Following up on my posts about the movies Hollywood Party and Servants' Entrance, Are Myklebust sent me the following email:
[After I read about the movie Hollywood Party (1934) on your blog, I decided to set up a list over classic "non-Disney" movies with some kind of "Disney" connection in them.
Important: I haven't seen all those movies myself, so the information for the ones I haven’t seen is based on what I have found in cinema related books or on the net.
The ones I haven't seen are: Betray My Lips, Servants' Entrance, Babes in Toyland, Sullivan's Travels and Once Upon a Time.
The others are based on my own observations.
Here is the list:
M (Germany, 1931):
In this masterpiece by Fritz Lang we can see some Mickey Mouse figures at a drug store.
Roman Scandals (1933) (Samuel Goldwyn):
A comedy where Eddie Cantor gives an “anachronistic” reference to Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Betray My Lips (1933) (Fox):
In a futuristic sequence in the movie we can se Mickey Mouse on a TV-screen (From the 1933 cartoon Ye Olden Days).
Servants’ Entrance (1934) (Fox):
Contains a six minute long animated nightmare sequence in b/w made by the Disney Studio.
Hollywood Party (1934) (MGM):
Features a short b/w combined animated/live action sequence with Mickey Mouse and the actor Jimmy Durante and a Silly Symphony-sequence in colour: The Hot Chocolate Soldiers made by the Disney Studio.
Babes in Toyland (1934) (Hal Roach):
Some dolls of Mickey Mouse and the Three Little Pigs play a very small part of the story line in this Laurel and Hardy film.
Modern Times (1936) (Charlie Chaplin):
In a short sequence Paulette Goddard picks up a Mickey Mouse doll in a department store and holds it up in front of Chaplin.
Sabotage (Great Britain, 1936):
In this thriller, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, there is a sequence where Who Killed Cock Robin? is shown in the background in a movie theatre. According to the credits this is done after “an appointment with Walt Disney”.
Sullivan’s Travels (1941) (Paramount):
A part of animator Norm Ferguson’s famous flypaper sequence from Playful Pluto (1934) is shown in this movie.
Once Upon a Time (1944) (Columbia):
In this Cary Grant movie an actor with the name Walter Fenner gives an uncredited performance as Walt Disney.
Brief Encounter (1945, Great Britain):
In this great movie directed by David Lean, Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson visits a movie theatre. We hear Donald Duck in the background, and both of them utter their fondness for the duck.]