August 14, 1933
Hot and Cold is a short animated film by Walter Lantz Productions, and is the eleventh of the thirteen Pooch the Pup cartoons.
Pooch is walking in the Arctic carrying a stick with a sack attached to it. He then comes across his sweetheart, the girl coonhound, who wears a thick fur coat, and is playing fetch with her pet great dane. The great dane, after doing a few catches, accidentally falls into a hole in the ice. The great dane is pulled out of the hole but is trapped in an ice block. Pooch, using a payphone in the vicinity, then calls a king. The king he called lives in a local shack with switches that control the weather. And upon hearing Pooch's request for warm weather, the king turns off the cold wind, and activates the sun. Some of the snow in the area starts to melt as a result, and the great dane is defrosted. A lot of the other animals around seem to enjoy the suddenly warm climate.
But not everybody is pleased with the weather change. A disturbed polar bear, who's not accustomed to warm temperature, enters the king's shack. The polar bear tangles the king in a net, and moves some of the switches, thus replacing the sun with a blizzard. Pooch comes to the scene moments later. Pooch attempts to approach the switches, only to be thrown outside by the polar bear.
The polar bear chases Pooch across the terrain. Pooch, however, receives help as a group of pelicans and sea lions pelt the polar bear with snow balls. Finally, a penguin tosses ice spikes to encage the white bruin.
Following his encounter with the polar bear, Pooch returns to the shack. The king, now unrestrained (possibly by the girl coonhound), restores the sun back to the area as well as including warm wind. And as the warmness goes on uninterrupted, the Arctic landscape is changed to a place similar to those in the South Pacific islands.