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Cock-a-Doodle Dog (1951)

Collection of classic Tex Avery visual gags, set up as a battle between a sleep-deprived bulldog who just wants some shut-eye, and a rooster driven by his natural instincts to crow all night long.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Credited cast:
Bill Thompson Bill Thompson ... Spike (voice)
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Storyline

After a long hard day of being a dog, Spike wants nothing more than to get some shut-eye. Unfortunately for him, the barnyard rooster just wants to crow all night, and the noise is keeping Spike up! Thrown shoes, two-by-fours, hand grenades, nothing seems to shut that rooster up, so what's a dog to do? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le chant du coq See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Originally there was to be a scene where Spike chases the rooster into a barn where he hides in a hole, as Spike reaches for him he ends up grabbing a horse's tail who then kicks him. See more »

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The archetype Tex Avery cartoon.
7 November 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Tex Avery loved sight gags piled on top of one another, coming fast and furiously at the viewer. This short is simply one long string of sight gags in a battle of wits between a dog (usually named Spike, but not to be confused with the Spike found in Tom and Jerry cartoons with some frequency. Same name, different dog) and a rooster with a Type A personality. Great cartoon, but the unrelenting and unbroken chain of sight gags begins to wear on you. They almost come too fast. It's still great fun and a wonderful cartoon. Well worth watching. Recommended.


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