The Search for Mickey Mouse (unfinished Disney animated film; 2002)


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The Search For Mickey Mouse
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The Search for Mickey Mouse is a cancelled 2002 Disney animated feature-length film animated at Disney's studio in Florida made as a celebration of Mickey Mouse's 75th anniversary. The film was cancelled at an unknown date in 2002 due to the writers having trouble writing an interesting story with the concept of Disney characters making cameos every few minutes.[1]

Plot

The film is said to surround Mickey (played by the now-late Wayne Allwine) who gets "Mouse-Knapped", and Minnie Mouse (Russi Taylor) hires Basil of Baker Street (from the 1986 animated film The Great Mouse Detective) to help find him.

Now Minnie, Basil, Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo), and Goofy (Bill Farmer) have to travel the globe to find Mickey and in a Who Framed Roger Rabbit manner, single-handedly encounter one character from every Disney Animated Movie to exist at the time. Several of those characters would include Alice (Kathryn Beaumont) from Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin (Scott Weinger), and Peter Pan (Blayne Weaver).

Development

That same year of 2002, no new information on the film had been revealed, except for the fact that there was speculation that the film would be done in CGI, featuring a CGI Mickey that had been used in test footage for an upcoming direct-to-DVD project that was slated to be released in 2004, and was speculated to be The Search for Mickey Mouse, by having the same characters and voice actors as mentioned before. However many were proved wrong as instead it was used for a CGI film called Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas and for the Walt Disney World Attraction, Mickey's Philarmagic.

It was rumored that the project was cancelled until an unspecified day in 2005 when WDW Radio (a podcast website) reported that the film would be released in 2012 and would be Walt Disney Animation Studio's 50th Animated Feature, which brought back new hope back into the project. However, Tangled became the studio's 50th Animated Feature in 2010, proving the rumor to be false.

To this day, no footage or any screenshots of the film have ever been released.

The blog Jim Hills Media reported back on December 19th, 2002 that the film was officially cancelled by Walt Disney Studios and The Three Mouseketeers was produced instead.

Gallery

Bedhead Bernie's video on the subject

References

  1. Jim Hill's blog post on the cancelled film. Retrieved October 5, 2017,

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

20 months ago
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R.i.p The Slchal For Mikey Mouse
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Anonymous user #1

20 months ago
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Oh My Gosh
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Anonymous user #2

20 months ago
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oh boy
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Anonymous user #3

17 months ago
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I hope Disney would make this movie soon.
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Reynard

17 months ago
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They never will. They don't care about their old properties like these anymore. Those times are over.
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Anonymous user #4

17 months ago
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I was gonna say, there could be some hope if Disney wanted a new Mickey property, but... yeah. He's way more of a merchandising character by now.
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Anonymous user #3

15 months ago
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if Disney's not going to make this movie,who will?
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SenaUW

15 months ago
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Nobody. Either they'll reuse the script (or parts of it) for something else, or they'll just shelf it permanently.
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BluebearPudge8000

13 months ago
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This WOULD have been an interesting film to see. It's a shame it's been cancelled. :(
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Anonymous user #5

12 months ago
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They made the Mouseketeers instead of this? What the hell, Disney?
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Anonymous user #8

6 months ago
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Don't be so hard on Disney.
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Happy Brian

1 months ago
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I bet The Three Mouseketeers was much easier to produce and think of a story for it; this proposed film's unique idea (having several Disney characters at the time appear in cameos every few minutes) proved to be too challenging for the writers trying to create an interesting story with all these cameos and how they would affect the plot.
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Anonymous user #3

9 months ago
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If the Walt Disney Company is not going to make this movie,who will?
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Anonymous user #6

9 months ago
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I would like too see this movie and a movie with Mickey mouse and Roger rabbit
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Anonymous user #11

2 days ago
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Me Too.That would be awesome.
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Anonymous user #7

6 months ago
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Anyone know what WDW Radio podcast this is? I checked the website, but a quick search didn't find anything. I'm thinking about contacting Lou (the show's creator) and asking him where he heard that information from, and if he knew anything else about that he didn't mention in the show. Thanks :)
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Anonymous user #9

6 months ago
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If the Walt Disney Company is not going to make this movie,who will?
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Anonymous user #10

4 days ago
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Um no one. Mickey mouse and the others are owned by Disney, therefore, the movie would've been done at Disney. You're just being an idiot!
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Babydogpaste

1 months ago
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The cancellation of the film may have been because The Great Mouse Detective is not exactly a classic. Would they really have still made it like that, especially since not many kids would even know that film?
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