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Hippydrome Tiger
Hippydrome Tiger
Directed By: Alex Lovy
Produced By: William L. Hendricks
Released: March 30, 1968
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Tony Benedict
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen
Laverne Harding
Volus Jones
Ed Solomon
Layouts: Jaime Diaz
Backgrounds: Bob Abrams
Film Editor: Hal Geer
Voiced By: Larry Storch
Music: William Lava
Starring: Cool Cat
Colonel Rimfire
Preceded By: Skyscraper Caper
Succeeded By: Feud with a Dude
Hippydrome Tiger (1968)

Hippydrome Tiger (1968)

Hippydrome Tiger is a 1968 Looney Tunes short directed by Alex Lovy.

Plot

Colonel Rimfire, in his pink robotic elephant Ela, is hunting in the jungle. Cool Cat leaves him a note that he has gone to Paris. Rimfire and the elephant arrive in Paris to learn that Cool Cat has entered the famous road race at Le Mans. The colonel continues to track him through the race until both are ejected from their vehicles. Ela wins the race, and the chase continues on foot.

Notes

  • When shown on television anthology programs like The Merrie Melodies Show, the title was changed to Hippodrome Tiger.
  • Even though it was released under the Looney Tunes name, the lobby cards erroneously label it as a Merrie Melodies cartoon. Additionally, the ending titles contain the byline "A Vitaphone Release," which was normally used on Merrie Melodies releases (contrasting with Looney Tunes using the byline "A Vitagraph Release.") This end title gaffe would happen again with "3 Ring Wing-Ding", after which the swap becomes permanent.
  • This was the second and last short with Ela in it, interestingly while in her first appearance she was simply a vehicle used for Rimfire to blend in, in this one she seems to have a mind of her own.

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