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I Got Plenty of Mutton (1944)

A wolf, deprived of meat by war rationing and starving, sees an article in the newspaper about a sheepdog leaving his flock to join the army and thinks it will be easy pickings. However, if... See full summary »

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A wolf, deprived of meat by war rationing and starving, sees an article in the newspaper about a sheepdog leaving his flock to join the army and thinks it will be easy pickings. However, if he had read the rest of the article first, he would have known that the flock is now guarded by the ram, "Killer Diller," a formidable foe. When the straightforward approach doesn't work, the wolf dresses as an attractive lady sheep, which immediately lures the amorous ram. The hapless wolf's attempt to club the ram, however, fails when he whacks an overhanging branch instead. He escapes, to another tree that conveniently has a safe hanging in it; it drops on the ram, but he emerges unscathed. Next is an anti-aircraft gun, but the ram hauls the disguised wolf inside. The panicked wolf runs for hours, finally tearing off his disguise in desperation "I'm a wolf!" "So am I!" Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Tashlin-paced, wacky sex comedy
25 June 2001 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

Ah, ze power of l'amour! A starving wolf, perishing from wartime meat rationing (he's so famished that when he swallows a solitary pea you can hear its landing reverberate around his hollow tummy) learns that a champion sheepdog has abandoned his flock to join the Army. The delighted wolf zooms off to gorge on unprotected sheep only to learn that they've been left in the charge of the tough-as-nails, wolf-destroying ram "Killer Diller". What to do? Well, since it's a Warner cartoon, what else?--he gets a sheep costume, dresses as a sexy ewe with long eyelashes and flowered sarong, and vamps the ram! Who, not to be outdone, promptly turns into an ovine Pepe le Pew, complete with Charles Boyer-accented heavy-breathing seduction routine, and gives the wolf a lot more than he bargained for. I would die before I'd give away the ending, but let's just say it opens possibilities Fred Quimby would never have countenanced...=) A wacky little gem with Tashlin's signature pacing and some reaction takes you'll have to see to believe.


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