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Doggone Cats

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Dog gone cats

Directed By: Arthur Davis
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: October 25, 1947
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Lloyd Turner
Bill Scott
Animation: Basil Davidovich
Don Williams
Bill Melendez
Herman Cohen
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Layouts: Don Smith
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Sylvester
Wellington
Orange Cat
Preceded By: Little Orphan Airedale
Succeeded By: Slick Hare
Dog Gone Cats

Dog Gone Cats

Sylvester and Tweety E6 – Dog Gone Cats

Sylvester and Tweety E6 – Dog Gone Cats

Looney Toons - Sylvester - Dog Gone Cats

Looney Toons - Sylvester - Dog Gone Cats

Merrie Melodies - Dog gone cats (with original recreated titles)

Merrie Melodies - Dog gone cats (with original recreated titles)

Sylvester - Dog Gone Cats (1947, EU dubbed version)

Sylvester - Dog Gone Cats (1947, EU dubbed version)

Doggone Cats is a 1947 Merrie Melodies short directed by Arthur Davis.

Plot

Sylvester and his friend, which is an orange cat, are being chased by a bulldog named Wellington. The chase comes to a stop when the dog is visited by his mistress, who forces him to deliver a package to Uncle Louie, telling him, "And don't let go of it or else!" The cats take advantage of this and decide to torment him.

First, they smash an egg right in Wellington's face, then hit him with a garbage can, tie him up to a train, then run over him, throw him in the river and lastly flatter him with a steamroller. When Wellington delivers the package, he finds out that it contains dinner for two cats.

Availability

Censorship

On Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and The WB, the scene of Wellington harassing the cats by banging trash can lids against the can they're in and Wellington's mistress yelling at him to come to her was shortened to remove a trash can lid landing on Wellington's head and Wellington briefly impersonating a Chinese peasant. Coincidentally, the scene of Wellington falling backward into a cigar store Indian statue and the statue stuffing cigars in his mouth was left in on all three channels, despite all three channels having a history of editing Native American stereotypes and scenes of characters smoking tobacco products.

Notes

  • When the short was reissued as a blue ribbon, the title was changed to Dog Gone Cats.
  • This one of the only two shorts featuring Sylvester to be directed by Arthur Davis. The other is "Catch as Cats Can". Coincidentally, they were both released in 1947.
  • Sylvester in this short is portrayed differently. In this short, he has an unnamed yellow feline partner, is more of a trickster, and doesn't talk (contrast with "Catch as Cats Can", where Sylvester can talk, but has a dopier voice with no lisp).
  • This short is one of the only two to be animated by Basil Davidovich.
  • Wellington would eventually reappear in "Odor of the Day", which was the only Pepé Le Pew short to be directed by Arthur Davis (and also had an established Looney Tunes character with a different personality under Arthur Davis' direction).
  • The short was in Cinecolor and re-released as a Blue Ribbon in 1955-56 season. While the original opening rings and title is said to still exist, the ending doesn't survive, as it was filmed in Cinecolor.

Gallery


Sylvester Cartoons
1945 Life with FeathersPeck Up Your Troubles
1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieCrowing PainsDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit for CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-weigh!
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
1955 Lighthouse MouseSandy ClawsTweety's CircusJumpin' JupiterClaws for AlarmA Kiddies KittySpeedy GonzalesRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-ConditionedPappy's Puppy
1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip for Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws in the Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
1966 A Taste of Catnip
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat