The Goofy Gophers
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|The Goofy Gophers|
|Looney Tunes (Goofy Gophers) series|
|Directed by||Arthur Davis|
|Produced by||Edward Selzer|
|Voices by||Mel Blanc
Stan Freberg (uncredited)
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Cal Dalton
|Studio||Warner Bros. Cartoons|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
January 25, 1947 (USA Premiere)Reissued in 1955 as a Merrie Melodie
|Followed by||Two Gophers from Texas|
The Goofy Gophers is a 1946 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon released on January 25, 1947 (reissued as a Merrie Melodies cartoon in 1955). It stars the Goofy Gophers with a cameo by Bugs Bunny at the end (whose voice in this film is sped up). The WB animators, by this time, were now widely using Robert McKimson's version of Bugs' design.
An anthropomorphic dog who is based on John Barrymore is guarding a vegetable garden and falling asleep. The dog then spots two gophers eating carrots. The dog disguises himself as a tomato vine and poses as an actual plant in the garden. The Gophers spot the tomato vine, grab a bunch of vegetables, and throw a pumpkin on the dog before striking him with a shovel. The gags are plenty as the Gophers continue to outwit their canine nemesis. Eventually, they launch the dog, via rocket, into outer space towards the moon and now theres is four crescent moons. The Gophers, now triumphant, gloat that they will have all the carrots to themselves. But suddenly they hear a familiar "Eh..." and there stands Bugs Bunny who disagrees with their statement and laughs.
At one point in the story, the dog dresses his hand up with a female gopher puppet and engages the two in a waltz. The music heard during this part is "I Can't Tell a Lie" from Holiday Inn.
One of the few Blue Ribbon reissues to keep the original Looney Tunes ending sequence, showing evidence that the cartoon was originally a Looney Tune short.
- This is Bugs' fourth cameo and his third cameo in a Warner Bros. Picture.
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