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Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly
Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's
film, television or cartoons.
Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best
cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did.
Generally like the Droopy cartoons and the character himself a lot, his
best cartoons are classics and among Avery's best. 'Homesteader Droopy'
just lacks the sparkle of their very finest, but it is one of Droopy's
better cartoons and very nearly one of Avery's best. It has all the
typical things that make their cartoons so great, while also being
different, including Droopy being a family man, a Monument Valley-like
setting and being more dialogue-heavy than usual. Even the wolf
adversary is in a relatively different role to usual.
Droopy, as usual, is so well established in personality and is high on
the humour and charisma scale. The wolf again proves himself to be one
of Droopy's best, funniest and most interesting opponents, even more so
than Spike, his facial expressions and such are very inventively and
Typically, Avery does a wonderful job directing, with his unique,
unlike-any-other visual and characteristic and incredibly distinctive
wacky humour style all over it as can be expected.
Once again there is nothing sadistic or repetitious, instead it's
imaginative, wonderfully wild and hilarious including a very inspired
Custer's Last Stand gag.
It is no surprise either that the animation is superb, being rich in
colour and detail and the setting is one of the most memorably rendered
of all Droopy cartoons. The character designs are unique, Avery always
did have creative character designs, and suitably fluid. The music,
courtesy of Scott Bradley, is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with
lively and energetic rhythms and fits very well indeed.
Voice acting as always is great, Bill Thompson and Paul Frees were two
of the most talented voice actors ever in the voice acting business and
both are at the top of their game (nobody since has done Droopy better
All in all, wonderful. 10/10 Bethany Cox
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