Bone Bandit

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : April 30, 1948

Running Time : 6:52

Synopsis

Pluto just wants to dig up one of his bones, but has to deal with an angry gopher to get at it.

Characters

Pluto
Chipmunk (III)
Gopher

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Animation
George Nicholas
Jerry Hathcock
George Kreisl
Sandy Strother
Backgrounds
Art Landy
Layout
Karl Karpe
Story
Art Scott
Sterling Sturdevant
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

Germany
Zeitungsjunge Pluto
Winnie Puuh und Donald auf Heißer Fährte
Bum, Bum, Bumerang
France
Disney Parade 2
Italy
Pluto Amico Quasi Perfetto
Qua la Zampa Pluto
Troppo Vento Per Winnie Puh
Topolino and Co. : Avventure Tutte da Ridere

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 2

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 34
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 64

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 another one of those shorts where Pluto has problems with another animal. This time it is a gopher who keeps digging holes in Pluto's backyard. The gopher needs Pluto's bone to support a piece of turf and decides to steal it. Pluto, of course, is very unhappy about this. While this short is not one of my favorites, I do find the ending to be a good one. Pluto finally gets his bone back and the gopher is landing on the ground using pollen weeds as a parachute.
From Baruch Weiss : Typical trouble between Pluto and a gopher, but at least Pluto gets the upper hand.