Buddy and Towser

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Buddy and Towser
Looney Tunes (Buddy) series
Directed by Isadore Freleng
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Voices by Jack Carr (uncredited)
Music by Norman Spencer
Animation by Jack King, Bob McKimson
Studio Leon Schlesinger Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) February 24, 1934 (USA)
Color process Black-and-white
Running time 7 minutes
Language English
Preceded by Buddy the Gob (1934)
Followed by Buddy's Garage (1934)

Buddy and Towser is an American animated short film released on February 24, 1934,[1] by Warner Bros.. It was directed by Friz Freleng; the musical score is by Norman Spencer. It is a Looney Tunes cartoon, featuring Buddy, the second star of the series.


Buddy enlists his dog, Towser, to guard his award-winning chickens. A fox penetrates Buddy's property as Towser & Buddy sleep, but the chickens, initially, are able to repel the fox by throwing their eggs at it. In its escape, the fox awakens Towser, who proceeds to bark, awakening his owner, and chase the fox; Towser is joined in the chase by Buddy, who now wields a shotgun (that he is humorously unable to handle.) Eventually, Buddy and Towser run up a snowy hill after the fox, which then crashes into a tree, tumbles backwards, and finds itself trapped in an increasingly large snowball, which soon envelops Towser & Buddy. At the foot of the hill, the snowball breaks apart on impact with a shed, leaving Buddy, Towser, and the fox momentarily dazed; coming to their senses, Buddy and Towser each take a plank of wood and aim to hit the fox, which sits between them; but the fox comes to and scurries away, leaving Buddy to accidentally whack Towser, and vice versa, as the cartoon ends.


  1. ^ Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice and Magic: a History of American Animated Cartoons. Von Hoffmann Press, Inc., 1980, p. 405.

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