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The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Comedy  |  14 April 1945 (USA)
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This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »

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Lou (voice) (uncredited)
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Wolf / Bartender (voice) (uncredited)
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Droopy (voice) (uncredited)
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This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out to be Droopy, it turns into another Droopy-versus-the Wolf gagfest. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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14 April 1945 (USA)  »

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The Shooting of Dan McScrew  »

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The release date, Saturday, April 14th, 1945, was 80 years after President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, Friday, April 14th, 1865. See more »

Quotes

Wolf: Give me a straight whisky.
[the Wolf takes is drink and goes into wild convulsions, hopping all over the place]
Wolf: This stuff's been cut!
Droopy: Well, what do you want for ten cents, gasoline?
Wolf: 'Tain't funny, McGoo... What corny dialogue.
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Spoofed in The Mask (1994) See more »

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You're in the Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones and lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
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A Tex Avery classic, a very clever takeoff on the Robert Service poem.
14 July 2000 | by (Anchorage, Alaska) – See all my reviews

This cartoon is vintage Tex Avery, including his classic barroom scene with the wolf's eyeballs bulging across the room toward the voluptuous dance hall girl. The cartoon is a clever takeoff on Robert Service's poem, "The Shooting of Dan McGrew".


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