Donald and Pluto

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : September 12, 1936

Running Time : 8:22

Synopsis

Donald is a plumber dealing with Pluto and an unwieldy leak. The real fun comes when Pluto accidentally swallows one of Donald's tools - a magnet.

Characters

Pluto
Donald Duck

Credits

Director
Ben Sharpsteen
Animation
Al Eugster
Seamus Culhane
Fred Spencer
Bill Roberts
Norm Ferguson

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 9 : Donald Duck's First Fifty Years
Germany
Pluto's Größte Hits
Pluto Räumt Auf
Plutos Größte Hits
Donald 50 Verrückte Jahre
France
Le Meilleur de Pluto
Bon Anniversaire Donald
Italy
Pluto Aiutante Offresi
I 50 Anni Folli di Paperino
I Capolavori di Pluto
Cani e Simpatia

Laserdiscs

Japan
Donald Duck : A Star is Born
Donald Duck's 50 Crazy Years
Minnie's Greatest Hits / Pluto's Greatest Hits

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Italy
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
Sweden
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1
United Kingdom
Disney Treasures : Wave 3 : The Chronological Donald Volume 1

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 26: Classic Donald
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 68

Original Animator's Drafts


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Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
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 Jerry Edwards : Released as a Mickey Mouse film, but only Donald and Pluto appear. Fun cartoon, full of action and gags. First of several Donald/Pluto duet shorts.
From Ryan : As Jerry Edwards pointed out, Mickey Mouse did appear on the screen at the opening of the short, yet he never appeared in it. It should have been Donald Duck/or Pluto who appeared on the screen. This short got pretty tiring after Pluto was having all those problems with the magnet.
From Ajisai : There's some funny moments in this one, like when Donald winds up in that laundry machine (predating Donald's problems with technology in later years.) And Pluto is funnier than usual.
From Baruch Weiss : Released as a Mickey Mouse cartoon except the famous mouse makes no appearance in it whatsoever, Donald Duck, joined by Pluto, is the star. In it Donald is a plumber until Pluto swallows a magnet and destroys Donald's work. Ok for a cartoon, but I wouldn't call it one of my favorites!
From Matthew Cooper : I first saw this short as a kid on the Disney Channel and liked it so much that I wanted to see it again, but I didn't until I found The Chronological Donald Vol 1. There is a blooper in this short that the site didn't pick up on: When Pluto is up on the roof, a green ladder falls on him but when he starts to climb across it, it's brown. Then the next time we see it (When Donald is hanging off it,) it turns green again! Anyway this short was probably released as a Mickey Mouse cartoon because around this time, Donald was just coming onto the screen, so Mickey was still the most popular character. Donald's Ostrich was the first cartoon released with Don's name.

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