Thursday, 19 January 2012

Takes From Northwest Hounded Police

“Northwest Hounded Police” (1946) has the takes that Tex Avery became famous for. The last one has the veins growing in Wolfie’s eyes.

The animators on this cartoon were Ed Love, Preston Blair, Ray Abrams and Walt Clinton. Frank Graham supplies Wolfie’s voice. Bill Thompson must still have been on military service because he’s not doing Droopy in this one.


  1. This also has, needless to say, one of the most famous of Avery gags, used before by him in his first MGM short, "Dumb-Hounded" & at WB in "The Blow-Out".Steve J.Carras

  2. Given the lead times that cartoons were in production (i.e. 1-2 years before release), it's likely that indeed Thompson was still in the military at the time; I'm not sure, but it sounds like Droopy's voice would've been supplied by Avery himself, unless I'm mistaken (and it doesn't sound like Don Messick to my ears).