The Moose Hunt Review
The Moose Hunt is a 1931 Mickey Mouse cartoon. It is a weird short.
Yes, this short is quite odd when you think about it. Pluto’s two gags are not bad, but are way too ridiculous to be taken seriously. One involves him actually speaking and giving us a spoken line which remains the only time he has done that. And another is the ending where Mickey escapes from the running moose by flying, yes flying on Pluto who suddenly could fly. So silly.
However, I still ended up liking this short because it features solid animation and movements and it gives us a wonderful relationship between Pluto and Mickey who share some great interactions here. The moose is also very well designed. The film is important for being the first one where Pluto is actually Mickey’s pet and I can’t wait to see more of him in the future.
The Moose Hunt benefits from Pluto and Mickey’s fun interactions, but is also ridiculous and silly in its two gags which are not doglike at all.