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Pluto's Fledgling

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : September 10, 1948

Running Time : 6:49

Synopsis

Big-hearted Pluto helps Orville the bird learn to fly.

Characters

Pluto
Orville, the Baby Bird

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Animation
Phil Duncan
George Kreisl
George Nicholas
Jack Boyd
Backgrounds
Brice Mack
Layout
Karl Karpe
Story
Milt Schaffer
Eric Gurney
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 2 : Pluto
Germany
Pluto Ein Schlappohr Hetzt die Meute
France
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 1
Les Nouvelles Aventures de Pluto
Italy
Video Parade 20
Winnie Puh Orsetto Ghiottone
Le Nuove Avventure di Pluto

CED

United States
Cartoon Classics - Pluto

Laserdiscs

Cartoon Classics : Pluto
Japan
More Tales of Pluto

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 2
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 11 : Best Pals : Mickey and Pluto
Germany
Peter Pan 2 - Neue Abenteuer im Nimmerland
Canada
Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 12 : Best Pals : Mickey and Pluto
United Kingdom
Peter Pan II : Return to Neverland

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 21: Goin' to the Birds
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 24, 1957

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 Dale : Poor Pluto! Even though he tries to help the poor little bird, he still gets knocked crazy enough to see birds flying around his head not once, but twice! Not an enjoyable experience, I would say, since I have also experienced what Pluto went through...seeing the birds around his head anyway...I have had that happen to me at times.
From Bill Odom : This cartoon was shown as an introduction to "Return to Neverland" which my three children and I attended on President's Day. I am hoping that this is a return to a tradition that I grew up with. The theater was at near capacity and the short drew a round of applause at its conclusion, indicating the audience's approval.
From Baruch Weiss : I thought that this short wasn't too bad, but doesn't it seem rather odd that a dog is teaching a baby bird to fly? Oh well it's only a cartoon!