Pluto's Purchase

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : July 9, 1948

Running Time : 6:43

Synopsis

Mickey sends Pluto to buy some sausages, not telling them they're a gift for neighbor pooch Butch - so when the tough bulldog tries to take them, Pluto defends himself, having no idea what the wursts are really meant to be used for.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pluto
Butch, the Bulldog

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Animation
George Nicholas
George Kreisl
Robert Youngquist
Dan MacManus
Backgrounds
Ralph Hullet
Layout
Karl Karpe
Story
Eric Gurney
Bill de la Torre
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

Germany
Plutos Tollkühne Abenteuer
France
Les Aventures de Pluto
Joyeux Anniversaire Mickey
Italy
Video Parade 5
Qua la Zampa Pluto
Le Avventure di Pluto
Buon Compleanno Topolino

Laserdiscs

Japan
Mickey's Golden Jubilee
Mickey and His All Stars

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 2

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 17: Pluto's Rival Butch
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 26, 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 : Mickey sends Pluto to buy some wieners for someone. However, Pluto is not aware that they are for Butch the bulldog, so he guards the wieners on his way home. Mickey's personality has become so bland that he has now become a minor character. Okay of a short, but not one of my favorites.
From Rich : There was a cartoon made by Warner Bros. (I can't remember the name of it though) that was very similar to this, but the only difference is the dog who has been given the package is trying to keep it away from two cats instead of a dog. I also agree with Ryan's opinion on Mickey during this period, and it's true. His personality was deteriorating short after short. Looks like Social Darwinism, with it's "survival of the fittest" slogan, applies to everything, including animated cartoons.
From Baruch Weiss : The short that Rich mentioned up above was "Dogone Cats" and yes that short is very similar too this cartoon. I also agree with Ryan how Mickey's personality got bland in this period.