Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

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Droopy and his identical twin brother Drippy are assigned to look after a house, and are told to deal violently with strangers. But Droopy takes pity on his friend Spike, and agrees to put ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Certificate: Passed Family | Animation | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A variation on the age-old 'Three Little Pigs' theme, with Droopy and pals being the target of one of the most laid-back wolves you'll ever see...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Don't be fooled by the title - Droopy looks like Droopy, but he's actually jazzman John Pettibone, with his performing flea combo, and the film shows how it came into being.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, John Brown
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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?

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, William Hanna
Deputy Droopy (1955)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake... See full summary »

Directors: Tex Avery, Michael Lah
Stars: Bill Thompson, Tex Avery, Daws Butler
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Droopy and Spike compete in a series of athletics contests, and no prizes for guessing who starts cheating...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Daws Butler, Bill Thompson
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Droopy the Boy Scout attempts to do good deeds, but has various Spike-related hurdles to overcome first...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson
Out-Foxed (1949)
Family | Animation | Short
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Droopy is an unlikely fox-hound, but the highly civilised (and resourceful) English upper-class fox makes even more unlikely prey...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Family | Western | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Homesteaders are not popular in cattle country, so when the cows complain to the sheriff (The Wolf), the law makes it tough on the Droopy family.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Paul Frees
Animation | Family | Comedy
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wolf convict makes his escape, but is pursued by a diminutive Mountie who seems to be everywhere.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham
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Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

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When Spike shoots the balloons a green balloon changes to red as it deflates. See more »

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References Wags to Riches (1949) See more »

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Waltz in D Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Minute Waltz)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Who Has More 'Strength And Daring?'
16 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This time we are at the circus, where they are advertising for "Dare Devil Dog Wanted: Must Be Fearless!"

Two guys applying for the job are our normal adversaries, Droopy and Spike. The boss says he will put it "on a competitive basis and the one who gives me the best performance in strength and daring gets the job!"

So, here we go again with a contest between the two and we get the same thing: great humor, tremendous sight gags and just a ton of laughs as these two compete in everything from a strongman contests to feats of courage, like driving autos into a brick wall, with Spike cheating in almost every event but coming out the worst for it. I loved Droopy on the flying trapeze.

This is yet one more strong entry from The "Tex Avery's Droopy - The Complete Theatrical Collection" DVD.


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