A forgotten Walt Disney short, found in the archives of Walt Disney Pictures. According to the information with the film print, it is named "Suicide Mouse", and was made in 1931 by Walt Disney (In October 1930, a few Mickey Mouse Comic Strips were made where Mickey tried to commit suicide in different ways. There could be a connection). Sadly, most of the short is lost, but the first three minutes are intact.
There's a rumour that this short has been leaked as a video file on the Internet some years ago, which I'm not sure about. However, this could be true, as a real screencap of the short has been circulating on websites and in YouTube-videos since 2009, way before this short was leaked for real in November 2013. Anyway, as I said, in November 2013 it was seen online again, sadly I have no idea how it was leaked and by who. Since then, it has been uploaded a number of times on YouTube. (See the original screencap here: i56.servimg.com/u/f56/14/41/92/25/7ff10.jpg. Note that this picture has been seen on websites and in YouTube-videos back in 2009-2010, some years before this short was seen on the Internet again in 2013)
When I used to work at the Walt Disney Animation Studios some months ago, I got a few chances to see the Walt Disney Pictures archives (Walt Disney Pictures usually publishes our animated films from the Animation Studios, so we were allowed to make a few visits). After being there a few times I found the "Suicide Mouse" film print in the archives, and watched it, but sadly it was cut to the exact same length as the video I've uploaded here.
Why this film print is now only three minutes long instead of it's original length is unknown, and it's also unknown if any other copies of the film print were made or still exist in it's original form. This film print is the only one that I found in the archives, and I don't know if an intact copy is somewhere to be found.
I just felt I had to tell you what I know about the "Suicide Mouse"-short. The full short could still exist in some form, somewhere, and I really hope it will be found. For now, this is the only original footage that we have.
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