Cartoon of the Day: Dog Pounded

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Dog Pounded

Dog Pounded

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.

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