Tugboat skipper Mickey Mouse and his inept crew, consisting of Donald Duck and Goofy, try to save a sinking ship.

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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
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Mickey is performing routine maintenance on his tugboat (with interference from a pelican) when a call comes on the radio that there's a sinking ship needing assistance. Sadly, Mickey's crew consists of Donald and Goofy, so getting underway to help is not easy. Goofy has to fight a boiler's door to get it stoked with coal (and when he succeeds, he overfills it) and Donald gets tangled up in the machinery. Not to mention that nobody casts off, so they drag half the dock along with them. The overworked boiler soon explodes. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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26 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Le remorqueur de Mickey  »

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Edited into The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show (1968) See more »

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The last cartoon to feature Mickey, Donald and Goofy together
21 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have always enjoyed the cartoons with Mickey, Donald and Goofy individually, and even more so together. While it is still a good, solid cartoon, Tugboat Mickey is not one of their better outings. The story is rather routine and reminded me a lot of The Whalers(the main reason why the ending wasn't so much as a surprise) and especially Clock Cleaners, and Mickey's re-design takes some getting used to especially as Donald and Goofy are kept the same. However, there is much to enjoy as Tugboat Mickey is beautifully animated especially in the colourful backgrounds, and the music is very energetic. The gags are familiar in a way, but they are still very funny especially with Donald's temperament with the steam piston and Goofy's confusion as the grate keeps closing on him. Mickey is not as funny but he is still likable and all three characters are impeccably voiced as always. Overall, a good cartoon if not one of the best. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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