Mickey Cuts Up (film) Mickey Mouse cartoon; released on November 30, 1931. Directed by Burt Gillett. Mickey is mowing Minnie’s lawn with Pluto helping to pull the mower. Playing a trick on Minnie, Mickey crawls into her birdhouse, pretending to be a bird, but a cat pounces on him. Pluto causes widespread destruction with the mower attached to him when he chases the cat.