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Doggone Cats
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Directed By: Arthur Davis
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: October 25, 1947
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Lloyd Turner
Bill Scott
Animation: Basil Davidovich
Don Williams
Bill Melendez
Herman Cohen
A.C. Gamer (effects)
Layouts: Don Smith
Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (uncredited)
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Sylvester
Preceded By: Little Orphan Airedale
Succeeded By: Slick Hare

Doggone Cats is a 1947 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Arthur Davis, and starring Sylvester. This cartoon was retitled Dog Gone Cats when re-released as a blue ribbon.

The cartoon was in Cinecolor and reissued in 1955-56 season. Since the cartoon was in Cinecolor, the original closing does not survive.

The cartoon was reissued as a blue ribbon, however, the original titles are known to exist.

Plot

Sylvester (Who's acting a little goofy) and his friend an orange cat are being chased by a bull-dog named Wellington. The chase comes to a stop when the Dog is visited by his mistress, who's forces him to deliver a package to Uncle Louie. Telling him, "And Don't let go of it or else"! The cats take advantage of this and decide to torment him.

First they smash an egg right in Wellington's face, then hit him with a garbage can, tie him up to a train, then run over him, throw him in the river and lastly flatter him with a steamroller. When Wellington has delivers the package, he finds out that it contains dinner for two cats.

Trivia

  • Sylvester is not yet named Sylvester in this cartoon, but the design is clearly Sylvester.
  • This one of the only two Sylvester cartoons to be directed by Art Davis. The other is Catch as Cats Can.
  • Additionally this one of the only two to be animated by Basil Davidovich.
  • Wellington reappears in Odor of the Day.

Censorship

On Cartoon Network and the former WB channel, the part where a trash can lands on Wellington's head and he briefly impersonates a Chinese man was cut.

Gallery

Original Titles

"Doggone Cats" (1947) Original Titles & Music00:34

"Doggone Cats" (1947) Original Titles & Music

Sylvester Cartoons
1945 Life with FeathersPeck Up Your Troubles
1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit For CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-rdCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-Weigh
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
1955 Lighthouse MouseSandy ClawsTweety's CircusJumpin' JupiterClaws for AlarmA Kiddies KittySpeedy GonzalesRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-ConditionedPappy's Puppy
1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy For TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip For Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws In The Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
1966 A Taste of Catnip
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw A Putty Tat

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