Poster

The Army Mascot

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : May 22, 1942

Running Time : 7:14

Synopsis

Pluto longs to be an Army mascot (especially after he sees how well they are fed) so he hatches a plan to take the place of the real mascot.

Characters

Pluto
Gunther Goat
Paco
Butch, the Bulldog

Credits

Director
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Story
Carl Barks
Jack Hannah

Video

United States
Canine Commando
Germany
Pluto's Größte Hits
Pluto Held Wider Willen
Plutos Tollkühne Abenteuer
Plutos Größte Hits
France
Les Aventures de Pluto
Le Meilleur de Pluto
Italy
Le Avventure di Pluto
Cartoon Festival 2
Cartoons Disney 2
I Capolavori di Pluto

Laserdiscs

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

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : On the Front Lines
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1
Germany
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 56: Wartime Disney
The Mickey Mouse Club : February 18, 1958

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.

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : Pluto yearns to be an army mascot because of the good food they get. He attempts to outwit a goat mascot to earn the job, but is continually bested by the goat. But Pluto gets lucky when the goat misses butting Pluto and instead butts an ammo shed instead. The explosion blows the goat sky high, with his horns sticking into the front of a Yankee Clipper flying overhead. At the end, Pluto enjoys a hearty roast in his new job as a mascot.

The funniest part of the cartoon for me is at the beginning of the cartoon, when Pluto sees other dog mascots getting a nice roast and a huge steak as food. When he notes that the goat mascot is asleep and disguises himself to get the goat's food, Pluto is showered by a pile of tin cans instead of meat.

I enjoy this cartoon some, but not one of my favorites.


From Ryan : Here's a wartime cartoon with Pluto in it. I liked the part where Pluto sees the goat chewing tobacco. He then takes the whole stick and chews it. The goat butts him and Pluto swallows the tobacco. This causes him to get sick, and his body turns into all sorts of colors and designs (e.g. yellow and green checker). This is a great cartoon that I enjoy watching quite a bit whenever I get time.
From Baruch Weiss : Pluto yearns to be an army mascot because of the good food they get, and he outwits a goat mascot to earn the job. I know how he felt; when I first started high school I liked it because of the good food that was served at lunch.
From Severin : Probably my favorite Pluto cartoon. And that's saying something! This just has one of my favorite chase scenes at the beginning with Pluto and the goat. In my opinion, the Pluto cartoons weren't all that bad, and this one is no exception. 8/10