Mickey's Mellerdrammer is a 1933 American animated Pre-Code short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. The title is a corruption of "melodrama", thought to harken back to the earliest minstrel shows, as a film short based on Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin and stars Mickey Mouse and his friends who stage their own production of the novel. It was the 54th Mickey Mouse short film, and the fourth of that year.
In Mickey's Mellerdrammer, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy (known then as Dippy Dawg) and others present their own low budget light-hearted rendition of the 19th century Tom Shows for a crowd in a barn converted into a theater for the occasion.
|editor||Walt Disney Wilfred Jackson|
|keywords||19th century 9.5 mm film 9.5mm animate blackface clarabelle cow come out dippy dawg dressing room goofy horace horsecollar mickey mouse minnie mouse sight gag simon legree slave girl slave owner tom shows uncle tom uncle tom's cabin|
|productionCompany||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|theme||animated animated short melodrama short|