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Wild and Woolfy (1945)

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 »

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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 fact barely features in this one - but connoisseurs of Tex Avery wolves will have a field day. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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One of the stores in the background is named "General Merchandise," and underneath reads Claude Smith, Proprietor. Claude Smith was the cartoon's layout artist. See more »

Goofs

When Joe Wolf first enters the saloon, a dog cowboy licks his hand and rolls onto his back wagging his tail. Joe kicks the dog and he runs off, but his tail has vanished. See more »

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Joe Wolf: Hey, now, wait a minute, shorty! You've been dogging me all through this picture. Just who the heck are you, anyway?
Droopy: Why, haven't you heard? I'm the hero.
[knocks out Wolf with a mallet]
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Chicken Reel
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Played when the cowboy turns into a chicken
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Wonderfully wild
18 September 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. Generally like the Droopy cartoons and the character himself a lot, his best cartoons are classics and among Avery's best. 'Wild and Woolfy' is not one of the best Droopy cartoons, and is not as good as the previous cartoons 'Dumb-Hounded' and 'The Shooting of Dan McGoo'. It's wonderfully wild fun, even if the basic story is predictable and Droopy is more of a barely seen supporting character.

With that being said, his contribution is still memorable and shows off his remarkably well-established personality beautifully.

The Wolf is a villain that has menace and great comic timing, the girl is beautiful and sexy and the horse steals the cartoon (one of the funniest horses easily in cartoondom). 'Wild and Woolfy' is endlessly inventive and hysterically funny in typical Avery-style cartoon.

Tex Avery does a wonderful job directing, with his unique, unlike-any-other visual and characteristic and incredibly distinctive wacky humour style all over it as can be expected.

Some of 'Wild and Woolfy' is over-the-top and weird in a delicious way, it is also incredibly clever, imaginatively creative and full of inspired visual gags, play on words and hilariously droll asides and puns. The strangeness was an enormous part of its charm. There is enough variety to stop it from being repetitious.

'Wild and Woolfy' is beautifully and brilliantly animated as usual. The character designs are unique, Avery always did have creative character designs, and suitably fluid. The music, courtesy of Scott Bradley, is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with lively and energetic rhythms and fits very well indeed.

Voice acting is very good from Bill Thompson, Pinto Colvig and especially Paul Frees.

Overall, great and wonderfully wild cartoon. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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