I’m starting to fall behind on these reviews, mostly because I’ve kind of lost my enthusiasm for them. When I see that a new one has been released, I get kind of scared a little, thinking “what are they going to do to Mickey this time?” And you know what…sometimes fear is the appropriate response. We’ve got some thoughts on “Stayin’ Cool”, and I regret to say that they are mostly not cool.
The basic premise of the short is that it’s the hottest day of the year, and everyone is basically melting. Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are trying to find ways to stay cool. And…that’s about it. Good premise I think. But the delivery is one more of mischief and mayhem, as opposed to wit and charm. In Stayin’ Cool, Mickey shows a wanton disregard for other peoples property for one thing. Not exactly role model material. And you know what, Mickey IS a role model dangit!
Here is the lasting image I’ll take from “Stayin’ Cool.”
Now I’m not a prude, or maybe I am, I don’t know. But seriously, there has to be some premeditated reason for this. Never before has Mickey, or any of the other character, been so focused on their shorts! And there’s more! Like this guy.
And since when does Goofy have no pants?
I know Donald has no pants too, but Donald has NEVER had pants. So why today decide to take Goofy’s pants? Why?
By the way, Mickey loses his shorts again in this one.
Review of Disney short “Stayin’ Cool”
Like I said, it’s not that I’m a prude, or that I’m offended. I’m not. If these cartoons starred anyone other than Mickey, I’d enjoy them. Or they’d make great satire if they were made by someone other than Disney. But they are Disney. So what I want to know is WHY. There has to be some reason Disney has taken this detour with Mickey. It’s the intention that has me upset. As if to say that fans of Mickey and Disney somehow wanted Mickey to get naked and shove ice cream down his pants.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Tell us what you think. Did you order the extra spicy Mickey with a side of anti-social behavior?