One Droopy Knight (1957)

One Droopy Knight (1957)
Article 5952 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 3-20-2021
Directed by Michael Lah
Featuring the voice of Bill Thompson
Country: USA
What it is: Droopy cartoon

When a dragon terrorizes the kingdom, two knights attempt to slay the beast and win the hand of the princess in marriage- Sir Butchalot and Sir Droopalot. But will either of them be a match for this fearsome beast?

When Droopy was used in Tex Avery cartoons, he served as the calm eye of whatever hurricane his nemesis was experiencing. As such, his droll character worked perfectly. As far as I can tell, other directors didn’t really know what to do with him other than borrow a few of his catchphrases (“That makes me mad.”) and try to fit him into a normal plot. Which is not to say that this cartoon doesn’t have its moments; it does. It just feels a bit tired and uninspired. Nevertheless, this one got an Oscar nomination. It’s still a long ways away from Droopy’s best cartoons.


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