Sheep Dog
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 4, 1949 Series: Pluto Cartoon
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted     

Synopsis

Pluto protects his sheep against ever-hungry coyotes. Bent-Tail disguises his son as a lamb to secretly get his prey.

Characters

Pluto

Credits

Director

Charles A. Nichols

Animator

George Nicholas
George Kreisl
Phil Duncan
Hugh Fraser

Story

Eric Gurney
Milt Schaffer

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Brice Mack

Layout

Karl Karpe

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Included in:

The Coyote's Lament

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 50)
Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 56)

Video Information

VHS

United States

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love

Germany

Lachkonzert in Entenhausen
Mickey Präsentiert

France

Si Disney m'etait Conte

Italy

Pippo Pluto Paperino Supershow

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : From Pluto with Love

Japan

Make Mine Music
Donald and Company
Disney's Cartoon Jubilee
Cartoon Carousel

DVD

United States

The Complete Pluto - Volume 2

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 13076
Running time: 7:00
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 Countrie: United States

Reviews and Comments

From Ryan :

I like this short, but it really isn't one of my favorites. This is another short in which Pluto has a run-in with some coyotes. This time they are after Pluto's sheep. I did notice that one of the sheep in the flock was black while the rest were white. Is this supposed to symbolize something?

From Nikki :

I find this one hilarious mainly because of the interactions between the dad and son coyotes. While the dad is starving and the son being also hungry seems like he is just there for fun. Its definitely a classic.

From Daniel :

This was one of the shorts that I kept in my memory ever since I first saw it, back in my childhood. Maybe it got stuck in my memory because it was a delight to watch the little coyote spoiling every attempt of his father to grab a meal. I saw it again today and still made me chuckle and then laugh. To bad they aren't making cartoons like this today. They should be simple, cheerful and if they have to put a song in it, make it look like it belongs there.

From Baruch Weiss :

Pluto is not a sheep dog, but I guess the people who worked on this short decided to name it that because Pluto is watching over sheep. I liked this short and thought it was okay.

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History

10/31/2011

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5/10/2012

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8/23/2012

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8/1/2013

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8/2/2013

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6/14/2017

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4/28/2018

    Sources

    Charles A. Nichols: Director
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    Eric Gurney: Story
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    Milt Schaffer: Story
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    George Nicholas: Animator
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    George Kreisl: Animator
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    Phil Duncan: Animator
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    Hugh Fraser: Animator
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    Brice Mack: Backgrounds
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    Karl Karpe: Layout
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    Oliver Wallace: Music
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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