Lend a Paw(Movie, 1941)

| 8min | Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Lend a PawRating: 3.4/5 (with 2727 votes)
Lend a Paw is an animated short film produced in Technicolor by Walt Disney Productions, distributed by RKO Radio Pictures and released to theaters on October 3, 1941. Lend a Paw was directed by Clyde Geronimi and features original music by Leigh Harline. George Nicholas, Kenneth Muse, Nick Nichols, William Sturm, Eric Gurney, Norman Tate, Chick Otterstrom, Morey Reden, and Emery Hawkins animated the film. The voice cast includes Walt Disney as Mickey and Pinto Colvig as Pluto. It was the 115th short in the Mickey Mouse film series to be released, and the sixth for that year. In the cartoon, which was largely a remake of the 1933 short Mickey's Pal Pluto, Pluto saves the life of a kitten, and later feels jealous towards the kitten after Mickey Mouse takes the kitten in. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 14th Academy Awards in 1941, the only Mickey Mouse short to win the award. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Lend a Paw

Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

About Lend a Paw

Jealous over Mickey's attention to a kitten, Pluto's devil-self argues with his angel-self over whether or not to rescue the kitten when it falls into a well. The angel-self wins, and Pluto is treated like a hero. In the end, he and the kitten become friends.

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 12 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Italian (IT), Norwegian (NO), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/03/1941
Appearing Characters: Mickey Mouse, Pluto
Director: Clyde Geronimi
Producer: Walt Disney
Composer: Leigh Harline
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Mickey Mouse: Salvamento gatuno"
"Salvamento gatuno"
"Qua la zampa"
"Plutos bättre jag"
"Plutos goda samvete"
"Räck mig en tass"
"Mickey Mouse: Lend a Paw"
"Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Lend a Paw"
Keywords: jealousy, short film

451 movies in the Disney Animated Shorts Collection

1925 Alice Gets Stage Struck ("Alice Is Stage Struck")
1927 All Wet
1939 Beach Picnic ("Donald Duck: Beach Picnic")
1941 Lend a Paw
1941 Timber
1942 Bellboy Donald ("Donald Duck: Bellboy Donald")
1942 Pedro
1945 No Sail
1947 Bongo
1953 Melody

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:119773, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/26/2021