“The Three Musketeers” is the first animated, musical feature to star everyone’s favorites, Mickey, Donald and Goofy, together. In this outrageously funny musical, Mickey plays a janitor who dreams of the ultimate promotion to musketeers-hood, but knows that his co-workers, Donald and Goofy, have a long way to go. That is until Captain Peg-Leg Pete and his lieutenant, Clarabelle, decide to use them in a cowardly plot to rid the kingdom of Princess Minnie – the only mouse standing between Pete and the throne! Pete makes the trio official musketeers and assigns them to “protect” Princess Minnie, assuming they will fail to get the job done! Mickey, Donald and Goofy learn a valuable lesson about friendship and teamwork.
The film is charming, funny, engaging and wonderful to look at. It recreates the style of the classic Disney films of the 1940’s. The backgrounds were painted with water colors and the animation was produced at Disney’s Australian animation studio, and at the Burbank lot.
Bruce Broughton’s music is a sheer delight. The masterful score is artfully weaved into the story line and helps create the fun-filled humorous atmosphere. The music is witty and colorful. It is as brilliant as one would expect from a Bruce Broughton score.
The film was directed by Donovan Cook and was released directly to DVD on August 17, 2004 in the United States. It is due for release in the United Kingdom on August 23, 2004. It is highly recommended for anyone who just wants to laugh.