Poster

The Moose Hunt

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : May 3, 1931

Running Time : 7:22

Synopsis

Mickey and Pluto hunt for moose, the hunt being delayed when Mickey thinks he's shot Pluto and, later, when Mickey's gun falls apart in the foe's face.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pluto

Credits

Director
Bert Gillett
Animation
Norm Ferguson

Cut Scenes

A scene of Mickey shooting at Pluto has been cut.

Video

Germany
Pluto's Größte Hits
Plutos Größte Hits
France
Le Meilleur de Pluto
Italy
I Capolavori di Pluto
Cani e Simpatia

Laserdiscs

Japan
Minnie's Greatest Hits / Pluto's Greatest Hits

DVD

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volume 2
Germany
Mickey Mouse in Black and White Volume 2

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 37: Mickey's Pal Pluto
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 12, 1957

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by Columbia Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Anonymous : The ending of this short is similar to the feature length film, "Dumbo" in which Pluto uses his ears to fly Mickey and himself to safety.
From Jerry Edwards : In their misadventures on a moose hunt, Mickey accidentally shoots Pluto, who only pretends to be hurt. When a moose later chases them over a cliff, Pluto saves the day by flying with his ears. This cartoon is delightful to me - full of action, suspense, sorrow, laughter, and numerous gags. It contains what I consider one of the all-time great Disney scenes. Mickey thinks he has shot and killed Pluto. Mickey, sobbing, cries out to Pluto, "Speak to me!" Pluto sits up and says, "Kiss me!" I still get tickled over this scene, even after seeing it numerous times. The first cartoon where Pluto is known by that name. The only cartoon in which Pluto flies. Once again, the "bloodhound sniffing a trail" animation from The Chain Gang is recycled into this short. This is one of the last Disney cartoons I found. I remember being very frustrated at not finding this short, yet being able to watch it at the Main Street Cinema at Disneyland. I have never seen a complete copy of this short. I edited two different copies with different scenes missing in order to get what I think is the complete cartoon.
From Ryan : I have not seen this short in a long time. The last time (and only place I ever saw it) was on the "Ink and Paint Club." As someone else pointed out, the ending where Pluto flies Mickey to safety by flapping his ears is similar to the movie "Dumbo." One thing that just puzzles me is what the heck went wrong with Mickey's gun when he was getting ready to shoot the moose? After he pulled the trigger, a little cuckoo bird came out. I loved this short and recommend it to other Disney fans.
From Bill I. : Mickey and Pluto start out on a moose hunt. The opening scenery was well drawn. This short again had some funny gags, Mickey shoots the tree full of birds and just the leaves come off and Mickey jumping out of his shorts. There was also some nice animation, Pluto walking off in the distance and coming back, getting smaller and bigger. This short stands out because it is the only time Pluto speaks; He says "kiss me" and "mammy." The best part of the short was when Mickey thinks he shot Pluto, very moving with Mickey crying. That's why he is so popular, people relate to him. Great short.
From Mike : This short is okay. I wouldn't call it a favorite. It's interesting to have Pluto speak but it was a good idea to only have him do it once. That's worked out good for him.

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