A gopher sucks a flower into his hole, waking up Pluto. He chases the critter, but gets scolded by Minnie for digging up her flower bed. She pots the flower he dug up, and unknowingly ... See full summary »

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A gopher sucks a flower into his hole, waking up Pluto. He chases the critter, but gets scolded by Minnie for digging up her flower bed. She pots the flower he dug up, and unknowingly includes the gopher in the pot, which she carries inside. The frustrated gopher digs under the rug, which wakes Pluto up again. This is his turf, and he manages to toy with the gopher for a while, until it climbs into a fireplace bellows. Pluto squirts it out, and between a soda bottle and guitar strings, it bounces off the walls for a while before shooting out the dog door game over, winner: gopher! Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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10 February 1950 (USA)  »

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Pluto och sorken  »

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Poor Pluto having to deal with annoying gopher.
30 October 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

In this Disney cartoon short, Pluto gets a bad rap at Minnie's house when a gopher disturbs his sleep and digs up the flower bed, but is getting blamed for it by Minnie. When the gopher manages to get inside the house, it's a tug-a-war and a game of cat and mouse between him and Pluto.

There's plenty of slapstick action, but I didn't like seeing poor Pluto getting the brunt of all the bad luck and blame, while the mischievous gopher gets away with murder. So, to me, it's not a very enjoyable cartoon short. Minnie is hardly in it at all and, had she discovered that a gopher is responsible for the mess in her backyard, it would have been a better cartoon story.

Grade D


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