23 January 1981
Dog Pounded is a 1954 short directed by Looney Tunes Friz Freleng.
Hungry cat Sylvester sees Tweety is in his nest, which sits on a tree in a dog pound, which is home to
numerous bulldogs. Sylvester tries different methods of getting up the tree, including disguising himself as a dog, but none of them work. Eventually, he disguises himself as a skunk, which almost works until Pepé mistakes him for a female skunk and starts flirting with him.
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This is the only appearance of Pepé Le Pew (a
Chuck Jones character) in a Friz Freleng cartoon. Later the same year, Tweety would appear for the only time in a Chuck Jones cartoon, " No Barking". Pepé Le Pew would romantically pursue Sylvester by mistake again in
episode " The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries Is Paris Stinking?" and the 2000 direct-to-video feature film . Interestingly in Tweety's High-Flying Adventure The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries episode " Platinum Wheel of Fortune", Sylvester gets romantically pursued by a lovesick skunk by mistake, though it is not Pepe Le Pew, it's Pepe's equally-lovesick cousin Pitu Le Pew. Similar in concept to " Ain't She Tweet", this cartoon also centers around Sylvester trying to catch Tweety surrounded by bulldogs, except that here Granny doesn't appear and Tweety is not a pet.
Production background with a Tweety production cel
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