Pluto Runs Away

A Pluto Cartoon

Release Date : June 19, 1999

Synopsis

When Pluto digs up Mickey's yard to bury a bone, Mickey has to discipline him. Thinking he's being treated poorly, Pluto runs away, only to bump into Pete and learn what bad treatment is really like.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pete
Pluto

Credits

Television

Mickey Mouse Works: Season 1 - Episode 8
House of Mouse: Season 3 - Episode 15

Technical Specification

Comments

From Patrick Malone : Another stock situation as Pluto throws away his collar and becomes Pete's dog for a while, who uses him as a "diggin' dog." Pete seems to span a variety of characters in Mouse Works from regular suburban neighbor to out and out criminal. Although it's true that he did this in the classic shorts as well, it was more of a metamorphosis from the truly evil personage in the early shorts (such as Two Gun Mickey) to the suburban neighbor of The New Neighbor. In these shorts, they are trying to have it both ways at once, so we get a more schizophrenic view of Pete. Consequently, we're never too sure how to take him.
From J. D. Weil : Mickey disciplines Pluto for digging in the front yard, so Pluto decides to run away. After eluding the dog catcher, he's taken in by Pete (in more ways than one) who happens to like his digging abilities. But Pluto finds out that being with Mickey is preferable to Pete so he decides to beat it from there as well. The plot is predictable and so is the short.
From Juan F. Lara : I laughed a little bit at Pete in the scenes where Pluto's digging for him. I liked Jim Cummings's bombastic portrayal of Pete. Beyond that, nothing in this short interested me. Pluto was not sympathetic at the beginning and so the scene where he threw away his collar didn't work for me. The ending was especially maudlin for this series.
From Tom : Isn't this sort of a role reversal of Pluto vs. the Watchdog? It definitely seemed very familiar.