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

Plot

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.

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Notes

  • 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.
  • Charlie would later reappear with the flower headdress he briefly wore on his head upon arrival at Platt Falls at the beginning of this cartoon once again during his brief cameo scene in Looney Tunes: Back in Action when playing poker at a casino with the Russian Dog, Spike and Chester, Barnyard Dawg and Ham and Ex.
  • The title card was referenced in Looney Tunes Cartoons, where the 'Charlie Dog In...' card for the openings for Charlie's cartoons in the series was based on it.

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