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Not Pete's usual state of dress, but fitting nonetheless.
Pete is a large anthropomorphic cat from the Classic Disney Shorts who is constantly causing trouble for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy (all of whom, ironically, he predatesnote ).
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Pete's brand of villainy has evolved subtly over the years, his intelligence is optional and his goals range from a simple con to taking over a country, but one thing remains the same in this selfish, menacing brute - Pete is up to no good. He gets what's coming to him with perfect Laser-Guided Karma, and yet he never learns.

As a villain and antagonist, Pete's most notable trait to date is that he has never learned the difference between fear and respect. As opposed to many Disney villains who lust for power, Pete is a bully who desires control over people; a goal that can never be accomplished since he has never displayed any self-control himself.

He debuted in the Alice Comedies short "Alice Solves the Puzzle", and also appeared as a bear in some of the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons. This makes him the oldest Disney character that is still in use today.

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    Pete's filmography 

1925

  • Alice Solves The Puzzle: First appearance of Pete in any Disney media, in the Alice Comedies.
  • Alice Wins The Derby: First time Pete is depicted without a peg leg.
  • Alice Picks The Champ
  • Alice's Tin Pony

1926

  • Alice on the Farm

1927

  • The Ocean Hop: First appearance of Pete in Oswald's cartoons, completely redesigned to be taller than the other characters.

1928

  • Ozzie of the Mounted: First time Pete appeared with a larger stomach.
  • Hungry Hobos: Last appearance of Pete in the Disney-produced Oswald shorts.
  • The Gallopin' Gaucho: First time Pete appeared in a Mickey Mouse short, solidifying his metamorphosis from a bear to a cat in the process, as well as his role as Mickey's antagonist.
  • Steamboat Willie

1929

  • The Barn Dance
  • The Barnyard Battle

1930

  • The Cactus Kid
  • The Chain Gang

1932

  • The Klondike Kid: First appearance of Pete's modern redesign.
  • The Mad Dog: First speaking appearance, provided by Walt Disney.

1934

  • Shanghaied: First cartoon to have Billy Bletcher voice Pete.
  • The Dognapper: First cartoon to have Pete go up against Donald Duck alongside Mickey Mouse.

1935

  • Mickey's Service Station: First cartoon to have Pete up against Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in their first trio short. Pete's last appearance in black and white.

1936

1937

  • The Worm Turns

1939

  • Officer Duck: First time to have Pete against Donald Duck in his solo shorts.

1940

  • Mr. Mouse Takes A Trip: Last appearance as an antagonist in a Mickey Mouse short.
  • The Riveter

1941

  • Timber

1942

  • Symphony Hour: Pete's last appearance in a Mickey Mouse short.

1944

  • Trombone Trouble

1952

  • Two Gun Goofy: First time to have Pete against Goofy in his solo shorts.
  • How to Be a Detective: Last appearance of Pete in Goofy's solo shorts.
  • The New Neighbor

1953

  • Canvas Back Duck: Last appearance of Pete in Donald's solo shorts.

1954

  • The Lone Chipmunks: Final appearance of Pete in any classic short, oddly clashing against Chip 'n Dale.

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