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Man's Best Friend (1941)

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A hunter and his tracking dog have been hunting all day and decide to call it quits for the night. They settle into the hunter's cabin and each go to their respective beds (with the hunter ... See full summary »

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Pinto Colvig ...
Hunter (voice) (uncredited)
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A hunter and his tracking dog have been hunting all day and decide to call it quits for the night. They settle into the hunter's cabin and each go to their respective beds (with the hunter promising more hunting bright and early the next morning much to the hound's disgust). At any rate, the dog settles into bed but is kept awake all night by all manner of distractions. First, he deals with a noisy cricket which he settles and then is disturbed by the moonlight outside reflecting off a clock's pendulum. After that, the rug catches fire and the heroic dog bravely saves the house from being burned to a crisp by dousing it with water. But now his bed is all wet so he settles in with his master... who snores to the point of annoyance. Finally, morning comes and the hunter is raring to go but the insomniac dog tells the old boy off and goes to live with the other animals! Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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20 October 1941 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Pinto Colvig, who previously worked for Walter Lantz as an inbetweener and animator in the studio's infancy, returned to voice the hunter in this cartoon. See more »

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A Bad Night's Sleep
19 June 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A hunter and his faithful hunting dog stop at a lodge. The man heads wearily to sleep. The dog does not fare so well in this solid Lantz cartoon.

The Lantz studio was just about to enter its peak period and the strong assortment of staff can be seen here. Lantz took credit for directing this one, with Ben Hardaway getting a scripting credit and Alex Lovy animation. Pinto Colvig also shows up for some voice work ... possibly he was picking up a few extra bucks while the strike was on at the Disney studio.

The story itself -- protagonist tries to get some sleep to no avail -- was a popular one in this period. The previous year GOOD NIGHT ELMER had shown Elmer Fudd in a fruitless quest for a good night's sleep. This one is a bit more generic -- and the gags slightly more realistic.


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