Q: The Art of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch says that Mickey Mouse’s last black-and-white cartoon was Mickey’s Service Station. But other sources say that Mickey’s Man Friday was one of the last. Which one is the last Mickey Mouse cartoon?
Christopher, Lolo, Montana
A: The last one in black and white was actually Mickey’s Kangaroo. Even though The Band Concert, the first one in color, was released in early 1935, two black-and-white ones followed it—Mickey’s Service Station and Mickey’s Kangaroo. From then on, all the rest of the Mickey cartoons were in color.
Dave Smith