Butch (film series)
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Spike/Butch was a short-lived animation cartoon series by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The title character was also a recurring antagonist in the Droopy shorts. His name was changed to Butch to avoid confusion with Spike from the Tom and Jerry cartoons. All of the original, 1940s and 1950s shorts were directed by Tex Avery.
Spike solo cartoons
- Bad Luck Blackie (1949) – The first Spike cartoon; Spike's debut.
- The Counterfeit Cat (1949) – The first cartoon to have Scott Bradley's iconic Tex Avery theme music that would continue to be used in Tex Avery and Droopy cartoons throughout the 1950s.
- Ventriloquist Cat (1950)
- Garden Gopher (1950)
- Cock-a-Doodle Dog (1951)
- Magical Maestro (1952)
- Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952)
- Cellbound (1955)
- Cat's Meow (1957) – The final Spike cartoon; a remake of Ventriloquist Cat directed by Tex Avery and produced by Hanna and Barbera with different coloring for the cat, the dog, and some of the scenery.
Appearances in Droopy cartoons
- Wags to Riches (1949) – First time Spike appears as Droopy's rival.
- The Chump Champ (1950)
- Daredevil Droopy (1951)
- Droopy's Good Deed (1951)
- Droopy's Double Trouble (1951)
- Deputy Droopy (1955)
- Millionaire Droopy (1956) – a CinemaScope remake of Wags to Riches directed by Tex Avery
- Grin and Share It (1957)
- Blackboard Jumble (1957)
- One Droopy Knight (1957) – a remake of Senor Droopy, Academy Award nominee
- Mutts About Racing (1958)
- Droopy Leprechaun (1958)
Butch reappared in direct-to-DVD movies such as Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring, alongside Droopy. During the years he's been voiced by Tex Avery, Bill Thompson, Jim Cummings, Jeff Bergman and Joe Alaskey.
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