Welcome to my original Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia post!  Special thanks goes to my great friend Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, the Disney site where you learn that Disney IS school!  She asked her readers what they wanted to see on Tuesdays, and they had a resounding “Trivia!” answer for her!  I don’t know a whole lot of trivia, Disney or otherwise, but I do have two incredibly cool Disney Trivia books that I will reference for these posts!  The first one is “Disney Trivia from the Vault” by Dave Smith, and the other book is “The Walt Disney World Trivia, Volume Two“, by Lou Mongello.  So, on to today’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!

I have always thought of Pluto as Mickey’s dog; I always thought this because Pluto’s dog house was at Mickey’s Country House in Mickey’s Toontown Fair.  Did you know, though, that when Pluto made his debut in the cartoon The Chain Gang, he didn’t belong to anyone.  He was a bloodhound that was searching for Mickey Mouse, who had escaped from prison!

In his second cartoon, called The Picnic, Pluto actually belonged to Minnie Mouse!  However, he was known in this cartoon as Rover, not Pluto.

Finally, in his third cartoon, The Moose Hunt, Pluto was the dog of Mickey Mouse, and he has been ever since.

This information is from Dave Smith’s book, Disney Trivia from the Vault.

Here is a YouTube video of The Moose Hunt.  Enjoy!

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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

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10 Responses to “Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: The Origins of Pluto!”

  1. Great piece of trivia, Mike! I believe Ashley just purchased that book on our trip the other week. She tries to add a new Disney book to her collection each visit!

    • Thanks, Heidi! I actually am Facebook Friends with Dave Smith, he had a book signing over at DL, and I sent him a check, and he signed it for Sophie and mailed it over. It would be so cool to meet him in person!

  2. I did not know that! That’s great trivia, Mike! I’ll have to look for Dave’s book. Thanks for linking up!