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Posted by: Goofyteer on July 03, 2003 8:34 am/pm

Who out there ever got to see the Mickey Mouse cartoon Runaway Brain?

I'm curious to know reactions to it. Disney seems to be going out of their way to let people forget about it.
;)

Posted by: RichKoster on July 03, 2003 8:52 am/pm

I loved it!

When the Disney Channel had a Mickey cartoon marathon recently, it was one of the ones shown.

Oops! I originally wrote "When the Disney Echo had a Mickey cartoon marathon...
:blush2:

Posted by: RichKoster on July 03, 2003 9:34 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Goofyteer!

Here's < more information about "Runaway Brain" > on The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts website.

Posted by: sorcererkev on July 03, 2003 11:02 am/pm

"Runaway Brain" was a GREAT cartoon!!  I never got to see it when it ran theatrically, I had to get a copy of it from overseas to finally see it.  Micky is the best in it and I love the modern touches (the Snow White video game) and it was just a great short.  I can see how it's a little too intense for really young viewers, but I can't really see why it's been tagged as such a shameful toon......

........then again, I don't really understand how films are rated in this country anyway.  I don't know how the MPAA figured that "Lilo & Stitch" should be rated PG and "Finding Nemo" is rated G..........there were parts of that movie that I thought were really scary and intense.  That fish with the big teeth..............YOWW!!!  

I hope that one day it can get a release as maybe an extra on a DVD or something............I wish there'd be more Mickey video releases.  House Of Villains and the Christmas videos were the best, keep them coming!!!!  Wouldn't a set of House Of Mouse DVD's be great?  :mickey:

--sorcerer kev
57 days till our 10-day WDW vacation!

Posted by: RichKoster on July 04, 2003 12:14 am/pm

I don't think Runaway Brain has ever been tagged as being shameful, even if some people have posted that they think Disney is trying to forget about it - - I just don't think that's true. I believe Disney just hasn't found the right place to market it on DVD yet. After all, you can't just release one cartoon short on DVD, it would have to be with other things.

I saw it in the theaters (as well as on Toon Disney in that marathon) before a Disney's features "A Kid In King Arthur's Court" and "George of the Jungle." Yes, they released the cartoon in front of two separate features, so I don't think Disney thought it was shameful or anything. By the way, I liked the cartoon much better than those features.
:)

Posted by: Goofyteer on July 04, 2003 12:33 am/pm

The Disney Channel showed it? That's wonderful! I kept getting the idea from pages like the Disney Shorts Encyclopedia one that Disney supposedly wants people to forget it.

When I recently saw it I didn't think it was any more unusual than any of the House of Mouse cartoons I've seen. So maybe it will show up one way or another. I sure hope you guys are right!

I agree that a House of Mouse DVD collection would be great. I would really love that a lot...

Posted by: RichKoster on July 04, 2003 12:39 am/pm

Yes, it was part of a birthday marathon celebration for Mickey in 2001. It's one of my pet peeves that there's never a big celebration for Minnie, when they both appeared at the same time in the same cartoon!
:glare:

Funny you should mention that you didn't think it was any more unusual than any of the House of Mouse cartoons... When I saw the series of "Mickey Rescues Minnie" cartoons on Disney's Mickey MouseWorks (which later was turned into House of Mouse), I was reminded of the rescue plot in Runaway Brain.

Posted by: Goofyteer on July 04, 2003 12:48 am/pm

I agree! I also thought Runaway Brain was no more wild than that one House of Mouse cartoon called Organ Donors. Ever see that one?

No celebration for Minnie?! That's unbelievable!

Posted by: RichKoster on July 04, 2003 12:52 am/pm

I like Organ Donors a lot!

"Organ Donors, we..."

Remember the rest of the line?
:confused:

Posted by: Goofyteer on July 04, 2003 6:05 am/pm



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I like Organ Donors a lot!

"Organ Donors, we..."

Remember the rest of the line?
:confused:
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"Organ donors, we donate ORGANS!"

And later on, after everything has happened...

"Er... that's PIPE organs!"

How's that? :mickey:

That toymaker was so weird! I wonder what his background was, he was so warped! I did like the bed he had in that bedroom though. The one that looked like a giant red wagon?

