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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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Uncredited cast:
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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1.37 : 1
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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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Edited into Santa's Magic Book (1996) See more »

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Familiar, But A Nice Holiday Ending
12 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a familiar theme but with a different twist to it. I've seen "Tom" and "Sylvester" and other characters in the same predicament as we find Hector the dog here, meaning he has to be nice and keep things under control if he's going to stay in the house. An added incentive: stay in the house AND get a nice present from Santa Claus, according to his Scandanavian- accented owner. Otherwise, he'll be thrown out in the snow with no holiday fun.

The problem is three little puppies are delivered to the front door....and those little guys are not going to be quiet and orderly. They are going to cause havoc and you know who will be blamed. Can Hector keep them in line?.

There's a nice ending to this, as most short stories and cartoons revolving around Christmas are, and that's a good thing. The feel-good ending makes up for a so-so story.

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