Poster

Pluto's Surprise Package

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : March 4, 1949

Running Time : 7:00

Synopsis

A package arrives in the mail for Pluto ... but he has terrible trouble trying to get it into the house.

Characters

Pluto
Turtle (unnamed)

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Animation
George Nicholas
George Kreisl
Hugh Fraser
George Rowley
Backgrounds
Brice Mack
Layout
Karl Karpe
Story
Milt Schaffer
Eric Gurney
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love
Germany
Zeitungsjunge Pluto
Italy
Pluto Amico Quasi Perfetto
Topolino and Co. : Avventure Tutte da Ridere
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Da Pluto con Amore

Laserdiscs

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love
Japan
Mickey and Pluto
All Star Cartoon Review

DVD

United States
Have a Laugh : Volume 4
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 2
Canada
Have a Laugh : Volume 4

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 39

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 Nikki : Who would have thought that one package could cause one dog so much trouble. Well I guess if there was a turtle in it that might make things a little more difficult. The turtle in Pluto's package seems to have a mind of its own and doesn't seem to notice Pluto's efforts at the beginning to get the turtle in the bargain. After saving the turtle's life a couple of times the loyal dog and the turtle reach an understanding and head off into the sunset.
From Baruch Weiss : This short was kind of cute. The turtle seems similar from two other previously released shorts titled Canine Patrol and Pluto's Housewarming. The scene where the turtle hides in his shell and wags his tale was really cute!