The Mechanical Cow
|The Mechanical Cow|
|Directed by||Walt Disney|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||October 3, 1927|
|Color process||Black and white|
|Running time||6 minutes|
|Preceded by||Oh Teacher|
|Followed by||Great Guns!|
The cartoon opens with Oswald attempting to get the cow out of bed. When he succeeds, Oswald gets on the cow's back, shouting "MILK! MILK!". He gets some milk for a baby hippopotamus. When Fanny, Oswald's girlfriend, comes over, Oswald tries to flirt with Fanny. Suddenly, a car with some dark, unidentified figures appears, and the figures steal Fanny. In an attempt to rescue her, Oswald quickly starts a streak of surreal moves, including taking the cow's neck and bending it into a C-shape so when a bullet comes, it is shot back in the direction of the dark figures. The dark figures end up falling into a lake, and Oswald and Fanny walk off with the cow.
This film has been put on DVD with the Walt Disney Treasures DVDs, along with other non-Disney DVDs. It was re-issued by Walter Lantz Productions in 1932.
- Malone, Patrick. "The Mechanical Cow". The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts. Retrieved 15 May 2010.