Pluto's Fledgling
Studio: Disney Release Date : September 10, 1948 Series: Pluto Cartoon
Cumulative rating:
(1 rating submitted)

Synopsis

Big-hearted Pluto helps Orville the bird learn to fly.
(See below)

Characters

Pluto

Credits

Director

Charles A. Nichols

Animator

Phil Duncan
George Kreisl
George Nicholas
Jack Boyd

Story

Milt Schaffer
Eric Gurney

Music

Oliver Wallace

Backgrounds

Brice Mack

Layout

Karl Karpe

Producer

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney


Distributor(s)

RKO Radio Pictures

Television

The Mickey Mouse Club (Season 3, Episode 5)

VHS

United States

Cartoon Classics : First Series : Volume 2 : Pluto

Germany

Pluto Ein Schlappohr Hetzt die Meute

France

Les Nouvelles Aventures de Pluto
La Collection en Or des Studios Disney Volume 1

Italy

Le Nuove Avventure di Pluto
Winnie Puh Orsetto Ghiottone
Video Parade 20

CED Disc

United States

Cartoon Classics - Pluto

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Cartoon Classics : Pluto

Japan

More Tales of Pluto
It's a Goofy World

DVD

United States

The Complete Pluto - Volume 2
Best Pals - Mickey and Pluto

Germany

Peter Pan 2 - Neue Abenteuer im Nimmerland

United Kingdom

Peter Pan II : Return to Neverland

Canada

Classic Cartoon Favorites : Volume 12 : Best Pals : Mickey and Pluto

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 6:49
MPAA No.: 12203
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From Dale :

Poor Pluto! Even though he tries to help the poor little bird, he still gets knocked crazy enough to see birds flying around his head not once, but twice! Not an enjoyable experience, I would say, since I have also experienced what Pluto went through...seeing the birds around his head anyway...I have had that happen to me at times.

From Bill Odom :

This cartoon was shown as an introduction to "Return to Neverland" which my three children and I attended on President's Day. I am hoping that this is a return to a tradition that I grew up with. The theater was at near capacity and the short drew a round of applause at its conclusion, indicating the audience's approval.

From Baruch Weiss :

I thought that this short wasn't too bad, but doesn't it seem rather odd that a dog is teaching a baby bird to fly? Oh well it's only a cartoon!