Pluto Gets the Paper : Spaceship

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : February 12, 1999

Running Time : 1:30


Mickey sends Pluto out to fetch the newspaper, this time only to be taken aboard an alien spacecraft.


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From Rich Bellacera : At first the cartoon reminded me somewhat of the first Pluto cartoon we reviewed, and I thought it was going to be that one. But thankfully it was new. The space ship design looked somewhat 3D, but the colors were very lush, much like Mickey's New Car. From the point where Pluto is beamed aboard the ship to the point where the ship bursts the action is extremely fast paced and goofy in a fun way. I didn't find myself actually laughing, but I was extremely entertained by the very brief short.
From Patrick Malone : So far, the "Pluto" series of short-shorts have been my favorite, and this one fits the bill nicely. Even though it is a standard series of quick-change gags, which seem to be the stock-in-trade for the short-shorts, most work well. I was a little confused about the quill pen and parchment gag; what exactly were they getting at? But the ending gag and the ensuing "Uh-oh" by the aliens made a good climax.
From J. D. Weil : How many times does Pluto have to get the paper? Maybe Mickey should get it for a change.
From Tom : I didn't like it. Just a series of quick change gags, none of which did I find myself laughing at. This one had a good ending but then again, I can't really think of an ending to put on this short.

Rating: C-

From Juan F. Lara : The first half of this short I enjoyed. I liked the camera angles used for the scenes inside the ship, and all the stretching and poking of Pluto was funny. Then the short ran through another set of arbitrary quick-change gags, and then in a snap it was over. I felt unsatisfied.