Get A Horse Short – Released in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s Birthday
The Fan Carpet are delighted to share with you a brand new clip from a new Disney Animation short film called ‘Get A Horse’.
This is being released today to mark Mickey Mouse’s Birthday and will also run in UK cinemas in front of Frozen (out Dec 6th.)
ABOUT “GET A HORSE!”
Featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Get A Horse!” follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal Minnie Mouse (voice of Marcellite Garner) and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow as they delight in a musical haywagon ride—until Peg-Leg Pete (voice of Billy Bletcher) shows up and tries to run them off the road. With both classic black-and-white, hand-drawn animation and up-to-the-minute technical wizardry—often in the same frame—this groundbreaking short takes a sharp turn when Mickey finds himself separated from Minnie and must use every trick up his sleeve to find his way back to her. Directed by Lauren MacMullan, “Get A Horse!” is in cinemas in front of “Frozen” on Dec. 6, 2013.
ABOUT THE ANIMATOR
ADAM GREEN (Head of Animation), who makes his debut as head of animation with Disney veteran Eric Goldberg, has worked in a variety of animation roles over the past 10 years with credits including “Bolt,” “Tangled,” “Wreck-It Ralph” and the 2013 Oscar®-winning short film “Paperman"
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., Green discovered a passion for drawing at an early age and was influenced by the animated features like Disney’s “Aladdin,” Disney•Pixar’s “A Bug's Life” and “Monsters, Inc.,” comic books, the inventive comic strip “Calvin & Hobbes,” and a variety of video games, including “The Legend of Zelda.” In high school, he took a class in animation and began making his own animated short films. At the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Green studied fine arts and joined that school's new computer animation program. He honed his skills as a sculptor, and experimented with Flash animation and interactive web design. He graduated with a BFA in 2002.
Green launched his professional career in 2003 with an Indiana-based children's DVD production company called Fort Fun. An a series of monthly online “10 Second Club” animation competitions led him to his next gig, when a losing competitor offered him an animation job in the San Francisco area at Shaba Games (a subsidiary of Activision) in 2004. Two years later, he joined LucasArts, spending five months creating animation for the game “The Force Unleashed.”
Green was hired by Blue Sky Studios in White Plains, N.Y., to animate on the 2008 theatrical release “Horton Hears a Who!” He subsequently eaded west to take a job at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2008 working on “Bolt.” This was followed by a return stint at Blue Sky animating on “Ice Age 3” and “Rio.” Early test animation for “Tangled” lured Green back to WDAS to work on the film, as well as “Wreck-It Ralph” and the upcoming “Frozen,” plus the Emmy®-winning TV special “Prep & Landing 2,” and the animated shorts “Tangled Ever After” and “Paperman.”
Green partnered with award-winning animator Eric Goldberg for “Get a Horse!” They collaborated in an effort to mesh the pencil lines and pixels seamlessly. Says Green, “It's really hard to animate these iconic vintage characters in the computer, because the computer wasn't created to do loose and gestured animation. It wants to do structured rigid surfaces. This assignment was incredibly challenging, and pushed us in new directions, but we had a blast working with these early versions of Mickey and the gang.”
Green and his wife of 11 years, Kristi, live in Santa Clarita, Calif.