Primitive Pluto

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : May 19, 1950

Running Time : 7:00

Synopsis

Primo, a wolf, convinces Pluto to go native and go out hunting for his own food like a 'real' dog.

Characters

Pluto
Primo

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
Pluto Ein Schlappohr Hetzt die Meute
Italy
Le Nuove Avventure di Pluto

CED

United States
Disney Cartoon Parade Volume 2

Laserdiscs

Japan
More Tales of Pluto

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 2

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 19: The Big Bad Wolves
Donald's Quack Attack: Episode 2
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 : Pluto is a well-pampered, domesticated dog. However, his wild side (portrayed as a wolf) convinces him to use his instincts to get food rather than getting fed by his owner. I enjoy the animation in this short, but it really isn't one of my favorites.
From Charlie Quigg : I like Pluto because I think he's a tenderfoot. I don't really like him with sharp teeth.
From Baruch Weiss : I don't really care for this short. The reason why Primo (voiced by Paul Frees) wanted Pluto to hunt for his food like a "real" dog was that so he could eat Pluto's food. I noticed the rabbit near the end of this cartoon (who is named Flutter Foot) was the same one seen in the 1947 cartoon Mail Dog.