Mickey Mouse Works "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto" English audio (found animated short dub; 2000)
|"Minnie Takes Care of Pluto" English audio|
|Title card sourced from a Polish rip of the short.|
|Date found||09 Oct 2013|
First shown in its original English dub in January of 2000 and rarely aired since was a short from Mickey Mouse Works titled "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto" (originally shown as part of the 16th episode of the series, which served as the third episode of season 2); the short caused controversy due to its disturbing themes and was barred from re-airing in the US shortly following its debut.
The short sees Pluto being abruptly left at Minnie's house for the day, where he starts believing that she is out to kill him. Throughout the short, Pluto is both spurred on and consoled by his inner devil and angel respectively, resulting in Pluto taking an imaginary journey to hell and back. The short garnered a significant amount of complaints and as such was pulled from US screens indefinitely, though it continued airing infrequently in a number of other countries, sometimes in its original dub.
In the decade following, several foreign rips of the short began appearing online, though the English audio remained totally unaccounted for, until the 9th of October, 2014, when a YouTube user by the name bumbumdbear uploaded a camcorder recorded English copy, cited as being sourced from Disney Channel Asia, circa 2010.
While the lower quality camcorder sourced audio may leave some to be desired, the fact that it was made available at all was well received by fans; a spliced version of the short, created using both the Polish rip and bumbumdbear's YouTube upload can be seen below.
- Wikipedia article on Mickey Mouse Works. Last retrieved 28 Oct 2014.
- Polish dubbed rip of "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto", via YouTube; 15 Aug 2012. Last retrieved 28 Oct 2014.
- bumbumdbear's original camcorder recorded version of "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto" in its English dub, via YouTube; 09 Oct 2013. Last retrieved 28 Oct 2014.
- MEGA mirror of the (uncompressed) spliced version of "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto". Last retrieved 29 Oct 2014.