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Barnyard Olympics is a 1932 theatrical cartoon short. It features Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, the cat athlete, Wienie, and Peg-Leg Pete. The voice of Goofy, or someone else with the same laugh as him, can be heard, though he does not make a physical appearance in the short.


All sorts of sporting events are being held, and Mickey Mouse is set to participate in the main event of the season, cross country. The arrogant cat athlete against whom he is to compete decides to pull some pranks on Mickey, making it harder for the mouse to win. Will Mickey prevail in the wild race which includes running, pole-vaulting, boating, and bicycling, or will someone else take the prize?

Behind the scenes

Barnyard Olympics is a theatrical cartoon short. It was directed by Wilfred Jackson[1] and was released on April the 15th, 1932. It was released ahead of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games[2] and used a sports theme inspired by the event.

Voice artists whose voices are featured in the film include Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse, Marcellite Garner as Minnie Mouse, and Pinto Colvig. Colvig's voice was heard in the form a guffaw at the one minute mark. This laugh would later be used as the signature laugh of Dippy Dawg, a character who would officially debut in Mickey's Revue, a short released a mere month after Barnyard Olympics.

Barnyard Olympics notably features a cat athlete character whose identity is unclear. Some of descriptions for the short list the character as being the same as Mickey's nemesis Peg-Leg Pete.[2][1] Curiously, the design of Peg-Leg Pete used in Alice Comedies and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts actually makes a brief appearance at the end of the film. This appearance of Pete, albeit in his bear form, would indicate that the cat athlete couldn't possibly be the same as Pete as Pete is shown cheering Mickey on, in contrast to the cat athlete's strong competition against Mickey. If the cat athlete is not Pete, he might be the same as Creamo Catnera, a character who debuted in the Mickey Mouse comic strip just a year before the release of Barnyard Olympics and who was also a physically strong feline rival to Mickey in sports. The idea that the cat athlete and Creamo Catnera are one and the same is unconfirmed and is just speculation.

Notes and References

List of episodes of Mickey Mouse
• Steamboat WillieThe Gallopin' GauchoThe Barn DancePlane CrazyThe Opry House • When the Cat's AwayThe Barnyard BattleThe Plow BoyThe Karnival KidMickey's FolliesMickey's Choo-ChooThe Jazz FoolJungle RhythmThe Haunted HouseWild Waves
Fiddling AroundThe Barnyard ConcertThe Cactus KidThe Fire FightersThe ShindigThe Chain GangThe Gorilla MysteryThe Picnic • Pioneer DaysMinnie's Yoo-HooThe Birthday PartyTraffic TroublesThe CastawayThe Moose HuntThe Delivery BoyMickey Steps OutBlue RhythmFishin' AroundThe Barnyard BroadcastThe Beach PartyMickey Cuts UpMickey's OrphansThe Duck HuntThe Grocery BoyThe Mad DogBarnyard OlympicsMickey's RevueMusical FarmerMickey in ArabiaMickey's NightmareTrader MickeyThe Whoopee PartyTouchdown MickeyThe Wayward CanaryThe Klondike KidParade of the Award NomineesMickey's Good DeedBuilding a BuildingThe Mad DoctorMickey's Pal PlutoMickey's MellerdrammerYe Olden DaysThe Mail PilotMickey's Mechanical ManMickey's Gala PremierPuppy LoveThe Pet StoreThe Steeple ChaseGiantland • ShanghaiedCamping OutPlayful PlutoGulliver Mickey • Mickey's Steam RollerOrphan's BenefitMickey Plays PapaThe DognapperTwo-Gun MickeyMickey's Man FridayThe Band ConcertMickey's Service StationMickey's KangarooMickey's GardenMickey's Fire BrigadePluto's Judgement DayOn IceMickey's Polo TeamOrphans' PicnicMickey's Grand OperaThru the MirrorMickey's RivalMoving DayAlpine ClimbersMickey's CircusMickey's ElephantThe Worm TurnsMagician MickeyMoose HuntersMickey's AmateursHawaiian HolidayClock CleanersLonesome GhostsBoat BuildersMickey's TrailerThe WhalersMickey's ParrotBrave Little TailorSociety Dog ShowMickey's Surprise PartyThe PointerThe Standard Parade
Tugboat MickeyPluto's Dream HouseMr Mouse Takes a TripThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Little WhirlwindA Gentleman's GentlemanCanine CaddyThe Nifty NinetiesOrphans' BenefitLend a PawMickey's Birthday PartySymphony HourAll Together • Pluto and the ArmadilloSquatter's RightsMickey and the BeanstalkMickey's Delayed DateMickey Down UnderMickey and the SealPueblo Pluto
R'coon DawgPluto's PartyPluto's Christmas TreeThe Simple Things
Mickey's Christmas Carol
The Prince and the PauperRunaway Brain
Get A HorseSteamboat Willie Redux
Mickey Mouse Works & House of Mouse
Mickey's New CarAround the World in Eighty DaysMickey's Airplane KitMickey's MistakeThe Candy HouseMickey's Mechanical ManMickey's Piano LessonMickey's RemedyMickey Tries To CookTopsy Turvy TownThe NutcrackerMickey's Rival ReturnsMickey and the SeagullMickey's Mixed NutsMickey's MountainMickey's Mix-UpMickey's Christmas ChaosMickey's CabinMickey's Big BreakBig House Mickey
Mickey's April FoolsMickey and the Goat ManPinball Mickey