If you have nightmares about going to the dentist, you're in good company.
According to Yahoo News, a drawing of Mickey Mouse entitled "Mickey's Toothache" was recently released from the depths of the Disney archives, where it has lived for 74 years. Artist Ferdinand Horvath's drawing depicts Mickey's nightmarish trip to the dentist office, where too much laughing gas leads him on a trippy nightmare chock full of monstrous dental gear.
The surrealist sketch, part of an unfinished cartoon, features a terrified and chubby-cheeked Mickey sprinting away from his nemesis Pete, bearing chainsaw and pliers, and an anthropomorphic dentist chair.
The surprisingly dark drawing was recently discovered in a folder in the animation research department, where it had remained hidden since 1938. Aside from showing Mickey in his early years, the sketch is also one of the few images we imagine both Walt Disney and Salvador Dali would get a kick out of.
This is far from Disney's first time uncovering a hidden gem, however; just last November they put a rare drawing of Mickey from "Steamboat Willie" on display in a UK pop-up gallery.
This never-before-seen image of Mickey was discovered by the Walt Disney Archives as part of D23's Disney Fanniversary Celebrations, touring the country in honor of Disney's Official Fan Club starting March 1st.
What do you think of this different depiction of America's favorite mouse? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, we've created a slideshow of Mickey's standout looks from back in the day.
First Mickey Mouse Appearance Ever (1928)
Mickey Mouse First Cartoon Whistle (1928)
Mickey Mouse Piano Solo (1929)
Mickey Mouse Traffic Troubles (1931)
Mickey Mouse & Friends The Band Concert (1935)