I had to pay a high price to get that laserdisc, but it was worth it! I doubt
Disney will ever put it on DVD themselves, but I'm happy with my home-made disc.
It sits on my video rack with all of the other Disney Treasures. If anyone gets
a chance to see this fun film, I recommend it!
1)After watching some finished color scenes in dailies, there was a huge
argument between upper management and director Chris Baily over the stubble
he had added to Mickeys face (unemployed job searching scenes). The powers that
be did not feel Disney's Mickey should be presented this way. It got so heated
that a short time later Chris was removed from the title of Director and so
was the stubble.
2) Feature Animation employees were given Runaway Brain t-shirts with the
crazed Mickey on the back. Shortly before release of the short 2 employees wearing
the shirts were refused admission to the Disneyland Park in Anaheim. They were
told they would have to remove the shirts since they were desecrating the image
of Mickey Mouse.
Also, I also noticed inside jokes in this short other than "Dr. Frankenollie."
The monster's name is Julius, so that may be a reference to Alice's cat (of
the Alice Comedies of the 1920s). I also noticed that when Julius breathed very
hard in front of Mickey, Zazu (from "The Lion King") flew out of his mouth.
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