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Don't Give Up the Sheep (1953)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  3 January 1953 (USA)
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A sheepdog thwarts the efforts of a thieving wolf whose tricks include altering the time clock, hiding in a bush, imitating Pan, digging a tunnel, unleashing a wildcat and disguising himself as the dog's coworker.

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Ralph Sheepdog / Ralph Wolf / Fred Sheepdog / Wildcat (voice)
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In this matchup of wolf and sheepdog, the sheepdog is identified as Ralph, and the wolf isn't named and doesn't punch the clock. The sheepdog is also not as good at anticipating the wolf's moves. But the wolf is, ultimately, no more successful; his Acme wildcat turns on him; his Tarzan-like vine swinging gets him only the sheepdog, no sheep, and the subsequent war of cutting down tree limbs, the tree, and ultimately the cliff where the tree grows, is done in by cartoon physics. Ultimately, he tries posing as Fred, the night shift dog, with no success. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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First appearance of Sam Sheepdog (referred to here as "Ralph") and Ralph Wolf (unnamed here). See more »

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Followed by Double or Mutton (1955) See more »

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Frühlingslied (Spring Song)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Utter genius
30 October 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

There's no flies on Sam Sheepdog, don't even bother trying to fool him because he can see through ALL your little tricks.

Wile E. Coyote, taking a break from trying to catch that pesky Roadrunner, spies his long suspended dinner in a flock of sheep grazing happily in a field. Unfortunately for him, Sam has just started his shift and he isn't going to make it easy for him.

A series of brilliant gags follow, all of them utter genius, as Coyote goes to more and more ridiculous measures to obtain his main course. Ending in a surprise twist that will leave you in stitches.

A very funny, very clever cartoon.


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