Pluto's Purchase
Studio: Disney Release Date : July 9, 1948 Series: Pluto Cartoon
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

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.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Pluto

Credits

Director

Charles A. Nichols

Animator

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

Story

Eric Gurney
Bill de la Torre

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Ralph Hulett

Layout

Karl Karpe

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Television

The Mickey Mouse Club (Season 2, Episode 63)

Video Information

VHS

Germany

Plutos Tollkühne Abenteuer

France

Joyeux Anniversaire Mickey
Les Aventures de Pluto

Italy

Buon Compleanno Topolino
Le Avventure di Pluto
Qua la Zampa Pluto
Video Parade 5

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Mickey and His All Stars
Mickey's Golden Jubilee

DVD

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
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 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.

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History

5/10/2012

  • Home video info added by eutychus

8/22/2012

  • Credits added by eutychus
  • Tech specs added by eutychus

10/23/2012

  • Screenshots added by eutychus

4/27/2017

  • Television info added by eutychus

6/14/2017

  • Credits added by kintutoons32

4/28/2018

    Sources

    Charles A. Nichols: Director
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    George Nicholas: Animator
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    George Kreisl: Animator
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    Robert ("Bob") Youngquist: Animator
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    Dan MacManus: Animator
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    Eric Gurney: Story
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    Bill de la Torre: Story
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    Oliver Wallace: Music
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    Karl Karpe: Layout
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    Ralph Hulett: Backgrounds
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    Walter Elias "Walt" Disney: Producer
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