Playful Pluto

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : March 3, 1934

Running Time : 7:53


Pluto pesters Mickey as the mouse tries to do his housecleaning. When the hound swallows a flashlight and later sits on flypaper, you know there's going to be trouble.


Mickey Mouse


Bert Gillett
Les Clark
Norm Ferguson
Dick Lundy
Art Babbitt
Johnny Cannon
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi


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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


From Andrea Larson : The funniest scene is when Pluto swallows the flashlight and it turns on. We then see an X-ray of Pluto's bones.
From Jerry Edwards : Enjoyable cartoon, mainly due to the gag sequence of Pluto trying to get unstuck from some flypaper. This sequence, devised by Webb Smith and animated by Norm Ferguson, is a masterpiece of animation and comic timing. The colorized version is also nice.
From Ryan : This was not one of my favorite shorts. I thought it was rather boring. However, I did like the part where Pluto swallows the flashlight and later an X-ray of Pluto's bones are shown.
From Frank : The flypaper sequence with Pluto has become especially famous, since it was successfully included in Preston Sturges' wonderful film classic "Sullivan's Travels" (1941). It was used, however, only after Charlie Chaplin had turned Sturges down. Thanks, Charlie!
From Christian : I've seen the colorized version someone mentioned, but with subtitles. Either way, black and white or color, this cartoon wasn't one of my favorites. I thought it was boring rather than interesting.
From Jen : This isn't my favorite Pluto short but it's still so cute! I love when he wrestles with the waterhose.
From Bill I. : This short along with all the "Pluto And Mickey" shorts all re-enforce the bond that Mickey and Pluto have. Here Pluto wants to play while Mickey tries to get some work done. From there it is one sight gag after another. The animation in this short is very good, especially when Mickey is chasing the twister, then gets tripped up on the rake. The scenes with Pluto swallowing the flashlight and getting all glued up with the flypaper also standout. The one scene I really enjoyed was when Mickey sprays Pluto with the water hose; this showing that Mickey still had the "edge"; he still had that playful and mischievous side to him and he could become a scamp when he needed to be. It's a shame that Walt let Mickey become so passive. A great short.

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