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Old 17 September 2007, 06:58 PM
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Where is Pluto's handler during this episode? I would think that it would be the handler's responsibility to keep the rug rat from yanking on the character's ears.

I think it is funny that the character is chasing the kid. It does not go to far until the mother assaults the character. There is no telling what the character would have done had it caught the kid, but it didn't. All I can say is that I hope mom and kiddo were removed from the park.
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Old 17 September 2007, 07:06 PM
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Actually, it kinda went too far when the character took after the kid to begin with.

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Old 17 September 2007, 07:55 PM
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Give Pluto a break. He's still reeling from the news that he isn't a planet any more. That's got to be a major downer. No wonder the guys a little upset.
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Old 17 September 2007, 08:03 PM
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And how do you suppose they should design Pluto's costume so his ears don't get pulled?
Easy. Attach them in such a way that they come off if pulled, aka the Eeyore design. No risk for neck injuries, although the pulling kid may get emotional scars for life...

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Old 18 September 2007, 04:43 PM
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The only response that is appropriate in the OP situation is for Pluto to remove himself, and (hopefully) for park security to intervene and boot the woman and her spawn out of the park. Make no mistake: mom, park security, and whatever character assistant was around failed to do their jobs, but just because Pluto plays a dog in the cartoons, doesn't give him the right to act like one in the parks.

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JMO, but I think there might be reasons why park security would be reluctant to get involve in situations like these. It's conceivable that they've been told, "Our mascots have escorts that are trained for this; let them handle it..." It's also possible that they're envisioning a PR nightmare of their own - even if the brat in question is obviously harming the costumed employee, the resulting headlines are still more likely to read, "Child Ejected from Disney Park" than "Child Assaults Disney Character, Ejected from Park".

Yes, arguably a poor excuse for not intervening, but it does explain it.
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Old 18 September 2007, 04:47 PM
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edit: thought better
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Old 19 September 2007, 08:14 PM
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FWIW, I am acquainted with a guy who portrays various Disney characters at Disney World, including the occasional costumed character. He says that often the parents are worse than the children.
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Old 20 September 2007, 10:13 PM
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Sillyest shit ive seen in a long time!
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Old 21 September 2007, 03:12 AM
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Did anybody else find themselves humming the Benny Hill theme?
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Old 23 September 2007, 06:06 AM
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Did anybody else find themselves humming the Benny Hill theme?
YUP!
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Old 27 September 2007, 02:32 AM
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Easy. Attach them in such a way that they come off if pulled, aka the Eeyore design. No risk for neck injuries, although the pulling kid may get emotional scars for life...
...and they could have it rigged so when some nasty little brat yanks an ear off, fake blood can come spurting out and Pluto can play dead! He'll live the rest of his life thinking he personally killed Pluto (that'll learn 'im), and no employee gets in trouble! Win-win!
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Old 27 September 2007, 03:13 AM
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FWIW, I am acquainted with a guy who portrays various Disney characters at Disney World, including the occasional costumed character.
Ask him if he thought the Pluto acted properly. Better yet, ask him how he thinks Disney would react to the video.
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Old 27 September 2007, 05:23 AM
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The thing is, though, that Pluto never actually touched the kid, and though it was a high speed (and unsafe) chase, could anyone prove it wasn't in fun?

The mom, on the other hand, grabbed Pluto by the arm and then pushed him off the sidewalk. If she wanted to intervene, she should have nabbed her own kid when he went tearing past, not reached out and yanked on Pluto. It looks to me like she is the one who could get charged with assault.
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Old 27 September 2007, 01:33 PM
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The thing is, though, that Pluto never actually touched the kid, and though it was a high speed (and unsafe) chase, could anyone prove it wasn't in fun?

The mom, on the other hand, grabbed Pluto by the arm and then pushed him off the sidewalk. If she wanted to intervene, she should have nabbed her own kid when he went tearing past, not reached out and yanked on Pluto. It looks to me like she is the one who could get charged with assault.
From what I've read and heard of "The Cult of the Mouse", they do not take kindly to their characters acting "out of character".
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Old 27 September 2007, 07:01 PM
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From what I've read and heard of "The Cult of the Mouse", they do not take kindly to their characters acting "out of character".
Especially when it sounds like Pluto yells at the mom at one point. But I was thinking lawsuit. Everybody loves to sue The Mouse.
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Old 05 December 2007, 01:57 AM
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"SUPPOSEDLY" ...
30 odd years ago I stepped on Mickey's foot and he squeezed my hand until I cried...

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Old 05 December 2007, 11:53 AM
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"SUPPOSEDLY" ...
30 odd years ago I stepped on Mickey's foot and he squeezed my hand until I cried...

But did you do it on purpose?
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Old 06 December 2007, 05:53 AM
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But did you do it on purpose?
ME????

I'm sure it was truly an accident!

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Old 06 December 2007, 02:49 PM
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...and they could have it rigged so when some nasty little brat yanks an ear off, fake blood can come spurting out and Pluto can play dead! He'll live the rest of his life thinking he personally killed Pluto (that'll learn 'im), and no employee gets in trouble! Win-win!
And now, I'm humming the theme to "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Ahem.
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Old 06 December 2007, 02:58 PM
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And now, I'm humming the theme to "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Ahem.
It's more properly called The Liberty Bell, and was composed by John Philip Sousa.

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