A hen has taken up residence in Pluto's doghouse and laid her eggs. She steps out; Pluto comes home and the eggs all hatch, and the chicks take Pluto for mommy and won't let go. Then a ... See full summary »

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A hen has taken up residence in Pluto's doghouse and laid her eggs. She steps out; Pluto comes home and the eggs all hatch, and the chicks take Pluto for mommy and won't let go. Then a grasshopper comes along, and all the chicks chase after it. Pluto tries to sneak off, but the chick that swallowed the hopper comes hopping along and bumps into Pluto. He feels sorry for it and is soon overrun by chicks again. He helps them scratch up a worm. The hen returns and argues with Pluto over the babies. She brings the rooster into the argument. While they fight, the babies run to the doghouse. Pluto wins and settles in, sad to see the chicks go without realizing they're hiding in the straw all around him. When they emerge, he's happy. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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No child of mine
1 September 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

A fat hen, who has built a nest in Pluto's kennel, is distracted by a butterfly and goes off to chase it, leaving Pluto in charge of looking after her newly-hatched chicks. Like any sensible man Pluto would rather have his freedom and not be anchored by needy children. His attempts at ditching them fail however, and he eventually is suckered into caring for them after being smitten by the runt.

Mother hen soon returns and is shocked that her neglectful parenting has resulted in wayward offspring. She calls on the alpha cockerel to sort out Pluto's interference, which he solves with violence and intimidation.

Underlying message of cartoon: if you cannot be bothered looking after your children properly just let them go free and have nature take its course. If this does not work out for the best then blame whatever entity your children chose instead.

Second underlying message of cartoon: everyone involved with your children are a bad and/or dangerous influence and must be viewed with suspicion and dealt with in violence/hostility.


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