It’s amazing the things that you can find on the internet. The other day I was looking to download old radio programs when I came across the Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air. I have since listened to a couple of episodes and find it fascinating. The show ran from January to May 1938 and was created to promote the theatrical release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In fact there is one episode that features Snow White and the Dwarfs whilst the Magic Mirror figures prominently in others. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy also appear in the series as does Walt Disney himself. Disney’s top voice talent appeared on the show including Walt as Mickey Mouse, Clarence Nash as Donald Duck and Florence Gill as Clara Cluck, but I am not sure if Pinto Colvig is doing the voice of Goofy. One voice that I did recognise is that on the great Mel Blanc, who voices a lot of the incidental characters.
Twenty episodes of the program were made but there are only seven available for download at the Internet Archive. These wonderful pieces of entertainment are things that I really recommend that you download whether you are a nostalgia buff like me, or are looking for something that your kids can listen to and enjoy. They really don’t make radio programs like this anymore!