Mickey and Pluto go fishing. Pluto has a run-in with a clam, who eventually lodges in Pluto's mouth; Mickey thinks the clam is Pluto's tongue and can't understand why Pluto keeps begging ... See full summary »

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Mickey and Pluto go fishing. Pluto has a run-in with a clam, who eventually lodges in Pluto's mouth; Mickey thinks the clam is Pluto's tongue and can't understand why Pluto keeps begging for more food. After they get rid of the clam, Mickey's attempts to use his minnows as bait are thwarted by a hungry seagull; he brings his friends, and they chase our heroes away. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The Simple Things
18 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Known for being Mickey Mouse's final cartoon, The Simple Things is a good if not entirely exceptional cartoon. The story is entertaining and crisply paced if routine, and the seagull gives a new meaning to the word obnoxious. On the other hand, the animation is clean and beautiful, colourful and vibrant in the colours and fluid in the backgrounds, and the music brims with energy. The cartoon is also funny if never hilarious. Mickey is as likable as ever, and Pluto still has his cuteness and energy, neither of which either character has really lost.

All in all, a well done, technically great and likable cartoon if not one of Mickey/Pluto's best. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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