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Society Dog Show (1939)

Rather out of place at a swanky dog show, Pluto flirts with Fifi, a dainty Pekingese. The judge orders Mickey and Pluto to leave, but when a fire breaks out Pluto rescues Fifi and is proclaimed a hero.


Bill Roberts (uncredited)




Credited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Judge (voice)
John McLeish John McLeish ... Car Opener (voice)


Pluto's in a dog show against lots of snooty, high-society dogs. While Mickey's chasing after a dropped can, Pluto is making eyes at the dog next door. Pluto's turn for judging comes, and when the judge makes fun of him, Pluto gets mad and goes after the judge, which gets them thrown out. A fire breaks out, and the dog Pluto was romancing is trapped inside; it's up to Pluto to rescue her. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Pluto is out of place at a dog show, but he proves to be a hero.


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There was later a comic strip based on this short by Floyd Gottfredson although the comic strip was portrayed quite differently than the cartoon. See more »

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Pluto takes centre stage in a somewhat predictable but hugely enjoyable cartoon
22 October 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As I have said, the basic premise of Society Dog Show is very predictable. However putting that minor quibble aside, it is a hugely enjoyable silly symphony that fully reminds me of why I love Disney so much. Mickey is voiced by the master Walt Disney, and you have Pluto as energetic as ever, and voiced by the one and only Pinto Colvig. Another character that I loved was Fifi, who is not only really cute, but is at her most playful. The short is filled with clever and well timed gags, the best being the examination of Pluto by a disgruntled judge. Other elements that stood out were the gorgeous Technicolour animation and the music that is not only lively but quite lyrical as well. Overall, predictable, but nevertheless hugely enjoyable, where Pluto steals the show. I recommend it! 10/10 Bethany Cox

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3 February 1939 (USA) See more »

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A Exibição de Cães See more »

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1.37 : 1
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