sources inside Disney have told this web site that the company
is to consider demoting Pluto to Junior Sidekick status.
the last fifty years the cartoon dog has officially been
a Senior Sidekick Class 1.
spokesman for the company told our reporter:
review of Pluto's position in the cartoon firmament is
part of a regular reappraisal of the company's assets."
spokesman for the extremist anti-Pluto pressure group Pluto
Must Die, emailed us to say:
stuck in a picnic basket is really the height of Pluto's
abilities as far as we are concerned."
time to dump the mutt, downgrading him is just too little
are calling for the dog to be put down."
cartoon outsiders this may seem harsh, however in a recent
internet survey of people with little to do in their lives,
even the dog in The Simpsons ranked higher than Pluto, even
though nobody surveyed could actually recall the name of
the dog on The Simpsons.
demotion, were it to be approved, means that animators specializing
in the cartoon dog will have to get their own coffee, clean
their own on-set trailer and stand up when Mickey Mouse
animators enter the room.
other news, Pluto the planet could be demoted to rubble,
more to follow.