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The Mouse Factory was an anthology TV series produced and directed by Ward Kimball between 1971 and 1973.


A precursor to House of Mouse, The Mouse Factory mainly served to rerun classic Disney cartoons with new linking segments. Each episode would feature a different celebrity guest interacting with classic Disney characters (portrayed by costumed actors), from Mickey Mouse to Witch Hazel.

Though the hosts were often just watching or recalling the relevant cartoons, they were woven into the story of the episode on a couple of occasions, meaning some episodes must be considered by the Wiki to take place far earlier than their release date.

An original piece of animation was featured at the end of each episode, which saw Mickey Mouse (drawn in 1930's pie-eye style, but in color) flying an aeroplane carrying the "The End" banner, only to bump into King Kong on the Empire State Building, who plucks the plane out of the air and eats it. This bizarrely means every episode ends with the apparent death of Mickey, though it's not hard to imagine his surviving the ordeal if some cartoon logic is applied, as, indeed, it is obvious that he must have.

List of episodes

Season 1

  1. Vacations
  2. Women's Lib
  3. Folk Tale Favorites
  4. Spooks and Magic
  5. Physical Fitness
  6. The Great Outdoors
  7. Water Sports
  8. Man at Work
  9. Music
  10. Interplanetary Travel
  11. Homeowners
  12. Spectator Sports
  13. Horses
  14. Aviation
  15. Back to Nature
  16. Bullfighting to Bullfrogs
  17. Sports

Season 2

  1. Alligators
  2. Paul Bunyan
  3. Bullfighting
  4. Knighthood
  5. Pluto
  6. Goliath II
  7. The Mouse Show
  8. Cats
  9. Ben Franklin
  10. Mickey Mouse
  11. Lions
  12. Consciences
  13. Noah's Ark
  14. Hunting
  15. Sports
  16. Tugboats
  17. Automobiles
  18. Trains
  19. Homes
  20. The Reluctant Dragon
  21. Wheels
  22. Winter Fun
  23. Penguins
  24. Elephants
  25. Mickey and the Beanstalk
  26. Dancing