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A Bone for a Bone (1951)

Two polite twin gophers are in their underground home, playing gin, when a dog buries his bone right on top of them. They try to negotiate with the dog so that he will bury the bone ... See full summary »

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Two polite twin gophers are in their underground home, playing gin, when a dog buries his bone right on top of them. They try to negotiate with the dog so that he will bury the bone somewhere else. But the dog refuses to be cooperative and chases the gophers straight into a gas main, which the gophers seal from the outside. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Followed by Lumber Jerks (1955) See more »

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Shuffle Off to Buffalo
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Music by Harry Warren
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"Pardon me but is it necessary that you bury that femur right here?"
17 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyable Goofy Gophers short, directed by Friz Freleng. This time around Mac and Tosh tussle with a dog when the dog buries his bone in their gopher hole. Great voice work from legends Mel Blanc and Stan Freberg. Whimsical music from Carl Stalling. Can't say enough good things about the beautiful animation and rich colors. I like the Goofy Gophers series, although it's far from one of my favorites. Most of the humor comes from the silly voices and the joke that the duo are overly polite in every situation. But they are funny and the animation in these shorts is almost always excellent. Plus they tend to get away from a lot of the same old situations and backgrounds the bigger Looney Tunes characters' cartoons used over and over. I appreciate that a lot. One final note is that some sources online are citing this as an appearance from Barnyard Dog, best known as a foil for Foghorn Leghorn. That's not true; this dog neither looks nor sounds like Barnyard.


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