Poster

First Aiders

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : September 22, 1944

Synopsis

Minnie practices first-aid on Pluto to Figaro's delight and amusement.

Characters

Minnie Mouse
Pluto
Figaro

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Judge Whitaker
Harvey Toombs
Art Scott
John F. Reed
Backgrounds
Thelma Witmer
Layout
Yale Gracey
Story
Bill Berg
Dick Shaw
Music
Paul J. Smith

Cut Scenes

A scene where Pluto lands in a garbage can and emerges with the lid on his head as a Chinese stereotype has been cut.

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I: Minnie
Germany
Figaro und Cleo
Pluto Ein Schlappohr Hetzt die Meute
France
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 2
Les Nouvelles Aventures de Pluto
Italy
Le Nuove Avventure di Pluto
Cartoon Festival 1
Topolino e Soci
Cartoons Disney 1

CED

United States
Limited Gold Editions - Minnie

Laserdiscs

Japan
Starring Mickey and Minnie
More Tales of Pluto
Minnie : Limited Gold Edition

DVD

United States
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 9 : Best Pals : Mickey and Minnie
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1
Germany
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 10 : Best Pals : Mickey and Minnie

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 6: All Figaro All the Time
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 9
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 10, 1956

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 Ryan : This could very well be considered a wartime cartoon in the fact that (aside from being produced during WWII of course) Minnie is practicing first aid. What other reason could it be for than to help wounded soldiers? Minnie is not actually a main character in this short. Pluto and Figaro get most of the action. I wonder why Disney never gave Minnie her own series or much of a personality for that matter. I enjoy the ending where Minnie tells Figaro and Pluto to "kiss and make up." Pluto licks Figaro, who is tied to a sling by bandages. Figaro bats at him, but as soon as Minnie scolds him, he pats Pluto on the head.
From Baruch Weiss : Minnie is practicing first aid on Pluto, but runs out of bandages and goes to the store to get more. While she's gone, Figaro torments Pluto and a war ensues, so what else is new?! In regard to Ryan's question about why Minnie was not given her own series of shorts or her own personality for that matter; it was because (as mentioned) Pluto and Figaro get most of the action and secondly (this is just my opinion) Minnie was created as a girlfriend for Mickey and was a minor character in the Disney stable.