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Springtime for Pluto (1944)

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Seduced by a satyr, Pluto celebrates spring. He goes around enjoying the scents, then imitating various animals. But when he imitates the butterfly (that transformed from a caterpillar ... See full summary »


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Pinto Colvig ...
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Seduced by a satyr, Pluto celebrates spring. He goes around enjoying the scents, then imitating various animals. But when he imitates the butterfly (that transformed from a caterpillar before our eyes), he gets in trouble. The butterfly had done a little dance with a water droplet; Pluto picks a beehive as his "ball". The bees, of course, attack, and Pluto escapes by diving into some bushes of poison ivy. Then the "gentle" rains of spring come, along with the hail ("hail, hail the rains"), making a mess of Pluto's house. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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23 June 1944 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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First Disney cartoon with a full set of on-screen credits. See more »


Singing Caterpillar: [while climbing Pluto's tail, and spinning himself into a cocoon] Oh, little underslung friend so furry, / Wriggling by without a worry, / Hurry, hurry, hurry, lest thou be late, / To thy prearranged fate. / Oh, spin, spin, spin without questioning, / Spin thy cloak for evolutioning, / Hang, hang in suspended animation, / 'Til comes the call for alteration.
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Pleasant seasonal Pluto short
16 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you like Pluto, you'll like Springtime for Pluto. As with most Pluto cartoons don't expect much from the story, we could have done with less of the narrator going on about the beauty of spring and a couple of the pastoral moments might have a little more effective without Pluto, a couple of his antics jarred a tad. The animation is a real beauty, there is so much detail in the drawing and it's very vibrantly coloured, at its best in the caterpillar turning into the butterfly and the dance that is done afterwards. It is a bizarre moment, but also a fun one. The music is full of character and matches Pluto's liveliness. It is beautifully scored too, and merges very well with the visuals. The gags are funny, the bit with the cocoon on Pluto's muzzle and the beehive dance standing out as real corkers. The pastoral scenes are lovely. Pluto is cute and energetic as ever, a good choice for the type of short Springtime for Pluto is. The caterpillar/butterfly is a great character, and provides some of the short's best moments. In conclusion, very pleasant stuff but don't expect something exceptional. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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