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Police Dogged (1956)

Passed | | Animation, Short | June 1956 (USA)
In spite of the fact that some Keyword contributor used 'Clancy the Bull' on this cartoon, the star is none other than Clancy the Bulldog, famed police-dog, and there isn't a bull anywhere ... See full summary »

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In spite of the fact that some Keyword contributor used 'Clancy the Bull' on this cartoon, the star is none other than Clancy the Bulldog, famed police-dog, and there isn't a bull anywhere in sight on this film. What there is is a master criminal named Shlobotka doing some after-hours midnight work at the bank and, being somewhat cocky, he places a call to the police station just to let them know what he is up to.Clancy (the bulldog) answers the phone and then crawls into the phone in pursuit of Shlobotka. Clancy gets tossed into a trunk and dumped into the river, escapes and keeps up his pursuit of Shlobotka and his gang. He gets them all but the master-mind. What Clancy (the bulldog) thinks is a "living doll" of the female-persuasion approaches him---she had already knocked him out before he got tossed in the trunk---, but sleuth that he is, Clancy (the bulldog), unmasks her as Shlobotka, and the cross-dressing transvestite wants to know how Clancy (the bulldog) knew he wasn't a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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June 1956 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Clancy the Bull
2 December 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Bulldog, actually, but it's a good name for a cop. This Terrytoon from the year before Paul Terry sold the studio is certainly ambitious. It's shot in Cinemascope at a 2:35 aspect ratio. There's a lot of internal masking going on, and large swaths of unadorned background color. Every once in a while it uses the full screen, though.

Not that it makes much difference. This cartoon about Clancy chasing a thief uses a flat-voiced narration (like a lot of movies, which wanted to be DRAGNET) as he chases a thief. There are several fairly amusing gags drawn from movie comedy's grab bag and it's all put together well enough to keep you smiling throughout.


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