On Christmas Eve, Mickey is forced to sell Pluto to a bratty rich kid in order to give some orphans presents.

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Mickey is playing Christmas carols on a standup bass for change. Alas, all he gets is screws, rocks, and other useless stuff. He plays outside a rich man's window, and the spoiled brat kid inside decides he wants Pluto. Mickey isn't selling, but when his bass gets destroyed by a passing sleigh and he sees a house full of orphans with no presents, he changes his mind. Mickey plays Santa to the kids. Meanwhile, the brat has been torturing Pluto; his father finally has enough and throws Pluto out and spanks the child. Pluto and Mickey are reunited, and as a bonus, the kid has tied the Christmas turkey to Pluto's tail. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Kid: [crying and screaming] I want doggie!
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A heart-warming Christmas short, that to me is a treasure!
24 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mickey's Good Deed is just beautiful, with a beautiful message and lovely music. I also think it is a long forgotten treasure, that I am glad I have seen. The animation, in black and white is very good indeed. Yes I know, that by today's standards that Mickey looks odd, but in the 30s that's what he looked like. I didn't know Walt Disney voiced Mickey, he did it so wonderfully you would have never guessed it was him. The music is so beautiful, I cried at its beauty, especially in the more emotional scenes, and believe me, it was emotional at times. Actually seeing the mother crying, and the children sleeping in such poor housing conditions, not able to enjoy Christmas, broke my heart, as it reminded me that there are people in this world that aren't able to appreciate Christmas as much as we do, and I will admit that even I underestimate the true meaning of Christmas. The story is simple, Mickey and Pluto trying to earn money on Christmas eve, to have a proper Christmas. A family with a very spoilt son wants to buy Pluto for him, but Mickey refuses, but when he comes across the poor family, he decides until he's done the good deed, Pluto is to stay with them. Pluto is treated badly, and is thrown out of the house, and the two friends are reunited. Overall, a heart-warming gem, that I will watch again and again. 10/10 Bethany Cox.


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