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The Pointer (1939)

Mickey and Pluto go hunting for quail. Pluto scares away the first ones they see; Mickey scolds him, then relents. He shows Pluto how to be a pointer, and they set off after another quail, ... See full summary »

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... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Lee Millar ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey and Pluto go hunting for quail. Pluto scares away the first ones they see; Mickey scolds him, then relents. He shows Pluto how to be a pointer, and they set off after another quail, but Mickey accidentally jumps on a bear's nose, and thinks it's Pluto. Meanwhile, Pluto finds the quail and points. The babies climb on board and start picking at his hairs, but Pluto's been told not to move. Mickey finally comes across Pluto, who by now is covered by small animals, and realizes he's being followed by a bear. Mickey tries to reason with the bear, and backs off a cliff, onto Pluto. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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21 July 1939 (USA)  »

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El pointer  »

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First cartoon in which Mickey Mouse has eyes with pupils. The new design was made for The Sorcerer's Apprentice, which was produced first but shelved for inclusion in Fantasia (1940). Also features shading on Mickey's cheeks and Pluto's body, additions too expensive to use again. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Mouse: [to the bear about his shotgun] Oh, this? It ain't loaded.
[tosses the offending weapon aside; it makes a huge gunshot blast on landing, getting the attention of both Mickey and the bear]
Mickey Mouse: [angrily] Hey! Who loaded that? It's a dirty trick! Somebody might've got hurt! Oh well, we were only hunting bears.
[bear growls loudly at Mickey]
Mickey Mouse: Uh... uh... birds! You know, snails... er, quails? You know, the itty-bitty, teensy-weensy, little ones... on toast? You know?... You don't.
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Featured in Ink & Paint Club: Mickey Landmarks (1997) See more »

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Mickey and Pluto go hunting
20 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This short is memorable only for the fact that it somehow got nominated for an Oscar in 1939. It is by no means a bad cartoon-the animation is nice, the backgrounds quite detailed and technically, it is up to Disney standards-it just isn't all that memorable or interesting. Just a good, competent, workman-like short that's as filling as oatmeal and as tasty as a rice-cake. An okay cartoon, but for all that, barely a blip on the radar. They show this on The Ink and Paint Club.


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