7.8/10
344
4 user

The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(poem), (story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Señor Droopy (1949)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A bullfight contest between Droopy and The Wolf, staged in the Chili Bowl.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Lina Romay, Tex Avery
Certificate: Passed Family | Animation | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy and his identical twin brother Drippy are assigned to look after a house, and are told to deal violently with strangers. But Droopy takes pity on his friend Spike, and agrees to put ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Dumb-Hounded (1943)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Wolf rides into town, terrorises it, kidnaps the girl, and is chased by the outraged townspeople, accompanied by Droopy, who despite introducing himself as "the hero" at the end, in ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees
Deputy Droopy (1955)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake... See full summary »

Directors: Tex Avery, Michael Lah
Stars: Bill Thompson, Tex Avery, Daws Butler
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wolf convict makes his escape, but is pursued by a diminutive Mountie who seems to be everywhere.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Droopy and Spike compete in a series of athletics contests, and no prizes for guessing who starts cheating...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Daws Butler, Bill Thompson
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A millionaire with two dogs (Spike and Droopy) leaves his fortune to Droopy with the stipulation that should he be killed the entire fortune who would to Spike. Guess what Spike is up to?

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, William Hanna
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Droopy the Boy Scout attempts to do good deeds, but has various Spike-related hurdles to overcome first...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson
Out-Foxed (1949)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy is an unlikely fox-hound, but the highly civilised (and resourceful) English upper-class fox makes even more unlikely prey...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Lou (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Frees ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Graham ...
Wolf / Bartender (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ...
Droopy (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shooting of Dan McScrew  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Bartender: [standing in front of a painting of a woman, obscuring the view of her supposedly naked torso] You might as well keep moving, Doc. I don't move from here all through the picture.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
(uncredited)
Music by Bert Leighton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One good short deserves an even better remake.
16 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Dangerous Dan McFoo, a short that Tex Avery directed at Warner Brothers, is re-made here some six years later, when Tex was at MGM. This cartoon is a bit crisper, with better timing, although both are quite good and both unmistakably Tex Avery cartoons. The Robert W. Service poem that serves as the starting point for both is used to much better effect here and Avery had six more years worth of practice honing his timing on his much-loved sight gags. The pacing is better here and it's just a better cartoon. Tex Avery was one of the giants of his field, working at a time when the animated short was significant, at least moreso than it is today. Many of his conventions are still used today. Too bad he didn't really seem to understand his impact while he was alive. From all reports, he felt that he'd been largely forgotten and had done little that would last. The work remains, but like most truly funny men, his personal life was a less than happy one. Excellent cartoon. Well worth seeking out. Most highly recommended.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Voiceover??!! vawlkee_2000
Discuss The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?