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August 17, 2019

Saturday Matinee #131: "No Service" (June 29, 2013)

Published July 6, 2013

by Albert Gutierrez

Mickey Mouse No Service

Happy July, everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm quite eager for this summer. Much of June has seen nothing but rain in my area; I'm looking forward to finally getting nice, sunny days once more. Of course, we should bear in mind that not all dry heats are good - my thoughts and prayers go towards the valiant firefighters still battling Arizona's wildfires. But when dry heats are good thing, then we can enjoy fun in the sun, a bit o' island breeze, and some deliciously-fatty fried foods. And who better to keep our company than Mickey and his friends? You can check out how they handle the heat today in their newest short: "No Service."

Mickey No Service

Rather than spoil this newly-released short for you, we will only be providing a half-summary.

Mickey and Donald decide to pay a visit to Goofy's Snack Shack, as they wish to take Minnie and Daisy out on a picnic on the beach. When they enter, Goofy is jovial and friendly, but upon seeing Mickey and Donald, he harshly points to a sign. No Shirt. No Shoes. No Service. The two get kicked out, and must devise a way to acquire their picnic food. Should Donald wear Mickey's shoes? Or should Mickey wear Doanld's shirt? And what about the pants?!?

Goofy No Service

In the same vein as "Croissant De Triomph," "No Service" gives us the new stylization of Mickey Mouse and company, a design which I've already embraced and fallen in love. Although Mickey is a jack-of-all-trades who commonly wears different outfits, the "Mickey wearing Donald's clothes" feels quite fresh and fitting. This gives Mickey more of a "Hello, sailor!" kind of look, rather than him playing Donald for Halloween. Of course, nothing really beats the red shorts; it's his signature look and one that will likely never change.

On the other hand, we see a harsher Goofy here, a new change for the character. Or one that's been repressed for some time. After all, Goofy played angry before, most notably in 1950's "Motor Mania," in which Goofy experiences road rage. Perhaps in this short, Goofy's just a stern stickler for the rules when it comes to his little business. Or this may not be Goofy after all, but one of the many Goof-like dogs that reside in their world... even if he has Goofy's recognizable twang. Either way, angry Goofy still provides some of the lovable dimwittedness of the character, especially in regards to some... hot buns.

Minnie and Daisy No Service

The short also continues with the tradition of a song for Minnie, something that dates back to "Minnie's Yoo-Hoo." In my recollection, Minnie herself does not sing as often as Mickey, although the two of them share a memorable duet to "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" in the 1931 cartoon "The Birthday Party." For more recent instances of Minnie singing, she filled in for Daisy in an episode of "House of Mouse," again sharing a duet with Mickey in "Me the Mouse and I'm the Duck," a nice send-up of the classic "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off." "No Service" features Minnie solo this time, singing a little ditty entitled "Island Breeze." We only hear three full lines (and an implied fourth), but they're catchy enough to remain in your head for days. I would love for a fuller version of this song to be available, for now, all I can do is continually repeat...

Island breeze, island breeze

Take my message across the sea

To the one I love, the one I'm dreaming of

Swaying in the island breeze

Mickey and Donald No Service

"No Service" made its television debut last week, with an exclusive online premiere five days earlier (June 24, to be exact). Thus, you can surely catch it making the rounds on Disney Channel anytime, while also watching online if you desire:






Past Saturday Matinees

Mickey Mouse
     - The Band Concert (1935)
     - Birthday Party, The (1931)
     - Boat Builders (1938)
     - Brave Little Tailor (1938)
     - Building a Building (1933)
     - Clock Cleaners (1937)
     - Croissant De Triomphe (2013)
     - Get a Horse (2013)
     - Hawaiian Holiday (1937)
     - The Jazz Fool (1929)
     - Lonesome Ghosts (1937)

     - Mad Doctor, The (1933)
     - Magician Mickey (1937)
     - Mickey and the Goat Man (2002)
     - Mickey Down Under (1948)
     - Mickey's Delayed Date (1947)
     - Mickey's Steam Roller (1934)
     - Mickey's Trailer (1938)

     - No Service (2013)
     - Orphan's Benefit (1934 and 1941)
     - Shanghaied (1934)
     - Steamboat Willie (1928)
     - Steamboat Willie Revisited (1928)
     - Thru the Mirror (1936)
     - Ye Olden Days (1933)
     - Yodelberg (2013)

Donald Duck
     - Beezy Bear (1955)
     - Chips Ahoy! (1956)
     - Donald's Diary (1954)
     - Double Date Don (2001)
     - Grand CanyonScope (1954)
     - How to Have an Accident in the Home (1956)

     - Lighthouse Keeping (1946)
     - Modern Inventions (1937)
     - Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)
     - No Hunting (1955)
     - Sea Salts (1949)

     - Goofy and Wilbur (1939)
     - Hello Aloha (1952)
     - A Knight for a Day (1946)

Chip 'n' Dale
     - Chips Ahoy! (1956)
     - Corn Chips (1951)
     - Out of Scale (1951)

