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Private Pluto (1943)

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Pluto is a guard dog on a military base. He's told there are saboteurs, and is assigned to guard a pill-box (gun emplacement). Before long, the "saboteurs" reveal themselves: Chip and Dale,... See full summary »

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Pluto is a guard dog on a military base. He's told there are saboteurs, and is assigned to guard a pill-box (gun emplacement). Before long, the "saboteurs" reveal themselves: Chip and Dale, making their debut, using the cannon-like gun as their own personal nutcracker. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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First appearance of the chipmunk duo later known as Chip and Dale. The sped-up dialogue recorded for this film was reused in many of their later appearances. See more »

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Pluto Meets His Match
3 September 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney PLUTO Cartoon

PRIVATE PLUTO must guard a pillbox against saboteurs - but what he discovers instead are a couple of crafty chipmunks using it to hoard their nuts.

This humorous little wartime cartoon is notable chiefly as the film debut of those mischievous wee rodents, Chip 'n' Dale. (Their appearances would significantly alter, but they would remain, as here, largely unintelligible.) The pattern was immediately set, perhaps unknowingly, for all of their subsequent films in that no matter who their antagonist, Pluto or Donald Duck, the Chipmunks would always get the upper paw in the end.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a storm of naysayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


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