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Hector's Hectic Life (1948)

Passed  -  Animation | Short | Comedy  -  19 November 1948 (USA)
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Hector is a dog with an easy life and the run of the house when the lady of the house gives him a more mess and you're out. Hector would be okay if not for the fact that three... See full summary »


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Swedish Housekeeper - Puppies (voice) (uncredited)


Hector is a dog with an easy life and the run of the house when the lady of the house gives him a more mess and you're out. Hector would be okay if not for the fact that three little puppies have been left on their doorstep. Hector has a hectic time keeping them in line and cleaning up their messes without alerting the lady. Written by tomtrekp

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19 November 1948 (USA)  »

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Swedish Housekeeper - Puppies: For shame. You've sold to the devil. You have sold by throwing those puppies out into the cold.
Swedish Housekeeper - Puppies: Doggone ya! That ain't kissing.
[snatches halo from angel puppy's head]
Swedish Housekeeper - Puppies: Ah, don't be a shnook, angel puss.
[angel puppy snatches back his halo]
Swedish Housekeeper - Puppies: Come down off the cloud. Why should he lose his happy home for them dopes, see?
Swedish Housekeeper - Puppies: No!
[punches devil puppy away]
Swedish Housekeeper - Puppies: Those innocent babies, into the cold you've driven. Go, bring them back, and all will be forgiven.
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Hector's Hectic Life is a wonderfully funny holiday cartoon from Famous Studios
3 December 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Last week, I reviewed Chips Off the Old Block which concerned a cat who found out about his offspring and kept them away from his female master because he was afraid of being thrown out. That's the same premise here except it's now a dog named Hector with his pups who all wave one of their ears just like dear old dad. Director Bill Tytla-a former Disney animator-provides just the right amount of sentiment with slapstick that makes this one of the more enjoyable one-shots from the Famous Studios factory. There's also Hector's angel and devil fighting it out for his soul after he initially throws his children out that I liked as well. If there's one quibble it's with the obvious stereotypical Swedish (or is it Norwegian) accent that is heard from the female head. It least she's only seen from the waist down like Tom and Jerry's Mammy Two-Shoes. Other than that, Hector's Hectic Life is a fine Christmas cartoon that should by seen by the whole family. P.S. I first saw this public domain short in the late '80s on a bargain basement VHS tape.

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