King Midas story from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], albeit updating it from UsefulNotes/AncientGreece to the times of [[TheMiddleAges Medieval Europe]], obviously to keep in vogue with the fairy tale settings of the Silly Symphonies. The short begins with King Midas bragging and singing about his vast riches, which prompts a smug little elf called Goldie to appear and give him the Golden Touch, albeit with warnings that Midas ignores. Initially, Midas is thrilled at his newfound gift, but quickly discovers its side effects when he discovers that it turns whatever he eats or drinks into gold, prompting a VillainousBreakdown and him surrendering his power, kingdom kingdom, and riches for something to eat.

The short is notable if just for the scorn it received from Walt himself. Apparently, during the making of ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', Walt realized that it had been years since he had last directed a short cartoon, and decided to try it again with this cartoon to see whether he was good enough to direct ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'' himself, working on the project in secrecy with only two animators, Creator/FredMoore and Norm Ferguson. Unfortunately, upon release, "The Golden Touch" was an immediate flop. Reasons included that the short was stiff and lethargically paced, paced and that Midas came off as too one-dimensional and too unsympathetic for audiences to care about him. As such, Walt immediately [[CreatorBacklash disowned the cartoon]] and forbade anybody from ever bringing it up around the studio. This failure was also so hard on him that he gave up directing cartoons altogether, stepping aside to become a full-time producer.



* AdaptedOut: Bacchus and the Greek Gods, who gave and removed Midas' curse in the original myth, are not present and are replaced by Goldie the elf. Midas's daughter who he accidentally turns to gold is removed as well. The rest of the original Midas myth, such as the incident where his ears are turned into those of donkeys, is also dropped.

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* AdaptedOut: Bacchus and the Greek Gods, gods, who gave and removed Midas' curse in the original myth, are not present and are replaced by Goldie the elf. Midas's daughter who he accidentally turns to gold is removed as well. The rest of the original Midas myth, such as the incident where his ears are turned into those of donkeys, is also dropped.



* BigEater: Midas apparently planned on eating the entire table's worth of food all by himself, which makes him realize his power is a curse as he can't eat ever again.

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* BigEater: Midas apparently planned on eating the entire table's worth of food all by himself, which makes him realize his power is a curse as he can't eat ever again.



* HoldTheUnsolicitedIngredient: When Midas begs for a hamburger in exchange for his kingdom, Goldie sarcastically asks "With or without onions?" At the end, Midas seems to be happy that his hamburger has onions.

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* HoldTheUnsolicitedIngredient: When Midas begs for a hamburger in exchange for his kingdom, Goldie sarcastically asks "With or without onions?" At In the end, Midas seems to be happy that his hamburger has onions.



* MagicAIsMagicA: The Golden Touch seems kind of random, but it's actually just absurdly specific:

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* MagicAIsMagicA: The Golden Touch seems kind of random, but it's actually just absurdly specific:



** Midas touches his own body and clothes without turning either into gold. The sole exception is when he deliberately transforms one of his teeth. Presumably he is protected from unintentionally altering his self.

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** Midas touches his own body and clothes without turning either into gold. The sole exception is when he deliberately transforms one of his teeth. Presumably Presumably, he is protected from unintentionally altering his self.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Subverted when Goldie starts to take Midas' underclothes, but relents when the king begs to keep them.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Subverted when Goldie starts to take Midas' underclothes, underclothes but relents when the king begs to keep them.



* SmugSnake: Goldie, of the non villainous variety, as he takes clear pleasure in humiliating a greedy egotist like Midas.

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* SmugSnake: Goldie, of the non villainous non-villainous variety, as he takes clear pleasure in humiliating a greedy egotist like Midas.



* VillainSong: The opening song, as well as the little ditty Midas sings when he discovers the power of the Golden Touch.

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* VillainSong: The opening song, as well as the little ditty Midas Midas, sings when he discovers the power of the Golden Touch.

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* {{Asexuality}}: By his own admission, Midas cares not for women. Him being the only one left when Goldie takes his castle implies he was unmarried.


* TheGrimReaper: A ''golden'' version of him appears twice during Midas' breakdown.

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* TheGrimReaper: A ''golden'' version of him appears twice during Midas' breakdown.


* TheGrimReaper: A ''golden'' version of him appears during Midas' breakdown.

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* TheGrimReaper: A ''golden'' version of him appears twice during Midas' breakdown.


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* ThroatSlittingGesture: During Midas' breakdown, his shadow turns into TheGrimReaper, who pulls this gesture while making a "Shhhhck" sound to tell Midas that the Golden Touch is going to kill him.


* BlessedWithSuck: Midas, when he realizes that the Golden Touch will turn ''anything'' he tries to eat or drink into gold. The cartoon even provides the page image.

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* BlessedWithSuck: Midas, when he realizes that the Golden Touch will turn ''anything'' he tries to eat or drink into gold. The cartoon even provides the page image.

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* BigEater: Midas apparently planned on eating the entire table's worth of food all by himself, which makes him realize his power is a curse as he can't eat ever again.

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* KickTheDog: The first thing Midas decides to touch to see if he has the power Goldie gave him is to use it on his cat, the same cat Goldie used it on earlier as a demonstration. Not, say, his table or a door, but a cat that clearly did not want to be turned into gold again.


The plot is similar to the original King Midas story from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], albeit updating it from AncientGreece to the times of [[TheMiddleAges Medieval Europe]], obviously to keep in vogue with the fairy tale settings of the Silly Symphonies. The short begins with King Midas bragging and singing about his vast riches, which prompts a smug little elf called Goldie to appear and give him the Golden Touch, albeit with warnings that Midas ignores. Initially, Midas is thrilled at his newfound gift, but quickly discovers its side effects when he discovers that it turns whatever he eats or drinks into gold, prompting a VillainousBreakdown and him surrendering his power, kingdom and riches for something to eat.

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The plot is similar to the original King Midas story from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], albeit updating it from AncientGreece UsefulNotes/AncientGreece to the times of [[TheMiddleAges Medieval Europe]], obviously to keep in vogue with the fairy tale settings of the Silly Symphonies. The short begins with King Midas bragging and singing about his vast riches, which prompts a smug little elf called Goldie to appear and give him the Golden Touch, albeit with warnings that Midas ignores. Initially, Midas is thrilled at his newfound gift, but quickly discovers its side effects when he discovers that it turns whatever he eats or drinks into gold, prompting a VillainousBreakdown and him surrendering his power, kingdom and riches for something to eat.


* AdaptedOut: Bacchus and the Greek Gods, who gave and removed Midas' curse in the original myth, are not present and are replaced by Goldie the elf. The rest of the original Midas myth, such as the incident where his ears are turned into those of donkeys, is also dropped.

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* AdaptedOut: Bacchus and the Greek Gods, who gave and removed Midas' curse in the original myth, are not present and are replaced by Goldie the elf. Midas's daughter who he accidentally turns to gold is removed as well. The rest of the original Midas myth, such as the incident where his ears are turned into those of donkeys, is also dropped.


* TheMagicTouch: This being an adaptation of the TropeMaker, this one's a given.


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* MidasTouch: This being an adaptation of the TropeMaker, this one's a given.

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