Cartoon Carnival: Droopy

"Hello, all you happy taxpayers."

Animator Tex Avery could have rested on his creation of rascally Bugs Bunny, yet he doodled onward.

Love Mr. Bunny, but, sorting through my druthers, I prefer Avery's often overlooked doggy, Droopy.

He's short, folks.

Droopy made two dozen solid, off-the-wall theatrical cartoons for MGM in the 1940s and '50s, from westerns to capers to leprechauns, topped by the revered "Deputy Droopy" (1955). (His later TV pictures, unfortunately, are abysmal and not housebroken. I think Col. Parker was his agent.)

Collected below, three loopy Droopy adventures, including his ensemble effort ("The Shooting of Dan McGoo") with Red and The Wolf.

"You know what? I'm happy."

"Drag-a-Long Droopy" (1954) - Watch at YouTube

"Dumb-Hounded" (1943)
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"The Shooting of Dan McGoo" (1945)
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