Mickey Mouse always loved to dance, but this particular jig is up.
For months, Walt Disney Animation Studios has hinted at the existence of a “never-before-seen” Mickey short called Get a Horse! From the early stills, it appeared to be in the rough-hewn, black-and-white style of 1920s-era animation pioneered by Disney innovator Ub Iwerks. Walt Disney himself was said to be the voice of Mickey, a job he stopped doing in 1946.
But “never-before-seen” is actually a euphemism for “brand new,” which the company came clean about at the recent D23 fan convention in Anaheim, Calif., where Get a Horse! was screened in its entirety and revealed to be a wholey original creation that fuses old-timey flare with state-of-the-art digital animation and 3-D effects.
The image above is the first picture released showing both formats in action.