October 10, 1931 – The Mickey Mouse Short Film The Barnyard Broadcast is Released to Theaters
“The next number is dedicated to my little pal Pluto, who is confined at home. Hello, Pluto, old pal!”
On October 10, 1931, the Mickey Mouse short film The Barnyard Broadcast premiered in theaters. It was directed by Burt Gillett.
The short begins with Mickey beginning his radio broadcast from the barn, with Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow playing music live. The animals on the farm are enjoying the music, dancing as it plays. Horace then plays some music using a variety of tools as his instruments. Mickey then announces the next piece, dedicated to Pluto, who is chained to his doghouse. Minnie then begins the piece on the harp. A cat sneaks into the studio and starts meowing into the microphone, which causes Pluto to destroy his gramophone. Mickey manages to chase the cat out, but it returns with its kittens, causing more havoc. The kittens keep finding ways back into the station, even after Mickey kicks them out. Mickey chases the cat to the roof and ends up breaking a water tower, which has the water burst through the ceiling and destroying the radio station.