Age: 24. Sex: Male. Location: San Diego. Name: JoE Shieh. Status: First entry. Mood: Awesome.

Yup, so I’m brand spanking new at blogging on Chud. I’m not going to bore you with my aspirations or with my life story. Instead, I’ll just get right into it. I’m going to talk about an awesome Disney short that you should know about!

During my stint with Be@rbricks and Kubricks, I was exposed to a plethora of Vinyl figures. One of the biggest things you’ll notice about this scene is what they do with licensed properties. A whole BLOG could be devoted to what they do with Star Wars characters (Here’s a sample.)

Anyways, so yea, there’s always been this one Vinyl figure that’s been a big deal: The Runaway Brain Mickey.

Bad ass, right? Who’s ever seen a mangled Mickey Mouse with eyes that are lusting for blood? Figures like this cost a hefty chunk of change, $250-$300 hefty. Talk about impressive creative liberties with a licensed property.

Little did I know… this was actually BASED ON A SHORT BY DISNEY!

I was shocked. Apparently Runaway Brain was produced in 1995 and nominated for the Best Animated Short Oscar. It also marked the last short that Mickey Mouse appeared in (jesus, it’s going to be 19 years since the last Mickey Mouse short?).

The short is definitely one of Disney’s best kept secrets. It makes me wonder… what if Disney had stuck with the animated-shorts-featuring-Disney-staples route instead of its current pre-teen-high-school-drama-dance-dance route. Is there an alternate universe where they’re getting awesome animated shorts like this?!

Regardless, PIXAR is delivering the goods with their stuff, so I guess it was just part of the evolution of animation. Anyways, without further ado, here’s Runaway Brain.

Warning: This was the best quality available on youtube, so if you have a severe allergic reaction to Leonard Maltin, you’ll want to skip to the 43 second mark. Also, you can learn some Spanish while you’re enjoying this!