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Mickey and the Seal (1948)

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Mickey Mouse unwittingly brings home a baby seal from the zoo, but Pluto is the only one who knows it.


(as Charles Nichols)


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Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ...
Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ...
Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)


Mickey visits the zoo, where he makes friends with a baby seal by feeding it a couple of fish from his picnic basket. The seal stows away and goes home with Mickey, where for a while, only Pluto sees it. But it climbs into Mickey's bath, and he eventually figures it out and returns the tot. He tells his elders of the wonders of Mickey's bath and scrub-brush, and Mickey returns home to find a welcoming committee. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Plot Keywords:

seal | baby seal | zoo | mouse | picnic basket | See more »


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Release Date:

3 December 1948 (USA)  »

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Mickey and the Seal  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is one of a handful of cartoons played constantly on a special television channel at Walt Disney World resorts. See more »


[first lines]
Seals: [begging from Mickey Mouse] Fish! Fish, fish, fish!
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Edited into The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show (1968) See more »

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The cute seal, wonderful animation and (especially) two funny sequences make this cartoon worth watching
9 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The premise is nothing new really, but even then Mickey and the Seal is an entertaining cartoon with so much to recommend in its favour. The animation is of the colourful, fluid quality, and the music bursts with energy, enhancing the action all the time. The story may be unsurprising, but the brisk pacing makes it interesting enough, and there are at least two funny scenes, the scene in the bath and the ending. The baby seal is adorable but a lot of effort is made to make him much more than that. Mickey is kindly and likable as ever, and Pluto cute and energetic. In conclusion, not the most surprising of cartoons but still great. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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