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Tugboat Mickey is a Mickey Mouse short released 26 April 1940.

Summary

Mickey captains a tugboat, with Donald and Goofy as his crew. As Mickey is sealing the mast, he must deal with an intoxicated pelican. The radio broadcasts a distress signal of a sinking ship. Mickey calls the crew and has them fire up the engine. As Donald struggles with the connecting rod of one of the pistons, Goofy accidentally overloads the boiler of the ship's steam engine, causing a catastrophic explosion which destroys the boat. Mickey and his crew land in the water amid the debris. When the radio plops into the water beside them, they discover that the distress signal they heard was only part of a radio drama.