Hollywood Canine Canteen
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: April 20, 1946
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Warren Foster
Animation: Cal Dalton
Don Williams
Richard Bickenbach
Layouts: Richard H. Thomas
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Sara Berner (uncredited)
Richard Bickenbach (uncredited)
Bob Lyons (uncredited)
Paul Regan (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Bing Crosby Dog
Colonna Dog
Costello Dog
Besser Dog
Preceded By: Daffy Doodles
Succeeded By: Hush My Mouse

Hollywood Canine Canteen is a 1946 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson.


The canine pets of Hollywood stars meet and decide they need their own nightclub. Inside the nightclub are a series of vignettes featuring dog-styled caricatures of Hollywood celebrities.



There are many dog-styled caricatures of Hollywood personalities in this cartoon.

  • Chairing the meeting is E.G.Robinson.
  • Speaking at the meeting is Jimmy Durante.
  • Seated at the meeting are: an unknown man or woman, with glasses and a crown; an unknown, elderly man with white beard); ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and doll Charlie McCarthy; Stan Laurel; Oliver Hardy
  • Welcoming the sailor and the soldier to the Canteen: Bing Crosby, also seen later; an unknown soldier and sailor);
  • On stage: Bob Hope and the mustachioed Jerry Colonna; Carmen Miranda, dancing with her signature fruit headdress; Babbit and Catstello (caricatures of Abbott and Costello, from other cartoons such as The Mouse-Merized Cat, only here, they are dogs);
  • At the snack bar: Penny Singleton (as Blondie Bumstead); Arthur Lake (as Dagwood, here called "Dogwood");
  • Laurel and Hardy again, washing dishes;
  • In the lounge with the wall portraits: an unknown woman in red dress with red bow in hair; an unknown long-haired man stumbling;
  • At the phone desk: an unknown soldier, wants to place call; an unknown woman seated at desk with New Jersey accent;
  • The conductor is Leopold Stokowski, parodied in other WB cartoons such as Rhapsody Rabbit. The musicians are likely anonymous, except for the tuba player, Joe Besser (later in the Three Stooges);
  • Bing Crosby crooning while stuffing a pipe; Dorothy Lamour; Frank Sinatra;
  • Bandleader Kay Kyser (as Kaynine Kyser); poet and cornet player Merwyn Bogue (aka Ish Kabibble) as "Ish Kyoodle";
  • dancing soldier and woman (unknown);
  • woman in blue dress (unknown) consoling weeping soldier;
  • dancing woman who wants to "cut a rug" (possibly Katherine Hepburn);
  • trumpeter Harry James (as "Hairy James"); trombonist Tommy Dorsey as "Tommy Dorgy"; xylophonist Lionel Hampton as "Lionel Hambone and his Bonophone"; clarinetist Benny Goodman as "Boney Goodman"; Jimmy Durante again, playing the piano as "Schnauser Durante" (a play on Durante's nickname, "The Schnoz")


  • The opening music for the title card is very identical to the title in "Hare Tonic".
  • This cartoon is similar in concept to "Hollywood Steps Out" (1941) which was directed by Tex Avery five years prior, except that this time the celebrities are all caricatured as anthropomorphic dogs instead of people.


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