Who's Who? Wednesday
January 4, 2012
Horace Horsecollar is the
lovable talking horse who was once a very common
side character in vintage cartoons. He can be
found in movies such as 'Mickey's Magical
Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse,'
'Mickey's Christmas Carol,' 'The Prince and the
Pauper,' 'Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas,' and
he also has a cameo in 'Who Framed Roger
Rabbit.' He can also be seen in television shows
such as 'House of Mouse,' 'Mickey Mouse Club,'
'Have a Laugh!' and 'Mickey Mouse Works.' He can
also be seen in video games such as the Kingdom
Hearts games, Epic Mickey, Mickey's Ultimate
Challenge, Disney TH!NK Fast, World of Illusion
starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and Land
of Illusions starring Mickey Mouse. Finally he
can be found in lots of other merchandise such
as pins, comic books, paintings, puzzles, and
old school toys.
He has lived in many places
over his history: Mean Street, Wasteland,
Mouseton, Disney Town, Mickey's Toontown,
and Timeless River. Horace has many allies some
of which include his best friend
Mickey Mouse, the rest of the fab five, his
girlfriend Clarabelle Cow, Clara Cluck, and
Scrooge McDuck. His two biggest rivals are
Sylvester Shyster and Pete.
*FUN FACT* Disney planned on
Horace having his own show on The Disney
Afternoon block called 'Maximum Horsepower'
about what happened to him after he stopped
appearing in short cartoons. Disney decided
against this so it never hit television.
Horace has had quite a wide
variety of outfits of the years, his most common
outfit includes a red long-sleeved shirt, blue
overalls, brown shoes, a maroon bowler hat (and
who wouldn't want a bowler hat), a green bowtie,
and a horsecollar around his neck.
He was created by Walt Disney
and Ub Iwerks. He has been voiced by Walt
Disney, Bill Farmer (who also provides the voice
of Goofy), and a mystery voice actor in his
earlier years of existence. Horace first
appeared in 1929 for the short 'The Plowboy' and
was in a lot of shorts until 1942 and he became
Horace can be found in
Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, and
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Parade. He can
also be found as a meet and greet character
on rare occasion at Walt Disney World Resort and
Disneyland Resort. You can also find references
of him in Mickey's Toontown, Silly Symphony
Swings, the Team Mickey Store, and on the
posters at Disney California Adventure for the
construction going on there.
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