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Fresh Airedale (1945)

In his master's eyes, "good old Shep" is the perfect dog, but the cat knows he's really a two-faced mutt who can be bought off with a bone by a burglar, and then take credit for it when the... See full summary »

Directors:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones), Robert Clampett (uncredited)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Mel Blanc ... Cat / Prowler / Nightmare Voices / Shep (voice)
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In his master's eyes, "good old Shep" is the perfect dog, but the cat knows he's really a two-faced mutt who can be bought off with a bone by a burglar, and then take credit for it when the cat chases the crook off. But then Shep becomes obsessed by a newspaper story proclaiming a real canine hero the nation's "No. 1 Dog." Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1945 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the footage was from a cartoon never finished: "For He's a Jolly Good Fala". That cartoon featured Franklin D. Roosevelt who died during production. See more »

Soundtracks

A Little on the Lonely Side
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Robertson, Frank Weldon and James Cavanaugh
Played when the cat puts his fish bones on the plate
Also played when the cat returns the meat
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No matter how much you enjoy Looney Tunes...
15 August 2006 | by luv-kickSee all my reviews

...you'll dislike this one. I first saw 'Fresh Airedale' on the compilation 'Canine Corps'. I am an avid fan of Looney Tunes and impressed with their idiosyncratic blend of enjoyment, humor, and cleverness. 'Fresh Airedale' is a gross aberration: unenjoyable and outright difficult to watch. The plot, which is painfully simple, features an unscrupulous, nasty, and greedy dog named 'Shep' getting his own way. That's basically it. His house-mate, a faithful and heroic cat, is framed and left out in the dark. OK, it's just a cartoon, but cartoons are supposed to be fun, and I don't understand what message Chuck Jones was trying to convey. This episode certainly does not seem fit for a compilation.


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