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The Pointer (1939)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  21 July 1939 (USA)
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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 »

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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, but Mickey accidentally jumps on a bear's nose, and thinks it's Pluto. Meanwhile, Pluto finds the quail and points. The babies climb on board and start picking at his hairs, but Pluto's been told not to move. Mickey finally comes across Pluto, who by now is covered by small animals, and realizes he's being followed by a bear. Mickey tries to reason with the bear, and backs off a cliff, onto Pluto. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Walt Disney was filmed recording Mickey's voice as reference for the animators. During the session, Disney held his hand out, palm down, on the line "I'm Mickey Mouse. You know, Mickey Mouse?" estimating how tall he thought Mickey was. The gesture was incorporated into the animation. See more »

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Mickey Mouse: [finding out it's a bear behind him and not Pluto] Oh-oh-oh-oh! I-I-It's you. Oh, heh-heh, I mean, it is you, ain't it? I-I mean, isn't it? Heh-heh, heh. I thought you were Pluto, but you're not Pluto. You're you, huh? Huh? Well, I'm, uh, Mickey Mouse. You know? Mickey Mouse? I hope you've heard of me, I hope.
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Gorgeously animated and very amusing
4 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Pointer is noteworthy for winning an Oscar, and I happen to love it and consider it a worthy winner. For instance the animation is gorgeous, perhaps one of the better-looking Mickey and Pluto cartoons, with the stylish backgrounds and beautiful colour palette. Not to mention the scenes with Mickey and the bear, apparently the animators had difficulty having Mickey completely right in these, but in terms of movements I think the finished product was a masterstroke. The Disney cartoons also all have wonderful music, and here is no exception. I especially liked the musical scoring of Pluto chasing the caterpillar and also with Pluto and the quails. The story wasn't too predictable and always did entertain, I admit when I was younger the part where Mickey gets angry at Pluto was a turn off but after seen enough cartoons to know that Mickey isn't like that normally that scene is fine to me now. There are also a few funny moments, with Mickey getting the best ones. This is especially true with "Ha, ha, look Pluto it's you"(plus his slow realisation that it isn't Pluto behind him), "Uh I'm Mickey Mouse! You haven't heard of me? At home?" and his final line "BEANS PAH!" Mickey himself is as likable as usual, even when he's angry, and Pluto is cute and energetic, there were even times when I felt sorry for him such as the way he reacts when Mickey is angry and how hard he tries not to move even with quails all over him. All in all, wonderful. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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