Pluto's Purchase
Studio: Disney Release Date : July 9, 1948 Series: Pluto Cartoon

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Mickey sends Pluto to buy some sausages, not telling them they're a gift for neighbor pooch Butch - so when the tough bulldog tries to take them, Pluto defends himself, having no idea what the wursts are really meant to be used for.


Mickey Mouse



Charles A. Nichols


George Nicholas
George Kreisl
Robert ("Bob") Youngquist
Dan MacManus


Eric Gurney
Bill de la Torre


Oliver Wallace


Ralph Hulett


Karl Karpe


Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


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Laserdisc (CLV)


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United States

The Complete Pluto - Volume 2

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:43
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording

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From Ryan :

Mickey sends Pluto to buy some wieners for someone. However, Pluto is not aware that they are for Butch the bulldog, so he guards the wieners on his way home. Mickey's personality has become so bland that he has now become a minor character. Okay of a short, but not one of my favorites.

From Rich :

There was a cartoon made by Warner Bros. (I can't remember the name of it though) that was very similar to this, but the only difference is the dog who has been given the package is trying to keep it away from two cats instead of a dog. I also agree with Ryan's opinion on Mickey during this period, and it's true. His personality was deteriorating short after short. Looks like Social Darwinism, with it's "survival of the fittest" slogan, applies to everything, including animated cartoons.

From Baruch Weiss :

The short that Rich mentioned up above was "Dogone Cats" and yes that short is very similar too this cartoon. I also agree with Ryan how Mickey's personality got bland in this period.