Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Poor Pluto!


Pluto is no longer a planet.  Now, we only have eight.   What would Disney say?   How does Mickey Mouse feel?

I was speaking with someone about the amount of knowledge we need to know.  Imagine yesterday you took a test - nine planets.   Today, eight.   I suppose it is a good thing, this change and adaptability, and my sense is that I will still think nine when asked how many planets are orbiting the sun.  

This, from Wikipedia:

    Pluto is considered one of the first Disney characters to break out of the "rubber hose and circle" formula style the studio had relied on; the dog's design gave him the appearance of actually being round instead of flat. In addition, Pluto is one of the first cartoon characters that is actually shown to have thought processes through the use of character animation. The dog's thought processes are showcased in a landmark scene from 1934's Playful Pluto, in which Pluto becomes stuck to a piece of fly paper, and attempts to figure out ot a way to get himself unstuck.


    Pluto was named after the planet Pluto which was discovered in 1930, the same year that the character was introduced, and thus is indirectly named after the Roman god of the underworld.



Have we lost the underworld?    Taken away its status?    I've been hoping the people of earth could a little more clearly acknowledge their  shadow.  Maybe with less distraction, and the settling of this very important question,  we can.   


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