Posted by: disneyn on July 05, 2003 12:15 am/pm

Was anyone else at WDW when they celebrated Minnies Birthday and I think that is when she started wearing her new polka dotted dress?  It would have been in the eighties I think.  I was still going down there with children at that time so I am not too sure when it was but it was when I fell in love with her.  We were taking my son and a relatives child for him to have a companion and things were hectic.  Was this just my over active imagination?  Disneyn :minnie:
Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 29, 2003 10:25 am/pm

All arguments that Disney is trying to hide Runaway Brain or isn't proud of it will cease on December 2nd, when the Mickey in Color, Pt. II DVD will include Prince & the Pauper and Runaway Brain!
:clapping:

Posted by: Goofyteer on Aug. 29, 2003 12:16 am/pm

You're kidding! Is that official? They're including both Prince and The Pauper and Runaway Brain?
:clapping:
Are they going to include Mickey's Christmas Carol too?

Posted by: sorcererkev on Aug. 29, 2003 5:33 am/pm

AAAHHH!! That's GREAT news!!!  Do you have a list of the other films that will be in the set?  (Regardless, I'll be picking up all the WD Treasures again anyway.)

(As always) thanks for the info Rich!

--sorcerer kev
12 hours till we leave for WDW!!!!!
:icecream:

Posted by: dolphinrob on Aug. 29, 2003 5:48 am/pm



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You're kidding! Is that official? They're including both Prince and The Pauper and Runaway Brain?
:clapping:
Are they going to include Mickey's Christmas Carol too?
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Greetings, Goofyteer -

I don't know if they're including "Mickey's Christmas Carol" on the new Mickey Treasures set, but they did include it on the "Mickey's Magical Christmas - Snowed In at the House of Mouse" DVD. It's not listed anywhere on the packaging, but chapters 9-11 are "Scrooge McDuck", "Fezzywig's", and "A New Scrooge".

Hope this hasn't already been covered elsewhere - I've just joined the group, and this is my first post :mickey:

TTFN -

  Rob

Posted by: Goofyteer on Aug. 29, 2003 5:57 am/pm

Thank you Rob and welcome to the Disney echo! :mickey: You'll really enjoy it here. I'll say it again and again! We've got the coolest pad around! :clapping:
Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 29, 2003 8:52 am/pm

Yoo Hoo, Rob / dolphinrob!

Thanks for the extra details about Mickey's Christmas Carol (I don't think it had been mentioned here at all before) and welcome to the Disney Echo! Here's a pair of Disney EchoEars for you as a welcome gift:

Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 29, 2003 8:54 am/pm

I've heard it is true but it isn't official yet about both Prince and The Pauper and Runaway Brain being on it. Both are short enough to fit on the DVD along with other Mickey cartoons, so I bet it is true. I haven't seen a complete list of what is on it yet, but I'll post it here as soon as I do.
Posted by: Goofyteer on Aug. 29, 2003 11:40 am/pm

Thanks Rich! :mickey:

I went and looked on amazon a while ago. They finally have a < listing > for the second Mickey Mouse set but no cartoon listing yet. :ghostface:

Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 30, 2003 4:21 am/pm

Thanks for the word about Amazon.com having it listed now and available to pre-purchase! I included the link in your message above (clicking on it and ordering helps the Disney Echo) as well as in this thread about the new Disney Treasures DVDs here.
Posted by: DisneyWidower on Aug. 31, 2003 7:30 am/pm

Can't wait to buy it!

Love Fred Moore's Mickey best.


Never saw Runaway Brain but do have a promotional T-shirt for it -- glows in the dark!!!

From what I understand the monster's name is Frankenollie.

Is this true?

Great inside gag if ever there was one.

Posted by: RichKoster on Aug. 31, 2003 7:33 am/pm



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From what I understand the monster's name is Frankenollie.

Is this true?

Great inside gag if ever there was one.

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Yes it is!
:laughbig:

Posted by: JEANYLASER on Sep. 03, 2003 11:12 am/pm

:sorcerer: i love the movie with mickey mouse because i saw it the movie runaway brain on disney channel last year i love it so much i want that movie on video.
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