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March 16, 1935 – The Mickey Mouse Short Film Mickey’s Service Station Premieres in Theaters

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“You break ‘em, we fix ‘em!”

On March 16, 1935, the Mickey Mouse short film Mickey’s Service Station premiered in theaters. It was directed by Ben Sharpsteen.

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are hard a work fixing up an old jalopy when Pete shows up at their service station demanding for their service. He calls their attention to a squeaking sound, and warns them that they have only ten minutes to fix the problem, or there will be serious consequences. The boys are frightened enough to begin work, but no matter where they look, the squeaking noise seems to be all over, mocking them. Donald and Goofy tear the car apart, while Mickey has trouble with a tire. Mickey finally locates a cricket within Pete’s tire, but the boys smash the car to bits when trying to smash the cricket with a hammer. Realizing that there’s no time left, and the car is not in good shape, they rush to try and fix the car as best they can, but Mickey still has problems with the one tire. They are finally able to get the car semi-fixed, but when Pete returns and starts it up, the car manages to give Pete a fight before falling apart completely, with the engine chasing Pete away from the service station.

 

 

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