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Rescue Dog

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : March 21, 1947

Running Time : 6:46

Synopsis

Pluto, as the title says, is a rescue dog in the frozen north. But when he tangles with a baby seal, it turns out that he is the one who needs to be rescued.

Characters

Pluto
Salty, the Seal

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Animation
George Nicholas
Jerry Hathcock
George Kreisl
Jack Boyd
Backgrounds
Howard Dunn
Layout
Karl Karpe
Story
Eric Gurney
Bill de la Torre
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love
Germany
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

Laserdiscs

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love
Japan
More Tales of Pluto

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 2
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 8 : Holiday Celebration with Mickey and Pals
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 8 : Holiday Celebration with Mickey and Pals

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 42: Goin' to the Zoo
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 48
The Mickey Mouse Club : November 27, 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 is a better Pluto short than the previous one that I commented on. I enjoyed all the fun gags in this one. I can't remember all of them so I'll have to watch this short again. The censored scene (where Pluto is dunked under water for a short time) seems to be on the "Ink and Paint Club" version of this short. I don't understand why this was censored. I mean, they probably would have someone being dunked underwater on one of those stupid new shows like "Schnookums and Meat." Perhaps it was just deleted in order to fit within a certain time frame.
From Nikki : Like Pluto's Playmate it was good but it was more of a short teaching kids how to make friends with the appearance of the seal. Its quite entertaining filled with the gags but once again poor Pluto needs to be rescued again.
From Baruch Weiss : In this short Pluto is, like the title says, a Rescue Dog. I enjoyed the scene where Pluto and the seal are in an ice cave!
From Billy Joe : Pluto tries to be a good rescue dog in this cartoon, but he ends up trapped in the ice because he was harassing a seal. Pluto almost drowns underwater, but the seal rescues Pluto. The cartoon's name should of been "Rescue Seal". This is another fun Pluto short. It gets a 9 out of 10.

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