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...
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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 »
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 »
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
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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 »
[Answering back to the sheriff]
Yes sir, Mister Sheriff.
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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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