Pluto, also called Pluto the Pup, is a cartoon dog created in 1930 at Walt Disney Productions. He is a yellow-orange color, medium-sized, short-haired dog with black ears, and is wearing a red collar. Unlike most Disney characters, Pluto is not anthropomorphic beyond some characteristics such as facial expression. He is Mickey Mouse's pet. Officially a mixed-breed dog, he made his debut as a bloodhound in the Mickey Mouse cartoon The Chain Gang. Together with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Goofy, Pluto is one of the "Sensational Six"—the biggest stars in the Disney universe. Though all six are non-human animals, Pluto alone is not dressed as a human.
History with the Macy's Parade
Pluto first appeared in the Macy's Parade in 1934, alongside Disney colleagues such as Mickey Mouse and Horace Horsecollar. Unlike most balloons in the Parade's history, this balloon was moved around on a wooden frame with wheels. The balloon would retire in 1935 alongside Horace Horsecollar, and since then, Macy's has yet to produce another Pluto balloon.
Despite no longer appearing in the Parade as a balloon, Pluto would appear in his Disney Parks walk-around form a few times. His first costumed appearance featured him perched upon a giant birthday cake float, to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 40th Birthday, alongside many other Disney characters. He would once again appear in 2005 for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Disney Parks.