Today, Pluto participates in the problem-solving fun of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Jr., and everyone's lively companion has shone in such Disney Channel cartoons as "Dog Show" and "Doggone Biscuits" on the Emmy (r) Award-winning series, Mickey Mouse. Pluto, on the other hand, wows his dog-loving followers wherever he appears—in movies, television, and video games. He also has his own book series that have been popular with kids and their parents.
Pluto first appeared in the Mickey Mouse cartoon "Pluto's Judgement" (1938). He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. The character soon became so popular that he has since appeared in more than 70 other films, including TV specials, videos, and commercials.
In the Disney Junior show, Pluto plays a very important role. He helps Mickey find the answers to her problems just like his original cartoon series does for kids all over the world. In addition, viewers can look forward to seeing Pluto in many other Disney Channel shows this year including Girl Meets World, Jake And The Never Land Pirates, and Marvel's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
Pluto's popularity is so huge that there are several products based on him. One of them is a book series called Pluto's Diary. Written by Jennifer Bailey, these books tell the stories of various dogs including their emotions and feelings just like people's diaries. The first book in the series came out in 2003 and has been published annually since then.
Pluto, unlike other Disney characters, is not anthropomorphic save for a few qualities, such as facial expression. He is Mickey Mouse's companion. He made his debut as a bloodhound in the Mickey Mouse animation The Chain Gang, despite being a mixed-breed dog. Between 1930 and 1953, Pluto appeared in 89 short films. In 1990, Pluto was given his own cartoon series that has continued into the present day.
In addition to his role as Mickey's companion, Pluto has appeared in other media relating to the Disney brand. These include comic books, video games, social bookmarking sites such as digg, merchandise, commercials, and even at theme parks with Mickey's Of Course! character greeting area.
Pluto has been praised for his role as Mickey's friend and has received multiple awards from organizations including the National Cartoonists Society. He has also been cited as an influence on other fictional dogs such as Snoopy from Charlie Brown and Garfield from Jim Davis's comic strip.
Pluto has been accused of stealing scenes from Donald Duck. (Donald is also a bloodhound and both characters have beards.) However, this accusation has no basis in fact as they are different breeds of dog with different roles within their respective stories. Pluto is a mixed-breed while Donald is a German Shepherd Dog.
Furthermore, it is common practice for various characters to steal scenes from each other in cartoons.
Pluto the Pup, often known as the Disney Pluto Dog, is a well-known Disney creature. Here's a little background on him and how he came to be. Walt Disney Productions invented Disney's Pluto Dog in 1930. In the Mickey Mouse animation "The Chain Gang," he makes his debut as a bloodhound. One scene has Mickey take off in a plane with Pluto following behind. When they reach their destination, it turns out that Mickey has been sent to prison for stealing food from restaurants. To get free, he agrees to pay back the bank every day by working in the chain gang. During one of his visits, Mickey meets a young boy who tells him that he can free himself from jail by finding a lost collar. This inspires Mickey to look for Pluto, who has been left behind at the zoo. After several adventures, they both find their way back to the boy, who turns out to be an old man in disguise. The old man takes Pluto away in his truck and drives off into the sunset. This time, it is Pluto who goes looking for Mickey, and once again they end up together at the zoo. This time, though, there is no boy or old man to be found! It appears that Mickey has finally freed himself from prison but has no idea what to do with Pluto. So, he puts him in a box and sends him back home to zoos everywhere.
Pluto initially debuted as a bloodhound on the track of an escaped prisoner named Mickey Mouse in the 1930 Mickey Mouse cartoon The Chain Gang. Rover, Minnie Mouse's dog, was based on the bloodhound figure. Later, his name was changed to Pluto, and his owner was changed to Mickey Mouse, making him Mickey's best friend. In this role, he appears in most Mickey Mouse cartoons from that time until 1938.
Now, about that chain...
In later cartoons, Pluto has been seen wearing a collar with a chain attached to it. This is because he was trained by Mickey to help him find objects that they could search for together. Sometimes, if someone is in need of rescue, Mickey will call out his dog's name followed by "pluto!". If done correctly, Pluto will run down to the object that needs saving and pull it out of harm's way.
Mickey has said that he would never part with Pluto, even when he became famous. So, you can see how popular and valuable he must have been, since people would pay money to see him in movies or at exhibitions.
Here are some other interesting facts about Pluto:
He has appeared in more than 700 cartoons.
His real name is called Pluto Nash. He was born on February 14th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri.