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"That was a good one sir, have another chocolate bone bone!"

9/10
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom
23 December 2012

The ending in Plutopia is rather abrupt, but that is the only thing negative that I can say about this Disney short. It is exceptionally animated, it is so colourful and vibrant with a lot of crisp detail. As I've said many times, the music is a large part of the Disney shorts' success and appeal, and Plutopia is just another example of this. The orchestration is really lovely to listen to, and has lots of character as well. The short has a more surrealistic edgy tone to most Disney or even animated shorts, but as well as having that tone it never ceases to be hilarious. I also liked how Mickey and Pluto's friendship was conveyed, it is very clear that these two care for one another and genuinely so. The pacing is fast and never dulls, not even for a second, while the gags are some of the inventive of any of the later Pluto shorts. The characters also are a big ingredient to why Plutopia is so good to me. Mickey does take a back seat, but not in a way that he is bland. Milton is a very funny addition, but Pluto fares best, his cute and energetic persona is in full flight here as well as that refreshing inner pup angle. All in all, apart from the ending Plutopia is great and one of the better later Pluto shorts. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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Something Different From Early Disney

9/10
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
23 June 2007

More frustration for poor Pluto, who thought he was in dog heaven after he and Mickey drive up to "Camp Utopia." This place looks like it's in the middle of a redwood tree forest, and it's beautiful. (The artwork in here, too, is fabulous - tremendous colors.)

Pluto has all the trees a dog would want and lots of forest critters to chase. Things are looking good.

But, Mickey reads the rules of the camp and rule number one is "no dogs inside," so Pluto finds himself tied up, muzzled and on the front porch. To make matters really bad, a fox comes by and taunts the dog and eats his food! Pluto is not a happy camper at this point

Then this cartoon gets surreal....and fascinating and Pluto has a dream where he is in "Plutopia." Without giving it away, I think this is easily one of the most inventive Pluto cartoons I've seen and one the best. It's just so different.

In fact, I think it was different from the normal Disney fare that they didn't quite know how to end this, so it ends abruptly.

Overall, this is a cartoon to check out if you're an adult and like a something a little edgy and unexpected.

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A Doggie Dream

10/10
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA
31 December 2002

A Walt Disney PLUTO Cartoon.

Mickey's hound Pluto dreams of a remarkable PLUTOPIA, where he is the master and Milton the cat is his obedient, obsequious servant.

This is an enjoyable little film with an exceptionally funny performance by Milton, in his first of three Disney cartoon appearances. Mickey's participation the film is very limited.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by 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 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 simplicity of message and lots of hard work will always pay off.

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