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The Opry House is a theatrical cartoon short by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney, the fifth in the Mickey Mouse series. The short features Mickey Mouse and in their debuts, Percy Pigg, Sheriff Bill Goat, a Pipe-Smoking Cat, a Living Piano and a Living Piano Stool. A poster for the Yankee Doodle Girls, led by Minnie Mouse, is glimpsed. A cat resembling Julius the Cat is part of the band, and a horse and cow matching Clarabelle Cow and Horace Horsecollar, but who do not wear those characters' usual identifying outfits, can be seen in the audience.


Mickey Mouse stars in a "big vaudeville show" in Silo Center's Opry House. Sure, Mickey has to play almost all the parts himself (from concert pianist to belly dancer!), some of the music is literally produced by yowling cats, and the piano and piano stool somehow come alive and rebel against their player, but all in all, it's good fun for everyone and the crowd is pleased!



  • This story was the second, following The Barn Dance (1928), to seek to establish Mickey Mouse status-quo in his little country town, complete with the introduction of recurring townsfolk like the anthropomorphic goat sheriff later identified as Bill Goat.
  • Mickey would once again get in a fight with the Living Piano in The Jazz Fool (1929).

Behind the scenes

This cartoon was released in March of 1929. It is remembered as having been the most expensive and sophisticated Walt Disney cartoon to date upon its release, costing $2,500 more than Steamboat Willie had.

The program of the vaudeville show includes (bad) performances of several real-world pieces, including Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor (Op. 2/3), Georges Bizet's Carmen, and Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. [1]

The cartoon is often referred to as the debut of Kat Nipp, including by INDUCKS. However, this is inaccurate; the Pipe-Smoking Cat identified by these sources as Kat's first role actually bears little to no resemblance to Kat Nipp as he later appeared, and is, to boot, featured as a friend of Mickey Mouse's.

The Opry House is also one of the unfortunate lot of early Disney cartoons to have contained mild offensive stereotypes; in this case, one of Mickey's acts, though mercifully the shortest, sees him putting on a derby and “squashing” his snout to perform a quick dance as a caricature of a Hasidic Jew.

Notes & 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