A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake...
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A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake of 'Rock-a-Bye Bear' (1952).Written by
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While the voice of Droopy was usually provided by Bill Thompson, he did not do so for this cartoon, he did Tex Avery a favor, letting him have the role. Being Tex Avery's final cartoon highlighting Droopy Dog and Droopy's speaking was very small (after being caught and.silenced by the two criminals). The first of two animation shorts cartoons 0000813 co-directed, along with Michael Lah, as he was in process of returning back to Walter Lantz Studios, where his animation career started) the voice heard is strongly believed to be Tex Avery's. Also, Droopy Dog spoke only three short lines, it. "Yes sir, mister sheriff" was said twice & to the jailed criminals, "Well boys, don't look at me", then the closing music begins. See more »
[answering back to the sheriff]
Yes sir, Mister sheriff.
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Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.
Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. Generally like the Droopy cartoons and the character himself a lot, his best cartoons are classics and among Avery's best. 'Deputy Droopy' is one of the funniest Droopy cartoons and contains some of Avery's funniest material, at the same time it does lack the imagination of their very best cartoons (with much of it being a remake of 'Rock a Bye Bear' and also the premise is a formulaic one) and visually it doesn't always look as refined as usual.
Droopy, as usual, is so well established in personality and is high on the humour and charisma scale. The bandits are hilariously dumb, when it comes to bandits in animation or anywhere they are among the funniest and their dumbness is actually endearing as well.
Typically, Avery does a very nice job directing, with his unique, unlike-any-other visual and characteristic and incredibly distinctive wacky humour style all over it as can be expected. Michael Lah co-directs but his contribution isn't as inspired.
Once again there is nothing sadistic or repetitious, instead it's wonderfully wild and hilarious with some inventive moments.
Animation has been more imaginative and refined before than in 'Deputy Droopy', with some of the drawing lacking smoothness. Avery's distinctive wackiness and creative designing of characters though can be seen and there are some lovely vibrant colours and detailed backgrounds. The music, courtesy of Scott Bradley, is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with lively and energetic rhythms and fits very well indeed.
Voice acting as always sees Bill Thompson, Daws Butler and Avery himself on top form.
Overall, very good and hilarious but Droopy and Avery have done better quality-wise. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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