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The Simple Things (1953)

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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 ... 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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Die einfachen Dinge  »

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The Simple Things (1953)

*** (out of 4)

Delightful animated short from Disney has Mickey and Pluto going fishing but both are terrorized by some local creatures. Pluto comes under attack from a clam, which leads to Mickey and his bait coming under attack by a seagull. THE SIMPLE THINGS is best remembered today for being the final Mickey short during his classic early days. With that in mind, the historic aspect alone makes this here worth watching even though the actual short isn't the greatest that the mouse appeared in. Still, there are enough good moments and laughs here to make it worth sitting through with the highlight clearly being the sequence where the clam gets inside Pluto's mouth and causes him some trouble. As you'd expect the animation is extremely good and we're also treated to a good score.


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