Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

A Real Mickey Mouse Operation

(1997 Version)

Stan Freberg here. When Disney took over ABC, who was really put in charge of the world's largest entertainment giant? [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. I've been thinking about the Disney/ABC deal. So who is really running things now? Chairman Michael Eisner? Nope. This puts the world's most famous mouse in the big leather chair at the end of the board table--a mouse with humongous ears, little red shorts, and only four fingers on each hand.

Walt Disney was always the voice of Mickey when he was alive, but when he was too busy, his sound effects wizard Jimmy MacDonald did it. Once, when Capitol Records was recording a children's album called "Mickey Mouse's Birthday Party," and both Walt and Jimmy were busy, Walt asked me to record Mickey's voice: "Hi, Minnie! Hi, Pluto! Happy Birthday, ha-ha, ha-ha!"

My question now is, as the one-time voice of Mickey, don't I come in for some share of that Disney/ABC mega-conglomerate pie? Hmm...probably not.

Stan Freberg here.

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