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November 5, 1931 – The Mickey Mouse Short Film The Beach Party is Released to Theaters

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On November 5, 1931, the Mickey Mouse short film The Beach Party was released to theaters. It was directed by Burt Gillett.

Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow are frolicking across the beach, followed by Pluto carrying a picnic basket and Minnie and Mickey with the beach umbrella. Pluto is used to blow up an inner tube, but lets the air deflate when he bites at a flea. When Mickey heads into the water, Pluto is not too far behind, but stops before he hits the water. The rest of the gang starts to enjoy their time in the surf, though Clarabelle manages to lose her part of her bathing suit. Pluto follows a crab on the beach, which pinches him on the tail. Minnie serves lunch, with Mickey, Horace, and Pluto running for the food. Mickey throws some sausage links for Pluto to catch and when Pluto pulls them out of the ocean, he manages to pull out an angry octopus instead, which chases Pluto across the beach and ruins the picnic. The gang fights back with the remaining food, but they manage to use an anchor to send him back into the ocean.

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