Dog Gone South
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Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: August 26, 1950
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Emery Hawkins
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Charlie Dog
Train Passenger
Preceded By: Hillbilly Hare
Succeeded By: The Ducksters

Dog Gone South is a 1950 Merrie Melodies short directed by Chuck Jones.


Charlie Dog is in search of a master as always. He travels to the South (where he gets kicked off a train near a sign reading "Welcome to Platt Falls"), and eventually finds a plantation that he would enjoy living on. He wants the owner, a Confederate Colonel, to be his owner, but the Colonel happens to already have a dog, a bulldog named Belvedere, and is put off by Charlie's overbearing personality and obnoxiousness.



  • The original print is copyrighted MCML (1950), while the reissue print is copyrighted MCMXLIX (1949).
  • Belvedere the Bulldog physically resembles Hector the Bulldog, but with yellow fur and super-deformed back legs shorter than its front legs, so short that they stay mid-air when it walks on all fours.
  • This cartoon marks the second and final classic appearance of Colonel Shuffle.
  • Charlie, when Colonel Shuffle threatens him late in the short, claims his aunt is from South Boston, Alabama. While there is no South Boston, Alabama (there is one in Virginia); there is a Boston, Alabama (also known as West Greene among other things); an unincorporated community in Alabama's Greene County.


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