Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This jaunty musical cartoon opens with a scroll listing the actors and their roles: Mickey Mouse as Ye Wandering Minstrel, Minnie Mouse as Ye Princess, Dippy Dawg (later known as Goofy) in a rare "heavy" role as Ye Prince, and Ye Olde Kinge as Himself (Curiously, Clabelle Cow receives no screen credit for her role as Ye Princess' handmaiden). Astride his faithful donkey, Ye Minstrel rides inot the Kingdom of Lalapazoo, where Ye Kinge and his subjects are preparing for the wedding of Ye Princess and Ye Prince of Poopoopadoo. But when Ye Princess gets a good look at her oafish husband-to-be, she changes her mind, whereupon Ye Kinge order her to be locked in the "attic" until she consents to be wed. Armed with a song in his throat and a smile on his lips, Ye Minstrel vows to rescue Ye Princess--if he can manage to vanquish Ye Prince in a jazzy joust. Originally released in black and white, Ye Olden Days was colorized for cable-TV showings in 1991.