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Travis McClain’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I'd been meaning to spend time with my niece for an entire week, but neither of us felt well, so when the stars finally did align, I wound up taking her to Village 8 to catch Frozen. She'd seen it; I hadn't.
I'd heard lots of praise for Get a Horse! and even watched the first few minutes streaming from Disney's official awards site. I liked the old school aesthetics, sure, and the meta humor of the story spilling out of the 4:3 black and white film into 16:9 color (meant to be in 3D, but ours was a 2D showing) was well done.
However, at the end of the day, it's still just a Mickey-rescues-Minnie story, with some cow-shaming for laughs. That seemed antithetical to the visual commentary on the evolution of animated storytelling. I also felt it was overlong; I started to zone out once Mickey figured out he could manipulate the black and white screen to torment the bully.
How Get a Horse! Entered My Flickchart
Get a Horse! < Analyze This --> #1630
Get a Horse! < Exiled: A Law & Order Movie --> #1630
Get a Horse! < Secret Agent --> #1630
Get a Horse! > I Don't Scare --> #1535
Get a Horse! > Cool World --> #1484
Get a Horse! > Godzilla (1998) --> #1459
Get a Horse! > Red Riding Hoodwinked --> #1446
Get a Horse! > Blazing Saddles --> #1439
Get a Horse! < Death Becomes Her --> #1439
Get a Horse! > Frogs --> #1437
Get a Horse! entered my Flickchart at #1437/1637