Happy National Dog Day! Today we are celebrating the wonderful and iconic Disney dog characters.
There’s certainly many of them! Which Disney dogs are your favorites?
Disney has several furry sidekicks and stars that have stayed loyally by our sides for decades.
Check out a few of our favorites below.
One of the most recognizable Disney dogs is Mickey Mouse’s pet dog, Pluto. He first appeared as a nameless bloodhound in the 1930′s “The Chain Gang.” According to Disney fan site D23, during one of Pluto’s first on-screen appearances, he was referred to as Rover, and actually was Minnie Mouse’s pet dog. It wasn’t until the third cartoon where he received the name Pluto.
Yes, if you didn’t know, everyone’s favorite character, Goofy, is actually a dog. The accident-prone goofball was first introduced in the 1932 short film “Mickey’s Revue,” under the name Dippy Dawg. Over the decades, Goofy has appeared in more than 49 cartoons and even had his own movie and TV series.
Audiences were first introduced to Pongo and Perdita in 1961. The adorable pair and their 15 puppies became the target of Cruella De Vil, one of the most evil Disney villains out there. The film “101 Dalmatians” has helped inspire live-action films, TV series and most recently the Disney film Cruella starring Emma Stone.
Lady and the Tramp
Who doesn’t love the two dogs who fell in love over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Lady, a young cocker spaniel from a respectable home, falls in love with Tramp, a mutt who lives along the railroad yards. The classic film had its world premiere in Chicago on June 16, 1955, and general release on June 22, 1955. It was released in theaters several times over the years and even had a live-action film created for audiences to watch in 2019 on Disney+. Honorable mentions in this film also include Lady’s neighborhood dog friends, Jock, the Scottish terrier, and Trusty, the bloodhound.
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