|Directed by||Clyde Geronimi|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Music by||Oliver Wallace|
|Animation by||Al Bertino|
Charles A. Nichols
|Layouts by||Bruce Bushman|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
Private Pluto is a 1943 propaganda comedy cartoon produced by Walt Disney Productions. In this cartoon Pluto is in the army and he gets antagonized by two chipmunks, later known as Chip 'n' Dale, in their first official appearance. While the chipmunks became regular antagonists of Donald Duck, they did continue to pester Pluto in Squatter's Rights (1946) and one last time in Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952).
This short showcases Pluto as a soldier during the World War II when he is a guard dog on a U.S military base. He is told there are saboteurs, and is assigned to guard a pill-box (gun emplacement). First, Pluto tries to follow marching orders, contorting himself into quite a mess. Then, he engages in hijinks with two chipmunks who are using a cannon to store and crack their nuts, and a war of wits naturally ensues.
The short was released on May 18, 2004, on Walt Disney Treasures: Walt Disney on the Front Lines and on December 7, 2004, on Walt Disney Treasures: The Complete Pluto: 1930-1947.
- Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. p. 65. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
- Grant, John (1998). Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters (2nd ed.). Hyperion. p. 41. ISBN 978-0786863365.
- "Walt Disney on the Front Lines DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. Retrieved 14 February 2021.
- "The Complete Pluto Volume 1 DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. Retrieved 19 February 2021.