Pluto at the Zoo

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : November 20, 1942

Running Time : 7:46


Pluto isn't satisfied with his little bone when he sees what the animals in the zoo get. So, he decides to steal one, but then has troubles hanging onto it.




Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi


United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Pluto
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United States
Limited Gold Editions - Pluto


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United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1
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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 Ryan : The short starts off with Pluto walking down the sidewalk with a small bone in his mouth. He happens to spot a huge bone in a cage at the municipal zoo. He sees a lion asleep and decides to sneak in and steal it. I liked seeing Pluto's encounter with all the animals. The gorilla scene was one of my favorites. Pluto gets so scared of the gorilla that he faints. The gorilla puts the bone on Pluto's head and then puts Pluto on a unicycle. The gorilla then spins Pluto around. Wonderful short! Deserves a B+.
From Baruch Weiss : I can see why Pluto was jealous when he saw a huge bone in the Lions cage. What kind of a dog gets a bone that's the size of a pea?
From Mike : Pluto at the Zoo was always my favorite cartoon. The gorilla scenes were always hilarious, & I always got a kick out of Pluto defeathering the peacock at the end.
From Kristin : I thought it was so funny that Pluto had to go through all those obstacles just so he could chew on a bone. I felt sorry for Pluto when he fainted after seeing that giant gorilla. I'm glad he returned that bone to the lion he knows that you should be thankful for what you have. Animals rule!