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)|
|Running time||7 minutes|
|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, 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 and 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 and 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.
- Maltin, Leonard. Of Mice and Magic: a History of American Animated Cartoons. Von Hoffmann Press, Inc., 1980, p. 405.
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