- Alternate Character Interpretation: Is the large amount of Ship Tease between Pluto and the Armadillo intentional?
- Fridge Horror:
- Armadillos are a known carrier of leprosy due to their low metabolism. Are Mickey and Pluto going to catch the oldest and one of the most feared diseases after the end of the short?
- Smuggling animals is a serious crime in most areas. Is Mickey going to get arrested for (accidentally) smuggling the armadillo on his plane ride?
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The comic strip B.C. ALSO had a similarly-designed female armadillo who the anteater falls for. At least one strip has both the anteater AND the armadillo roll up into balls, similar to how Pluto and the armadillo roll up into balls near the end of this short.
- Ho Yay: If you interpret the armadillo as male (see Viewer Gender Confusion below), his Ship Teases with Pluto become this.
- Signature Scene: There's a very good chance that, when you remember this short, the first thing that comes to mind is the scene where Pluto and the armadillo turn into balls and roll around bumping into each other.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The armadillo never shows up again after this short, despite its ending with her joining Pluto and Mickey on the plane ride home. She might've made an interesting addition to other Pluto shorts.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: The narrator refers to the armadillo with male pronouns, but the armadillo's eyelashes and interactions with Pluto imply that it's a female.
YMMV / Pluto and the Armadillo