Poster

Tugboat Mickey

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : April 26, 1940

Running Time : 7:17

Synopsis

Tugboat captain Mickey is cleaning his boat when he receives an SOS! Only Mickey, Donald and Goofy can save the day.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Goofy
Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Asst. Director
Errol Grey
Animation
Edwin Aardal
Rex Cox
Ken Muse
Jack King
Volus Jones
Cornett Wood
Ed Love
Tom Armstrong
Johnny Cannon
Larry Clemmons
Andy Engman
Ken Peterson
Grant Simmons
Layout
Lloyd Harting

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 10 : Mickey's Crazy Careers
Germany
Happy Birthday Mickey
Mickys Größte Show
Donald Geht in die Luft
France
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 3
Joyeux Anniversaire Mickey
Captain Mickey
Italy
Topolino Lupo di Mare
Buon Compleanno Topolino
Topolino : Un Eroe Mille Avventure
Storie Quasi Titaniche

Laserdiscs

Japan
Mickey's Golden Jubilee

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
Italy
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
Canada
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Mickey
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : Mickey Mouse in Living Color (Volume 2)

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 56
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 34

Original Animator's Drafts


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Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Ryan : This short was okay, but I would not call it one of my favorites. The plot seemed all too similar to the 1938 cartoon The Whalers (only without the whale.)
From Nikki : A good short. Only full of a couple main gags, such as the stork and the paintbrush, Goofy trying to get the fire stocked and Donald trying to get the whole thing turning. The best part about this was how the S.O.S was just a radio play which they though was real like War of the Worlds.
From Baruch Weiss : This, I believe, is the last cartoon to feature the classic trio. It would have been nice to have all of the faces of them on the title card and to open the cartoon as A Walt Disney Classic Trio! Ok cartoon; It's kind of like those "It was all a dream cartoons" except it wasn't a dream, it was only a radio show!