Pluto's Judgement Day is a Mickey Mouse short released in 1935. In spite of it being billed as a Mickey Mouse cartoon, though, Mickey himself barely appears in the short.

Summary

When Mickey catches Pluto chasing a kitten, he angrily scolds him for chasing cats and will have good answer on his judgement day, then makes him lie down against the fireplace as punishment, who falls asleep by the fire and dreams that he is put on trial in Hell by a judge and jury of vindictive cats.

He is found guilty of several crimes against cats, which involve the cats being scared or dying, which is surprisingly dark for a Disney cartoon. As he is about to be burned to death, he awakens with a newfound appreciation for the kitten after Mickey tells them to "kiss and make up".

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Releases

Television

Home video

VHS

Laserdisc

  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Scary Tales
  • Walt Disney Cartoon Classics: Donald's Scary Tales / Halloween Haunts

DVD

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Trivia

  • An infamous and disturbing scene that was removed from most TV airings, but kept in home video versions, showed a trio of female kittens singing about Pluto drowning their Uncle Tom and bringing in his grave (at which all nine of his lost souls emerge and dance) as evidence.
    • The three black kittens resemble blackface girls, and Uncle Tom is an obvious reference to the titular character from the famous anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
  • Billy Bletcher, the first voice of Pete, voiced the cat prosecutor (a demonic-looking cat dressed in red robes), while Clarence Nash, the first voice of Donald Duck, voiced the cat judge and the kitten Pluto was harassing at the start of the short. Bletcher would later go on to voice a devilish version of Spike in the 1949 Tom and Jerry cartoon Heavenly Puss.
    • The Tom and Jerry cartoon Heavenly Puss bears some resemblance to Pluto's Judgement Day in the end, except a cat is threatened by a demonic dog.
  • The short was spoofed in The Simpsons episode "How Munched is That Birdie in the Window?" as the Itchy and Scratchy short "Dogday Hellody of 1933".
  • This marks the first appearance of a newly-redesigned Mickey Mouse, who now has a pear-shaped body to appear more flexible.
  • One of the picket signs the demon cats hold up reads: "Sic semper tyrannus", which is usually translated from Latin as: "Thus always to tyrants" (not "Death to tyrants" as often claimed). Ironically, these words are often believed to be what Brutus said before stabbing Caesar and also what John Wilkes Booth (whose intention was to emulate Brutus) said before shooting Lincoln in the back of the head.


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1920s
Plane CrazyThe Gallopin' GauchoSteamboat WillieThe Barn DanceThe Opry HouseWhen the Cat's AwayThe Barnyard BattleThe PlowboyThe Karnival KidMickey's FolliesMickey's Choo-ChooThe Jazz FoolJungle RhythmHaunted HouseWild Waves
1930s
Fiddling AroundThe Barnyard ConcertThe Cactus KidThe Fire FightersThe ShindigThe Chain GangThe Gorilla MysteryThe PicnicPioneer DaysThe Birthday PartyTraffic TroublesThe CastawayThe Moose HuntThe Delivery BoyMickey Steps OutBlue RhythmFishin' AroundThe Barnyard BroadcastThe Beach PartyMickey Cuts UpMickey's OrphansThe Duck HuntThe Grocery BoyThe Mad DogBarnyard OlympicsMickey's RevueMusical FarmerMickey in ArabiaMickey's NightmareTrader MickeyThe Whoopee PartyTouchdown MickeyThe Wayward CanaryParade of the Award NomineesThe Klondike KidMickey's Good DeedBuilding a BuildingThe Mad DoctorMickey's Pal PlutoMickey's MellerdrammerYe Olden DaysThe Mail PilotMickey's Mechanical ManMickey's Gala PremierPuppy LoveThe Steeple ChaseThe Pet StoreGiantlandShanghaiedCamping OutPlayful PlutoGulliver MickeyMickey's SteamrollerOrphan's BenefitMickey Plays PapaThe DognapperTwo-Gun MickeyMickey's Man FridayThe Band ConcertMickey's Service StationMickey's KangarooMickey's GardenMickey's Fire BrigadePluto's Judgement DayOn IceMickey's Polo TeamOrphans' PicnicMickey's Grand OperaThru the MirrorMickey's RivalMoving DayAlpine ClimbersMickey's CircusMickey's ElephantThe Worm TurnsMagician MickeyMoose HuntersMickey's AmateursHawaiian HolidayClock CleanersLonesome GhostsBoat BuildersMickey's TrailerThe WhalersMickey's ParrotBrave Little TailorSociety Dog ShowMickey's Surprise PartyThe PointerThe Standard Parade
1940s
Tugboat MickeyPluto's Dream HouseMr. Mouse Takes a TripThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Little WhirlwindThe Nifty NinetiesOrphan's BenefitA Gentleman's GentlemanCanine CaddyLend a PawMickey's Birthday PartySymphony HourPluto and the ArmadilloSquatter's RightsMickey and the BeanstalkMickey's Delayed DateMickey Down UnderMickey and the Seal
1950s
R'Coon DawgPluto's PartyPluto's Christmas TreeThe Simple Things
1980s-Present
Mickey's Christmas CarolThe Prince and the PauperRunaway BrainGet a Horse!
See Also
The Mickey Mouse ClubThe Mouse FactoryGood Morning, MickeyMickey's Mouse TracksMickey Mouse and Friends (TV Series)Disney's The Twelve Days of ChristmasMickey's Fun SongsMickey's Once Upon a ChristmasHouse of MouseMickey Mouse WorksMickey's Magical ChristmasMickey's House of VillainsMickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMickey Mouse ClubhouseMickey MousekersizeMickey Mouse (TV series)Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up AdventuresMickey's 90th Spectacular


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1930s
Just DogsPluto's Quin-pupletsMother Pluto
1940s
Bone TroublePantry PiratePluto's PlaymatePluto, JuniorThe Army MascotThe Sleep WalkerOut of the Frying Pan Into the Firing LineT-Bone for TwoPluto at the ZooPrivate PlutoSpringtime for PlutoFirst AidersDog WatchCanine CasanovaThe Legend of Coyote RockCanine PatrolPluto's Kid BrotherIn DutchThe Purloined PupA Feather in His CollarPluto's HousewarmingRescue DogMail DogPluto's Blue NoteBone BanditPluto's PurchaseCat Nap PlutoPluto's FledglingPueblo PlutoPluto's Surprise PackagePluto's SweaterBubble BeeSheep Dog
1950s
Pluto's Heart ThrobPluto and the GopherWonder DogPrimitive PlutoPuss CaféPests of the WestFood for Feudin'Camp DogCold StoragePlutopiaCold Turkey
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