Pluto's Party is a 1952 cartoon in the Mickey Mouse series, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures on August 3, 1952. It was the 124th short in the Mickey Mouse film series to be released, and the first for that year.
|Directed by||Milt Schaffer|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Written by||Bill Berg|
|Story by||Bill Berg|
|Starring||Jimmy MacDonald (sound effects artist)
|Music by||Oliver Wallace|
|Animation by||Norman Ferguson|
Charles A. Nichols
Blaine Gibson (effects)
|Layouts by||Lance Nolley|
|Backgrounds by||Thelma Witmer|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|August 3, 1952|
It's Pluto's birthday and Mickey Mouse is busy preparing the party things for his birthday dog, Pluto. First, Pluto tries to eat the cake, but is caught by his master, Mickey Mouse, when it is time for his bath. As soon as Pluto is looking more neat and tidy, he tries to eat the cake but then gets spotted by his master again. Then, Mickey's nephews barge the gate down and trample all over Pluto as they hurry to the party. The children give Pluto a small red wagon and treat him like a workhorse. They then all start to enjoy themselves at the party. They first take Pluto on the slide, then barge down the swing. Then, they play pin the tail on Pluto to see who can pin Pluto's tail. Soon it is time for lunch and Pluto wants to have a piece of his own cake, but Mickey's nephews prefer to amuse themselves by grabbing every slice of cake and eating it up, much to Pluto's horror. Eventually, they devour Pluto's birthday cake and leave. Pluto, understandably upset at the torture Mickey's nephews have given him and Mickey's unusual meanness, angrily throws a tantrum, knocking away all the dishes until Mickey passes him the last slice of the birthday cake he saved. Pluto happily eats the cake, licking Mickey between bites to show his gratitude.
The short was released on May 18, 2004 on Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse in Living Color, Volume Two: 1939-Today.
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