Sheep Dog

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : November 4, 1949

Running Time : 7:00

Synopsis

Pluto protects his sheep against ever-hungry coyotes. Bent-Tail disguises his son as a lamb to secretly get his prey.

Characters

Pluto
Bent Tail, the Coyote
Blackie the Sheep
Bent Tail, Jr.

Credits

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

Video

United States
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love
Germany
Mickey Präsentiert
Lachkonzert in Entenhausen
France
Si Disney m'etait Conte
Italy
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow
Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow

CED

United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 2

Laserdiscs

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love
Japan
Cartoon Carousel
Disney's Cartoon Jubilee

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 2

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 19: The Big Bad Wolves
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 50
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 56
Walt Disney Presents: The Coyote's Lament

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 : I like this short, but it really isn't one of my favorites. This is another short in which Pluto has a run-in with some coyotes. This time they are after Pluto's sheep. I did notice that one of the sheep in the flock was black while the rest were white. Is this supposed to symbolize something?
From Nikki : I find this one hilarious mainly because of the interactions between the dad and son coyotes. While the dad is starving and the son being also hungry seems like he is just there for fun. Its definitely a classic.
From Daniel : This was one of the shorts that I kept in my memory ever since I first saw it, back in my childhood. Maybe it got stuck in my memory because it was a delight to watch the little coyote spoiling every attempt of his father to grab a meal. I saw it again today and still made me chuckle and then laugh. To bad they aren't making cartoons like this today. They should be simple, cheerful and if they have to put a song in it, make it look like it belongs there.
From Baruch Weiss : Pluto is not a sheep dog, but I guess the people who worked on this short decided to name it that because Pluto is watching over sheep. I liked this short and thought it was okay.