Isadore Freleng directed many great films, and paired two timeless characters so close they are now inseparable– Tweety and Sylvester. Dog Pounded is one of the later shorts, produced in 1954. It begins with the very familiar image of a starving Sylvester, rummaging through garbage cans for food…
Hungry Sylvester spots Tweety in his nest, which sits on a tree high atop the city dog pound, where numerous bulldogs reside. Sylvester makes different approaches, like hypnotizing the dogs and digging himself under the wall, always with the same result– beaten by the dogs.
Sylvester disguises himself as a dog, and the dogs burrow under the pound, having accurately anticipated that Sylvester will do the same! In the end, he paints a white stripe down his back to make the dogs think that he’s a skunk. This attracts Pepé Le Pew, who desires to make love with the poor ol’ puddy tat!
Pepé Le Pew makes a cameo at the end of this cartoon, the only time he appears in a Freleng directed short .
Very similar to “Ain’t She Tweet.”
This Looney Tune short was reissued as a Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodie cartoon.