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Buddy the Gob
Bgob
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: January 13, 1934
Series: Looney Tunes
Story:
Animation: Jack King
Ben Clopton
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Bernard B. Brown (uncredited)
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Jack Carr
Berneice Hansell
Music: Bernard B. Brown
Starring: Buddy
Preceded By: Sittin' on a Backyard Fence
Succeeded By: Pettin' in the Park

Buddy the Gob is a 1934 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng.

Plot

Buddy is a "gob", a sailor in the navy, who visits China and witnesses a local celebration of the 150th birthday anniversary of the Sacred Dragon, wherein a young girl will be sacrificed. Buddy decides to rescue the young girl and ends up being chased by a dragon and the incensed village. Of course, by the end of the cartoon, Buddy and the girl escape safely.

Notes

  • This is the first Warner Bros. cartoon to be directed by Friz Freleng by himself as his previous directed cartoons from Warner Bros. were co-directed with either Hugh Harman or Rudolf Ising (the two latter left the company a couple of months before the cartoon was released to theaters).
  • As was typical for the time, since the cartoon's setting is China, the cartoon features gags centered around Chinese culture and Asian stereotypes that would be considered racist by today's standards.
  • The cartoon also briefly features a caricature of Jimmy Durante, a favorite target of WB cartoons at this time.
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