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The Three Little Pups (1953)

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...

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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...

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26 December 1953 (USA)  »

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The western scene, a group of four cowboys, deputies, or bandits riding horses away, is also in T.V. of Tomorrow (1953). See more »

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Big Bad Dog Catcher: [a bulldog is biting his pants] Okay, break it up, son. Joke's over, hear?
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Referenced in Blackboard Jumble (1957) See more »

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Kingdom Coming (The Year of Jubilo)
Whistled often by the Dogcatcher
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The sight gags are great, but the dialogue steals the show!
3 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a bit unusual for an Avery cartoon, in that the funniest bits are not the sight gags, but the dialogue, particularly the commentary done by the wolf, a recurring character in Droopy cartoons, very Southern and so laid-back you almost feel you need to check him for a pulse. His asides to the audience and his interactions with a bulldog are hysterically funny. The same wolf appears in Billy Boy and Blackboard Jumble as well, among others. One of the funniest foils Droopy had. Spike was just relatively stupid and very greedy, with limited comedic potential. The wolf here was smarter and offered more of a challenge. Also, pay attention to the names of the other two dogs in this with Droopy. Well worth the effort to get. Most highly recommended.


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