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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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What's the point?
7 August 2004 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

The only place I ever hoped to see Mickey sporting a gun would be in an editorial cartoon. So much for hoping. The kiddies get to see their favorite mouse lurking around the woods attempting to blow out the bird brains of some quail. He doesn't even flinch when he sees a couple with their babies trailing after them. Nope...he just fires off a round. Cute Walt...really cute.

Nominated for an Oscar? This one hardly deserved a high caliber award. Mickey's constant use of derogatory language was also a big turn-off. I guess if talking trash to your supposed friend and trying to shoot forest creatures is entertainment to you, you'll be wowed by "The Pointer" 1/10


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