Mickey's Birthday Party

1942 Mickey Mouse short directed by Riley Thomson

Mickey's Birthday Party is a 1942 American animated short film directed by Riley Thomson, produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. The 114th short to feature Mickey Mouse, it was released on February 7, 1942. The animated film was directed by Riley Thomson and animated by Les Clark, James Moore, Ken Muse, Armin Shaffair, Riley Thompson, Bernie Wolf, and Marvin Woodward.[2] It was the 116th short in the Mickey Mouse film series to be released, and the first for that year.[3]

Mickey's Birthday Party
Directed byRiley Thomson
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringWalt Disney
Thelma Boardman
Pinto Colvig
Clarence Nash
Florence Gill
Animation byCharacter animation:
Marvin Woodward
J. Moore
Bernie Wolf
Kenneth Muse
Riley Thomson
Les Clark
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • February 7, 1942 (1942-02-07)[1]
Running time
7 minutes, 58 seconds
CountryUnited States



This short is an update of the 1931 black and white short The Birthday Party. The 1931 version only had Mickey, Minnie, Clarabelle and Horace, since none of the other characters existed at the time.

It also has some marks of 1932's The Whoopee Party.

Some of the animation of Mickey's wild dance was actually originally done by Ward Kimball for The Reluctant Dragon, not only used in the film.

Voice cast


Home media


The short was released on May 18, 2004, on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two: 1939-Today.[4]


  1. Kaufman, J.B.; Gerstein, David (2018). Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History. Cologne: Taschen. ISBN 978-3-8365-5284-4.
  2. "Mayerson on Animation: Mickey's Birthday Party". 25 July 2006.
  3. Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 107–109. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. "Mickey Mouse in Living Color Volume 2 DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. Retrieved 19 February 2021.[permanent dead link]

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