Series Name
Season 1, Episode 1
Mickey Mouse Plane Crazy
Air date November 18, 1928
Written by Ub Iwerks

Walt Disney

Directed by Ub Iwerks

Walt Disney

Episode Guide
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Plane Crazy is a black and white Mickey Mouse animated short. It was released in 1928. It was the first Mickey Mouse short to be produced, however, Steamboat Willie was released first.


Inspired by Charles Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Mickey and his barnyard friends build their own plane. After a brief and disastrous first flight, Mickey quickly puts together a new plane and invites Minnie to fly with him. After a wild ride around the barnyard, Mickey finally regains control of the vehicle and turns his attention to Minnie. Though she repeatedly refuses his advances, Mickey kisses her anyway. She then slaps him and uses her bloomers to parachute out of the plane. While distracted by Minnie's act, Mickey doesn't realize that the plane has gone into a tailspin until it's too late and he and the plane crash to the ground.

Cast of CharactersEdit

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Caroline Cow
Barnyard Animals

Facts and TriviaEdit

  • Plane Crazy was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to go into production, but it did not go into wide release until after Steamboat Willie debuted in order to add a soundtrack to the previously silent film.
  • Ub Iwerks allegedly animated this entire film single-handedly.
  • In this early film, Mickey does not wear his signature shoes or gloves yet.

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