The Dogfather

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The Dogfather
Portrayed by Bob Holt
Species Dog
Gender Male

The Dogfather was a series of 17 cartoons produced by DFE films and released between 1974 and 1976.


The Dogfather was a parody of The Godfather, but with canines as part of the Italian organized crime syndicate. It consists of the Dogfather (voiced by Bob Holt impersonating Marlon Brando) and his henchmen Pug and Louie (both voiced by Daws Butler). There were some cartoons that Louie wasn't in where Pug is voiced by Bob Holt.[1]

The Dogfather was later broadcast as part of the NBC Saturday morning cartoon series The Pink Panther and Friends.[1]


Title Directed by: Story: Released: Synopsis:
1 "The Dogfather" Hawley Pratt Bob Ogle 1974
2 "The Goose That Laid a Golden Egg" Hawley Pratt Friz Freleng 1974
3 "Heist and Seek" Gerry Chiniquy Don Christensen 1974
4 "The Big House Ain't a Home" Gerry Chiniquy Dave Detiege 1974
5 "Mother Dogfather" Arthur Leonardi Dave Detiege 1974
6 "Bows and Errors" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1974
7 "Deviled Yeggs" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1974
8 "Watch the Birdie" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1975
9 "Saltwater Tuffy" Arthur Leonardi John W. Dunn 1975
10 "M-O-N-E-Y Spells Love" Arthur Leonardi Dave Detiege 1975
11 "Rock-A-Bye Maybe" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1975
12 "Haunting Dog" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1975
13 "Eagle Beagles" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1975
14 "From Nags to Riches" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1975
15 "Goldilox & the Three Hoods" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1975
16 "Rockhounds" Arthur Leonardi John W. Dunn 1975
17 "Medicur" Gerry Chiniquy John W. Dunn 1976


The Dogfather was revived (and re-designed) in 1993 as a segment for The Pink Panther. The Dogfather was voiced by Joe Piscopo while Pug and Louie are voiced by Brian George and Jess Harnell.


Much like a number of DFE-produced cartoon shorts, about half of the Dogfather cartoons were remakes of Looney Tunes cartoons from the 1950s, which are listed below:

  • The pilot episode (The Dogfather) was remade after Tree For Two (1952).
  • The Goose that Laid a Golden Egg was remade after Golden Yeggs (1950).
  • Heist and Seek was remade after Bugsy and Mugsy (1957).
  • Mother Dogfather was remade after Stork Naked (1955).
  • "Saltwater Tuffy" was remade after Tugboat Granny (1956)
  • Devilled Yeggs was remade after Satan's Waitin' (1954).
  • Watch the Birdie was remade after Dr. Jerkyll's Hide (1954).
  • M-O-N-E-Y Spells Love was remade after Hare Trimmed (1953).
  • Rock-a-Bye Maybe was remade after Kit for Cat (1948).
  • Eagle Beagles was remade after Hare Lift (1952).


  • Produced by: David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng
  • Directed by: Hawley Pratt
  • Story by: Bob Ogle
  • Title Designer: Arthur Leonardi
  • Animation: John V. Gibbs, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Bob Richardson
  • Layout: Dick Ung
  • Background: Richard H. Thomas
  • Music by: Dean Elliott
  • Lyrics: John Bradford
  • Camera: John Burton Jr.
  • Executive in Charge: Lee Gunther

Home Video Release[edit]

In 2015, Kino Lorber announced that they will release all 17 shorts on DVD and Blu-ray. A release date however has yet to be announced.


  1. ^ a b Beck, Jerry (2006). Pink Panther: The Ultimate Guide to the Coolest Cat in Town. New York, New York: Dorling Kindersley, Ltd. pp. 54–55, 102–103. ISBN 0-7566-1033-8. 

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