The Prince and the Pauper

Synopsis: Long ago in a land with an ailing king, there was a pair of boys who looked exactly alike, a pauper called Mickey and the other, the Crown Prince. Mickey dreamed of plenty and an easy life as Royalty and the Prince dreamed of the freedom as a subject. Happenstance throws them together and their mutual resemblence inspires the pair to switch identities to see how the other lives. To their surprise, Mickey learns of the duties and responsibilties of royalty while the Prince learns to his horror that the Royal Captain of the Guard has taken advantage of the existing power vacuum to inflict brutal tyranny on the subjects. Now the Prince must react to this evil, unaware that the Captain knows about the identity swap and is using it to his own advantage while dominating Mickey who play the Heir to the Throne.
Director(s): George Scribner
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
25 min

For many years...

England was ruled by|a wise and good king...

and the people flourished|and were very happy...

but by-and-by.|the good king became ill...

and a darkness fell over|the countryside.

As the king grew weaker...

his captain of the guard.|a ruthless and greedy man...

saw his chance to terrorise|the people of England...

and worst of all.|in the king's name.

It seemed that no one could|save the kingdom of England...

from the thieving captain|and his ruthless henchmen...

until one day...

Kindling! Kindling!

Fresh kindling!

You can't cook dinner|without a fire, can you, sir?

I know, fella.|I'm hungry, too.

Snow cones!

All kinds, sir.|We got plain, mud, and twig.

Hiya, Goof. How's business?

Gawrsh, Mickey, if I don't get|a customer soon...

I'll have to eat them myself.

Don't feel bad, guys.

Come on, fellas,|secret handshake.

Ooba boola boola boola!

Swing it up!

One of these days,|we'll eat just like the king...

with lots of turkey and ham|and potatoes and corn.

Yeah! And ice cream|and cookies and pie!

Fruit tarts and cobblers|piled this high.

# Oh. Give me a suckling pig #

# To make my belly big #

# I'm just a little guy #

# Give me a piece of pie #

# I have a happy face #

# Next to the fireplace #

# I'd like a hat to wear #

# And thermal underwear #

# It would be appealing #

# To have that royal feeling #

# Doing everything #

# A little bit like a king #

- Like a king!|- Like a king!

# Just a little bit|like a king #

# I #

# Just a little bit like #

# Just a little bit,|little bit like #

# I would love to live|just like a king #

# Captain Pete,|Captain Pete #

# Captain Pete,|Captain Pete #

# He never met a man|he didn't cheat #

# Cheat, cheat, cheat #

# He's the vilest villain|that you'd ever want to meet #

Pluto! No!

# Quite a cad, super bad #

No! Pluto!

Pluto? Pluto?

Who goes there.|and what do you want?

Gosh, I just want|to get my dog back.

He ran in before|I could catch him.

Your Majesty, do come inside.


What do you think this is,|open house?

Captain,|that was the prince.

Then who's that, numskull?

Now to review, sire.

All triangles|have three sides...

and the relations|between these sides...

are known as ratios.

Trigonometry is|the branch of mathematics...

Sire, if you could give me|your full attention.

Name the three secondary|trigonometric ratios.

You may begin.



Who did that?

What is it?


Sire. We've been through|this time and time again.

It's hypotenuse.


Now, Donald,|I'll have you know...

that I don't find|your behaviour amusing at all.

If the prince is to assume|the royal duties...

No! He started it!

- Donald!|- Aw, fooey!

I'm always getting in trouble|for that stupid prince.

And as for you,|Your Highness...

you know|that your father is ill...

and requires rest and quiet.|Now, sire...

Beat it, you dumb mutt!

Get out of here!|Let go of my leg!

Captain! What's the meaning|of this outburst?

Just some|local riffraff, sire.

Even the lowliest subjects of|this kingdom deserve respect.

Have him brought to me at once.

The prince wishes to see you.

Allow me.

Put me down!



# I'm just a little guy #

# Give me... #

What the devil's|going on out here?

Donald, if this is|your idea of humour, I'm...

You look just like...|I thought you were...

Wait, wait, wait.|Just a moment.

Now, who are you?|And who is your tailor?

The name's Mickey.

Mickey Mouse,|Your Royal Highness.

A beggar boy.

Well, Mickey, I must thank you|for saving my life.

Saving your life?

I was about to die of boredom when you interrupted my lesson.

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Gerrit Graham

Gerrit Graham (born November 27, 1949) is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a scriptwriter and songwriter. He is best known for his appearances in multiple films by Brian De Palma as well as appearances in two different Star Trek series. more…

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