A Gentleman's Gentleman

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : March 28, 1941


Mickey sends Pluto downtown to fetch the paper, but Pluto loses the coin he was to do it with. His effort to retrieve the coin with bubble gum only makes things worse.


Mickey Mouse


Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Asst. Director
Don Duckwell
Ken Muse
Reuben Timmins
Edwin Aardal
John Noel Tucker
Ed Parks
Volus Jones
Basil Davidovich
Art Fitzpatrick
Norman Tate
Frank T. Onaitis
Nick de Tolly
Paul B. Kossoff
Andy Engman
Jack Huber
Eric Gurney
Russ Dyson
George Nicholas
Frank T. Onaitis
Vernon G. Witt
Chuck Otterstrom
Cornett Wood
Ernie Lynch
Emery Hawkins
Bruce Bushman


Zeitungsjunge Pluto
Pluto Amico Quasi Perfetto
Qua la Zampa Pluto
Topolino and Co. : Avventure Tutte da Ridere


United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1


Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 11

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 RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.


From David Krause : I like to hear Pluto(nium) cry after he loses his dime and when he comes back with the mud covered paper.
From Baruch Weiss : In this short Pluto (who is called "James" by Mickey at the beginning for some reason) is sent out to get the Sunday paper, but looses the dime in a grate. Eventually, he gets it back with bubble gum and proceeds to get the paper and despite other tribulations he finally presents the paper to Mickey all covered with mud. Wonderful cartoon, but like many other cartoons with Mickey's face on them (e.g. Canine Caddy) Pluto is the main character.
From Trae Robinson : There is a blackface scene in this cartoon where Pluto splashes in mud trying to get the newspaper. I kind of like the ending where Mickey gives Pluto a mad face and Pluto starts to cry and Mickey chuckles and pats Pluto's back. I even noticed Pluto has a green collar and he looks at himself in the newspaper.