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Don't Give Up the Sheep (1953)

A sheepdog thwarts the efforts of a thieving wolf whose tricks include altering the time clock, hiding in a bush, imitating Pan, digging a tunnel, unleashing a wildcat and disguising himself as the dog's coworker.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Ralph Sheepdog / Ralph Wolf / Fred Sheepdog / Wildcat (voice)
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Storyline

In this matchup of wolf and sheepdog, the sheepdog is identified as Ralph, and the wolf isn't named and doesn't punch the clock. The sheepdog is also not as good at anticipating the wolf's moves. But the wolf is, ultimately, no more successful; his Acme wildcat turns on him; his Tarzan-like vine swinging gets him only the sheepdog, no sheep, and the subsequent war of cutting down tree limbs, the tree, and ultimately the cliff where the tree grows, is done in by cartoon physics. Ultimately, he tries posing as Fred, the night shift dog, with no success. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuidado con mis ovejas See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Sam Sheepdog (referred to here as "Ralph") and Ralph Wolf (unnamed here). See more »

Alternate Versions

The only gag edited from TV versions of the film is the very last gag, where the coyote dresses as Ralph's friend. It is reinstated for the Golden and Premiere DVD collections. See more »

Connections

Followed by Steal Wool (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
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N9t the best one in the series of Ralph/Sam but still hilarious
24 November 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Sam Sheepdog, I mean Ralph,is determined not to let Wile E. Coyote..ahem I mean Ralph Wolf get off with the sheep that he's watching. Despite the name snafu off the first Sam Sheepdog and ralph cartoon, it's still hilarious and a great short that can be watched multiple times yet still return the same amount of chuckles that it had the first time you ever saw it. The funny thing even with how funny this short is this isn't even the best of the seven Sam/Ralph cartoons. Truly a great concept. But then again I might be a tad biased as I love Wile E. Coyote. This hilarious cartoon is on Disk 3 of the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1"

My Grade: A


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