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Double or Mutton (1955)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 23 July 1955 (USA)
Ralph Wolf wants to steal sheep; Sam Sheepdog wants to stop him. Ralph's tricks include digging a tunnel, walking a tightrope, launching a guided missile, dressing as Little Bo Peep, shooting a cannon and growing Sam's hair.

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 Wolf / Sam Sheepdog (voice)
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Storyline

After they punch in for work, Ralph Wolf tries to steal Sam Sheepdog's flock of sheep using, among other methods, a highwire, a helicopter and a Bo Peep disguise. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolf im Schafspelz 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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Connections

Followed by A Sheep in the Deep (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Mary Had a Little Lamb
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Plays over the title cards.]
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Everybody's got a job to do
22 February 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Another fun Chuck Jones short featuring Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf. The formula is pretty simple: both characters clock in at work, then Ralph tries repeatedly to steal a sheep out from under Sam's watchful eye. It's a funny set-up that humanizes the animal characters, which is what Looney Tunes did best. Good music from Milt Franklyn. The animation is nice and colorful with some well-done action scenes. As with the rest in the series (which owed a lot to Jones' Road Runner & Coyote series), there are a lot of visual gags and most of them are great. My favorite is probably the Little Bo Peep gag, which never gets old. Anyway, a fun cartoon from an underrated series that I think most fans of old-school Looney Tune will enjoy.


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