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Writers:
Milt Schaffer (story) &
Eric Gurney (story)
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Release Date:
4 March 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Pluto tries to bring in the mail, which gets more difficult when a package sprouts legs and tries to go swimming... See more » | Add synopsis »
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This Box Walks See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles A. Nichols  (as Charles Nichols)
 
Writing credits
Milt Schaffer (story) &
Eric Gurney (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
 
Animation Department
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Karl Karpé .... layout artist
George Kreisl .... animator
Brice Mack .... background artist
George Nicholas .... animator
George Rowley .... animator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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

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This Box Walks, 16 August 2003
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney PLUTO Cartoon.

PLUTO'S SURPRISE PACKAGE consists of a very stubborn little turtle, which makes the Pup's job of bringing in the mail rather difficult.

This is an enjoyable cartoon, but the plot is certainly nothing new - Pluto meets yet another small critter with a mind of its own. Notice that the Pup is rather rusticated in this film, which makes one wonder if Mickey has moved to the woods, or if this is his vacation home.

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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