Mickey's Delayed Date (1947)


Mickey's Delayed Date (1947)

Mickey oversleeps; Minnie calls from the dance he should be at. He dresses quickly and makes a mad dash for the dance hall, but what he doesn't realize is that the tickets have dropped out of the envelope Pluto brought to him. Pluto sees the tickets and races to meet Mickey, but he ends up rolling Mickey in a trash can. This trashes his suit, but it works out, because the dance is a "hard times" costume party. And Pluto shows up in the nick of time with the tickets, saving the day.
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Director Charles A. Nichols
Director Wilfred Jackson
Writer Art Scott
Release Date1947-10-03
GenreAnimation, Short, Comedy, Family, Romance
Content RatingApproved (Approved)
CompanyWalt Disney Productions
Ruth Clifford
Ruth Clifford
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)

Mickey's Delayed Date

Mickey's Delayed Date is a cartoon produced by Walt Disney Productions, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures and released on October 3, 1947. The film was directed by Charles Nichols and was animated by Jerry Hathcock, George Kreisl, George Nicholas, Harry Holt, Bob Youngquist, Marvin Woodward, and Max Cox with effects animation by Jack Boyd and Andy Engman. It was the 120th short in the Mickey Mouse film series to be released, and the only one produced that year.

It was the last Mickey Mouse cartoon featuring Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse.


Minnie Mouse is calling Mickey to remind him about their date, which he has totally forgotten about while sleeping on the couch. With the help of Pluto, Mickey gets dressed for the date, but loses the tickets to the show on his way out the door. Pluto takes the tickets to Mickey, after his tuxedo has been ruined by water from a passing car, and then Minnie arrives and tells him he has a cute costume for the "hard times" costume party.

Voice cast

  • Mickey Mouse: Walt Disney
  • Minnie Mouse: Ruth Clifford
  • Pluto: Pinto Colvig


  • 1947 – theatrical release
  • 1978 – "Mickey Mouse Jubilee Show" (TV)
  • c. 1983 – Good Morning, Mickey!, episode #20 (TV)
  • c. 1992 – Mickey's Mouse Tracks, episode #75 (TV)
  • 2010 – Have a Laugh!, episode #9 (TV)

Home media

The short was released on May 18, 2004 on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two: 1939-Today.

Additional releases include:

  • 1984 – "Cartoon Classics - Limited Gold Edition: Minnie" (VHS)
  • 1995 – "Love Tales" (VHS)
  • 2004 – "Mickey and Minnie's Sweetheart Stories" (DVD)
  • 2006 – "Classic Cartoons Favorites: Best Pals - Mickey and Minnie" (DVD)
  • 2011 – "Have a Laugh! Volume Three" (DVD)