My problem with Mickey has always been that he was so protected by his handlers he was never forced into any difficult roles. I had to train for six months on rolling with billiard balls before filming “8-ball Mouse”. Mickey never had to do that much as far as stunt work. The hard roles were given to Goofy and he is such a company man he will never come public with his treatment. I wouldn’t say Mickey is a no-talent mouse but he simply has not had to be talented for the roles he was given.