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Pete is a character created by The Walt Disney Company, and the main antagonist in the Mickey Mouse cartoons. He is a large overweight cat, sometimes depicted with a peg leg. Though usually associated with the Mickey Mouse universe, Pete first appeared in Disney's Alice Comedies three years before Mickey's debut, making him Disney's oldest recurring character.

Appearances in Christmas specials[]

Pete as The Ghost of Christmas Future

Pete as the Ghost of Christmas Future in Mickey's Christmas Carol.

In the theatrical featurette Mickey's Christmas Carol, Pete appears as the Ghost of Christmas Future (the role of which was played by Queen Grimhilde's hag form in the original vinyl record the special was based on). Unlike most Christmas Carol adaptations, Pete's appearance as the spirit is very brief, though he still manages to show Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Scrooge McDuck) the main point of the bad future he is showing. Pete brings Scrooge to a graveyard where Bob Cratchit (Mickey) is mourning Tiny Tim (Morty Fieldmouse), and a pair of weasels are laughing over Scrooge's grave, which he then pushes Scrooge into, laughing evilly while he's at it.

As Pete served as a regular antagonist in the Disney Afternoon series Goof Troop, he naturally appeared prominently in its Christmas special, A Goof Troop Christmas: Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas. Fed up with having to put up with Goofy's Christmas decorations ever year, Pete decides that he and his family will spend Christmas in Apsrin, Colorado. Unbeknownst to Pete, however, Goofy's son Max talks him into also going to Asprin for Christmas, and to add insult to injury for Pete, Goofy and Max are staying in a cabin very close to the one Pete and his family are staying at.

Pete in Once Upon a Christmas

Pete in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas.

In Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, Pete appears in this direct-to-video film's second segment, "A Very Goofy Christmas". Like in Goof Troop, Pete is Goofy's neighbor, except here, Pete's family is not seen. Pete tells Max that there is no Santa Claus, crushing Max's spirit and having him questioning his existence due to lack of evidence. When Goofy stays up waiting for Santa, Goofy mistakes a Beagle Boy for Santa, who instead is robbing Pete's house, only to be caught by the police. Pete is present when the real Santa arrives, but he doesn't get anything except a front yard full of snow. Later, in the third segment, "Mickey and Minnie's Gift of the Magi", Pete appears as Mickey's cruel and uptight boss at a Christmas tree lot, where he tries to sell ten-foot Christmas trees for thrice the amount of an ordinary tree. When Mickey helps a poor family find a more affordable tree, Pete becomes furious, steals the money Mickey had earned, and kicks him out, presumably firing him. Karma quickly hits Pete yet again, though, as he then accidentally puts his still-lit cigar into his pocket, leading to a chain reaction of events that eventually results in him setting his ten-foot trees on fire.

Pete has a very brief, silent cameo in the Mickey Mouse Works short "Mickey's Christmas Chaos". When Mickey brings in Scrooge McDuck and Huey, Dewey and Louie as Christmas carolers to help with his house's Christmas display, Mortimer does the same for his house's display by bringing in Pete, dressed as an angel.


Pete dressed as Santa Claus in "Pete's Christmas Caper".

In the House of Mouse episode "Pete's Christmas Caper", Pete offers to play Santa Claus in the House of Mouse staff's annual gift-exchange, but is secretly planning to take all the gifts for himself. With the help of the Magic Brooms from Fantasia, he manages to steal all of the gifts. When Mickey comes to ask Pete about the missing presents, Pete, hiding the gifts in a nearby grate, denies stealing them. However, Mickey then informs Pete that the gifts were meant for him, and Pete soon finds out too late that the grate he just stuffed them in to was the furnace. At the end of the episode, he helps Minnie pull a Yuletide prank on Mortimer when he tries to get her under the mistletoe again.

Pete appears in the Mickey and the Roadster Racers episode "Happy Hot Diggity Dog Holiday!"

Pete's most recent appearance in a Christmas special was a voiceless cameo in the opening sequence of Mickey Saves Christmas.


  • Although Pete did not appear in Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas, there were plans for a segment that would've been about him and Goofy competing in a contest of some sort.


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