Little Orphan Airedale
Directed By: Chuck Jones
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: October 4, 1947
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Tedd Pierce
Animation: Phil Monroe
Ben Washam
Ken Harris
Lloyd Vaughan
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Porky Pig
Charlie Dog
Rags McMutt
Preceded By: House Hunting Mice
Succeeded By: Doggone Cats
Little Orphan Airedale (1947)-Dubbed Version-

Little Orphan Airedale (1947)-Dubbed Version-

Looney Tunes Blue Ribbon - Little Orphan Airedale

Looney Tunes Blue Ribbon - Little Orphan Airedale

Porky Pig - Little Orphan Airedale

Porky Pig - Little Orphan Airedale

Little Orphan Airedale is a 1947 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Charles M. Jones. It was later reissued as a Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies short around 1956.


  • The title is a play on Harold Grey's comic strip Little Orphan Annie, which has been adapted several times on radio, television, stage plays and feature films.


A dog named Rags McMutt has just escaped from the dog pound and accidentally meets Charlie, an old friend of his in a car he used as a hiding place. Charlie tells Rags about the troubles he has had finding a new master (Porky Pig), and keeping him after that.

Porky throws both dogs out of his car and tells them he doesn't want a dog. When Rags sees how Charlie begs Porky to keep him as a pet, he decides to go back to the pound (even though he has a hard time getting back in) shouting while pounding at the door "Hey Let me in! Let me in! Open up! Let me in! Let me in!".



  • This is the debut of Charlie Dog.
  • It is essentially a re-working of Bob Clampett's 1941 short "Porky's Pooch".
  • While looking for prospective masters, Charlie imitates several passersby by mimicking their faces and mannerisms. The second one, a man with sleepy eyes and big lips, is a caricature of voice actor Mel Blanc.
  • At one point this cartoon makes subtle references to pregnancy. Just as Porky forces Charlie out of his apartment by the belly, Charlie begs not to be roughly handled "the way he is", whispers into his ear and makes a girlish wink in front of the camera. Porky, believing that the dog is female and is pregnant, takes him in, puts him into bed and feeds him with some milk and broth. As Charlie's name gets revealed, since "Charlie" is most commonly a male name, short for Charles, and male dogs do not get pregnant, Porky realizes that he has been fooled and gets enraged, and throws Charlie out of his apartment by slamming the bed through the wall.
  • While the USA Turner 1995 dubbed version retains the original 1946-1955 Looney Tunes ending music cue, the EU Turner 1995 dubbed version in English Audio Track (according to the Boomerang CEE) replaces the original ending music cue with the 1941-1955 Merrie Melodies ending music cue. Other Dubbed Tracks like Polish, Hungarian, Romanian have the 1942 "The Wacky Wabbit" altered ending music cue.[1]
  • This is the only Charlie Dog cartoon to have its copyrights sold to Associated Artists Productions. The rest are in the post-1948 WB package.


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