A Shakespearian dog, tired of being a pie-in-the-face looney tune, quits Warner Brothers to study dramatic acting and goes to his country house to practice the bard. He finds that two ... See full summary »

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A Shakespearian dog, tired of being a pie-in-the-face looney tune, quits Warner Brothers to study dramatic acting and goes to his country house to practice the bard. He finds that two polite twin gophers have taken over his abode and angrily throws them out. They retaliate by violently heckling him in comical accordance with his Shakespeare speeches. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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"A Ham in A Role", date of release, (Tuesday), December 13th, 1949, was comical & drama actor Dick Van Dyke's 24th birthday. See more »

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Just before the dog signs the resignation page and leaves Warner Brothers' animation studio, a block of eleven ballerina dance steps, (in front of and just below the dog's head height) is pulled across it, almost making it appear as if the dog was dancing, while it was sitting down. See more »

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Follows Two Gophers from Texas (1948) See more »

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There's Music in the Land
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Music by Jule Styne
Played when the Gophers emerge from the book and set out toward the house
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I can call gophers from the vasty deep
23 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Topnotch Goofy Gophers cartoon, doing what they do best: pricking the vanity of the inept, in this case, a dog who wishes to give up doing slapstick cartoons for Warner Brothers and do Shakespearian roles instead.

Although this cartoon is credited to McKimson, it shows the hand of Art Davis, the most under-rated of the directors at Termite Terrace -- the hambone hound likes to wear a bow tie. Davis had his own unit, but it was folded into McKimson's in the late 1940s. A pity, as he was a much better director than McKimson. Take a look at this one and see.


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