Back on this date in 2006, in response to news that on the 24th of August a team of astronomers had demoted Pluto to a “dwarf planet”, the Seven Dwarfs themselves issued a statement, via their friends at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Although we think it’s Dopey that Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet, which has made some people Grumpy and others just Sleepy, we are not Bashful in saying we would be Happy if Disney’s Pluto would join us as an eighth dwarf. We think this is just what the Doc ordered and is nothing to Sneeze at.
Disney’s Pluto, the dog, made his debut in 1930, the same year that a 24 year old America astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh, discovered what was until 2006, the ninth and outermost planet.
At the time of this statement from the Seven Dwarfs, a white-gloved, yellow-shoed source close to Disney’s top dog said, “I think the whole thing is goofy.”
“Pluto has never been interested in astronomy before, other than maybe an occasional howl at the moon.” Mickey Mouse was unavailable for comments.
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