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Pluto and the Armadillo (1943)

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Mickey and Pluto make a short stopover on a South American flight. Mickey throws Pluto's ball into the jungle, and he chases it but it looks exactly the same as an armadillo that's rolled ... See full summary »

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Mickey and Pluto make a short stopover on a South American flight. Mickey throws Pluto's ball into the jungle, and he chases it but it looks exactly the same as an armadillo that's rolled up into a ball. This, of course, greatly confuses Pluto for a while. But he eventually makes friends with the armadillo. He chases the critter into a cave right behind his ball, and rips the ball apart thinking it's the armadillo, which makes him very sad until the armadillo shows up again. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Pluto e o Tatu Bola  »

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Was to be a segment of _Saludos Amigos (1943)_ but ended up being released separately. See more »

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Featured in The Life and Times of Pluto (2004) See more »

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Pluto and the Armadillo
16 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pluto and the Armadillo admittedly is not one of my favourites, the story and some of the gags are very routine stuff and Mickey is just a cameo here which is a shame after seeing him in being much more than that in his early work(often he was either heroic, energetic, expressive or affecting or both, and I loved seeing those sides to him). However, Pluto is a lot of fun to watch and he has always been a strong enough to carry a Disney short, and the armadillo is very cute. There's even a funny moment where it has a very I beg your pardon? look after being called an odd-shaped basket by the narrator. The animation is bright and colourful, and the music is characterful and beautifully orchestrated. The narration is thoughtful and amusing. The emotional part where Pluto starts crying because he thinks he had killed the armadillo is very poignant. So all in all, it is a very nice short without being truly exceptional. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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