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I just watched this. They put it on the fourth disk of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 3 DVD.
It had a lot of familiar names like William Shallert, Friz Freleng (WB animator) and Richard Donner (now, big-time Hollywood director), but they just could not seem to make it work.
"Philbert" was just too much like a person and the whole premise was "gee, look what we can make this cartoon do in a real world." Unfortunately, there was really nothing extraordinary about Philbert himself. That translated into nothing extraordinary about the show. Now, if someone like Tex Avery had animated Philbert, it could have been quite a show for it's time.
About the only thing that set it apart from the better extraordinary buddy type shows of that era was that there was no laugh track. Ironically, it was one that needed it.
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