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Sheep Wrecked (1958)

Droopy guards his flock of sheep from the southern wolf, whose unsuccessful schemes to receive his prey work against him.

Director:

Michael Lah

Writer:

Homer Brightman (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson Bill Thompson ... Droopy (voice) (uncredited)
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Droopy guards his flock of sheep from the southern wolf, whose unsuccessful schemes to receive his prey work against him.

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Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1958 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Sheep protecting with Droopy
13 October 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

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.

Michael Lah's six solo-directed Droopy cartoons (starting with 1957's 'Grin and Share It' and ending with 1958's 'Droopy's Leprechaun'), having co-directed with Droopy creator Tex Avery 'Deputy Droopy' in 1955', are a mixed bag. While a couple underwhelmed, especially 'Blackboard Jumble', others were very good. 'Sheep Wrecked' is one of the very good cartoons of his and a contender for Lah's best Droopy effort. The only real drawback is the weak ending, a little too much of a jarring downer.

'Sheep Wrecked' is one of Lah's better-looking Droopy cartoons. It's more refined and has more imagination while the colours are suitably vibrant, even if it does lack Avery's creative designs and wild wackiness though it does do a great job with the wolf's big expressions.

The conflict is one where the outcome can be seen from the outset but with such a lively pace and the cartoon containing the funniest and most inventive material of Lah's Droopy outings this didn't matter, the best moments being hilarious.

Droopy's personality continues to be very well established and he is very high on the humour and charisma factors. The music, courtesy of Scott Bradley, is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with lively and energetic rhythms and fits very well indeed. The voice acting can't be faulted.

Best thing about 'Sheep Wrecked' is the character of the wolf, an uproarious delight in every possible way.

Overall, great cartoon and a contender for not just the best Lah-directed Droopy cartoon but the best one that didn't come from Avery. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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