Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cartoon a Day: T-Bone for Two

T-Bone for Two
Directed by Clyde Geronimi
Available on: Walt Disney Treasures - The Complete Pluto Vol. 1

I haven't done a Pluto cartoon in all this time we've been doing "Cartoon a Day." Perhaps I've been avoiding it. I mean, I like Pluto but he's never been one of my favorite characters. However, I think I may be gaining a new appreciation for Disney's favorite canine.

"T-Bone for Two" has Pluto in a battle with a bulldog over a bone. Pluto actually shows himself to be pretty sneaky in his efforts to get the bone for himself. One thing I really noticed in this cartoon is the great range of emotion Pluto has. His features seem to be a lot more versatile than some of Disney's bigger stars like Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. Check out this collection images showing a bunch of different emotions, all of which occur in just a few seconds.

I suppose the fact that Pluto is pretty much a silent character makes his facial expressions that much more crucial. His style of humor is more playful than many other characters, but he is often an example of skillful animation.

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