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Big House Blues (1990)

Ren and Stimpy, on the streets starving, are captured by the dog catcher. They end up in the pound and become frightened when one of the dogs tells them of the "big sleep".

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John Kricfalusi

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John Kricfalusi (story) (as John K.), Bob Camp (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Henry Porch Henry Porch ... Phil the Dog (voice) (as Hendry)
Bob Camp Bob Camp ... The Effeminate Dogcatcher / Vocal FX (voice)
Jim Smith Jim Smith ... The Narrator / The Dogcatcher (voice)
Brian Chin Brian Chin ... Jasper the Pup (voice)
John Kricfalusi ... Ren Höek (voice)
Billy West ... Stimpson J. 'Stimpy' Cat (voice)
Cheryl Chase ... The Little Girl (voice) (as Cheryl Hudock)
Lynne Naylor Lynne Naylor ... Mom (voice)
Pierre DeCelles Pierre DeCelles ... Hideous Screams and Cackles (voice)
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Ren and Stimpy, on the streets starving, are captured by the dog catcher. They end up in the pound and become frightened when one of the dogs tells them of the "big sleep".

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1990 (USA) See more »

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Goofs

When Stimpy hwarfs hairballs on Ren, Ren says, "I'm covered with hairballs", but his mouth doesn't move. See more »

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Connections

Followed by The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Dog Pound Hop
Written by Scott Huml, John Kricfalusi, Chris Reccardi & Jim Smith
Performed by Scott Huml, Chris Reccardi & Jim Smith
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Wasn't this the pilot?
19 June 2005 | by rzajacSee all my reviews

I remember first seeing this at the "Animation Celebration" (or annual "Tournee"?); it was my first glimpse into the world of Ren and Stimpy! One treat; I'd invited a work buddy to "come with," and he was completely won over--he became a R&S fan to beat all. So it was a special honor to be party to his initiation.

The coolest thing was seeing this 35mm, on the "big screen," where you could enjoy attention lavished on graphic detail work, such as in the scene where Ren is incensed at some perceived slight to his personal hygiene, and promptly rushes over (good dog that he is) to rinse his mouth in the collectively used prison toilet. I remember that the artist did some very creative texture work on the nicely modulated brown scum ringing the bowl. In this same vein, my buddy was tickled pink by the scene in the '50s retro home which was to be their new home; the combination of the tastefully "period" sharp edges and music touched him deeply.

Ah! Art!


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