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
Don Williams
Manny Gould
J.C. Melendez
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s)

January 25, 1947 (USA Premiere)

Reissued in 1955 as a Merrie Melodie
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:10
Language English
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).[1] 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.


  1. ^ This is Bugs' fourth cameo and his third cameo in a Warner Bros. Picture.