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Pluto Chases a Kid

Posted September 17, 2007

We don't know why Pluto was chasing a kid, but it sure is satisfying to watch.

What I wouldn't give to know what happened in the minutes before this video began.

UPDATE: In the interest of full disclosure, I originally thought the video was of Goofy, but it's Pluto.  I've updated the post to reflect that.

Frankly, neither Goofy nor Pluto seemed to have much of a personality to me, like most of the Disney characters.  They all blend together.

Looney Tunes characters?  Now, that's a different story.  They're so well-branded.

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  • yacs Sep 18, 2007

    Inter Alios: "Goofy ignored her, ran away and disappeared behind a fence. My daughter was devastated. We haven't been back, and will never go back."

    Because of the Goofy incident, or something else?

  • yacs Sep 18, 2007

    I doubt this was serious, except for the woman at the end. WDW characters chase kids all the time, and the chase looks like it was Pluto having fun. I think maybe the lady thought he was going too far -- she seems to have taken him seriously, as if she thought he was scaring the kid. Even as she scolds him, the character is mocking her, then after he takes the pratfall, he walks back into the crowd, making those "Did you see that?" gestures that the characters down there use a lot.

    Trust me, if there had been even a remote possibility that the character was intentonally hostile, we'd have read about a lawsuit by now.

  • albritton76 Sep 17, 2007

    That settles it. When I start my theme park, my constumed performers will be armed.

  • Just WhiskeyKel Sep 17, 2007

    I wonder what the kid did. The mom grabing Pluto was funny.

  • Brian Shrader Sep 17, 2007

    Maybe it's a bit low-brow, but anyone tripping and falling in a big costume equals comedy gold.

  • mrtwinturbo Sep 17, 2007

    Apparently some kid kicked “Pluto” and homeboy went all buck wild on the little boy.

  • Brian Shrader Sep 17, 2007

    Yeah, Irish. I have no idea what Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck would do in any given situation. Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck, though -- you know what those guys are all about.

  • NCSUPackfan Sep 17, 2007

    I totally agree that Looney Tunes characters are much more individual characters.

  • Brian Shrader Sep 17, 2007

    Ari...I was surprised Pluto/Goofy could run, too. I'm really interested in the back story.

  • Ari_Griffin Sep 17, 2007

    I have to wonder where Pluto's character attendant was. They are supposed to protect the characters from getting hurt and the guests also. I am also surprized that Pluto could run, since the visibility is next to nothing.

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