Thursday, February 28, 2013

Most disturbing Mickey Mouse sketch ever?

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM

click to enlarge LOLCats have nothing on old Disney sketches.
  • LOLCats have nothing on old Disney sketches.

LOLCats have nothing on old Disney sketches.

Check out this Mickey Mouse sketch from the 1930s released recently by the Disney Archives. It's by artist Ferdinand Horvath and it was drawn as part of a never-finished cartoon short that was to be called “Mickey’s Toothache.” According to the Disney Insider blog, it's going to be traveling to various cities around the country from March 1-April 7 as part of D23?s Disney Fanniversary Celebration, and it shows an early version of Mickey Mouse (old school Mickey looked much more rodent-y than today's anthropomorphic smiling chubbster) running from what the Insider calls a "REALLY scary" dentist chair.

Uh, forget the chair. There's a peg-legged cat wielding a handsaw and a pair of pliers chasing a terrified Mickey down. That's some serious Itchy and Scratchy level mania right there. It's no wonder that the cartoon short this sketch was designed to be part of was never completed.

And just because, here's a pic of a couple of some old-school Mickey and Minnie style kids' toys, found in an antiques store up upstate New York this winter. Ah, the good old days. When the best violence was found in cartoons and the toys were designed to give kids nightmares.

click to enlarge mickeydollsjpg

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 7, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation