Pluto, Junior
Studio: Disney Release Date : February 28, 1942 Series: Pluto Cartoon
  1. General Info

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Synopsis

Pluto's young son wants to play and fight to the exasperation of Pluto who only wants to take a nap.

Characters

Pluto

Credits

Director

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Bloopers

  • When Pluto, Jr is in the sock high up on the laundry line, there are other socks on the line (especially one to his immediate right). But when Pluto Sr. gets jarred awake from Junior's barking, he looks up to see ONLY the sock which contains Junior. All of the other items have disappeared from the clothes line.

Television

Donald's Quack Attack (Season 1, Episode 17)

Video Information

VHS

United States

Pluto

Germany

Plutos Größte Hits
Pluto Ein Schlappohr Hetzt die Meute
Pluto's Größte Hits

France

Le Meilleur de Pluto
Les Nouvelles Aventures de Pluto
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 3

Italy

I Capolavori di Pluto
Pluto
Pluto
Le Nuove Avventure di Pluto
Video Parade 11

CED Disc

United States

Pluto

Laserdisc (CAV)

Japan

Pluto

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Cartoon Classics : Limited Gold Editions II : Donald's Bee Pictures

Japan

Minnie's Greatest Hits / Pluto's Greatest Hits

DVD

United States

The Complete Pluto - Volume 1
Best Pals - Mickey and Pluto
Lady and the Tramp II : Scamp's Adventure

Germany

Susi und Strolch 2
Disney Treasures : The Complete Pluto Volume 1

Italy

Lilli e il Vagobondo 2

Canada

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

Technical Specifications

Running time: 7:08
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 Stephen :

I can't say this is one of my favorite Pluto shorts, cause I never really remembered him having a son. It is a little entertaining, though, so I recommend watching it once in a while.

From Julie Arsenault :

I love Pluto, along with his pal/master Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck; It's kind of queer because, usually I am a cat-lover, but Pluto is SO cute, playful and funny (like his cartoons). I have never seen this cartoon, but l have watched online, and now it is one of my favorite Pluto cartoons on my list (if I HAD one that is); and you know, I never would have guess, that Pluto had a son in this cartoon.

Pluto, Jr. is SO like his daddy with his curiosity; and also the knack for getting into trouble. I love the scene with the balloon (it was hilarious). And like most little kids, Jr. wants to play with Dad; But Dad just want to relax and nap.


From Baruch Weiss :

I have this short on The Complete Pluto: Volume 1. I saw it recently and it was pretty good. I thought that Pluto Junior was cute and the music was nice!

From Ryan Kilpatrick at The Disney Film Project :

It’s very interesting to see a lot of the classic style cartoons in early 1942, knowing all that was going on behind the scenes at the time. Disney was moving more and more into World War II shorts, was working on completing the Good Neighbor shorts and finishing up Bambi. Perhaps it should be no surprise that the studio was churning out some familiar subjects like Pluto shorts.

Pluto, Junior is the first Pluto short in a while, and it follows the similar formula, with a twist. The formula is a dog getting into all sorts of fun and interesting situations around the house, without dialogue. The twist is that the dog is Pluto’s son, not Pluto himself. That casts Pluto in a secondary role for one of the first times.

Pluto’s role in this short is more of a foil for his son. When the little pup wakes up, he keeps Pluto from sleeping by doing all sorts of crazy things, interacting with his environment and getting into trouble, just like his father was famous for doing.

It’s an interesting idea, but I have to say that Pluto’s son is not the most compelling character. He is just a little version of Pluto, which makes him less than unique. That’s not to say that there isn’t some funny stuff in this short, it’s just not that original.

Pluto, Junior gets into things right away, as his father is blowing a ball back and forth with his snores. Junior gets the ball and ends up getting it stuck in his dad’s mouth. Then, he finds a balloon that ends up in Pluto’s mouth, before Junior pops it.

The most interesting part of the short, though, comes when Junior ends up chasing a worm up a tree. He starts chasing a bird, which ends badly as he gets stuck in a sock on a clothesline up in the air. This leads to Pluto trying to come and rescue his boy, providing some of the funniest stuff in the short.

Pluto tries to balance on the two clotheslines, wraps his tail around one to stay up, and tries to make his way to his little boy. It’s the kind of thing we’ve come to expect from Pluto, and it’s quite good. The end sees them both fall of course, ending up in a bath tub.

It’s the end to a funny bit, but the short as a whole falls a bit flat. It really just seems like an attempt to create a foil for Pluto, but as usual, he ends up stealing the show.


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    Sources

    Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi: Director
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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