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Out-Foxed (1949)

Droopy is an unlikely fox-hound, but the highly civilised (and resourceful) English upper-class fox makes even more unlikely prey...

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Reginald Fox / Other Dogs (voice) (uncredited)
William Hanna ... Dog (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Droopy (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Droopy is an unlikely fox-hound, but the highly civilised (and resourceful) English upper-class fox makes even more unlikely prey...

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Охота на лис See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are ten dogs total (nine males & one female) and all are named at the introduction. The female, Cynthia, is no longer shown after the dogs' keeper mentions the prize of the catcher of the fox is a steak. See more »

Goofs

The old man tells the hounds that "each one of you who brings a fox back to me will be rewarded with a steak." However, when Droopy reveals to the fox why they are all chasing him, the conditions have changed to "For each fox we bring back, we get a steak", meaning one dog could get multiple steaks. See more »

Quotes

Droopy: Hello, Mr. Fox. Now can I catch you?
English Fox: As they say in America... Are you kiddin'?
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Connections

Referenced in Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

British Grenadiers
Traditional
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Droopy out-foxed
22 September 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. Generally like the Droopy cartoons and the character himself a lot, his best cartoons are classics and among Avery's best. 'Out-Foxed' is another one of Droopy's better cartoons, though not one of the finest. Droopy is more a support character here somewhat, but he is very funny still and his personality and mannerisms have been formed very well by this point.

It is agreed that he is outshone by the smooth-talking but hilarious fox, whose civilised, resourceful and witty personality is a perfect match for Droopy's entertainingly unlikely role as a fox-sound, and his material is also meatier. 'Out-Foxed' is inventive and rich in humour, distinctive of Avery.

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. It is also very clever, perfectly timed and witty, with sight gags galore with not a misfire among them and some of the best ever lines in a Droopy cartoon.

With 'Out-Foxed' is no surprise either that the animation is superb. 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.

Voice acting is very good from Bill Thompson and particularly Daws Butler.

Overall, even with Droopy outshone this cartoon is excellent. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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