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Dog Gone People
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: John W. Burton
Released: November 12, 1960
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Warren Batchelder
George Grandpré
Ted Bonnicksen
Tom Ray
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: William Butler
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Hal Smith
Noel Blanc
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Elmer Fudd
Rupert the Dog
E.J. Crabtree
Preceded By: Trip for Tat
Succeeded By: High Note
Dog Gone People is a 1960 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Robert McKimson. It is one of the few solo Elmer Fudd cartoons and the first one in which he is voiced by Hal Smith.


Elmer Fudd receives a phone call from his boss, Mr. Crabtree, asking him to watch his dog while he's on vacation. Mr. Crabtree is a rough boss, who tells Fudd that employees can either go down or go up in the company. If he does a good job, there just might be a vice-presidency for him at his company. There's only one catch - the dog, Rupert, thinks he's human and expects to be treated like one. Fudd is over his head as he tries to accommodate Rupert and not offend him. Rupert helps himself to Elmer's liquor and drives his car, causing both of them to get arrested for driving while intoxicated. Mr. Crabtree bails both Elmer and Rupert and tells Fudd not to worry as he knows Rupert caused it and that Elmer will be going "up, up, up!" Fudd does move up in the company - to the top of the flag pole, that is. As Elmer is cleaning the outside of the building, he wonders to himself how this could have happened as he was sure he did what Mr. Crabtree asked of him, and he wonders who got the vice presidency. The final scene shows Rupert sitting at the vice president's desk.


  • Hal Smith voiced Elmer in this cartoon due to Arthur Q. Bryan's death. He would voice Elmer again in his second-to-last cartoon What's My Lion? as well as a few commercials.
  • Acording to imdb, Mel Blanc's son Noel Blanc provided various voices in the cartoon, although is unclear who the characters are.

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Elmer Fudd Cartoons
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1941 Elmer's Pet RabbitWabbit Twouble
1942 The Wabbit Who Came to SupperAny Bonds Today?The Wacky WabbitNutty NewsFresh HareThe Hare-Brained Hypnotist
1943 To Duck or Not to DuckA Corny ConcertoAn Itch in Time
1944 The Old Grey HareThe Stupid CupidStage Door Cartoon
1945 The Unruly HareHare Tonic
1946 Hare RemoverThe Big Snooze
1947 Easter YeggsA Pest in the HouseSlick Hare
1948 What Makes Daffy Duck?Back Alley Op-RoarKit For Cat
1949 Wise QuackersHare DoEach Dawn I Crow
1950 What's Up Doc?Rabbit of Seville
1951 Rabbit Fire
1952 Rabbit Seasoning
1953 Up-Swept HareAnt PastedDuck! Rabbit, Duck!Robot Rabbit
1954 Design for LeavingQuack Shot
1955 Pests for GuestsBeanstalk BunnyHare BrushRabbit RampageThis Is A Life?Heir-Conditioned
1956 Bugs' BonnetsA Star is BoredYankee Dood ItWideo Wabbit
1957 What's Opera, Doc?Rabbit Romeo
1958 Don't Axe MePre-Hysterical Hare
1959 A Mutt in a Rut
1960 Person to BunnyDog Gone People
1961 What's My Lion?
1962 Crow's Feat
1980 Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bunny
1990 Box Office Bunny
1991 Blooper Bunny
1992 Invasion Of The Bunny Snatchers
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody

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