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Dog Pounded (1954)

Sylvester Cat tries to catch Tweety Bird, who is up in a tree in the middle of the city dog pound.

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Sylvester / Tweety / Dogs / Dogcatcher / Pepé le Pew (voice)
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Hungry alley cat Sylvester spots Tweety in his nest, which sits on a tree high atop a dog pound where numerous bulldogs reside. Among the best gags in this cartoon (and there's lots of them): Sylvester walks a light wire like a tightrope walker, only to have a collective doggy-breath blow him off; Sylvester using a swing to gain access to the tree, only to have the dogs join; the cat using hypnotism to stop the dogs dead in their tracks (Tweety tricks Sylvester into revealing the secret); Sylvester disguising himself as a dog; the dogs burrowing under the pound, having accurately anticipated that Sylvester will do the same; and the dogs waiting in the tree branches waiting for Sylvester to climb the tree. The best gag, however, is saved for last Sylvester paints a white stripe down his back to make the dogs think he's a skunk. That trick works too well, as it also attracts Pepe Le Pew, who desires to make love with the lisping puddy tat. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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2 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Auf den Hund gekommen  »

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Pepé le Pew's only appearance in a Friz Freleng cartoon during the Golden Age of Animation. See more »

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Follows Ain't She Tweet (1952) See more »

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L'amour, toujours, l'amour
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Music by Rudolf Friml
Played when Pepe is holding Sylvester in his arms
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Apart from Tweety's final line, this one is a lot of fun
4 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

As anyone may know from reading my previous reviews I am a big Looney Tunes fan. I also like Sylvester and Tweety(Sylvester more admittedly), so watching Dog Pounded seemed like a match made in heaven. Overall, I thought it was a lot of fun.

I do have to agree about Tweety's final line, even as a child I never found it funny and if anything now it makes me groan. Apart from that, the animation is good and colourful, the music is quirky and lively, the mininal dialogue is decent enough and the sight gags especially with the dogs are very clever. Sylvester handles the gags well, while Tweety is watchable and the dogs great foils. Mel Blanc's voice work is top notch too. Overall, definitely worth a look. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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