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Mickey's Good Deed (1932)

On Christmas Eve, Mickey is forced to sell Pluto to a bratty rich kid in order to give some orphans presents.

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Burt Gillett (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Mickey is playing Christmas carols on a standup bass for change. Alas, all he gets is screws, rocks, and other useless stuff. He plays outside a rich man's window, and the spoiled brat kid inside decides he wants Pluto. Mickey isn't selling, but when his bass gets destroyed by a passing sleigh and he sees a house full of orphans with no presents, he changes his mind. Mickey plays Santa to the kids. Meanwhile, the brat has been torturing Pluto; his father finally has enough and throws Pluto out and spanks the child. Pluto and Mickey are reunited, and as a bonus, the kid has tied the Christmas turkey to Pluto's tail. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey's Xmas Picture See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Butler: Excuse me, my good man!
[Mickey and Pluto run off, he chases after them]
Butler: My good man wait! I want to buy your dog!
Mickey Mouse: No no! I won't sell him to you, he's my pal!
Butler: Yes but I will pay you handsomely.
Mickey Mouse: No no! I won't sell him to you I tell you, he's my pal!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in the 1991 updated computer colorized version, which now features Mickey Mouse, Pluto the dog, the town citizens and the backgrounds in full color instead of in black and white. See more »

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Referenced in Epic Mickey (2010) See more »

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A Disney Christmas cartoon with humor and warmth
23 December 2015 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Disney Christmas cartoons, and this short is one of my favorite Mickey Mouse shorts from 1932. I am quite terribly particular about that a favorite cartoon short from which year.

In this short, Mickey and Pluto are a hobo and his dog, trying to earn money on the street on Christmas Eve - Mickey playing carols on bass while Pluto "sings". While the pair were playing outside a mansion, a spoiled child spies Pluto and wants him. The father asks his butler to buy him. Of course, Mickey would not sell his best pal, but when he sees a family much poorer then himself and Pluto - a widow and many kids, he made up his mind to sell Pluto and use the money to buy a tree, presents and things for a Christmas dinner for the widow and kids. Oh and don't worry about Pluto, folks. Things will turn out just fine. Just watch this cartoon and see.

Overall, all I can say is that I love this cartoon from beginning to end - with humor and warmth that makes it a Christmas favorite.


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