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Homesteader Droopy (1954)

Homesteaders are not popular in cattle country, so when the cows complain to the sheriff (The Wolf), the law makes it tough on the Droopy family.

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When a homesteader moves into cattle country and the cattle complains to a local sheriff, an all-out feud starts. Using one dirty trick after another, the sheriff is making things hard for homesteader Droopy. Until, that is, he makes the fatal mistake of taking on Droopy's family... Written by Anonymous

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The score for this cartoon was featured on the audio CD "Tom & Jerry & Tex Avery Too!". See more »

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Home on the Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
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Droopy goes west
8 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

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 expressively done.

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 than Thompson).

All in all, wonderful. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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