The Karnival Kid is a 1929 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black and white by The Walt Disney Studio and released to theaters by Celebrity Productions. It is the ninth film in the Mickey Mouse film series, and the first in which Mickey speaks. (During his first eight appearances Mickey whistled, laughed, cried and otherwise vocally expressed himself.) Mickey’s first spoken words were in this cartoon, “Hot Dogs!” “Hot Dogs!”, the vocal effects being provided by composer Carl Stalling instead of Walt Disney.
Besides Mickey, three other recurring characters of the series also appear. The first is Clarabelle Cow in a cameo. The second is Kat Nipp, making his third and last appearance. The third is Mickey’s recurring love interest, Minnie Mouse.