Yankee Dood It
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: October 13, 1956
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Warren Foster
Animation: Gerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Arthur Davis
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Irv Wyner
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Arthur Q. Bryan
Daws Butler
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Sylvester
Elmer Fudd
Preceded By: Deduce, You Say
Succeeded By: Wideo Wabbit
Yankee Dood It

Yankee Dood It

Yankee Dood It is a 1956 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng.


The title is a pun on "Yankee Doodle" and Red Skelton's famous "I Dood It" line from the Mean Widdle Kid routine.



Elmer Fudd is the progressive King of industrial Elves. He visits an outmoded shoemaker's shop to extol the virtues of mass production capitalism to the shoemaker, whose pet cat, Sylvester, uses the magic word, "Jehosophat" to turn Fudd's elf helper into a mouse and chases him around the shoemaker's shop. Saying "Rumpelstiltskin" changes him back to an elf.



  • This short is based on the fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemaker", but set 150 years after that story took place (in the mid-19th century).
  • Unlike most cartoons reissued at the time, the original end title is kept.
  • This was the last of three cartoons to be underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which also underwrote "By Word of Mouse" and "Heir-Conditioned". They are all available on Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 6, Disc 2.
  • This cartoon is also one of the rare cartoons where Sylvester has no speaking lines (except for "Ah-ha!" and "Sufferin' Succotash"), and thus there is no voice actor credit. Daws Butler voiced the shoemaker, and Arthur Q. Bryan voiced Elmer Fudd.

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