New Mickey Mouse Short featuring Donald Duck – Down The Hatch


Anyone else remember when we Disney fans were begging for the studio to come out with new Mickey Mouse shorts? Well, you can’t say they didn’t listen. The latest entry features some scientific exploration of Donald Duck’s inner space courtesy a shrink-ray. The first half is great, but, of course, they just don’t know when to say no and the second half goes where no Disney cartoon should ever go.

What do you think?

I did like the little tribute to “Miracles from Molecules” from the Disneyland classic attraction “Adventure through Inner Space” sung by Donald over the credits.


By my count there have been 23 new Mickey Mouse animated shorts in the style of Paul Rudish, including the World Cup flavored one that just came out.. Do you think it’s time to move on to a new style for Mickey or do you like this new look?

3 thoughts on “New Mickey Mouse Short featuring Donald Duck – Down The Hatch”

  1. I believe that there are 24 episodes now and I think they are a great modern take on the classic disney characters. At only 3 minutes each, I crave for more. I bought the itunes season pass and you get an email notifying you that a new episode was released.

    You have the appreciate the disney theme park mentions and movie mentions. Someone is letting these animators have free reign and its brilliant.

    Want to see more……

  2. Personally, I haven’t really enjoyed these new cartoons. They do have some nice touches sometimes, such as this one having Ludwig von Drake and Gyro Gearloose, as well as Miracles from Molecules. But overall, I find them to be crude in tone and not all that appealing visually. Plus, I don’t really care for the direction they have gone with the characters’ personalities. Somewhere between this and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse would be nice.

    Oh, and one more thing – it always bugs me that they don’t use Bret Iwan for Mickey’s voice. Mickey just doesn’t sound right in these.

    1. Well, stop it and enjoy them anyway. The characters ARE true to their original personalities here, more than the horrid Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Plus, the animation is far superior to Clubhouse.

      And the crudeness is nothing to sneeze. A lot of the really shorts had crude gags too, especially in the black-and-white days. Go re-watch them and you’ll agree!

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