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"Down the Hatch" is the twenty-third episode of Mickey Mouse.

Synopsis

Mickey and Goofy get trapped inside Donald's body after they accidentally get shrunken down to miniature proportions.

Plot

Ludwig Von Drake is leading a tour of the Hall of Science where Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are also part of the group.

Of course, the trio is quick to fall behind as Mickey and Goofy take a closer look at the shrink ray while Donald stops to get a drink of water. When Donald bends over to fill his cup, his bum pushes the button which activates the shrink ray. Mickey and Goofy get shrunk and subsequently land in Donald's water cup where, unbeknownst to him, he is quick to swallow his pals.

Once in Donald's "Inner Space," Mickey and Goofy decide to have some fun to Donald's great discomfort. First they begin strumming on Donald's vocal chords like they're guitar strings, then they decide to tickle his funny bone, bounce around in his lungs and eventually land in his cranial cavity.

It's here that Donald realizes what's going on and he throws the mother of all temper tantrums resulting in a thunder and lightning storm within his body. Mickey and Goofy escape to Donald's stomach where Donald then assaults them with a barrage of corn and soda pop. After finding refuge in Donald's rectum, the shrink ray finally wears off and Donald lays the rapidly growing Mickey and Goofy in an egg.

Ludwig Von Drake declares this an "astonishing scientific discovery" and wants to explore Donald further. Donald disagrees and hurriedly scampers away.

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Cast

Cameos

Music

Trivia

  • This is the first episode in the series to have a different song playing over the credits instead of the usual theme tune.
  • Aside from the usage of "Miracles from Molecules" in the credits, several references to "Adventure Thru Inner Space" are sprinkled through the dialog in the beginning with Mickey imagining the possibilities of the shrink ray and journeying into inner space and exploring snowflakes.
  • Donald sings like a rock star when Mickey and Goofy start playing with his vocal cords.
  • This episode is similar to the film, Fantastic Voyage, and its well-known SpongeBob SquarePants adaptation "Squidtastic Voyage", in which SpongeBob and Patrick are inside Squidward's body.
  • It also pays homage to the 1989 book, The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body.
  • If Donald Duck lays an egg. He would be a Female Duck (But not always in other Episodes).
  • When Mickey and Goofy are first swallowed by Donald, they end up in his chest area. This is impossible unless they were somehow able to escape Donald's stomach.

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Characters
Main: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofyPluto

Supporting: YetiMickey's ScooterHorace HorsecollarGubblesCatBaby PandaClara CluckJudgesPeteLudwig Von DrakeScrooge McDuckClarabelle CowGrandma GoofyMickey's ScooterMinnie's ScooterJosé CariocaPanchito PistolesChip 'n' DaleSleepyDocBashfulHappyGrumpyDopeySneezyForest AnimalsHuey, Dewey, and LouieFlamingo Maitre'dOrphansGrandmother of the OrphansGiant SquidChernabog and his minionsBeagle BoysSpike the BeeEricaMartian RobotMorty and Ferdie FieldmouseMortimer MouseMr. JohnsonPluto's AngelPluto's DevilWeaselsHouse of TomorrowButch the BulldogMerlin

Cameos: Prince CharmingCinderellaCasey JuniorWalt DisneyOswald the Lucky RabbitWillie the WhaleLadyTrampPeter PigPaddy Pig • Unnamed Dog • BelleBeastGyro GearlooseKing LouieFlunkeyBandar-logBuzzy, Flaps, Ziggy, and DizzySnow WhiteGeppettoPinocchioThe Three Little PigsTeenagersBig Bad WolfThe Evil QueenPhantom BlotThe Headless HorsemanDirty BillHumphrey the BearMary PoppinsThumperBambiJafarRajaMartian MastermindDumboThe CrowsThree Little WolvesElmer ElephantMax HareToby TortoiseBambi's mother

Episodes
Mickey Mouse

Season 1: "No Service" • "Yodelberg" • "Croissant de Triomphe" • "New York Weenie" • "Tokyo Go" • "Stayin' Cool" • "Gasp!" • "Panda-monium" • "Bad Ear Day" • "Ghoul Friend" • "Dog Show" • "O Sole Minnie" • "Potatoland" • "Sleepwalkin'" • "Flipperboobootosis" • "Tapped Out" • "Third Wheel" • "The Adorable Couple"
Season 2: "Cable Car Chaos" • "Fire Escape" • "Eau de Minnie" • "O Futebol Clássico" • "Down the Hatch" • "Goofy's Grandma" • "Captain Donald" • "Mumbai Madness" • "The Boiler Room" • "Space Walkies" • "Mickey Monkey" • "Clogged" • "Goofy's First Love" • "Doggone Biscuits" • "Workin' Stiff" • "Al Rojo Vivo" • "Bottle Shocked" • "A Flower for Minnie" • "Bronco Busted"
Season 3: "Coned!" • "One Man Band" • "Wish Upon a Coin" • "Movie Time" • "Shifting Gears" • "Black and White" • "­­¡Feliz Cumpleaños!" • "Wonders of the Deep" • "Road Hogs" • "No" • "Roughin' It" • "Dancevidaniya" • "Couple Sweaters" • "Turkish Delights" • "Sock Burglar" • "Ku'u Lei Melody" • "Entombed" • "No Reservations" • "Split Decision" • "Good Sports"
Season 4: "Swimmin' Hole" • "Canned" • "Touchdown and Out" • "Locked in Love" • "Bee Inspired" • "Shipped Out" • "Three-Legged Race" • "Nature's Wonderland" • "The Birthday Song" • "The Perfect Dream" • "Feed the Birds" • "Carnaval" • "Year of the Dog" • "The Fancy Gentleman" • "New Shoes" • "Springtime" • "Dumb Luck" • "Flushed!" • "Roll 'em"
Season 5: "Amore Motore" • "A Pete Scorned" • "House Painters" • "Surprise!" • "Hats Enough" • "Safari, So Good" • "For Whom the Booth Tolls" • "Outta Time" • "My Little Garden" • "You, Me and Fifi" • "Outback at Ya!" • "Our Homespun Melody" • "Over the Moon" • "Easy Street" • "Two Can't Play" • "Our Floating Dreams" • "Gone to Pieces" • "Carried Away"
Specials: "Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special" • "The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular"

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
Season 1: "Cheese Wranglers" • "House of Tomorrow" • "Hard to Swallow" • "School of Fish" • "Keep on Rollin'" • "The Big Good Wolf" • "The Brave Little Squire" • "An Ordinary Date" • "Supermarket Scramble" • "Just the Four of Us" • "Houseghosts" • "The Enchanting Hut" • "Duet for Two" • "Birdwatching" • "Bellboys" • "I Heart Mickey" • "Untold Treasure" • "Disappearing Act" • "Once Upon an Apple" • "Game Night"

Locations
Snack ShackCafe MinniePatisserie Daisy

Places in the World: Paris, FranceNew York City, New YorkTokyo, JapanBeijing, ChinaVenice, ItalyIdahoSan Francisco, CaliforniaBrazilIndiaPamplona, SpainMonacoLondon, EnglandMexicoMoscow, RussiaTurkeyHawaiiEgyptKorea
Allusions to Disneyland: Matterhorn BobsledsIt's a Small WorldMain Street Electrical ParadeKing Arthur CarrouselThe Haunted MansionGreat Moments with Mr. LincolnSpace MountainRocket to the MoonMine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

Songs
Jing-A-Ling-A-Ling • I'm Alive • Swimming Hole • Our Homespun Melody • Carried AwayNothing Can Stop Us Now
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