|Mickey Mouse (Pluto) series|
|Directed by||Burt Gillett|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
Paul J. Smith
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Color process||Black and white|
The cartoon is well known for a classic scene where Pluto gets stuck on a sticky piece of flypaper. This scene, animated by Norm Ferguson, has been described as vital in the history of character animation, because for the first time an animated character really seemed to think and have a mind of his own. The segment is also classic because it demonstrated how Disney artists were able to take a simple circumstance and build humor through a character.
Clips from the cartoon, including the flypaper scene, were also used in the Preston Sturges film Sullivan's Travels (1941), in which the title character (Joel McCrea) has a revelation while viewing Playful Pluto alongside an audience of church-goers and chain-gang prisoners.
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