Ding Dog Daddy

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Ding Dog Daddy
Directed byI. Freleng
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Written byTedd Pierce
StarringPinto Colvig
Tedd Pierce
Mel Blanc
Sara Berner
Music byCarl Stalling
Animation byCharacter layout and animation:
Manuel Perez (uncredited)
Gerry Chiniquy (one solo animation credit)
Owen Fitzgerald (uncredited)
Ken Champin (uncredited)
Richard Bickenbach (uncredited)
Gil Turner (uncredited)
Phil Monroe (uncredited)
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
December 5, 1942
Running time
8 min. (one reel)

Ding Dog Daddy was a 1942 color Merrie Melodies cartoon, directed by Friz Freleng and written by Tedd Pierce. The title is a play on a popular expression, as in the song "I'm A Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas".


After having no luck with the ladies, Willoughby (Pinto Colvig, employing his usual "Goofy" voice) falls in love with "Daisy", a metal statue of a female dog in a garden, failing to realize that "Daisy" is indeed a sculpture. Whenever Willoughby kisses Daisy, lightning strikes and sends a shock through his system, which he takes as a sign of her passionate love for him. The hero constantly has to contend with a vicious bulldog who is guarding the gate to the garden. After Daisy is carted away in a truck marked "Scrap Metal for Victory" to be melted down (as a contribution to the American effort in World War II), Willoughby runs frantically to the munitions depot, trying to find Daisy, only to find a bomb labelled "Daisy". As he cries over Daisy's changed appearance ("Oh, what have they done to you? They've changed you!"), the bomb explodes in his face, leading him to cry out happily. ("WWWWWOOOOWWWWW! Huh Huh! She hasn't changed a bit!")

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