Annoying or Not: Pluto the Pup

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Annoying or Not: Pluto the Pup

Postby Brandon Panther » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:29 pm

Why he might be annoying:
Many of his cartoons are quite boring.
Who his owner was in the cartoons was never consistent. Usually he's Mickey's dog, but sometimes he's Minnie's, sometimes he's Donald's, sometimes he's Goofy's.
In cartoons that are supposed to star Mickey, Pluto ends up being the main focus.
The original "Pluto headshot" from his first several cartoons looked.... creepy.

Why he might not be annoying:
He's loyal.

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Postby Mr. Semaj » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:52 pm

Brandon Panther wrote:Why he might be annoying:
In cartoons that are supposed to star Mickey, Pluto ends up being the main focus.

The main one, though that's a matter of circumstance rather than anything regarding the actual character. Donald and Goofy got their own series the same way (Orphans' Picnic, Moving Day), and Donald particularly became more poplar than Mickey throughout the 1940's.

It seemed like there were certain story challenges that Disney's shorts department went out of their way to avoid, in this case making Mickey a more active character, and often shifted towards the easier alternatives, like using Pluto and a guest animal. Pluto on his own made for decent, simple storytelling, but the problem came when paired with another main character.
Cartoons never were just for children. And neither is it a genre. It is an artistic medium where the use of caricatures are used to entertain or educate, with animation bringing said caricatures to life.

With such contemporary cartoons as The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, and the Adult Swim line-up, it's hard to dismiss the animated cartoon as only kids' fare. Cartoons can be for anyone. It's pure common sense.

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Postby LooneyTunerIan » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:56 pm

Awwwwww.... :( But Pluto as a pup... he's so cute! :3

How can he be annoying?

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Postby quack-up » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:50 pm

LooneyTunerIan wrote:Awwwwww.... :( But Pluto as a pup... he's so cute! :3

How can he be annoying?

You just gave all reasons needed.

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