While watching vintage Mickey Mouse cartoons on YouTube, my son and I happened upon this 1929 delight. The Karnival Kid is Mickey's first ever speaking role, finding his voice with the powerful words "Hot dogs!" Of course, "Hot dog!" would go on to become one of Mickey's trademark catchphrases. The Karnival Kid also stars the lovely and talented Minnie Mouse, as the Shimmy Dancer.
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