Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Disneyland episode opens with host Walt Disney proferring a special award, bestowed upon cartoon star Pluto as "most promising dog actor." Uncle Walt goes on to explain that Pluto has been thus honored not for his great acting ability, but simply because he has the happy knack of being "himself" before the cameras. This thesis is illustrated with choice clips from Pluto's theatrical cartoons, showing the playful pup having run-ins with a ferocious bulldog, a mother hen, a pair of mischievous chipmunks and even an octopus. One of the more popular Disneyland entries, "Pluto's Day" was rebroadcast three times between 1957 and 1960.