Pluto's cage-mate helps him escape from the pound and find a bone to eat. But Pluto is not especially grateful.





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Pinto Colvig ...
Pluto (voice) (uncredited)


Pluto's cage-mate at the dog pound breaks out and lets all the other dogs out as well. In the park, that terrier keeps following Pluto too closely for Pluto's tastes, until he digs up a huge bone and gives it to Pluto (who doesn't particularly want to share). But soon all the other escaped dogs are chasing after the bone. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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30 July 1932 (USA)  »

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Disney Goes To The Dogs
12 October 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney SILLY SYMPHONY Cartoon Short.

It's JUST DOGS escaping from the old pound, into the park across the street. Once there, two of the mutts find a huge bone - which quickly becomes the object of desire for the entire pack...

Lots of canine activity in this fun little black & white cartoon. Yes, that's Mickey Mouse's Pluto the Pup as one of the stars here.

The SILLY SYMPHONIES, which Walt Disney produced for a ten year period beginning in 1929, are among the most fascinating of all animated series. Unlike the Mickey Mouse cartoons in which action was paramount, with the Symphonies the action was made to fit the music. There was little plot in the early Symphonies, which featured lively inanimate objects and anthropomorphic plants & animals, all moving frantically to the soundtrack. Gradually, however, the Symphonies became the school where Walt's animators learned to work with color and began to experiment with plot, characterization & photographic special effects. The pages of Fable & Fairy Tale, Myth & Mother Goose were all mined to provide story lines and even Hollywood's musicals & celebrities were effectively spoofed. It was from this rich soil that Disney's feature-length animation was to spring. In 1939, with SNOW WHITE successfully behind him and PINOCCHIO & FANTASIA on the near horizon, Walt phased out the SILLY SYMPHONIES; they had run their course & served their purpose.

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