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Dick Kinney (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)
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Release Date:
10 February 1950 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Charles A. Nichols  (as Charles Nichols)
Writing credits
Dick Kinney (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
Visual Effects by
Joshua Meador .... effects animator
Animation Department
Phil Duncan .... animator
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Karl Karpé .... layout artist
George Kreisl .... animator
Art Landy .... background artist
George Nicholas .... animator
Crew believed to be complete

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6 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
UK:U (original rating) | UK:Uc (video rating) (1987)


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Pluto Versus The Gopher - Round 2, 22 March 2003
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney PLUTO Cartoon.

PLUTO AND THE GOPHER he catches in Miss Minnie's garden create quite a disturbance inside & out.

Although enjoyable, this is a routine film in which Pluto chases yet another canny little critter. The Gopher makes the second (and final) appearance in a Disney cartoon here, having previously provoked Pluto in BONE BANDIT (1948). Minnie Mouse has a small cameo role.

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 blizzard of doomsayers, 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 will always pay off.

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