There’s a long pan across a background a prairie background from Droopy and his insatiable grazing sheep to a cattle ranch owned by an unnamed wolf near the start of Drag-a-Long Droopy (released 1954). A sign reading “Bear Butte Ranch” with a fence, a bit of a road and a few steers are on a foreground overlay that’s panned and shot at a different rate of speed than the grazing cattle in the background. It was a comparatively inexpensive way to simulate depth and Avery used that 3-D trick in a bunch of cartoons at Warners and MGM.
Avery cuts to a shot of the wolf rancher on his front porch, surrounded by steers. The rancher (voiced by Avery himself) then casually remarks to the audience: “You know, I raise cattle.” In case we didn’t catch on.
Johnny Johnsen is the background artist, with animation credits going to Mike Lah, Ray Patterson, Grant Simmons, Walt Clinton and Bob Bentley.