My opinion right after watching the film
My opinion right after watching the film is that it was better than I thought it was. It is still a pretty generic film, but at least there are some redeeming factors in the film compared to a lot of the others in this canon. It is one of the better films, though it is a bit too short.
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The film starts off with some turtle (don’t know his name to credit him) narrating the story of the three musketeers, which consists of Mickey (Wayne Allwine), Donald (Tony Anselmo), and Goofy (Bill Farmer). They are street urchins, who were robbed, but are saved by the royal musketeers. The three of them aspire to be them one day, after receiving one of their hats, and as they are cleaning a part of the castle, it is clear that they are the clumsiest, and some of the most incompetent creatures in existence. Pete (Jim Cummings) is bathing upstairs, and hears all of the ruckus, so he goes downstairs and tells them to stop with the crap.
Pete brings them into the throne area, and obviously Mickey and Minnie instantly fall in love with one another. Goofy gets scared of the knight costumes, and ends up attacking it. Thinking that Daisy was about to kill Minnie, they attack Daisy. This was extremely painful and disturbing to watch. I get it that they needed humor, but seeing Daisy getting jumped by 3 men is something I do not support, and think it was a horrible scene. I have to say that it is refreshing to see a much sassier Minnie Mouse.
Pete tells the Beagle Boy robbers (Jeff Bennett and Maurice LaMarche) to handle Minnie before the Opera show, which the crew are on their way to. As they are riding through the woods, the Beagle Boys remove the Musketeers from the situation, and kidnap Minnie and Daisy. They go to the tower to save Minnie and Daisy, but they easily fail to free them from the cage they are locked into, and are defeated in a sword battle.
Pete walks Mickey to his chamber, where he will eventually drown, and tells him that he is on his own, Donald abandoned them, and how Goofy is killed. Peter leaves, and the water starts coming in, which causes Mickey to panic. Pete sent his ally Clarabelle Cow (April Winchelle) to have Goofy drown in the river, but he ends up unknowingly seducing her, and she decides to spare his life to hook up with him. Clarabelle spills all of the beans to Goofy, and he runs to find and to tell Donald to come save Mickey with him. Donald had some resistance, which was his fear, but he gets over it.
They end up saving Mickey right as he is drowning to his death, and Mickey gets out of his unconsciousness with them hovering over him. Pete goes to the Opera show, and bags Daisy and Minnie to lock them in a treasure chest. The Musketeers end up finding them, and Pete sees them. This ends up being some sort of a tug of war, and it ends up being Mickey vs Pete; the former beating the latter with the help of his Musketeers.
I do not feel like uploading a bunch of pictures for characters that are in a bunch of random movies, so I will talk about them here. Mickey was the typical generic bore he is, but he was not annoying with it, and was pretty close to me liking him in the film. Donald and Goofy did not really stand out, but were toned down versions of themselves. Daisy was a lot snarkier than she usually is, and Minnie refreshed me. I have never seen her have such a big voice, sass, and strength in herself. Pete is Pete I guess.
The animation was pleasing enough to look at. It was very colorful, and the characters were consistently animated. I do not know what else needs to be said regarding this. Everything was decent.
The music had some classical European themes that were implicated in it, but it was clear that it was because they needed any type of music, and not because they spent a lot of time in the score and songs of the film.
Reception at Release
There is not that much reception regarding the film, but from the few things that I saw, it was mostly negative. The film was released on August 17th, 2004.
There is little to no reception regarding the film, so it is largely forgotten.
26/40 = 65%