Get a Horse! to Run With Frozen in November
August 10, 2013

“Get a Horse!” is an odd hybrid, a new cartoon featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse. It’s hand-drawn in the old-school, black-and-white style (as shown here), evoking company history and nostalgia, but there are computer-generated and 3-D elements as well.

The plot involves Peg-Leg Pete interrupting Mickey and Minnie during a musical haywagon ride. Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow will also appear.

Get a Horse! stills


Get a Horse! still

The short debuted at the D23 Expo, but the rest of us will get a chance to see it in front of the new Disney feature Frozen, which opens on November 27, 2013. Frozen is an ice-set adventure with the voices of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Idina Menzel attempting to rescue the kingdom from endless winter.

2 Responses  
takingitoutside writes:  

I hope you’ll see this even though I’m commenting so much later than the posting. I just saw Frozen, and I was wondering what you take on it is. I really liked it, for a lot of reasons. I think a lot of viewers won’t realize something that is one of the reasons I like it so much though: there seem to be an unusually high percentage of women in the crew.

The screenplay was written by a woman, Jennifer Lee, who is also credited as the co-director. Have any of Disney’s other films been directed or co-directed by a woman? There are other women in prominent positions as well – Aimee Scribner is an associate producer, half of the production supervisors are women and so on. Even “Get a Horse!” was directed by a woman, Lauren MacMullan, produced by Dorothy McKim and edited by Julie Rogers.

If you’ve seen the film, it’s hard to look at all the women involved in making it and not wonder whether there’s a connection with the twist at the end (or, for that matter, the strength of Anna’s and Elsa’s relationship).

Johanna writes:  

I haven’t seen Frozen, and I probably won’t in the theater, since I don’t like the misleading ad campaign and don’t want to reward it. Although I’d forgotten that Get a Horse! was running with it, and that would be worth seeing. So thanks for that reminder. I may change my mind, so no spoilers! I like the description you’re giving here.

Brave was co-directed (well, directed until she was replaced) by a woman, so that might count, depending on how you consider Pixar part of Disney.


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