Donald hears a radio philosopher advise to laugh and count ten when he gets angry. He tries it successfully, then settles into his hammock for a nap. Between a caterpillar and the hen ... See full summary »
Goofy's in the driver's seat, Mickey's in the kitchen, and Donald's in bed in Mickey's high-tech house trailer. When Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, it ... See full summary »
Donald is the baggagemaster at a remote railway station. Part of the latest cargo shipment is Hortense the Ostrich, who is a bit too friendly with Donald, and who eats everything in sight, ... See full summary »
Donald Duck builds an automated dog washer while an unsuspecting Pluto naps nearby. When Donald finishes and announces his plan to use Pluto as his test subject, a battle of wills ensues, ... See full summary »
Pluto chases a kitten through a window and right into Mickey's lap. Mickey scolds him, and goes off to wash the kitten. Pluto falls asleep in front of the fire, and dreams of a hell ruled ... See full summary »
Mickey and Pluto go hunting for quail. Pluto scares away the first ones they see; Mickey scolds him, then relents. He shows Pluto how to be a pointer, and they set off after another quail, ... See full summary »
Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. ... See full summary »
A great Donald/Pluto short, with Pluto stealing the show
I have always loved Disney shorts, and I have always loved Donald for his hilarious temperament and Pluto for his cuteness and energy. Donald and Pluto is great, the two's chemistry is rather limited here together, but both of them are great fun. Donald is not quite at his best, where he finds himself easily frustrated, but the parts where he walks on the ceiling and ends up in the washing machines are very funny. Pluto though is the one who steals the show, just by doing what he is famous for. He is cute, he is energetic but he is also fun and all within his actions. The animators do a great job in not just his animation but putting personality in it as well. The animation is wonderful, the backgrounds are sumptuously coloured and the house and furnishing make you wish you lived in it. The music is both beautiful and characterful, and the gags mostly focusing on Pluto and the magnet are inventive and make their mark. The story may feel a little routine in places like the Pluto causing chaos ending(still funny though), but the crisp energy and gags make it interesting as well. Clarence Nash's voice work as Donald is impeccable as always. Overall, a great short, beautifully animated and a lot of fun. Donald has his moments and is a delight but it is Pluto who steals it. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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