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The Wolf escapes from prison but is hounded by the police dog named Droopy. Wherever The Wolf goes, the little fellow is there, too.

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The Wolf escapes from prison but is hounded by the police dog named Droopy. Wherever The Wolf goes, the little fellow is there, too.

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20 March 1943 (USA)  »

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Trivia

First appearance of "Happy Hound," later (and better) known as Droopy. See more »

Quotes

Droopy: You stay here while I go and call the cops. Now promise me you won't move.
Wolf: Uh, okay, bub.
[aside, to camera]
Wolf: Sucker.
[back to Droopy]
Wolf: I'll stay right here. I promise, I won't move a inch.
Droopy: [leaving] Okay. Now don't move.
[as soon as Droopy leaves, the Wolf goes out the window, takes a taxi to the train station, takes a train to the docks, takes a boat to the airport, and takes a plane to a remote cabin, where he finds... ]
Droopy: You moved, didn't you?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Danger Mouse: Public Enemy No. 1 (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Where, Oh, Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
Music from the German folk song "Der Deitcher's Dog"
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The Endearing Little Hound Off To A Great Start!
12 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love the opening to this cartoon; an introduction, if you will, to the great character named "Droopy." Here he was called "The Happy Hound" but that changed quickly into the name we Droopy fans are all familiar with.

Anyway, we see a bunch of dogs racing out of "Swing Swing Prison," chasing an escaped convict. Trailing the pack is a very slow hound, who turns to us with his very downcast voice, asks, "Hello, are you happy people? You know what? I'm the hero." Then, he just slowly saunters away. That's his introduction to us. Bill Thompson does a fantastic job with our hero's depressing-sounding voice.

One of the most endearing aspect of these cartoons is Droopy giving asides to us, the audience. They're almost always hilarious. An early example in here: he and another dog bark at each other and the other dog walks away. Droopy turns to us and explains, "Just dog talk" and moves on.

The gag in this story is the escaped convict being dogged by Droopy everywhere he tries to hide from the cops. The dog appears out of nowhere, even hundreds of miles away - in a flash. (You really have to see it to appreciate the humor.)

This isn't just a cartoon which provides sight gags. It has that, plus a lot of puns, funny "asides" to the the viewers, comments on people and society, a sexy woman who gives us a good song....just a ton of entertainment from start to finish. Even when the jokes are corny, they admit it on screen to us!


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