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My Little Buckeroo (1938)

In the border town of Boiled Beef, Texas, in 1872, a bandit who is wanted by authorities terrorizes the town - but a pig-headed deputy thinks he has a way to capture him.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... The Terror (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Pig Rider (voice) (uncredited)
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In the border town of Boiled Beef, Texas, in 1872, a bandit who is wanted by authorities terrorizes the town - but a pig-headed deputy thinks he has a way to capture him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1938 (USA) See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The pig and the bandit
24 May 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

'My Little Buckeroo' is not one of Friz Freleng's best cartoons by any stretch, in an uneven "still evolving" period of his long career, and he was yet to be in his full prime and not yet found his style properly. For a relatively early effort, 'My Little Buckeroo' is solid and above average but not a Freleng classic, he would do much better later. It is never what one would call hilarious (but is never unfunny), Freleng's later efforts show more evenness and confidence in directing and the story is flimsy and fairly tame up to the end.

It is fairly predictable story-wise and the pig is amusing and likeable enough if slightly bland, the bandit has a funnier and more interesting personality.

However, the bandit is a formidable and entertaining character and the chemistry between him and the pig lifts 'My Little Buckeroo' in a way that's entertaining if not quite inventive.

The cartoon is often hilarious, especially agreed with the escalator) and it all goes at a lively and energetic pace. The dialogue is witty and clever.

Animation is excellent, it's fluid in movement, crisp in shading, vibrant in colour and very meticulous in detail. Carl Stalling's music is lovely on the ears, lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it.

Voice acting from Mel Blanc and Tedd Pierce is terrific and full of character.

Overall, good cartoon if not a Freleng classic. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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