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A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake... See full summary »

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Certificate: Passed Family | Animation | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, John Brown
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy and his identical twin brother Drippy are assigned to look after a house, and are told to deal violently with strangers. But Droopy takes pity on his friend Spike, and agrees to put ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Out-Foxed (1949)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Droopy is an unlikely fox-hound, but the highly civilised (and resourceful) English upper-class fox makes even more unlikely prey...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler
Family | Western | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Paul Frees
Dumb-Hounded (1943)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Wolf escapes from prison but is hounded by the police dog named Droopy. Wherever The Wolf goes, the little fellow is there, too.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wolf convict makes his escape, but is pursued by a diminutive Mountie who seems to be everywhere.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A millionaire with two dogs (Spike and Droopy) leaves his fortune to Droopy with the stipulation that should he be killed the entire fortune who would to Spike. Guess what Spike is up to?

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, William Hanna
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Droopy and Spike compete in a series of athletics contests, and no prizes for guessing who starts cheating...

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Daws Butler, Bill Thompson
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Bea Benaderet, Paul Frees
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A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake of 'Rock-a-Bye Bear' (1952). Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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28 October 1955 (USA)  »

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While the voice of Droopy was usually provided by Bill Thompson, he did not do so for this cartoon, he did Tex Avery a favor, letting him have the role. Being Tex Avery's final cartoon highlighting Droopy Dog and Droopy's speaking was very small (after being caught and.silenced by the two criminals). The first of two animation shorts cartoons 0000813 co-directed, along with Michael Lah, as he was in process of returning back to Walter Lantz Studios, where his animation career started) the voice heard is strongly believed to be Tex Avery's. Also, Droopy Dog spoke only three short lines, it. "Yes sir, mister sheriff" was said twice & to the jailed criminals, "Well boys, don't look at me", then the closing music begins. See more »

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[Answering back to the sheriff]
Droopy: Yes sir, Mister Sheriff.
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Featured in Så er der tegnefilm: Episode #1.2 (2013) See more »

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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
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An unnecessary remake.
5 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Deputy (Droopy) is told by the Sheriff to mind things while he takes a nap. So, when some crooks come into town to rob the bank, these desperadoes do all they can NOT to wake the Sheriff but to take out the Deputy themselves. The problem is that the Deputy repeatedly hurts them--and they have to quickly run out of town to scream their heads off so as to avoid waking the Sheriff.

"Deputy Droopy" is a remake, of sorts, of "Rock-a-bye Bear". However, the film is also quite different--especially in the locale. Now I normally dislike remakes--but it's a lot easier to dislike this one because the animation quality is SIGNIFICANTLY lower than the original (as MGM had learned that crappier animation often paid off quite well--such as with the success of rival UPA). It's also odd, because you hear Droopy talking with a voice that is obviously not that of the usual voice actor--and, combined with the crappy animation that makes it look unlike Droopy, loses the charm of the character. So, while I give the original a well-deserved 9, this on only manages a 6.


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