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{{Infobox Shorts
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|name = Dog Tales
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|image = Dogtales.jpg
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|Director = [[Robert McKimson]]
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|producer = [[John W. Burton]] (uncredited)
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|airdate = July 26, 1958
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|series = [[Looney Tunes]]
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|Voice = [[Mel Blanc]]<br>[[Julie Bennett]]<br>[[Robert C. Bruce]]<br>[[June Foray]]<br>[[Mary Jane Croft]]
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|Starring = [[Charlie Dog]]
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|previous = [[To Itch His Own]]
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|next = [[Knighty Knight Bugs]]
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|Writer = [[Tedd Pierce]]
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|Animators = [[George Grandpré]]<br>[[Ted Bonnicksen]]<br>[[Warren Batchelder]]<br>[[Tom Ray]]
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|Layout-artist = [[Robert Gribbroek]]
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|Background-artist = [[Richard H. Thomas]]
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|Sound effects = [[Treg Brown]]
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|Musician = [[Milt Franklyn]]
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|video = [[File:Dog Tales|thumb|center|280px]]
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}}
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'''Dog Tales''' is a [[1958]] ''[[Looney Tunes]]'' short directed by [[Robert McKimson]].
   
'''''Dog Tales''''' is a 1958 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Brothers Warner Brothers] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animated_cartoon animated cartoon] which consists of a series of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackout_gag blackout gags] involving dogs (e.g., one in which a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doberman_pinscher doberman pinscher] viciously pinches an overweight U.S. Army private identified as "Doberman", a reference to (and a caricature of) the character played by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Gosfield Maurice Gosfield] on ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phil_Silvers_Show The Phil Silvers Show]''; and another in which the narrator can't make up his mind whether the dog pictured is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_breed pointer] or a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setter setter], and then finally shows a picture of a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poinsettia "point-setter"]). Reused animation from Chuck Jones' ''Often An Orphan'' (1948) and Friz Freleng's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piker%27s_Peak Piker's Peak] (1957) is also seen here. This animated film features the voices of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Blanc Mel Blanc], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_C._Bruce Robert C. Bruce] and Julie Bennett, and was directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_McKimson Robert McKimson] and written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tedd_Pierce Tedd Pierce]. It was released in theaters on July 26, 1958.
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== Plot ==
==[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dog_Tales_(1958_film)&action=edit&section=1 edit]] External links==
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A series of blackout gags involving dogs are presented. A doberman pinscher viciously pinches an overweight U.S. Army private identified as "Doberman." Reference is made to (and a caricature of) the character played by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Gosfield Maurice Gosfield] on ''The Phil Silvers Show''. The narrator cannot make up his mind whether a dog pictured is a pointer or a setter, and then finally shows a picture of a "point-setter".
*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051543/ ''Dog Tales (1958 film)''] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Movie_Database Internet Movie Database]
 
*[http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v150477 ''Dog Tales (1958 film)''] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AllRovi AllRovi]
 
   
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== Notes ==
[[Category:Animated short films]]
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* This short reuses animation from [[Chuck Jones]]' "[[Often an Orphan]]" ([[1948]]) and [[Friz Freleng]]'s "[[Foxy by Proxy]]" ([[1952]]) and "[[Piker's Peak]]" ([[1957]]).
[[Category:Films directed by Robert McKimson]]
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* The Great Dane, called Victor Barky, is a parody of Victor Borge.
[[Category:Films directed by Friz Freleng]]
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* Production Number: 1484
[[Category:1958 films]]
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* MPAA Number: 18696
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* Laddie resembles Robert/Roberta from the short, "[[Mixed Master]]".
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== Gallery ==
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<gallery>
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Dog-tales-news.jpg|Elsa Hubbell's photo from the Warner Club News November 1957 issue on the newspaper.
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</gallery>
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051543/ ''Dog Tales (1958 film)''] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Movie_Database Internet Movie Database]
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[[Category:Cartoons directed by Robert McKimson]]
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[[Category:1958]]
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[[Category:Shorts]]
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[[Category:Looney Tunes Shorts]]
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[[Category:Spot Gag Cartoons]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with music by Milt Franklyn]]
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[[Category:Cartoons written by Tedd Pierce]]
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[[Category:Cartoons animated by Ted Bonnicksen]]
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[[Category:Cartoons animated by Warren Batchelder]]
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[[Category:Cartoons animated by George Grandpré]]
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[[Category:Cartoons animated by Tom Ray]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with layouts by Robert Gribbroek]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with film editing by Treg Brown]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with sound effects edited by Treg Brown]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with characters voiced by June Foray]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with characters voiced by Robert C. Bruce]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with characters voiced by Julie Bennett]]
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[[Category:Cartoons with characters voiced by Mel Blanc]]
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[[Category:Cartoons produced by John W. Burton]]
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[[Category:Caricatures of real people]]
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[[Category:One-Shot Cartoons]]
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[[Category:Cartoons that reuse footage from earlier cartoons]]

Latest revision as of 13:53, April 7, 2019

Dog Tales
Dogtales
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: John W. Burton (uncredited)
Released: July 26, 1958
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: George Grandpré
Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
Tom Ray
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Julie Bennett
Robert C. Bruce
June Foray
Mary Jane Croft
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Charlie Dog
Preceded By: To Itch His Own
Succeeded By: Knighty Knight Bugs
Dog Tales

Dog Tales

Dog Tales is a 1958 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.

Plot Edit

A series of blackout gags involving dogs are presented. A doberman pinscher viciously pinches an overweight U.S. Army private identified as "Doberman." Reference is made to (and a caricature of) the character played by Maurice Gosfield on The Phil Silvers Show. The narrator cannot make up his mind whether a dog pictured is a pointer or a setter, and then finally shows a picture of a "point-setter".

Notes Edit

Gallery Edit

External Links Edit



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