“Dumb-Hounded” was the first cartoon featuring Tex Avery’s Droopy and it has some nice muted backgrounds by Johnny Johnsen. Here’s one of his cityscapes; I’ve matched the colours the best I can in this reconstruction.
The shot cuts from a pan of the street to the drawing below. The door is on a cel.
And what would an MGM cartoon be without animals running at an angle past the camera in perspective?
Irv Spence, Preston Blair, Ray Abrams and Ed Love animated Droopy, who is a lot rubberier than he was in later cartoons, and lethargy is used to set up gags by Rich Hogan.
There’s a model sheet for this cartoon dated March 1942. The short was released almost 12 months later.