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Pluto's Fledgling (1948)

A little bird tries to fly too soon and lands in Pluto's water dish. Pluto saves it and returns it to the nest but soon the bird tries again. This time, Pluto decides to give flying lessons... See full summary »

Director:

Charles A. Nichols (as Charles Nichols)

Writers:

Eric Gurney (story), Milt Schaffer (story)

Star:

Pinto Colvig
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice)
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Storyline

A little bird tries to fly too soon and lands in Pluto's water dish. Pluto saves it and returns it to the nest but soon the bird tries again. This time, Pluto decides to give flying lessons, first pulling the bird like a kite, then launching him with an improvised slingshot. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pluto ja lentämisen taito See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The short was re-released in theaters with Return to Never Land (2002). See more »

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Return to Never Land with Pluto
24 February 2002 | by ryangilmer007See all my reviews

Pluto's Fledgling (1948) is probably one of Walt's most viewed short animations (people just don't fully realize it).

The movie/short of Pluto playing mother/father to a small bird/fledgling that really wants to fly (so much so that it pesters Pluto to teach it how to do so) is shown in front of Disney's 2002 release Return to Never Land.

The short has a good story and good animation. It holds your interest for the 5 minutes or so its on screen and in many cases performs better than the movie that follows its 2002 re-release.

I don't know if the re-release is some way for Disney to hold onto its copywrite for Pluto for another 25-40 years (as it seems that this copywrite issue is why Disney is making a bunch of direct to video sequels), or perhaps they are trying to make the movie (Return to Never Land) have more monetary value (as all recent Disney/Pixar releases have had shorts in front of them).

In either case the short has nothing to do with the movie that follows (other than the Disney name of course) and it is good for those whom are interested, short enough for those who are not, and as usual will be missed/non-viewed by people whom are late for the movie.

It is a win-win-win situation.

Rating: 8


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