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Man's Best Friend (1952)

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Goofy buys a pet dog (Bowser) and has trouble training it. As Bowser gets bigger, he becomes a larger problem, angering the neighbors. Goofy goes out for the night, and Bowser proves not to... See full summary »

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Goofy buys a pet dog (Bowser) and has trouble training it. As Bowser gets bigger, he becomes a larger problem, angering the neighbors. Goofy goes out for the night, and Bowser proves not to be much of a guard dog until Goofy comes home and tries to get in. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A man and dog relationship gone nuts
31 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Man's Best Friend is a nice, fun Disney short but somewhat unexceptional too. The story is predictable, and the middle part of the short lets things down with Goofy being dragged by the larger Bowser being repetitive and tired and Goofy being forced to repay his neighbours is the only one gag in this section really that works. The pacing also could have been crisper and a little more wild. The first section sets things up well and is very amusing if standard humour with Goofy literally taking on the dog role, while the final third comes off best, Bowser being a guard dog was interesting to watch. The animation is bright and colourful with some lovely drawing and detail, and the music synchronises with great character with the gags. The humour is amusing if not hilarious in the outer two thirds if losing its way in the middle. Goofy is likable and funny enough, and the dog is sweet and quite smart.

To conclude, nice short but doesn't quite have the wow factor. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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