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"Doggone Biscuits" is the fourteenth season 2 short of the new Mickey Mouse (2013) series created by Paul Rudish for the Disney Channel and Disney.com. It's the 32nd to air on the Disney Channel and put up on Disney.com.

Mickey lets Minnie watch Pluto and warns her not to feed him too many dog treats, but she fails to heed the warning and now has to get Pluto back into shape.


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  • Ass Kicks You: Pluto becomes so fat that his backside knocks Minnie through a wall.
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  • Balloon Belly: Pluto gets one after eating all the dog biscuits.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Minnie had to go through a lot to get a fat Pluto down to his normal size, but it was worth it in the end.
  • The Cameo: Pete makes a brief appearance in the short as a dogcatcher.
  • The Determinator: When Mickey and Minnie end up being attacked by a bunch of angry dogs, Pluto does not hesitate to come to their rescue and refuses to let the stuff he's tied to hold him back.
    • There's also Minnie, who refuses to give up on finding a way to slim Pluto back down.
  • Formerly Fat: One of the solutions Minnie tries to get Pluto to lose weight is to lock him in a steam room, mentioning that it worked for her. We then see her standing next to a picture of herself when she was morbidly obese.
  • Gone Horribly Right: While Minnie's sauna attempt DOES work away Pluto's extreme weight, it also leaves him completely dried out. When she tries to fix it by re-hydrating him, she ends up making him even MORE bloated than before.
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  • Mailman vs. Dog: The last solution Minnie tries for getting Pluto into shape is to dress like a mail carrier in order to get Pluto to chase her.
  • Mirthless Laughter: Minnie lets out some relieved laughter at the end.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • In the brief second Pete is on screen, he's wearing the same dog catcher's outfit he wore in the classic Mickey short "The Worm Turns".
    • Minnie also tries to make Pluto wear a sweater, similar to the one he wears in the 1949 Short Pluto's Sweater.
  • Sauna of Death: While he wasn't killed, Minnie's attempt to slim down Pluto by putting him in a sauna left him severely dehydrated.
  • Serial Escalation: When Pluto is trying to reach Minnie to save her, he gets tied up in a hammock. He keeps going, but the hammock gradually catches on a mailbox...then a car...and so on until there's a cruise ship and apartment complex in the mesh.
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  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Minnie is subjected to a lot of comical misfortune in this short.
  • Special Edition Title: This is a "Minnie Mouse" short, the 3rd episode to feature her.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Pluto goes through no less than five. He begins the short at his normal size, then bloats into a treat-packed mound (Change 1). Minnie then locks him in a sauna to lose weight, and he shrivels away to nearly nothing (Change 2). She next tries to rehydrate him with water, but that just makes him grow to an even fatter size (Change 3). Some exercise reduces Pluto to his regular weight (Change 4), but said exercise results in Minnie and later Mickey being attacked by angry dogs. Pluto then rushes to their rescue and ends up extremely muscular (Change 5). That is a lot of shifting in less than four minutes!

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