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Dixieland Droopy (1954)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  4 December 1954 (USA)
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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.

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Narrator / Pee Wee Runt (voice) (uncredited)
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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. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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This film short is included as a bonus in the Warner DVD of The Long, Long Trailer (1953). See more »

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Droopy leaves the city dump with his Dixieland record at night. But when he arrives at the diner, it is apparently daytime. See more »

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You Wonderful You
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Music by Harry Warren
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One Of The Most Original and Feel-Good Cartoons I've Ever Seen
20 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Need a lift? Watch this cartoon. You'll feel a lot better.

This a different kind of Droopy cartoon, right from the opening scene. This is the "true story" of John Pettybone, a jazz player who rose from the junkyard to the Hollywood Bowl. Droopy plays Mr. Pettybone. We get a narrator, the kind I used to hear in film noirs or in short features, explaining the story for us, or at least the background information.

Everywhere Droopy plays his recording - a recording of his Dixieland music - he, and the disc, get thrown out. He runs the gamut from ice cream trucks, jukeboxes, organ grinders, merry-go-rounds, you name it. Nobody wants to hear his jazzy record.

When all seems lost, our musical friend finds a real Dixieland band at the local circus: "The Musical Fleas, featuring Pee Wee Runt and his All-Flea Dixieland Band.

You have to love the creativity of these writers!

What happens after this is even wilder. This is one of the funnier, most original and great- looking (colors are fantastic) and great-sounding cartoons I have ever had the pleasure of watching. The Dixieland music will have your feet jumping: guaranteed.

If you get the opportunity, see this on the Droopy DVD package with the restored picture. It's fantastic.


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