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It's bath day for Pluto; we open with him already being scrubbed. He gets out, and his tug of war with Mickey and the towel lands Mickey in the tub. The soap jumps out, and Pluto swallows ... See full summary »

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It's bath day for Pluto; we open with him already being scrubbed. He gets out, and his tug of war with Mickey and the towel lands Mickey in the tub. The soap jumps out, and Pluto swallows it, hic-cupping soap bubbles as Mickey chases him. Pluto gets out, and the people on the street think Pluto is rabid and start hiding and throwing things at him. Dogcatcher Pete comes along, and prepares to shoot Pluto. Mickey catches up to him just in time. He tries pleading, then fighting, but they get away when Mickey throws a kitten into Pete's pants. In the ensuing chase, a fruit cart provides more diversions, and ultimately they manage to crash Pete into his own truck. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Pluto as a "mad dog"
24 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Mad Dog is not one of Disney's or Mickey's best, however it is still a very good short. The story is somewhat paint-by-numbers in structure in spots, but has great energy and doesn't have any dull spots, plus it was interesting to see Pluto causing mass chaos in a city which I haven't seen done before in the Mickey/Pluto shorts. The animation is crisp and clean with slick character designs if not having much that stands out. The music is vibrantly orchestrated and has a lot of character. The gags are great fun, the one with the Chinaman is one that some might take offence to nowadays but I did find it amusing, but the ones with the cow and the police phone and the giant pig and the whiskey barrel are even better. Mickey is likable, and Pete is a great antagonistic foil, but it is cute and funny Pluto who steals the show.

All in all, a very good short that falls slightly short of greatness. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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