Pluto and the Armadillo
Studio: Disney Release Date : February 19, 1943 Series: Mickey Mouse
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

Mickey stays pretty much in the background as Pluto befriends an armadillo while on a South American trip. He at first fights with the animal, but not after thinking he's killed it.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pluto

Credits

Director

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Distributor(s)

RKO Radio Pictures

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 55)

Video Information

VHS

Germany

Hier ist Pluto

Italy

Winny Puh a Tu Per Tu

DVD

United States

The Complete Pluto - Volume 1
Best Pals - Mickey and Pluto

Germany

Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1

Canada

Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 12 : Best Pals : Mickey and Pluto

Technical Specifications

Running time: 7:21
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

From Jerry Edwards :

While awaiting a refueling stop at Belem, Brazil, Mickey and Pluto get off the plane to stretch and relax. Pluto chases his rubber ball into the forest where he comes across a curled-up armadillo, who Pluto mistakes for his ball - since the ball and armadillo are the same colors. After playing with the armadillo, Pluto chases it after it laughs at him. The armadillo hides, leaving the ball in view. When Pluto attacks the ball so violently that it explodes, he mistakenly thinks he has killed the armadillo. The armadillo comes out from hiding, leaving Pluto very relieved. At that moment, Mickey runs up and scoops up Pluto and the "ball," hurrying to get back on board before the plane takes off. Mickey is very surprised when the ball turns into an armadillo after the plane has taken off.

Not one of my favorite cartoons, but the armadillo is cute and I'm a nature fan of real armadillos.

I count this cartoon among Disney's World War II shorts because it was originally planned to be part of The Three Caballeros, developed from the South America Disney "Good Neighbor" trip.


From Baruch Weiss :

This short was great and the armadillo was cute, especially when the narrator calls the armadillo (or tattoo) an odd shaped basket and the little critter pops out and gives a look that says "I beg your pardon?"

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History

5/10/2012

  • Home video info added by eutychus

9/28/2012

  • Screenshots added by eutychus

11/29/2012

  • Home video info added by eutychus

8/1/2013

  • Television info added by eutychus

8/29/2014

  • Animation type added by eutychus
  • Color type added by eutychus
  • Sound type added by eutychus

10/31/2015

  • Poster added by eutychus

6/14/2017

  • Credits added by kintutoons32

1/4/2020

    Sources

    Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi: Director
    • Unverified

    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
    • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)