Building a Building

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

“Building a Building” is an animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1933. It is part of the Mickey Mouse cartoon series and features the beloved characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

In “Building a Building,” Mickey Mouse works as a construction worker on a skyscraper construction site. Minnie Mouse, who works as a stenographer in the building, catches Mickey’s eye, and he attempts to impress her by taking on various tasks at the construction site. The cartoon depicts Mickey’s comical and often disastrous attempts to build the skyscraper, leading to humorous situations and mishaps.Building a Building disney short

The film showcases the signature animation style and humor of early Mickey Mouse cartoons. It combines physical comedy, visual gags, and the expressive movements of the characters to entertain audiences. “Building a Building” is notable for its lively animation and the charming chemistry between Mickey and Minnie.

As with other Mickey Mouse cartoons from the 1930s, “Building a Building” has become a classic and is fondly remembered by Disney fans. It exemplifies the joyful and adventurous spirit of early Disney animation and highlights the enduring appeal of Mickey and Minnie Mouse as iconic characters.

Fun Facts

  • “Building a Building” is a classic Disney animated short film released in 1933 as part of the Silly Symphonies series.
  • The film humorously depicts the construction of a skyscraper building and features Mickey Mouse as the main character working as a construction worker.
  • One interesting fact is that this short includes a memorable scene where Mickey Mouse whistles to Minnie Mouse from atop a girder, which becomes an iconic moment in Disney history.

Additional Details



  • Director: David Hand
  • Producer: Walt Disney

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