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Merry Christmas to all!!!!!
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Haha, aww, I can't believe Mickey sold Pluto!
Instead of the usual little mice in nightshirts it's a family of cats, and the absent father is in jail -- these could be Peg Leg Pete's kids. In Mickey's world cats tend to be selfish and even sadistic villains. But here we see Mickey, homeless and without a trade, sell his beloved dog to give some little cats a Christmas (and incidentally give Pluto a better home).
No standard ending featuring the real Santa laden with toys and treats. Mickey ends up with a campfire and Pluto, and the resilient mouse is more than happy to have that much (the accidental roast chicken is a bonus).
There's no preachiness here, but it feels like they're trying to say a little more about the times (hard) and the season (charity towards all, and a value on what's really important) than the usual sentimental holiday toon.
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