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Millionaire Droopy (1956)

Despite what's printed on the credits, Tex Avery had nothing to do with this cartoon - it's a Cinemascope remake of 'Wags to Riches' (1949), put together by others from his original artwork... See full summary »

Directors:

Tex Avery, Michael Lah (uncredited)

Writers:

Jack Cosgriff (story), Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bill Thompson ... Droopy (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Despite what's printed on the credits, Tex Avery had nothing to do with this cartoon - it's a Cinemascope remake of 'Wags to Riches' (1949), put together by others from his original artwork and production cels. Apart from the new Cinemascope backgrounds, it's identical to the earlier film. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Included in the DVD release of "High Society". See more »

Connections

Remake of Wags to Riches (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Sitting on Top of the World
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
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Despite now knowing what I know about this short, I rather enjoyed Millionaire Droopy
13 May 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Watched this CinemaScope cartoon on the High Society DVD. Then looked this up on IMDb and found out that Tex Avery's animation on Wags to Riches was used on this cartoon with the backgrounds changed to reflect the different size and shape of the screen. Okay, so that constitutes a rip-off since that essentially means they used the same animation from a previous short and shoe-horned it into new footage of backdrops without any info in the credits. Still, I laughed at what I saw here and it's been so long since I last watched these vintage M-G-M cartoons so on that note, Millionaire Droopy is recommended if you haven't seen the previous cartoon I mentioned here.


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