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A Hound for Trouble (1951)

Kicked off the boat in Italy, Charlie forces himself upon a pizzeria owner. Donning his best Italian accent and garb, Charlie sets to work as a waiter, astonishing and horrifying the ... See full summary »

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Kicked off the boat in Italy, Charlie forces himself upon a pizzeria owner. Donning his best Italian accent and garb, Charlie sets to work as a waiter, astonishing and horrifying the customers with his barefoot grape-stomping and musical rendition of "Atsa Matta for You?" Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Included on the Warner DVD of On Moonlight Bay (1951) See more »

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After crushing the grapes, Charlie dog wipes some of the grape juice off his back paws on a tablecloth. When the café owner reappears, Charlie's paws and tablecloth are perfectly clean. See more »

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Captain: Alright men! Get a little action into that cargo. Look alive now! Look alive! Alright, alright. Stand clear! Start moving those starboard crates. Easy does it!
Captain: [discovering that Charlie Dog was hiding behind the crates] What the? You again? I thought I threw you off in Peru!
Charlie Dog: What are you anyway? A dog hater?
Captain: [has Charlie Dog hurled flying from the ship to the fishing docks] And stay off my ship!
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Edited into That's All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace (2014) See more »

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Attsa Matta For You
Written by Michael Maltese
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Awaiting More Charlie Dog on Volume 5
4 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was very funny. I love him holding the attention of those on the sidewalk in his cartoons and later holding up the leaning tower of Piza in this short. I hope WB includes more of these cartoons from the late 40's through the 50's which are among their funniest thanks in a huge part to Michaels Maltese's stories, Chuck's timing and Mel's characterizations. Maybe I am biased as I grew up on Maltese-cartoons being 43 years old, but I find that his sense of humour far surpasses the novelty and slapstick style of early cartoons. I hope that volume 5 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection will contain some more of obscure characters. This is not to say that Bugs and Daffy should take a back seat to them, I just think the tunes from the early days have been well represented in the first 4 volumes and it is time to lets enjoy the wit, timing and voice of three legends from the 40's and 50's.


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