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Wags to Riches (1949)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Short  |  13 August 1949 (USA)
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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?

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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?

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The title refers to a person who rises from poverty to wealth or fame and is considered a literary theme as used by in the writings of Horatio Alger, Jr. See more »

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Remade as Millionaire Droopy (1956) See more »

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Funeral March
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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The first of two versions of this and the better one
25 February 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This cartoon was re-done about seven years later as Millionaire Droopy with little changed, for reasons I can only guess at. Millionaire Droopy is the ultimate "cheater" short, in my opinion. A "cheater" is a short where much of the short is comprised of cribbed scenes from other cartoons, with some new animation as a framing device around it to make a "new" cartoon. This was done so that distribution contracts could be adhered to when they fell behind the production schedule (as they inevitably did), as a cheater required less time to produce than a completely new short did. While a good cartoon, Wags To Riches wasn't good enough to be cloned! Good to see it's in print, though. Well worth watching. Recommended


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