Short Movie Review: Pluto’s Christmas Tree

Pluto’s Christmas Tree Trailer

Pluto’s Christmas Tree Summary

Mickey and Pluto are searching for a Christmas tree, while Chip and Dale are looking for acorns in the forest. Once the chipmunks see Pluto, they hit him with acorns and escape as he pursues them. Once Pluto is distracted, they hide in a tree. Mickey chops down that very tree, unaware that the two are in it.

Once they get home, Mickey and Pluto decorate the tree and Pluto admires it, but then he notices a light going on and off and investigates it. Dale, who was playing with the light, mistakes Pluto’s nose for another light and twists it, revealing himself to Pluto, who then barks at him. Dale retaliates by throwing down ornaments to distract him. Mickey comes by and takes the ornaments from Pluto, unknowingly hanging one of them on Dale, who Pluto fails to alert Mickey to. Pluto then spots Dale stealing chestnuts and chases him up to the top of the fireplace with Santa candle figures. Dale takes a hat and beard from one of the candle figures as a disguise. Pluto notices the strange figure, but he again fails to expose him to Mickey. Frustrated, Pluto knocks the other figures away except Dale. Chip then notices from the tree what is going on. He rescues Dale and heads for the tree. Pluto briefly gets his feet stuck in presents as he gives chase, and has difficulty following the chipmunks up the ladder. As Pluto barks at the chipmunks, they cause the ladder to fall and drop the star on top of the tree onto Pluto’s tail. While the chipmunks laugh in victory, Pluto, finally pushed beyond his patience, angrily dives into the tree to attack the chipmunks.

Mickey notices Pluto and tries to pull him out, but gets pulled in instead until the tree is stripped of its decorations and leaves. Mickey scolds Pluto for what he did, but notices Chip and Dale with only a few decorations and all of the branches bare, finally realizing what’s really going on. Pluto starts barking at the chipmunks for the trouble they caused until Mickey tells him to stop, saying that it’s just the holidays. At the window they see Donald, Goofy and Minnie singing “Deck the Halls”. While Mickey’s friends are singing, Chip and Dale join in, and then Pluto howls in as well, much to the chipmunks’ irritation. They then respond by placing a sticker over Pluto’s mouth that reads “DO NOT OPEN TIL XMAS”.

Pluto’s Christmas Tree Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chip and Dale is always causing problems. Pluto was trying to do the right thing but Mickey didn’t know. I thin it is a cute Christmas short. But did you know that Disney recycled the short into other films like Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Walt Disney’s Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume 9: Classic Holiday Stories, Walt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short Films Volume 7: Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Mickey’s Christmas Carol 30th Anniversary Edition.

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