Saturday, December 03, 2011

Of Mice and Magic: The Cartoons #14

This week, we're looking at the early development of Pluto in the Disney Cartoons! The first appearance of Pluto was in "The Chain Gang" in 1930:

Well, technically this was the first appearance of Pluto where he's named Pluto!

Norman Ferguson is credited with developing the animated style of Pluto, and Leonard Maltin wrote that Ferguson believed animation was an instinctive art. Good examples of this (as noted by Maltin) were in "Playful Pluto" and "On Ice", both below!

Next week: Three toons showing the development of Donald Duck!

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