Pluto's Heart Throb

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : January 6, 1950

Running Time : 6:58

Synopsis

Pluto once again falls in love with Dinah the dachshund, but has to compete with Butch for her affections.

Characters

Pluto
Butch, the Bulldog
Dinah, the Dacshund

Credits

Director
Charles Nichols
Animation
Hugh Fraser
George Kreisl
George Nicholas
Dick Shaw
Backgrounds
Karl Karpe
Layout
Art Landy
Story
Roy Williams
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

United States
Love Tales
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Pluto
Germany
Micky im Siebten Himmel
Swinging Micky
Italy
Topolino Amore Mio
Video Parade 9
Da Disney con Amore
Pluto
Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions I : Pluto

CED

United States
Limited Gold Editions - Pluto

Laserdiscs

Japan
Mickey Be Mine
Donald and Goofy
Pluto : Limited Gold Editions
All Star Cartoon Review

DVD

United States
Mickey and Minnie's Sweetheart Stories
Germany
Schmetterlinge in Bauch

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 17: Pluto's Rival Butch
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 45
The Mickey Mouse Club : October 22, 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 Ryan : This short was okay, but isn't one of my favorites. The plot that involves two males competing for the same female is all too similar to earlier shorts.
From David Willis : Nothing new here, the same story with Pluto trying to beat Butch and win Dinah's affections, one fun gag when Butch puts the hose pipe into Pluto's mouth and his ears begin to spin around his head like a sprinkler.
From Baruch Weiss : Nothing new in this short, but I did enjoy the scene where Pluto 'kissed' Dinah then carves a heart on a tree!
From Bryce : I love Pluto's Cocker Spaniel girlfriend Dinah in this short and I loved when he saved her from drowning. I think she'll make a lot better girlfriend than that obnoxious Fifi.
From Bryan Hensley : This is a great short to play around Valentine's Day; especially since it's in Mickey and Minnie's Sweetheart Stories on VHS and DVD! Some kids at school never realize that love triangles can be serious, such as the one in this short or in Pocahontas 2! If you listen closely in one scene, it sounds like Dinah was properly introducing Pluto and Butch to each other, by name in dog talk! Just as Cupid looks like a baby to people, he looks like a puppy to dogs. (Hence the term, Puppy Love, or the 1933 short by the same name!) I hope you enjoy this now-60-year-old Romantic comedy as well as I do. You should never show cowardice, or a yellow streak, to your girl if she's drowning!