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MacDonald MacPherson (story) &
Jack Huber (story)
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Release Date:
19 March 1948 (USA) See more »
Mickey is running a banana plantation. Pluto is frightened by Mickey's boomerang and gets tangled up with it. Meanwhile, Mickey has found an ostrich egg whose owner isn't at all happy that Mickey wants to take it. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles A. Nichols  (as Charles Nichols)
Writing credits
MacDonald MacPherson (story) &
Jack Huber (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
Animation Department
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (as Gerry Hathcock)
Karl Karpé .... layout artist
George Kreisl .... animator
Art Landy .... background artist
Sandy Strother .... animator
Marvin Woodward .... animator
Crew believed to be complete

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

First Mickey Mouse cartoon to feature someone other than Walt Disney as Mickey. Shortly before this cartoon was made Walt chose sound-effects-wiz James MacDonald as the new Mickey Mouse voice.See more »
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Pretty bad..., 5 November 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This Disney short inexplicably finds Mickey and Pluto in Australia! Much of the cartoon finds Pluto fighting with a boomerang--a rather lame bit of time-filling if you ask me. It really wasn't very inspired and went on a bit too long. Later, Mickey has a run in with an ostrich (in Australia!!!!) and it's up to Pluto and the boomerang to come to the rescue.

Overall, this is a particularly bad Disney outing--and not just because they put an ostrich in the wrong part of the world. The animation is good but the story is just pretty dumb and is amazingly weak. The only memorable aspect of the short is the appearance of the new voice for Mickey. Other than that, pretty easy to skip.

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