The Mickey Mouse Disco Dance Party Album
Thanks to Boing Boing, I recently learned about the very real 1979 album “Mickey Mouse Disco,” an odd artifact starring the popular cartoon and comics mouse that was released by Disneyland Records during the tail-end of the disco era.
The album included both Disney verions of popular disco songs, and disco versions of popular Disney songs, which means that you get songs like “Macho Duck,” a Village People parody that attributes far too much masculinity to a certain sailor-suited anthropomorphic bird, and then a disco version of “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” which is mercifully absent from the video after the jump.
But please, enjoy this bizarro but official mashup of famous Disney characters dancing in cartoon clips spliced with kaleidoscopic disco lights and a medley of cuts including “Mousetrap,” “Disco Mickey Mouse,” “Watch Out For Goofy,” “Welcome To Rio” and yes, “Macho Duck.”
Think of it as Mickey’s “Bartman.”