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Droopy is an heir of a million dollars by his owner, but the will also
states that the other pet dog, "Spike," gets the money if Droopy dies.
Hmm, that gets big Spike to thinking....
Spike is absolutely hilarious, especially in the reading of the will. Talk about someone who's jaw drops!! The sight gags in here, especially with this dog, are Tex Avery classics - just really funny stuff. I almost felt sorry for sadistic Spike as, of course, everything he tries in eliminating Droopy backfires. This must have been an inspiration to the guys who did the Road Runner cartoons, with Wile E. Coyote having the same fortune as Spike.
This is another winner from The "Tex Avery's Droopy - The Complete Theatrical Collection" DVD.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
There was a later remake of this cartoon (Millionaire Droopy). In fact,
aside from cheaper backgrounds, it's really the exact same film. So,
considering this is the original and it looks a heck of a lot better,
try seeing this film first or don't even bother with the other one.
Tex Avery did a good job here in creating an entertaining short cartoon featuring Droopy Dog. He and his "friend" Butch the dog are both named in the will of a millionaire. Droopy is the sole heir but Butch is to inherit everything should anything happen to Droopy--so you can easily guess where the cartoon is going next! Well, despite Butch's efforts, he keeps being the recipient of all the tricks and traps and Droopy is left unharmed. A good cartoon and a lotta fun.
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
This is another classic cartoon in true Tex Avary style! The premise is
simple, Droopy was left a fortune but if he should die all the money goes
Spike. Obviously Spike will do anything within his power to kill Droopy
make it look accidental. And what follows is another blend of classic
3(***)out of 4(****)stars
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