This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »
A virtual remake of 'Dumb-Hounded' (1943), in which Canadian Mountie Sergeant McPoodle (aka Droopy) relentlessly pursues the escaped wolf, who tries everything (including plastic surgery) to shake him off his tail...Written by
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The title, "Northwest Hounded Police," is a reference to the Northwest Mounted Police, which patrolled the Canadian West from 1873. The Northwest Mounted Police later became the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, and after merging with the Dominion Police in 1920 become the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). See more »
The plastic surgeon has hair with a bald spot and a mustache, but after he operates on Wolfie a second time, and just before being revealed to be Droopy, he is completely bald with no mustache. See more »
This animated short is a remake of one of Tex Avery's earlier shorts for Fred Quimby at M-G-M (Dog Gone Tired). An escaped convict (here just known as Joe)who just broke out of 'Alka Fizz Prison' tries to keep one step ahead of Droopy (known here as Sgt.McPoodle of the Mounties),but always manages to run into him,one way or another. This is easily one of the most side splitting,funny shorts that rolled out of the M-G-M animation studio. It manages to get most of it's laughs from the shocked reactions Joe has whenever he encounters McPoodle (including some equally deranged sound effects-i.e..car horns,screaming,elephants,etc.). As with any Avery M-G-M short,frantic,kinetic pacing is to be expected (along with some nice, surreal sight gags-i.e.Joe trying to run away from McPoodle & actually running off the side of the film). Pop this one into your DVD player & laugh yourself silly.
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