Mad Dog, The (film) Mickey Mouse cartoon; released on March 5, 1932. Directed by Burt Gillett. Pluto learns a lesson in submission when he refuses to be bathed by Mickey. In the resulting tug-of-war, Pluto swallows the soap, is taken by everyone to be a mad dog, and is forced to flee the dogcatcher, Pete. Now humbled, Pluto meekly allows himself to be bathed.