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Pluto's Dream House (1940)

Mickey Mouse finds a magic lamp that builds Pluto a doghouse.

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Uncredited cast:
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Cooking Show Lady on Radio (voice) (uncredited)
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Magic Lamp (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
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Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
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Mickey Mouse is about to build Pluto a doghouse when Pluto digs up a magic lamp that speaks in black dialect. It offers to do Mickey's bidding. Mickey's first wish is for a doghouse, and the lamp starts to work. Suddenly, the saw, the planer, the paintbrush and other tools magically begin working on their own. Finally, Pluto has a magnificent doghouse. The second wish? Mickey asks the lamp to give Pluto a bath. But things go awry when Pluto accidentally breaks Mickey's radio. Now, all sorts of conflicting messages are coming out of the speaker as Mickey tries to fix it. The lamp assumes all the voices are Mickey's and obeys them. Pluto is rolled with a rolling pin, punched with boxing gloves, frozen in an aspic and is about to be cut into thin slices before all ends happily. Written by J. Spurlin

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30 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Mickey's Magic Lamp  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Mickey Mouse: [showing Pluto a picture] It's your new house, Pluto. Do you like it?
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Aladdin's Lamp in a Pluto cartoon.
4 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Before Aladdin graced the Big Screen, it looked like his magic lamp or a distant genie cousin made his way in this cartoon short. Here, Mickey decides to build Pluto a new house and while he breaks ground, Pluto digs out a magic lamp. In it is a jive-talking and swinging unseen genie, who follows Mickey's command in building a grand of a dog house for Pluto. However, when Mickey's radio goes haywire, the genie follows every command it hears on the radio, creating chaos for Pluto.

It's a funny little cartoon that lets both Mickey and Pluto have equal screen time. I enjoyed seeing Pluto's reactions when he first sees his old, beat-up doghouse and then seeing the genie create his new house piece by piece. The funny-talking genie was definitely something unique in these Disney cartoons and was pretty entertaining to watch.

Some fun stuff here; got a few laughs out of it.

Grade B


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