Brave Little Tailor (1938)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 9 min.  |  
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In this witty retelling of the familiar fairy tale, a medieval village is terrorized by a ferocious giant. The King declares that he'll give 6 million gold pazoozas to anyone who can rid his kingdom of the monstrous menace. Meanwhile, humble tailor Mickey Mouse, having wiped out seven flies with a single swish of his swatter, has spread the news that he's "killed seven with one blow." Naturally, the King misunderstands and appoints Mickey the "Royal High Giant Killer"--and when the nervous mouse tries to turn down the job, his majesty sweetens the deal by offering the hand of his lovely daughter, Princess Minnie. Armed with only a few spools of string and a pair of scissors, Mickey sets out to decimate the giant. . .who, fortunately for our hero, turns out to be a lazy, stupid oaf. Nominated for an Academy Award, the nine-minute Brave Little Tailor boasts feature-length-quality animation and background art--and as a bonus to cultural historians, a deliciously non-PC gag involving a giant cigarette (and an even gianter-er cigarette lighter).

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bad-guy, giant, good-guy, milquetoast, rescue, tailor