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Doggone Tired (1949)

An energetic dog needs a night's rest if he's going to be ready for rabbit hunting at dawn. A crafty rabbit does everything he can to keep him awake.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writers:

Rich Hogan (story), Jack Cosgriff (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Operator (voice)
Daws Butler ... Hunter (voice)
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Storyline

The hunting dog is haunted by the rabbit after the rabbit overhears the hunter telling the dog: You'll never catch that rabbit unless you get a good night's sleep. Written by Reidar Lyng <groucho@phc.chalmers.se>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descanso de Cão See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Doggone Tired (1949) and Magical Maestro (1952) have same musical connection of a song. In Doggone Tired, the dog does a dance with the background music, after pointing out a rabbit hole. In Musical Maestro, the magician dog does a quick dance of same musical rhythm. See more »

Goofs

All the loud noises that the rabbit creates to keep the dog, Speedy awake, oddly never seem to awaken Speedy's human owner. Who's asleep in the very next room, with the door open. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hunter: Hey, Speedy! Come back here!
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Connections

Featured in Se7en (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Brahms Lullaby
(uncredited)
Composed by Johannes Brahms
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A long way from a dog, and a long way from tired, insomnia has rarely been funnier or wilder
25 October 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. 'Doggone Tired' is another example of an animated masterpiece and one of his all time best. Like the best of Tex Avery, 'Doggone Tired' is a cartoon of amazing quality, is very creative, deliciously deranged and hysterically funny as one would expect from Avery on top form like he is here. It is a cartoon so rich in visual detail and with impeccably timed slapstick and non-stop laughter. Even when he wasn't at his best, he still delivered, have yet to see a "bad" effort from him.

Of the rabbit-dog duo, which actually gels remarkably well when one may think before watching that it's an odd pairing, the rabbit is the smarter of the two and is deceptively cute and amusing. The dog however steals the show, he's the funnier character and the one you sympathise with.

Avery does a wonderful job directing, with his unique, unlike-any-other visual and characteristic and incredibly distinctive wacky humour style all over it as can be expected.

'Doggone Tired' has nothing repetitive or anything that will make the stomach churn. It is very violent, but it's very funny, imaginatively done violence and more tasteful than one would think. Instead 'Doggone Tired' is imaginative, wonderfully wild, deliciously deranged and hilarious throughout from start to finish. The sight gags throughout are an absolute joy and are immaculate in timing, with a knockout ending.

It is no surprise either that the animation is superb, being rich in colour and detail. The character designs are unique, Avery always did have creative character designs, and suitably fluid. The music, courtesy of Scott Bradley, is lushly and cleverly orchestrated, with lively and energetic rhythms and fits very well indeed.

All in all, a brilliant cartoon and an Avery classic. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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