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Dangerous Dan McFoo (1939)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 15 July 1939 (USA)
An arctic saloon. The tiny dog, Dan McFoo, is playing a pinball-like marble game in the back. His girlfriend, Sue, sounding like Katharine Hepburn, stands by. A stranger comes in with eyes ... See full summary »

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Fight Commentator (voice) (uncredited)
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Sue (voice) (uncredited)
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Dan McFoo (voice) (uncredited)
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An arctic saloon. The tiny dog, Dan McFoo, is playing a pinball-like marble game in the back. His girlfriend, Sue, sounding like Katharine Hepburn, stands by. A stranger comes in with eyes for Sue; he begins a boxing match with Dan. After Dan gets knocked down, he accuses the stranger of having something in the glove; the ref finds four horseshoes and a horse. After the fight goes on a while with no conclusion, the narrator tosses a couple of guns, the lights go out, and Dan is shot or is he? Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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This short is included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Dodge City (1939) See more »

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Spoofs The Shooting of Dan McGrew (1924) See more »

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Heaven Can Wait
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Played when Sue is introduced and continued as her theme
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It's a bit odd to hear the voice of Elmer Fudd coming from another character!
9 February 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a typical Tex Avery short: he takes an idea from anther source (here it's a poem by Robert W. Service, an idea he would use again at MGM), follow the basic concept and toss in every oddball sight gag or joke that could be shoehorned in in the 7 or 8 minute length. An interesting point here is that Arthur Q. Bryan does the voice for the title character, in the voice he would use as Elmer Fudd for a great many years. It really is strange hearing that voice from another character. Good cartoon, although the one Avery did at MGM was just a touch better than this one. Well worth seeking out. Recommended.


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