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Gopher Broke (1958)

The barnyard dog from the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons is the guard at a farm where vegetables are harvested. Two polite twin gophers, who have made the vegetable patch their home, do not want ... See full summary »

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The barnyard dog from the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons is the guard at a farm where vegetables are harvested. Two polite twin gophers, who have made the vegetable patch their home, do not want their vegetables taken and set out to thwart the dog and repossess their food supply. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Rather than having incidental music composed and arranged specifically for the cartoon, this is one of six Warner Brothers cartoons featuring a non-thematic soundtrack due to a musicians' strike. It was scored by John Seely of Capitol Records using stock music from the Hi-Q sound library. See more »

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Follows A Bone for a Bone (1951) See more »

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Music by William Loose and John Seely
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Gaslight -- gopher style
30 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Penultimate Goofy Gophers short, directed by Robert McKimson, is a loose remake of the earlier Chuck Jones short Mouse Wreckers. The plot to this one has Mac and Tosh trying to recover "their" vegetables taken by a farmer. But the veggies are being guarded by Barnyard Dog, so the duo devise a plan to drive the dog insane (!) to remove him from the situation. It's a mildly funny short with amusing dialogue and likable characters. There's an unnamed pig who figures into things in a cute way that I won't spoil. The animation is very colorful and attractive. The voice work from Mel Blanc and Stan Freberg is good. This would be the last short for Warner Bros. Freberg would lend his voice to during the classic era. The stock music score is a major negative.


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