Puppy Love

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : September 2, 1933

Running Time : 8:11

Synopsis

Mickey and Pluto come to call on Minnie and Fifi, but when Pluto exchanges the chocolates Mickey was going to give as a gift with the bone he has for Fifi, Minnie thinks Mickey did it and a violent argument starts. Mickey and Minnie each vow to give up the opposite sex... but they don't keep those vows for long.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Pluto
Fifi, the Pekinese

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Paul Allen
Les Clark
Johnny Cannon
Ben Sharpsteen
Frenchy de Tremaudan
Norm Ferguson
Dick Lundy
Fred Moore
Dick Heumer

Video

Germany
Micky Liebt Minnie
Micky Liebt Minnie
France
Mickey et Minnie les Amours de Printemps
Italy
Topolino 70 Anni di Avventure
Topolino e Minnie Innamorati
Topolino and Co. : Avventure Tutte da Ridere

Laserdiscs

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White: Volume 1
Japan
Mickey Loves Minnie
Mickey's Family Album
Mickey Mouse : The Black and White Years

DVD

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White
Germany
Schmetterlinge in Bauch
Mickey Mouse in Black and White

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 12: The Many Loves of Pluto
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 5
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 2, 1955

Original Animator's Drafts


Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

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 United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Lee Suggs : Love is in the air! Mickey brings Minnie flowers and candy, and everyone, the birds, the statues, and of course the dogs, all have an amore. Mickey and Minnie play a nice piano duet. (It's pretty cool the backs of their head look like bouncing Mickey and Minnie Antenna balls. Of course, I really like those antenna balls!) Pluto wins Fifi (Minnie's dog) by giving her Minnie's candy. It's O.K. to do this, he puts his favorite thing in the box. When Mickey presents the candy to Minnie, ("This is what I think of you.") she flies into a rage. (The box contains Pluto's bone.) She throws him out, (wearing her hat!) and they both vow never to talk to the opposite sex for the rest of their lives. This lasts 30-40 seconds until Minnie discovers the dogs' misdeed, and they again swear their undying love for each other. This is a fun, cute short. (love those antenna balls) Just a note, Mickey and Minnie's passionate kissing was once quite controversial. The Disney studios received many letter claiming they were "destroying the morality of our youth". It must have been a bit more innocent time.
From Jerry Edwards : I find Mickey and Minnie's love spat mildly amusing, but this is just yet another "Mickey and Minnie singing" short to me.
From Ryan : This short was pretty good. I liked the scene where Pluto and Fifi eat all of Minnie's chocolates (I thought chocolate was toxic to dogs) and Pluto replaces them with a bone. Minnie gets pretty upset and dumps Mickey. One funny thing I noticed was that Mickey was wearing Minnie's hat when he walked out of the house.
From Michael P. : This is a great cartoon with excellent music. It is definitely one of Disney's greatest vintage cartoons ever.
From Bill : This was a cute short, just a nice storyline about how Mickey and Minnie feel about each other and a mix-up with Pluto giving the candy to Fifi to impress her with a gift. Again, I think the music that Walt put into Mickey's stories makes the cartoons. Not much action here, but the gags when Mickey storms out of the house, and all the things fall down around Minnie, and when he slams the gate and the pickets fall and Pluto drops the last one was funny. The ending was one that made you feel good because again, Mickey wins Minnie's heart!
From Gijs Grob : Like in Mickey Steps Out (1931), Mickey is visiting Minnie to court her. Pluto comes along and meets Minnie's dog Fifi for the first time. This is one of Mickey's shorts to feature a song-and-dance-routine half and a story half. This time Minnie and Mickey perform the title song on the piano. While they're playing it together, the plot unfolds, when Pluto gives Mickey's present, a box of candy, to Fifi. He replaces the candy with Fifi's bone, causing the misunderstanding and the break-up between Mickey and Minnie. Luckily everything is solved soon thereafter and they're all reunited. This cartoon makes the relation between Mickey and Minnie more interesting than usual, showing that even their ever cheerful relationship knows its downs, as well.
From Bryce : Pluto does the same thing as Mickey. He's furious with Fifi and blows her off and becomes fed up with her.

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