Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Horace Horsecollar!

H is the letter of the day today! And I've decided to give a small salute to classic Disney today! So without further a due, I present Mr. Horace Horsecollar!

Horace Horsecollar 

Horace Horsecollar first appeared in the cartoon "The Plowboy" in 1929, as the horse Mickey Mouse used to plow his fields. He, along with his girlfriend Clarabelle Cow, are anthropomorphic characters, constantly switching between being an animal and more human-like. He is a regular member of the Disney supporting cast. Horace is a cheerful know-it-all who tends to think before he acts, getting the rest of the cast into trouble. He was even depicted as a the close comic friend of Mickey Mouse before Goofy was created.

Why I like him: 
Again, this is another highly under rated character, forgotten over time. Only recently has he started to return into the television, making cameo appearances in some of the Mickey Mouse movies, video games, and tv shows. I've always found his character to be completely funny. I like him better then Goofy! I mean, he acts silly (well, he is a cartoon character), but he doesn't having that annoying stupidity that Goofy has. Pluse, he's a horse! Which is like, one of my favorite animals! 

Fun Fact: In the 1990s, Horace was intended to star in a new TV series to be created for the Disney Afternoon, titled Maximum Horsepower, intended to explain his disappearance from the shorts after the 1930's ended. In it, he was abducted by aliens and told to save their planet. It never got very far.

And now, I leave you with a quote: 

"Oh, that'd be just jim-dandy!"

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