Humphrey the Bear
     - Bearly Asleep (1955)
     - Beezy Bear (1955)
     - Hooked Bear (1956)
     - In the Bag (1956)

     - All Wet (1927)
     - The Fox Chase (1928)
     - The Mechanical Cow (1927)
     - The Ocean Hop (1927)
     - Ozzie of the Mounted (1928)
     - Trolley Troubles (1927)

Alice Comedies
     - Alice's Wonderland (1923)

     - Adventures in Music: Melody (1953)
     - All the Cats Join In (1946)
     - Ben and Me (1953)
     - Bueno Nacho (2002)
     - A Cowboy Needs a Horse (1956)
     - Daisy's Road Trip (1999)

     - Disneyland Showtime (1970)
     - Disney's Electric Holiday (2012)
     - Epcot Film (1966)
     - Evolution of the Dunk the Mayor scene (1965-2006)
     - Feast (2014)
     - Figaro and Cleo (1943)
     - The Flying Mouse (1934)
     - Football Now and Then (1953)
     - General Hospital - The Introduction of Lucky Spencer (1993)

     - Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (1964)
     - Grievance of a Starmaker (2002)
     - The Hardy Boys: The Stranger (1956)
     - John Henry (2000)
     - The Little Matchgirl (2006)
     - Max's New Car (2001)

     - Mickey and the Firefighter (1993/2002)
     - Muppet Mayhem: Baseball
     - Muppet Mayhem: Clapboard
     - Muppet Mayhem: Soap
    - My Heart Was an Island (1960)
     - Oliver and Company VHS Preview
     - Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Firing Lane (1942)

     - Paperman (2012)
     - Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967)
     - Seven Wise Dwarfs (1941)
     - Snow White World Premiere Newsreel (1937)
     - Tangled Ever After (2012)
     - Three Notable Disney Commercials (circa 1950s and 2002)
     - Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom (1953)
     - Tummy Trouble (1989)
     - Victory Through Rocket Power (1991)

     - War Shorts (1941-1945)
     - Welcome to the Future

Pixar Shorts
     - Geri's Game (1997)
     - Jack-Jack Attack (2005)
     - La Luna (2012)
     - Toy Story Treats (circa 1996)

Silly Symphonies
     - Father Noah's Ark (1933)
     - Music Land (1935)
     - Peculiar Penguins (1934)
     - The Skeleton Dance (1929)
     - Three Little Pigs (1933)
     - Tortoise and the Hare (1934)

     - 100th Week Retrospective
     - Animation Sequence Analysis: Beauty and the Beast
     - Animation Sequence Analysis: Robin Hood
     - Animation Sequence Analysis: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
     - Animation Sequence Analysis: Sword in the Stone

     - As the World Turns and Disney
     - Beauty and the Beast: A Look at three versions of the story
     - Beauty and the Beast: Theatrical Reviews Trailer
     - Beauty and the Beast TV Spots
     - Bedknobs and Broomsticks
     - Casablanca scene of The Great Movie Ride
     - Happy Holidays from Saturday Matinee!

     - Cinderella vs. Cinderella III
     - Colors of the Wind Multi-Language Reel
     - Comparing Three versions of Alice in Wonderland
     - Deleted Disney
     - Disney Classics: Timeless Classics
     - Disney Classics: Modern Classics
     - Disney Classics: Television Classics

     - Disney Family Movie Night - Summer in June
     - Disney Studio Album: 1960
     - Frozen Review
     - Golden Girls go to Walt Disney World
     - Golden Girls Pilot Episode
     - Great Movie Ride Week One: Mary Poppins

     - Great Movie Ride Week Two: Singin' In the Rain
     - Great Movie Ride Week Three: Raiders of the Lost Ark
     - Great Movie Ride Week Four: The Searchers
     - Great Movie Ride Week Five: Alien
     - Great Movie Ride Week Six: Footlight Parade

     - Great Movie Ride Week Seven: Wizard of Oz/Fantasia
     - Great Movie Ride Week Eight: Casablanca
     - Heffalumps and Woozles vs. Pink Elephants on Parade
     - "It" Moments
     - Life Comes to Fantasy
     - Lion King Bloopers and Stand by Me

     - Live Action Character References
     - Muppets through Films
     - The Newsies' Santa Fe
     - Peter Pan's deleted song, "Neverland"
     - Remembering Steve Jobs
     - Saving Mr. Banks Review
     - Sleeping Beauty Backgrounds

     - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' first trailer
     - Song Showcase: Three Essential songs in Pete's Dragon
     - Spaceship Earth video
     - Spot Marks the X (1986)
     - Special Song Showcase: Disney's Greatest Love Songs

     - Step in Time from Mary Poppins on Broadway
     - Thor: The Dark World Review
     - VHS Deluxe Collectors Sets for Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin
     - Walt's Sweetheart Team - Bobby Driscoll and Luana Patten
     - The Watcher in the Woods
     - A Whole New World Recording Session

Winnie the Pooh
     - Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966)


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