Treasure Island A-Yo-Ho is a comic story written by Vic Lockman and drawn by Paul Murry. It features Mickey Mouse, Peg-Leg Pete, Captain Hook, Gyro Gearloose and Goofy, playing the parts of Jim Hawkins, William Bones, Long John Silver, Doctor Livesey and Ben Gunn, respectively.
Mickey Mouse and friends put on a play adapting the Treasure Island — rather loosely at that — from shady Pirate Pete's arrival at the "Bent-Bow Inn" to the perils of a crew of mutinous pirate while on Adventure Island itself!
Behind the scenesEdit
This story was only ever printed in English in 1965's Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #303.
Part of the Walt Disney Theater series, it is, of course, a parody of R. L. Stevenson's world-famous novel Treasure Island, of which numerous other Disney versions exist (including two separate Great Parodies, Donald Duck on Treasure Island and Treasure Island, as well as a 1950 live-action film). As often with Walt Disney Theater stories, the plot is heavily cut down and altered; most notably, the figures of Billy Bones and Captain Flint from the original are merged into the single role of Pirate Pete, and such major characters as Captain Smollet and Squire Trelawney are skipped altogether.
The story is notable for including a number of humans as the pirate crew, their appearance probably allowed by the editors in regards to the presence of one unassailable human in the cast to begin with — namely, Captain Hook.