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Daredevil Droopy (1951)

Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bill Thompson ... Droopy / Spike (voice)
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Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Смельчак Друпи See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Spike shoots the balloons a green balloon changes to red as it deflates. See more »

Quotes

The Great Barko: Well, boys, being as two of you have applied for the position, we'll put this on a competitive basis. The one who gives me the best performance in strength and daring gets the job. What do you say?
Spike: [barks]
Droopy: Okey-dokey!
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Soundtracks

Man on the Flying Trapeze
Music by Gaston Lyle
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Excellent example of a Tex Avery Droopy
27 February 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is an excellent example of Tex Avery's handling of Droopy: Droopy is very quiet, passive and sedate (almost sedated, actually) as Spike tries to win a job competition through ways nefarious that never work out as intended. Droopy is just there to provide something to set up the sight gags. You still can't help but like him (I can't, anyway) because he's Everyman (or should that be Everydog?) and he generally comes out on top. Good to see it's in print. Well worth seeing. Recommended.


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