Unraveling Pluto’s Sweater

Film Historian and Author J.B. Kaufman (Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic) makes the Dog Days of Summer a little cooler with his look back at the making of the 1949 short Pluto’s Sweater. Recently, in the course of some other research, I made an interesting Pluto discovery. Pluto’s Sweater (1949), one of dozens …

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Pluto standing at attention

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Walt Disney’s Pluto

An authentic dog star in the Disney galaxy, Pluto has been “best in show” ever since he first sniffed out stardom in 1930. Walt was inspired to create Disney’s top dog by remembering the personable pooches he met while living on the farm in his childhood home of Marceline, Missouri. Ever since Pluto has, as …

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Feast Your Eyes on Winston the Dog

These “Dog Days of Summer” have inspired us to think about some of our favorite Disney dogs—whether live-action (The Shaggy Dog), animated (Pluto), or even Audio-Animatronic® (we love that pup holding the prison keys in his mouth inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland!). Disney’s latest captivating canine is Winston, the star of …

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Photo of Walt Elias Disney and Duchess Disney his Standard Poodle

Emily, Selden, New York

The puppy in the hatbox was a chow named Sunnee—we are not aware of who named her. The Disney family had Sunnee for a number of years, though in the 1940s they got a large poodle named Duchess Disney.

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