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Officer Pooch (1941)

Officer Pooch is called out to rescue a kitten that is repeatedly chased up telephone poles and trees by an aggressive little dog.
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Officer Pooch is called out to rescue a kitten that is repeatedly chased up telephone poles and trees by an aggressive little dog.

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Lacking the edge of many of the later MGM cartoons.
26 May 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The 1940s was a great decade for MGM's animation department. They introduced Tom & Jerry and Tex Avery went to work for them as well. Surprisingly, some of the best non-Avery directed cartoons from the studio were made by Hanna-Barbera. I say 'surprisingly' because these early cartoons were nothing like the later cartoons that made them a household name. In the later cartoons, cell counts were very low....meaning the characters did not move smoothly at all...all in the name of saving money. But in their 1940s work, the quality of the cartoons they directed are among the best you can find....and quality was top-notch all the way during this era.

While I really like the Hanna-Barbera cartoons with MGM, I must admit that "Officer Pooch" is a bit of a disappointment. Now the quality of the artwork is not a problem...it's more the subject matter of the cartoon isn't all that interesting compared to films they'd be making only a year or two later.

In "Officer Pooch", a dog police officer inexplicably was sent to break up a fight between a cat and dog. You'd think he'd be sent to help the dog...but no matter. After driving the dog away, Officer Pooch then has to deal with the little kitten...a kitten that can be a pain for the Officer!

Apart from dogs helping cats (who thought of this??), the cartoon is only mildly interesting....and while it's watchable it's far from memorable due to the writing.


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6 September 1941 (USA) See more »

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