Mickey is at a train station in Tokyo, sipping his morning coffee while on his way to work. After joining a lengthy line, he arrives at the ticket kiosk and selects a ticket for the blue bullet train.
Before Mickey can board the blue train, however, he gets caught in the crowd and gets pushed into the red train instead. After getting squeezed in-between commuters, Mickey climbs out. Seeing the exit door, Mickey then proceeds to traverse the crowd of commuters to try and reach it. His initial attempt to reach the door is interrupted, however, when he encounters a group of commuters with outfits that consist of an absurd amount of sharp spikes. Fortunately, Mickey is able to use the handholds above to avoid the spikes until he reaches the next obstacle in his way - a really big man who seems to take up the entire width of the train car.
Noticing the blue train outside the red train's window, Mickey then decides to take on the large man in a sumo wrestling match. This match ends with the sumo wrestler crashing into a crowd of commuters and Mickey climbing over him to reach the exit.
Now outside, Mickey clings to the roof of the red train as it races along the track, narrowly avoiding a set of railroad signs while doing so. He continues to ride on top of the train as it heads into a tunnel.
After the red train exits the tunnel, Mickey notices the blue train has pulled up alongside the red train and tries to jump to its roof. His attempts to jump, however, are continuously interrupted by a set of billboards that the trains pass until the blue train pulls away. Eventually, the red train crosses over a bridge that passes over the blue train's path. Seeing this, Mickey then proceeds to jump off the red train as it crosses the bridge.
Successfully landing on the roof of the blue train, which soon after arrives at its destination, Mickey then rushes to a small red barn a short distance away from the station. Once inside, Mickey changes the sign on the door from "Closed" to "Open" and clocks in just as the punch clock strikes 9:00. Opening the barn door, Mickey finds little Casey Junior (from Walt Disney's 1941 film Dumbo), who greets the mouse with a whistle.
Later on, Mickey gives some kids a ride on Casey's train, breathing a sigh of relief as the little engine continues to steam along the tracks.
Character Voice Cast
- Chris Diamantopoulos - Mickey Mouse
- Fred Tatasciore - Sumo Wrestler
- Hira Ambrosino - Train Station Announcer
- Episodes with dialogue spoken entirely in a foreign language:
- 1.) Croissant de Triomphe = French.
- 2.) Tokyo Go = Japanese.
- 3.) Panda-monium = Mandarin Chinese.
- 4.) O Sole Minnie = Italian.
- 5.) O Futebol Clássico = Portuguese.
- 6.) Mumbai Madness = Hindi.
- 7.) Clogged = Dutch.
- 8.) Al Rojo Vivo = Spanish.
- 9.) ¡Feliz Cumpleaños! = Spanish.
- While this is the second short to be spoken in Spanish, it takes place in Mexico rather than Spain.
- 10.) Dancevidaniya = Russian.
- 11.) Turkish Delights = Turkish.
- 12.) Locked in Love = Korean.
- 13.) Carnaval = Portuguese.
- This is the second short to be spoken in Portuguese as well as the second short to take place in Brazil. Also, both shorts take place in Rio de Janeiro.
- 14.) Year of the Dog = Chinese.
- While this is the second short to be spoken in Chinese as well as the second short to take place in China, this short takes place in Shanghai rather than Beijing.
- 15.) Amore Motore = Italian.
- While this is the second short to be spoken in Italian and the second short to take place in Italy, this short takes place in Rome rather than Venice.
- 16.) Our Floating Dreams = Thai.
- When Mickey goes through a tunnel on top of the train, the scene briefly changes to that of a video game. This is a possible cultural reference to Akihabara, a section of Tokyo which is a hot spot for gamers.
- Near the end of the episode, a picture of Walt Disney in the cab of the Ernest S. Marsh on the Disneyland Railroad can be seen at the kiddie-train station.
- The kiddie-train station and the appearance of Casey Junior as a miniature train are a nod to Walt Disney's Carolwood Pacific Railroad, which served as the inspiration for not only the Disneyland Railroad, but also every other railroad-based attraction at the "Magic Kingdom"-based parks around the world.
- When the blue bullet train rockets down the track as Mickey watches it from the red train, it makes the same sound as the TIE Fighters from Star Wars.
- In addition, the train horns were taken from a YouTube video in which a person connected Disneyland monorail air horns to his car. The sound can be heard in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeSnvYTUXCU at about 0:25.
Place in the World
- Tokyo, Japan
Concept Art and Design
- Rail Runner - Computer game based off this episode